We had planned to hit the road early on Friday, right when Konstanse was allowed to escape the office. Well, let´s say it almost went as planned and with a short delay of, say 2 hours, we hit that northbound road. We won´t go too much into the story behind, but it´s me who is not organized, ready and done to go. Our realtionship is the wrong way arround, according to general percception. SHE is always packed and rigged right on time … when I than start to pack sort of. I think I have to get my act together eventually.
5 hours later, around 8 pm we arrived at the beloved lake in the midth of the Norwegian woods. It is of course a lake X. We do not tell anybody where it is. So do not ask. It´s too precious a place to be shared. http://www.sexyloops.com/index.php/ps/spot-x
The predominant fish in this lake are Grayling of rather good size. They average around 2 pounds with the occasional 3 to 4 pounds. Besides that one can observe pike in the pretty clear water.
Normally we´d fish this lake in fall, but we were too eager to go back. However, night frost gave us the false hope that we might not be hit by the biblical amounts of mozzies found there in summer. We were, as you might have guessed by now – wrong. Anyway – not too big of a problem. We have learned to deal with them damn bloodsuckers. http://www.sexyloops.com/index.php/ps/dont-panic-its-only-mozzies
So we unpacked fishing gear and bellyboats and went for some evening fishing. We – hard to admit – blanked. The lake was dead as dead can be. We headed back to the camper, which we had «parked» on a high bank. The view from our dinner table was lovely. Northern nights are very special.
We went to bed late and slept rather long. Around noon, after a healthy breakfast we went fishing again. There were very few rises that day – but what a day that was. Sunshine and blue sky. Perfect for Grayling. We paddled around about for six or seven hours and had real good fun. A few grayling were caught, of which we kept 3 for food.
Oh right – I almost forgot to mention … which fly did the fish want? Of course the claret (red) “panic” deer hair and seal. I only used that fly and Konstanse used the one she had kept from last year.
There is something about Grayling and red seals fur. Very funny, but not too unknown a «fact» …..
Some images we took with our cellphones.
can´t get enough of that view
camper (get in touch if you are interested in buying a ququq box)
the fly that worked again – claret red seals fur
night on lake x
note: Konstanse took this video with her phone. We had not planned on making a movie …
While I was paddeling towards her to see what is going on , another grayling took the claret fly