Here's a Way Upstream story about a recent record setting trip taken by Jeff Leopold (a friend and colleague in Norway). Here are his words - "I just returned from an experimental fly fishing trip in Lofoten. This is above the Arctic Circle just south of Tromso - North of 'Hell'. It's a famous area for its beauty and great sea fishing. I wanted to try and see how deep I could take a fly and what I was able to catch. I was surprised that I reached and snagged the bottom once at 42 meters - 137 feet. On another snag I broke off a piece of rock and was able to bring it up. On the back side was a crab which gave us confidence in our fly selection. I thought I would only be able to get to maybe 60 feet, so this was quite exciting. We were effective fishing from 10 meters to 40 and ended up getting cod up to 14lbs mostly on a crab flies I tied, but on the last day I was able to hook a 13 kilo (30lbs) Sei 'Coalfish' on a white clouser. It was the European record caught on the fly. Previous record was about 7 lbs. I hooked it at about 20 meters."
Congratulations from Way Upstream Jeff. Med vennlig hilsen.
Story and image contributions by Jeff Leopold