Hey everyone! I thought it would be cool to introduce myself since I'm new to this forum, even though I've been secretly following your conversations for a while
It took me some time to get really involved.
I'm Katri, 23 years old and one of the few fly girls in Helsinki. I started fly fishing couple of years ago when I finally found a right person to teach me the basics. Now days I fish couple of days every week, more and more alone. I live by the sea, so I mostly fish for pike and seatrout. During summer time when it's warmer and I got more time to travel, I head to north. Northern Finland, Sweden and Norway offer amazing salmon, trout and grayling action. I have to admit that I often hope that I would live closer to good rivers. But if I would live north, I guess I would miss the sea.
As you probably figured out, English isn't my first language. I speak Finnish at home, Swedish and German when I get a chance. I've lived a year in NY when I was younger, but picked up fly fishing after I moved back to Finland. So I haven't really had an opportunity fish all the amazing locations you have there in the States, yet. If I'm lucky, I'll travel there next summer with my rod.
I realized that my fishing got a bit out of hand when I quit my day job last summer... And travelled to Norway to fly fish. But I really haven't regretted it a day, since last summer was the best of my life so far. Fishing was good and I was happy to do what I love the most.
What else... Today I work as a campaign manager and at the local fly shop. If were a fish, I would be a grayling or a brown trout. They are small but offer a good challenge