Emilie Björkman (SWE) and Sanna Koljonen (FIN) are two admirable ladies who share a great passion for fly fishing. In summer 2017, they spent several days under Lapland's magical midnight sun chasing Baltic salmon. Pello – the fishing capital of Finland and the Tornio River (Europe’s longest freely flowing river) offered many unforgettable memories for these adventurous women.
Pello, a small town on the banks of the Tornio River, is one of the leading salmon fishing destinations in northern Scandinavia. It’s located 20km north of the Arctic Circle in the westernmost part of Finnish Lapland. Sweden lies on the other side of the Tornio River.
In the Tornio River salmon are fished from rowboats and by casting from the riverbanks, and it’s becoming more and more famous among fly fishers too. The salmon fishing season starts in the beginning of June and continues until the end of the August. During summer 2016, around 100 000 salmon migrated up to Pello, and over half of those who purchased a fishing license were rewarded with a salmon.
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