Alvdal, 3/7-9/7 2010

a trip to Alvdal i Norway which means dry-fly fishing in Glomma and Folla for grayling and trout. Normally we only catch a few trouts and this year was no exception. This year was my first fishing here from the pontoon boat and I had great expectations for this.

The team at the dinner table.

It had been raining heavily in the days prior to our arrival and Glomma looked like a café latte which made dry-fly fishing impossible. But fortunately Folla became clear several days earlier so we fished Folla the first days.

Folla had some white water parts which was good fun but not all pontoon boats managed this without damages.

A chinese produced pontoon boat with a welding that did not make it.

The first day I got 16 graylings the majority when wadefishing. They are very nice looking fish with the characteristic large dorsal fin.

On our trip down Folla after a long heavy current stretch we entered this canyon with slow current and almost no wind. It was like entering paradise when the sun was shining. To top it two birds of preys were hanging above our heads screaming as they were nesting here.

In the canyon I got this 41 cm trout on a nymph. It was the biggest af the two trout I caught, so the prediction of only few trouts held.

Two nice graylings on 45 cm and 42 cm. I had a considerably bigger fish to take the fly but I did not hook it and never saw it again.

A new personal record. The smallest grayling I have ever caught and it did take the fly properly, estimated length 8 cm.

One evening we had smoked grayling for dinner, a must when you are here.

A view in to Gunnars fly box – he had 8 of these so he had plenty of flies and plenty of problems finding the one he was looking for.

The last night we had some very good fishing in the slow water upstreams the damm, there was almost no wind and many fish feeded from the surface. Here Henning is hooked up.

The last day was perfect with sun and no wind so we went for a long ride down Glomma. Everything was perfect except that I forgot my camera 😦  We were 4 pontoon boats and each of us caught at least 30 fish with the biggest around 50 cm. This was so intense that no one wanted to fish in the night though it was very good conditions – we simply had caught enough for the day.

To sum it up despite the wind and the murky water in Glomma in the beginning we had some good days in Alvdal. I got between 12 and 35 fish a day all (except for one trout) on dry-fly and we had seen beavers and some fantastic sceneries and had a lot of fun. I never got the really big fish but then I have an excuse for coming back.

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