Hi! I am Steffan Jensen.
– And I am Henrik Wallberg. You are watching FLY TV.
Today, we are doing this: Good work, man!
– Great! Finally! Hi and welcome back to FLY TV. We are on the west coast of Sweden.
We will fish for sea trout with Henrik. Hey, man! Tell us a bit about yourself, Henrik.
– I run a small guide operations. We offer courses and some trips
to Sweden’s west coast,- -up in the mountains,
trout fishing and grayling fishing. This is your home water then?
– It is my home water on the coast. This is where we
hang out in the spring. We also have a period of
good fishing in September as well. This is totally different from
what I am used to. I am used to the south coast of Sweden
with sandy beaches and small rocks. It is like I am on the moon
when I am here. What can I expect today?
– You can expect quite a few fish. We have quite a big population.
But they are not as big as you are used to. We will see a lot of fish that are
about 1 feet 5 inches long. Hopefully a few around
1 feet 11 inches as well. So, a fish that is 1 feet 11 inches…
– Yes, that would be a good fish. How do we do this? Standing on a cliff?
Walking around? We fish a lot from the cliffs. We try to target
these little rocky inlets. The inlets have small currents
outside of them. The fish go quite close
in the seaweed here as well. They go for shrimp and small baitfish,
so we target a few places. It is actually a shrimp there.
– It is. Right by my feet. The water is quite deep, right?
I am used to wading out in small pockets. We have shallow areas as well.
Like the one we are sitting on. It drops off and gets deeper. You could probably do well
with a sinking line. With larger shrimp imitations
and flies like that. We do fish deeper water than what you
probably are used to on the south coast. It sounds very exciting.
I am glad to be here. It is so beautiful.
It is nothing like I am used to. It is a great part of Sweden.
– You just have to find a fish for me. Let’s see what we can do.
– Let’s go. We will start with
these dark shrimp flies. It should work quite alright.
We have a lot of shrimp here. They have a similar color,
so we are matching the hatch so to speak. We also have the fluorescent eyes on
that work like trigger points for the fish. We do not know,
but hopefully they do. This should be what we use today. We are in a big cove here
with a few openings out to open sea. We are really far out with basically
just these islands and the Atlantic. The North Sea. If you go a bit south
you will come to Denmark. We are really far out. Because of that, we see
a lot of fresh fish. Fish that has not spawned. They stayed out, for whatever reason,
to keep feeding. They are often in very good condition. In this little cove, we have
a lot of small islands. And these bars here
of kelp and seaweed. There is a lot of food in them,
so the fish comes in here. We have northerly winds now. That is usually not too good.
We want the warm southerly winds. But it is not too bad in here,
because we have all these inlets. Yep, here we go! Perfect! Get out of there! No, no, no. Do not do that!
Do not do this to me. Come on. Alright. Alright, alright. A lovely silvery fish in good condition. Great condition.
A beauty. Happy times. Well done. Great. I fish with my favourite fly
from the south coast of Sweden. I will change it to a darker colour. At home we have more sandy bottoms
and the shrimps are way brighter than here. Look at this very bright shrimp
and look at the brown ones in the water. They have a darker colour
than the fly I am fishing. This is the dark shrimp
we are talking about. They are a lot darker than I am used to,
but they are a living on darker bottoms. That is probably why
they have that colour. What I am doing here
is to get my flies ready to go. With a leader attached. Mainly because I have been
fishing a double rig for a while now. It has two flies on it.
I am changing the whole leader actually. I got my next set-up right here. I will give it a go with this darker one
with rubber legs and fluorescent eyes. I just like them. Good one! It just hammered that fly. I just changed to this brown shrimp. I came up over a bit of a top here. This beautiful fish just slammed the fly.
It is a better fish. Just hope it is hooked well,
because it is doing some damage there. I think we will go down here a bit. Good work, man! It seems to be the day for brown shrimps. It is a beautiful fish, is it not?
– Nice one. Let’s put it back.
– Yeah, let it go. Go get bigger. Alright. Good work, man.
– Great. Finally. Shrimp power. The brown shrimp did the trick. One thing to keep in mind
when you fish on the west coast- -is the tides. Water coming in
and water going out. We try to focus our fishing on
those periods when the tide turns. When the water starts to go up
and until it peaks. It can be quite interesting
when it turns and goes back down. It drags a lot of food out
and the fish can be quite active then. It peaks twice a day,
at different times every day. You can use a few apps
that are quite useful. You can find them online,
just google it. You can find the tides for your area. I do not say that it is not worth it
to go out at other times,- -but if you really want to focus and have
a chance at good fishing this is what I do. This pit is deep.
