Goofy Man is a truthful description about salmon fishing with its ups and downs. When everything goes as it should, you feel like on top of the world. But when you bite the dust, you start to overthink all your moves and tiny little details.
Goofy Man is a direct translation from a Finnish word huru-ukko. It is a humorous nickname for a fisherman who has strong opinions and own beliefs. Even though salmon fishing is a very simple sport, it is full of myths and superstition. The beliefs concern flies, fishing techniques, gear and equipment and they come to your mind especially when salmon doesn't take. In our opinion every fisherman is a bit of a Goofy Man.
HURU-UKKO | GOOFY MAN teaser
Teaser for our upcoming fly fishing film.
Early season 2016
Some gopro footage we filmed on our early trips in 2016.
They Came From Downstream full film
They Came From Downstream is a fly fishing film dedicated to salmon species that starts their life in the rivers that run towards Baltic Sea. We spent last summer wandering by these rivers enjoying the atmosphere and trying to catch silver bullets during their short visit to their birth place. We would like to thank local people in Byske, Lainio, Ammarnäs and Kraddsele for helping us with this project. Also Guideline for the great fly tackle and Visit Sweden for support.
They Came From Downstream trailer
They Came From Downstream is a fly fishing film dedicated to salmon species that starts their life in the rivers that run towards Baltic Sea. We spent our last summer wandering by these rivers enjoying the atmosphere and trying to catch these silver bullets during their short visit to their birth place.
On the last weekend of August we decided to make a trip to the Väylä river. Väylä is a local name for the Tornio-Muonio river system, which is located in the border of Sweden and Finland. Väylä is a very large river and it is not well known for good fly fishing spots. However, the river is only one hour drive from our home so it was a natural place to train salmon fly fishing. Last year, over 100 000 salmons came to the river during the salmon run, but we had hard times trying to catch even one of the. Well, the June and the beginning of August was so hot that hardly any salmons were caught. Luckily, on the last trip before the river was closed for the season we finally managed to catch one of these mighty beasts.
And yeah, the weight of the fish was 18kg.
Fishermen: Aleksi Klytseroff, Eemeli Hepola & Anssi Lakela.
In August 2014, we travelled to Slagnäs (in Sweden) to catch some nice brown trouts. The heat had been there too, and the conditions weren’t ideal for fishing. We all had to change our habits to some kind of creatures of the night. Well, our buddy Otto acts like that for the whole summer.
Fishermen: Otto Lintunen, Aleksi Klytseroff, Eemeli Hepola & Hannu-Pekka Salminen.
September 2014 Aleksi Klytseroff, Eemeli Hepola and Hannu-Pekka Salminen made a trip to Ljungan river in Sweden. This is a recap from our trip.