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Norwegian Brown Trout

Started by Al, August 26, 2013, 19:54:20 PM

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Al

I just returned from Norway where I had the opportunity to field test my signature fly, the Allieworm, on Norwegian Brown Trout.  I didn't go there for the fishing but when the Norwegian exchange student from my high school class of so many years ago suggested we hold our 55th class reunion in her country a few us jumped at the opportunity. Her remark that I could bring my fishing pole sealed the deal. I was told we would be so far inland the Atlantic Salmon could not navigate over some of the spectacular waterfalls but I was assured there would be plenty of trout.

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Of course the fact that I was surrounded by former "heart throbs" had nothing to do with my decision to make the trip.
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Our hostess and her husband came up with a "program" of activities which could not have been duplicated by the most expensive of tourist packages. This is a fishing report so I won't bore you with photos of spectacular countryside or our adventure during the eight days on the ground. (Some of you may see that in a later blog) – The fishing took place at a remote cabin owned by our hosts.  Note the sod roof which is a traditional method of roofing even in the populated areas.
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The cabin is surrounded by small alpine lakes, all of which hold trout. I wore waders but traditional wading was not advisable because the ponds have very unstable silt filled bottoms which tend to suck you right down. I stepped in a couple times and had a heck of a time pulling my feet back out. The land surrounding the ponds is peat which is also challenging  to walk on. In hindsight a pair of knee high "Muck" boots would have been ideal.
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It didn't take long to see I was in the right spot. It was a challenge to bring them the last 6-10 feet to shore because of the weeds. Most averaged a foot long – if they had been larger I am sure many more would have dropped off at the weed line.
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Here is proof the Allieworm has international appeal.
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Fat and beautifully marked. These fish were definitely more brown in color then what I am used to seeing on the Smith River where they tend to have a yellowish tint.
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My intent was for "catch and release" fishing but my host exclaimed "Oh no, these are the perfect eating size" and proceeded to snap the neck of the fish as I pulled them in.
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I didn't have a stringer so we used the tried and true method of sliding them on a forked stick. A couple of the girls came along and took the first batch back to the cabin where they were cleaned and made ready for dinner. You'll note the warm clothing – we were not far from the Artic Circle and summer was rapidly winding down.

There ya have it – I am grateful to our hosts for making sure I had the opportunity to do a little fishing. Overall it was a great trip – the adventure of a life time.


Big J


Dougfish

Quote from: Big J on August 26, 2013, 20:16:18 PM

You lucky horn dog!   bd;0

Living large in Norway!  -0-

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OldDominionAngler

Good stuff, reminds me of that Prosek print with illustrations of brown trout from all over Europe.


sanjuanwormhatch

Quote from: Al on August 26, 2013, 19:54:20 PM

Our hostess and her husband came up with a "program" of activities which could not have been duplicated by the most expensive of tourist packages. This is a fishing report so I won't bore you with photos of spectacular countryside or our adventure during the eight days on the ground. (Some of you may see that in a later blog) – The fishing took place at a remote cabin owned by our hosts.  Note the sod roof which is a traditional method of roofing even in the populated areas.

I wouldn't mind seeing some spectacular countryside or adventure pics as well. 

tomato can


wind_knot

Those are some sharp looking fish!! What an awesome trip report!! I couldn't imagine being in "cold" mode for so long!! :o


troutphisher

Very cool stuff AL..... 'c; 'c; 'c; 'c; 'c; 'c;

Nice to see your fly getting them on foreign soil... 'c; 'c; 'c; 'c; 'c; 'c;

The object of life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane.

croaker

-you can't conquer a free man; the most you can do is kill him.  Robert A. Heinlein.

5xTippett


Stone-Man

Nice Al

Seeing old friends is killer
Pretty Browns with a different coloration

Norway is a country of true out doors men !!!! 'c;

JT


Woolly Bugger

ex - I'm not going to live with you through one more fishing season!

me -There's a season?

Pastor explains icons to my son: you know like the fish symbol on the back of cars.

My son: My dad has two fish on his car and they're both trout!

Trout Maharishi

Them fish must have been starving to have eaten that fly of yours.  :D Rub it in why don't you b'; Looks like a heck of a trip. I'm glad you are getting to enjoy life at this point Al, you earned every day of it 'c;

There's more B.S. in fly fishing than there is in a Kansas feedlot.

Lefty Kreh

kylemc

Quote from: sanjuanwormhatch on August 27, 2013, 04:27:01 AM

Quote from: Al on August 26, 2013, 19:54:20 PM

Our hostess and her husband came up with a "program" of activities which could not have been duplicated by the most expensive of tourist packages. This is a fishing report so I won't bore you with photos of spectacular countryside or our adventure during the eight days on the ground. (Some of you may see that in a later blog) – The fishing took place at a remote cabin owned by our hosts.  Note the sod roof which is a traditional method of roofing even in the populated areas.

I wouldn't mind seeing some spectacular countryside or adventure pics as well.

^^^^This^^^^


wind_knot

Mark me down as another that wants to see the country side photos!!



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