Fly-fishing at its best, with great mates
The Simojoki is especially known as a river for fly-fishing, as it is excellently suited to it due to its size, discharge and numerous rapids. Most fishermen come here for salmon. The largest salmon caught by fly-fishing in the summer of 2016 reportedly weighed 18 kg, and the next summer a fly-fisher caught a whopper that weighed 14 kg.
As well as salmon, grayling is also caught by fly-fishing on the Simojoki. In the World Fly Fishing Championships organised on the Simojoki in 2007, grayling was caught in all the competition beats.
Be prepared for changeable conditions
The water in the Simojoki rises and falls quickly with the rains and the temperature of the water also reacts rapidly to the changes in air temperature, so we recommend you pack suitable gear for varying weather and conditions. You will find use for both sinking and floating fly lines.
Need some tips on lures?
As far as colours go, the flies used on the Simojoki obviously reflect the fishers using them. When scouting along the riverside, we have often come across designs based on black and orange. Fly sizes vary from the over 10 cm-long tube flies of the early season to small hook flies.
Take along your best flies and fishing mates and head to the Simojoki for the most bountiful fishing trip of the year!