Jämtland, Sweden, July 2015 A.D.

The last week of my summer-holiday my wife, our youngest daughter and I spent in the Northern province of Jämtland. When we drove up the 700 kms and almost were at our destination my wife, who was driving, shouted: “Björn!” (Swedish for bear). I lifted my camera and here is the result. It was the first time ever that I have seen a wild bear.

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When we parked the car we found these beautiful orchids.

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My goal for this summer was to catch at least one trout or grayling on dry fly. During the week I caught several graylings, of which some ended in the frying pan…

I would like to give my sincere thanks to:

  • Fanny and the late Mel Krieger for inspiration and tutorials in casting. http://www.melkrieger.com/
  • Mr Christopher Rownes  for showing me the beauty of fly casting, and for kind support and encouragement. http://www.christopherrownes.com/
  • The Guideline team, for providing excellent and affordable equipment.    http://www.guideline.no/se/
  • Mr Harry Salmgren and Mr Mike Tebbs of the Grayling Society for a very warm reception to the Society   http://www.graylingsociety.net/

My goal for the next summer is to catch fish on flies that I have tied myself.

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The weather was not the best, but at least we had a couple of beautiful sunsets.

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