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Old 08-24-2011, 09:12 AM
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Hi!

I am 30 years old guy living in the small town of Kiruna, located 200 km above the arctic circle in the north of sweden.
I moved to Kiruna, because I wanted a change in my life, and the beatiful nature, good hiking and the exelent fishing was a big reason.

I have been fishing almoste my hole life, but flyfishing i started with 15 years ago. Now its just flyfishing.
The season upp here is verry short, its starts in the middle of june and ends in the early september.
My favorite fish is the Arctic Char, verry difficult to catch and one of the moste beautiful fish in the world. I am also a big fan of trout and grayling.

I am working with tourists both winter and summer.
In winter i work with Snowmobile, Sleddogs, Snowshoes and alot more, and in the summer i work with fishing and helicopter.
I am living my dream.

The reason why i sign in on this forum is that me and my wife are making a trip in october to USA, and like to find som good waters to fish in.

We are travling around on the west coast, Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Yosemite, San Francisco and more... I would be verry happy if someone could give me some tips.

Regards/ Swedfly81
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Old 08-24-2011, 09:20 AM
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Swedfly81: Welcome to the forum and good luck with your trip to the U.S. in October! Hopefully some of our members can give you some pointers on places to fly fish while here. I live in WY, part of the Rockies so I can't help considering your itinerary.

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Welcome Swedfly81! I'm sure you'll be able to find some great help here on the forum, there are a lot of guys from out West with a lot of experience. I'm neither experienced nor living out where you'll be visiting, as I go to school in NY. However, I spend my summers in Sweden doing archaeological work in the area around Jonkoping, but I'm hoping to be able to make it to the northern part of the country for some fishing next summer!

Good luck!
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Old 08-24-2011, 09:30 AM
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Hi!

I am 30 years old guy living in the small town of Kiruna, located 200 km above the arctic circle in the north of sweden.
I moved to Kiruna, because I wanted a change in my life, and the beatiful nature, good hiking and the exelent fishing was a big reason.

I have been fishing almoste my hole life, but flyfishing i started with 15 years ago. Now its just flyfishing.
The season upp here is verry short, its starts in the middle of june and ends in the early september.
My favorite fish is the Arctic Char, verry difficult to catch and one of the moste beautiful fish in the world. I am also a big fan of trout and grayling.

I am working with tourists both winter and summer.
In winter i work with Snowmobile, Sleddogs, Snowshoes and alot more, and in the summer i work with fishing and helicopter.
I am living my dream.

The reason why i sign in on this forum is that me and my wife are making a trip in october to USA, and like to find som good waters to fish in.

We are travling around on the west coast, Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Yosemite, San Francisco and more... I would be verry happy if someone could give me some tips.

Regards/ Swedfly81
Welcome aboard Swedfly81. I'm an american living in northwest england originally from Washington and very interested in where you live and work. I would love to be living the dream like you so hope you will share some of your experiences on the forum and how you get on on the Best coast of america when you go next year.
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Old 08-24-2011, 09:36 AM
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Welcome Swedfly81! I'm sure you'll be able to find some great help here on the forum, there are a lot of guys from out West with a lot of experience. I'm neither experienced nor living out where you'll be visiting, as I go to school in NY. However, I spend my summers in Sweden doing archaeological work in the area around Jonkoping, but I'm hoping to be able to make it to the northern part of the country for some fishing next summer!

Good luck!
Thank you for your help. Let me know if you are coming to the north of sweden, i can help you to find som good streams... its wounderful up here....
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Old 08-24-2011, 03:02 PM
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Welcome aboard,
If you happen to come to Dallas around October, I can give you directions to a place which is about 3 hours drive from Dallas where you can catch trout. Around October Dallas weather will be somewhere around 15 to 20 C, so you may find it pleasant to fish.
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Swedefly81-- welcome to the forum-- it sounds like you ARE living the dream.

I hope you and your wife have a great time in the US.

