Impressive images submitted by Filip Blaauw from Norway. Filip shot these on a recent trip to the Kola Peninsula. Here’s Filip’s descriptions in order:
- Blue salmon I was alone in Stone pool, when this salmon took my fly and most of my fly line. With the camera strapped to my shoulder, I shot a few pictures right before it was ready for landing.
- Hooked Action in un-touched nature. We hardly noticed the mosquitos.
- Misty dawn Early morning in the Varzuga river on the Kola peninsula, Russia. My cousin Lars figured out this was the best time for getting the salmon to strike.
- Release Atlantic salmon at it’s best condition. By releasing the fish, generations of salmon is garantueed to live on.
- Trout Kola is by far some of the worlds best places for brown trout fishing.
About Filip Blaauw
I’m 27 years old, and live in the south-west region of Norway. I’ve been fly fishing since I was 10 years old, mostly for salmon and trout. When I’m not out fishing, I work as a journalist, and also run the fly fish website http://www.fluefiske.net together with some of my fly fishing friends. You are more than welcome to link to this site, though it’s in norwegian.
Our website has been around since 1999, and we now have over 8000 forum community members. We mostly write news articles related to fly fishing, but also provide our readers with stories, fly patterns, videos, and gear news.
My favorite places to go fishing are our local salmon rivers, we are lucky to have several of them. This years season has been unusually good, and it’s nice to see that our wild salmon can cope with the problems of salmon farming and increasingly numbers of sea lice due to this.
I’ll attach a picture of my self from last year (taken by Anne J. Backsaether). This is a shot in from one of my favorite rivers, Forra, in the mid parts of Norway. The small salmon rivers holds a lot of fish, but mostly the kind of what I’m holding. But they can be a thrill on a light weight rod and maybe a dry fly if the conditions are right.
Thanks again, and I’ll sure continue to get inspiration from Focalfish.com