Sunnfjord - the fishing adventure high spot in Norway

Sunnfjord is one of the best all round fishing spots in Norway. Here is one of our best offers. Go with me for fishing salmon in one of the best rivers in the fjord district and to the best brown trout river with catch guaranty in Europe.

Fishing tours in Sunnfjord 2017

Full day excursion with professional fishing guide in Europe’s richest watercourse for trout, - the Jölstra river, the Jölstra lake and mountain lakes at the foot of the glacier Jostedalsbreen. Price per person NOK 900,- at a minimum of 2 persons. The price includes fishinglicense, use of waders, life vest and all other necessary equipment. You will also learn how to clean and fillet the fish – ready to panfry. Cach warranty.

Alta River - Registration will be opened the 2nd of January

The registration will be opened the 2nd of January 2017 and the registration deadline is January 31. 2017.
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Trout and salmon fishing in Western Norway

Fishing tours with a tour guide for trout, sea trout and salmon in rivers and lakes or from a fishing boat following the big fish hunting out at sea.
If you don't have fishing equipment with you, we will gear you up with wading pants, inflatable life vests and fishing licenses, a rod and line and everything an angler needs to meet the fish on the Norwegian West Coast.

county: Hedmark -- municipality: Elverum

River Glomma / Rena / Trysilelva
River Glomma / Rena / Trysilelva
01.06 - 30.10.
Weather forecast for Rena

Fishing for grayling with the queen of fly making

It is Midsummer Eve, early in July. Some 12 miles north of Elverum ( a city 75miles north of capitol Oslo), we exit the forestry road to “Borregårdsvelta”. We park at the fine river bank plain, exactly on the border between Åmot and Elverum. There is no wind. Cloudy. The gnats are eager. Huge graylings are kissing the flat metal glossy river surface. This is the spot where fly fishing and fly making world champion Mrs Torill Kolbu heads to whenever she is aiming for major grayling. From Mid Summer Eve, huge graylings enter the shallow waters to feast on caddis.
After a short break in August, the second cycle initiate in September and October, providing super conditions for grayling fishing and exiting duels with kilo graylings taking advantage of the midstream current.

“Superpuppe”- a Scandinavian swimming caddis pupa design (Superpupa)

She trims her cap for better protection against the annoying gnats, and mount the goody. The Superpupa is a swimming caddis pupa imitation, resembling one of nearly 185 caddis species transforming from the pupa state to flying insect. They surface in the number of thousands, merge from their pupa shells and spread their wings. While many caddis skimmer the surface to rid the pupa shell, others merely spreads their wings and take off after a few seconds.
To study the insect life is an adventure in itself. Extensive knowledge of the insect cycle is decisive to fully succeed in dry fly fishing. Mrs Kolbu`s caddis pupa imitation is a size 12 for the occasion. When the gnat hatches in September, she must fish as low as size 18 to lure the smartest of the major graylings. Depending upon the wind, she gradually upsize the fly and skip impregnation, allowing for presentation just beneath the surface.

The girls are coming

Mrs Kolbu looks very cool in her neoprene suite, her vest covered in flies and her colour full cap, as she is casting for grayling in the stream. She is the major figure of a rising movement amongst fly fishing women. It is a highly welcomed group now introducing themselves on this, up till now, masculine domain. With their colourful elegant gear and smooth casting technique, these girls are introducing a whole new style in the Norwegian fishing community. A poor old traditionalist, in ragged clothes, with bamboo rod and live bait, suddenly feel so out rated once accompanied with this new swirl of river nymphs. The queen of fly making
The queen of fly making

The favourite spot

Tonight she will reveal her favourite spot and her technique. She pulls her slender 9ft G.Loomis rod, and has no hesitation upon utilizing fluorescent yellow WF6 floating line. She is certain the fish doesn’t react to the colour, especially since she use a leader two times the length of the rod. Closest to the floating line she has a 1m twined tapered leader, a 1m 0.20mm leader and 2m 0.15mm tip. Should the fish be extra spooky, she will use a 0,10mm tip. The new Australian Powderflex 0,10mm line can hold 1 kilo! Normally she mounts the leader by means of a triple knot, or the “surgery knot” as she calls it. If she uses attachers to the leader she uses a single “blood knot”, to make the attaching leader stick out from the main line. Her portable net is fitted in her vest.

