|Ice cream, beer and a deceiver. What a killer combo!|
I've been having lots of fun fishing for pike and did a an epic striped bass trip. So lots of bites this year and a very hefty amount of casts with a #9-10weight single hander. I'm planning to chill out for the summer and only do something if I really want to and it envolves a lot of beer drinking! So, no running around all over Scandinavia this year. I'm trying to find out is there more to life then fishing? Probably not, but at least I gave it a shot!
|Pike fishing set up.|
|Floating around and looking for Mrs. Pike.|
All and all, there's a lot of articles out there about hardcore stuff. You kinda get the expression that Fly fishing is a extreme sport or something? Well, sometimes it kinda is and I love a big challenge once in a while. I just think that the soul and real essence of this lifestyle is not in all the hardcore stuff. It's the little things like having a beer at 6am, eating good food, sharing a cottage with good friends and having fun on the water. That's what it's all about - fun, food, alcohol, catching a few fish once in a while and mixing in some challenges to keep things intresting.
|Striped bass and bluefish fishing are two of my favorite fun fishery's. My man Pasi (aka Bass in the States) is laughing along with the fish.|
|Thumps up for a good time|
So have a fun summer and I'll get back to the serious stuff once the girls in Finland start to wear longer skirts!
Here's a set of pictures that are in the theme of having fun!
|Ilkka having a well earned beer and waiting for the tide to turn.|
|Flooded out, but who cares!|
|After a nice fish it's fun to have a drink or two from the Hennesy bottle.|
|Hard tuna trip behind. Now It's time to relax. My friend Sakke having a beer in Panama City-|
|Catch of the day!|
|Ilkka and Jani having a few high fives after a released fish.|
|Nothing more fun and rewarding then releasing a nice fish. Nice to see it in its own element.|
|Don't have a clue what's going on, but it looks like fun!|