– It is. It is one of those high points where you
can actually spot fish if they are in here. Especially now, when the water comes in,
you can get a pretty good current here. Sometimes you can spot the fish
before you start fishing. So you can stand up here and sight fish?
– Exactly. Just a few days ago we saw three
bigger fish cruising around down there. But they refused everything.
It is still exciting to see them. I love sight fishing.
You have to find me one. I am not sure how to catch it though.
– We will do that. We just found a couple of fish down here.
We spotted them from up here. We will try to get down
and see if we can catch them. Salt water sight fishing.
Let’s give it a go. There are long shadows. Look! Look at that fish.
It is coming round the edge there. There it goes. It is turning around.
It does the same move. Yep, it is coming.
It is coming. I cannot see it.
– It is on its way. I should see that.
It turned the right way anyway. I can see it. Denied. It is coming this way again. A bit deeper now,
but it is coming this way. So close.
So close, man. I will change to a smaller. Yeah, it is coming back again.
– Do not stress me. I am changing my fly.
I am not ready at all. It is just below me now.
Below us. I did not want this to happen.
– It is turning around. Good. Yeah, it is coming back.
Just outside the seaweed. That is perfect.
It should see it. No, it did not see it. That is what I talked about. I am willing to sacrifice that fly. I think it is still down there.
At the same spot. Do you see it?
– Yes, you did not scare him off. If you can do it the same way…
– It is so damn difficult. Maybe if I take a different…
– Yeah, it is coming. It is coming. Spooked.
– How the fuck? I think we spooked him off. He took off anyway.
Let’s move on and find some new fish. Some that are more willing to take. Henrik, tell me a bit about the equipment. I mostly use 7 weights. I think it helps me with the wind. But on calm days,
it is not a problem using a 6 weight. Lines?
– Mostly intermediate. But sometimes sinking lines,
a sink 2 or something like that. It works well.
– For the deeper parts? For the deeper parts, the ledges
and when you want to get down. And the flies are some of your favourites? Yes, the fish here love shrimp.
We use a lot of shrimp patterns. But also baitfish, bigger baitfish,
that imitate sand eels and herring. We also use a lot of worm patterns too.
Especially in the beginning of the season- -we use flies with stronger colours
and easy flies to tie. Marabou works very well. We also use these worm patterns
with the wiggle tail and the magic head. And baitfish too, of course. What kind of leaders are you using?
I am used to fluorocarbon. It is the same here.
I use two rod lengths of fluorocarbon. The fish can be quite skittish.
I want a long leader with the clear water. What is the diameter of the tippet?
-0X or 1X, something like that. Not that thin leaders? No, it does not have to that thin.
But I like them long. That was basically the gear
we use for this kind of fishing. Now it is time to catch a fish.
– Alright. It is small one.
-Great, Henrik! Just a small one, but anyway…
That does not matter. The fish was in the surface
and then… Bam! I am going to give
this sink 2 head a go instead. The sky is very bright
and not a lot of wind. The fish might be deeper down. You can see that the grey part
of the line is down in the water. Depending on how long you wait,
the line will continue to sink. At the moment, I think I am fishing
about 5 feet down in the water. Then the fly is
probably a bit further down. Somewhere about 5-6 feet down. If they are hiding down there,
I will get down to them. If they will not get up,
we will get down. Fish up.
– Good one. What a take!
The takes on a sinking line are brutal. Good boy! The trick worked. A sink 2 line to get it further down
and just the allround fly. It is an old Danish pattern
called the Butcher. It can imitate shrimp and small baitfish.
Just a good allround fly. It is turning into a beautiful evening.
– Yeah, it is not too bad. It is almost starting to feel like summer. The wind has calmed down. It looks great.
– Nice. We can see some evening risers. I feel like a mountain goat
jumping up and down all these… We should have been mountain goats,
then we would have done it better. You look more like one than I do.
But I feel like a mountain goat. Come on! Oh my god.
– Bah! We have switched from the outside
of the island to the inside of it. We are in this little straight here. There are some nice currents going through
with water pushing in. What is so good about the west coast
is the houses and the docks you can use. You do not always have to jump
around on the cliffs like a mountain goat. Like Mr Steffan over there.
– I will need a massage after today. I saw it swallow. Another small one.
No, it is off. A quick release.
– Long distance. Medium. Medium rare. It was the right size for doing that. That was a fish showing. What the…? I missed one too. This time of year, we do not really focus
too much on fishing in the evenings. It is more later in the spring
and summertime. But it can be really good. We will see what this evening brings. If we can get any hookups
when it gets a bit darker. When they get a bit of cover
from the dark and dare to come in this far. English subtitles: Daniella Twedmark