The fly disappears in a powerful kiss

Streaking is something you normally want to prevent, but sometimes it is required to rise the fish. Upon streaking, the fish will then either catch or disappear. The grayling takes the superpupa upon second pass. Mrs Kolbu quickly elevates her rod and shortly thereafter lands a 300gr grayling.
But Mrs Kolbu is fishing for the big graylings this evening. She pulls more line, makes some dry swings and shoots her line towards the remains of an old rise far out in the main stream. She completes her cast, not only with the arm, but her whole body seems to be a part of the completion, as an extension of her rod. Her beautiful brownish-green eyes keenly follow the fly on its elegant landing amongst the other swarming caddis in their transformational suits. Suddenly, as in an exploding kiss, the fly disappears, Mrs Kolbu quickly rise her rod. Strike again! Tore Litleré Rydgren
Tore Litleré Rydgren

-I get carried away

This is a bigger one! Her voice shivers. In her eyes I read the thrill as she fights the fish on her well composed gear. One moment the fish seems to be in charge, rushing out leading line, the other moment Mrs Kolbu is in charge, wheeling it back in again. I get carried away, but faced with the world champion in fly tying and the leading lady of fly-fishing, I better keep my moth shut. Together we enjoy the thrill of the fishing moment. Upon landing the huge grayling, I feel the experience just as strong as her, and the happy girl is admiring her catch. It’s got to be at least 1,3 kilo she claims and proudly memorize her first major grayling 25 years ago when she was only 8 years old! We land around 20 fine graylings this evening session. Upon walking ashore huge splashes are still everywhere around us. If she regrets having disclosed her secret hotspot in River Glomma ?
- Not at all. its my pleasure, says the queen of fly fishing, surrounded by a cloud of gnats...

Mrs Kolbu`s three favourite grayling flies:

1. Green Superpupa with black thorax (upper body) and Hoffman cock tackle. This is a very simple but extremely efficient fly, imitating a swimming caddis pupa, invented by the famous Swedish fly maker Mr. Lennart Bergkvist.
2. A hackled hatching gnat, hanging with its lower body beneath the surface, about to leave its shell. This is my definite favourite for grayling, and it is an all-round fly, fishing as good in spring as in autumn.
3. A deviation of Red Tag with peacock body golden rib. With duck gump feathers it appears with a fine translucent veil under water. With this fly you are guaranteed grayling throughout the season Mrs Kolbu promise….if you fish it correctly.

You should hire a guide the first day in a new river

Don’t waste several days searching for the best fishing spots in new rivers. Get a guide the first day, learn the ways and techniques and places for optimal fishing of the river, then enjoy the rest of the trip alone. Only a local guide, who regularly fish the river, and has knowledge on how varying conditions affects the fishing, such as light, temperature and water level, knows how to lure big fish upon any condition the river might provide during your stay. Big fish might locate at one place during one set of conditions and locate in a totally different part of the river during another set of conditions. Please feel free to contact “Fishing Norway’s” local guide:
Mr. Tore Litleré Rydgren,
Forstmester J.B. Barthsv 7,
2407 Elverum,
Phone + 4795298732

Mr.Tore Rydgren has been a fly fisher for 25 years and has 20 years of fly tying experience. He spends 60-70 days fishing every year. Mr. Rydgren has worked as a guide and instructor since 1991, with fishing clubs, business parties and private persons as clients. He is also lecturing in fly fishing at Hedmark University College. Mr. Rydgren guides and gives instruction in fly fishing for trout and grayling fishing in Glomma River in Elverum and Åmot area, Rena River and Trysil River.
Special offers: Instruction in fly casting, fishing techniques and fly tying.

Mr. Rydgrens favourite flies for grail and trout in the rivers Glomma, Rena and Trysil:

Cdc Caddis, Stonefly and maybe hatching caddis. Size 12-16
Hatching mayfly Size 14
Adams Mayfly dun size 14
Cdc No hackle mayfly dun. Size 12-16
Superpupa dark brown olive ( swimming caddis pupa). Size 12-16
Mayfly nymph and caddis nymph, gold head and brown olive. Size 12.
Mayfly spinner, brown. Size 14.
Ant, size 12.
Stuck Shuck, hatching gnat, size 16-18.
Pink Tag, swimming caddis pupa, attractor, size 14.

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