As for fishing there are some great areas to explore if you have the time. As you probably know, Las Vegas is in the desert-- so to get to some good fly fishing will involve a drive--- but there are some world class fisheries if you have the time for an extended trip. These are some of the better known trout fishing waters, many of them world famous:

From Las Vegas, NV:
4 hour drive Lees Ferry, on the Colorado River in Arizona, it is at the start of the Grand Canyon
10 hours drive Green River, near Flaming Gorge Reservoir and Dutch John in Utah
10 hours San Juan in Arizona you could stop at Lee’s Ferry on the way there
All 3 of these rivers are "tailwaters" depending on cold water releases from dams. These waters are highly productive and support huge numbers of big fish. Trout fishing here can be technical with small flies and very big fish.

And here are just some of the world famous CA trout fisheries and approximate driving distances

From Los Angeles
2 1/2 hrs Kern River, Kernville CA in the Southern Sierras (freestone)

From San Fran
There are some opportunities in and around San Francisco including saltwater in the delta and be sure to check out the fly casting pool in Golden Gate Park in San Franciso ttp://www.ggacc.org/
Some of the more famous trout waters involving a long drive include
3 1/2 hours drive Truckee River, near Truckee, CA ( freestone stream)
4 1/2 hours drive Hat Creek, near Cassel, CA (a spring creek)
5 hours drive McCloud River, near McCloud, CA ( a freestone stream in wild country, home of the McCloud genetic strain of rainbow trout)

Yosemite, CA is in the Sierras, lots of great opportunities there if you want to hike and back into the back country to higher elevation streams at 7,000-11,000 feet and the Merced River runs through Yosemite Valley in the park. There are other rivers within easy drive including the Toulumne River, San Joaquin, Stanilaus etc. Depending on your timing, you may hit the October Caddis hatch in rivers there (size 6-8)

I hope this helps-- we have a lot of members throughout the country, so keep asking questions and you may also want to post in the general forum which gets a lot more traffic--
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Old 08-26-2011, 09:40 AM
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Swedefly81-- welcome to the forum-- it sounds like you ARE living the dream.

I hope you and your wife have a great time in the US.

As for fishing there are some great areas to explore if you have the time. As you probably know, Las Vegas is in the desert-- so to get to some good fly fishing will involve a drive--- but there are some world class fisheries if you have the time for an extended trip. These are some of the better known trout fishing waters, many of them world famous:

From Las Vegas, NV:
4 hour drive Lees Ferry, on the Colorado River in Arizona, it is at the start of the Grand Canyon
10 hours drive Green River, near Flaming Gorge Reservoir and Dutch John in Utah
10 hours San Juan in Arizona you could stop at Lees Ferry on the way there
All 3 of these rivers are "tailwaters" depending on cold water releases from dams. These waters are highly productive and support huge numbers of big fish. Trout fishing here can be technical with small flies and very big fish.

And here are just some of the world famous CA trout fisheries and approximate driving distances

From Los Angeles
2 1/2 hrs Kern River, Kernville CA in the Southern Sierras (freestone)

From San Fran
There are some opportunities in and around San Francisco including saltwater in the delta and be sure to check out the fly casting pool in Golden Gate Park in San Franciso ttp://www.ggacc.org/
Some of the more famous trout waters involving a long drive include
3 1/2 hours drive Truckee River, near Truckee, CA ( freestone stream)
4 1/2 hours drive Hat Creek, near Cassel, CA (a spring creek)
5 hours drive McCloud River, near McCloud, CA ( a freestone stream in wild country, home of the McCloud genetic strain of rainbow trout)

Yosemite, CA is in the Sierras, lots of great opportunities there if you want to hike and back into the back country to higher elevation streams at 7,000-11,000 feet and the Merced River runs through Yosemite Valley in the park. There are other rivers within easy drive including the Toulumne River, San Joaquin, Stanilaus etc. Depending on your timing, you may hit the October Caddis hatch in rivers there (size 6-8)

I hope this helps-- we have a lot of members throughout the country, so keep asking questions and you may also want to post in the general forum which gets a lot more traffic--
Thanks for all the tips... seem that i have to stay longer....
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from your side of the pondlucky you to come over to the US...hope I will to visit my forum friends
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Welcome to the forum! Hope you enjoy your trip to the US!!
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