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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 01-14-2009, 04:59 PM Thread Starter
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My wife and I are going to Finland for several weeks in late July. I have had almost no luck finding any information on fly fishing in Finland. We were hoping to fish a few days for salmon somewhere, but trout might be fine as an alternative. Any advice would be appreciated. The internet mostly draws a blank on flyfishing there.

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post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old 01-15-2009, 08:03 AM
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Their best known salmon river, at least according to a couple of my customers, is the Tana. Try googling that and see what you come up with on it. There are also several Finnish members here so I would think they might pipe in, too.
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Toni will get you pointed in the right direction.

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post #4 of 10 (permalink) Old 01-15-2009, 02:28 PM
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Hi Jay,

What part of Finland are you visiting? There's really only a few options to fish salmon in Finland, The Tana(Teno), Näätämö, Tornionriver, Simoriver and Kymiriver. The Tana is the biggest and the best place to fish for salmon in Finnish soil(the river is shared with Norway) and its the northest point of Finland(1280kilometers from Helsinki). Näätämö is a "bit" to the east of Tana and is also shared with Norway and has a good stock of salmon. Tornioriver is about 740kilometers north of Helsinki and its a huge river with a healthy stock of salmon. Simoriver is located south of Tornio and its a nice river to fish, but I'm not sure about the number of salmon there? But it has a good stock of grayling. Kymiriver is in the south of Finland(135kilometers from Helsinki) and has really come alive in this decade, but it doesn't fish well in the summer, it's more of a fall river.
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What part of Finland are you visiting? There's really only a few options to fish salmon in Finland, The Tana(Teno), Näätämö, Tornionriver, Simoriver and Kymiriver. The Tana is the biggest and the best place to fish for salmon in Finnish soil(the river is shared with Norway) and its the northest point of Finland(1280kilometers from Helsinki). Näätämö is a "bit" to the east of Tana and is also shared with Norway and has a good stock of salmon. Tornioriver is about 740kilometers north of Helsinki and its a huge river with a healthy stock of salmon. Simoriver is located south of Tornio and its a nice river to fish, but I'm not sure about the number of salmon there? But it has a good stock of grayling. Kymiriver is in the south of Finland(135kilometers from Helsinki) and has really come alive in this decade, but it doesn't fish well in the summer, it's more of a fall river.
Hi Jabster,

In 2006 I was fished in Naatamo. Per 2 weeks I landed only two salmons there. So, results not so good. Can you advise my which Naatamo part is better for salmon fishing. This year i plan to go again to Naatamo.

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Hi Jabster,

In 2006 I was fished in Naatamo. Per 2 weeks I landed only two salmons there. So, results not so good. Can you advise my which Naatamo part is better for salmon fishing. This year i plan to go again to Naatamo.

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I think the Norwegian part of that river is your best bet to catch fish there, but as always in salmon fishing results are not quarantied.
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Thanks jabster, i alredy made a decision. I will go to Finnish part of Naatamo. Only one question upper to the lake Opukasjarvi or below?
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Linas,

Forget about Finland.... if you want for easy salmon go to Kola peninsular Varzuga river. If you need a points , just stop eye for a coffie in my office.

Salmon for a low budget is 100% there... and enviromental is friendly ,trust me

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hello

Tana is a superb river or fish of 20 kg has 30 kg are taken each years
I think that best the parcour of fishing is of Ustjoki has Tana Bru
With the pleasure of you y met this year

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Thanks to all those who replied!

Looks like a trip that far north is going to take more time than we can allow on this trip. I'll need to look for something closer to Helsinki, so maybe a couple of days of trout/grayling, if I can find such a thing there.

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