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River boats at Teno river


130730-teno-1DX-70-200-1.4x-c3-RISL0559I tried to teach my sons salmon fly fishing at  Teno river, which is the best salmon river in Europe.  This summer has been very different, temperatures plus 20 for long periods.   If anglers like this weather salmons do not.  They get lazy and just sit in the deep pools in the river.  Anyway,  I think I was able to put some idea about this sport to my sons and their mates and hope to see them again at the river with long rods in their hands.  Most of the boats were also staying unoccupied.  These are used to take fishermen to the river.  Only locals can own and use these boats.  Salmon fishing tourism is  very important to local people here in the very north of Europe.  Utsjoki, Lapland.  FInland.

2 responses

  1. Mike Shetler

    Hello Risto, I really like your photographs of Finland. My wife’s ancestors came to America from Helsinki, Finland in the 1880’s and ultimately became dairy farmers in Northern Wisconsin. Now my wife is a Southern California gal. Our children and grandchildren have the rosy cheeks and blonde hair just like their Finnish ancestors. Your photo of the Northern Lights inspired me to paint them in watercolor. You can see it on my Blog at Cheers…Mike Shetler

    August 1, 2013 at 8:28 pm

    • Risto

      Thanks Mike. I’m happy that you like my pics. I looked at your watercolors and liked them. Before I got nuts with photography I liked to paint watercolors, too. Now I’m in Inari, Lapland still at least two weeks and hope to get some nice shots more. Risto

      August 2, 2013 at 1:10 pm

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