Slagnäs – Kalaukko Fly Fishing

Slagnäs – Kalaukko Fly Fishing


In the beginning of August we decided to head to Slagnäs, Sweden. Slagnäs is located in the upper parts of Skellefteå river. It is a kind of a rapids area between two lakes. In Slagnäs, people mainly fish for brown trouts. Even very big trouts travel from the lakes to the rapids to find something to eat. An experienced fisher from Slagnäs told us that even brown trouts weighting 13 kg have been caught from the area. The weather was very warm during daytime and we focused on resting and gear maintenance. We also spent some time fishing in the white waters if we could find some pit guards. We started to fish actively just before the sunset and we continued to fish through the night. Me and Eemeli headed to the end of the rapids just before the sun settled down to the horizon. The trouts also came there. It was the second evening, if I remember right, when Eemeli caught a nice 65 cm brown trout from there just before the sunset. Exactly 24 hours later I got one trout from the same spot with same fly. We heard from the riverbanks that people had caught hardly any big brown trouts. I think our trip went pretty well, considering the expectations.

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