It has become a tradition for me to open up the show season here in Finland working at the Helsinki Spey Clave stand and this year was no exception. We had a good setup again with more products than ever before and Markus Männistö tying his pike deceivers which differ in construction from every other I’ve seen.
The show was as busy as ever especially on Saturday and the afterparties went on late in to the morning. On Friday after the show we went to a get together hosted by Vision Fly Fishing and it was a great event unlike any we’ve had in Finland before. Most of the people involved with fly fishing at the fair came there to exchange experiences and there was an open and welcoming atmosphere. On Saturday Kalaukko Fly Fishing hosted the Rise Film Festival that featured five fly fishing films including their brand new clip “They came from downstream”. Hats off to the guys for organising such an event and pushing the fly fishing film industry in Finland.
After the show was over I needed to do some actual fishing. 129cm salmon from the show-pool. Not a bad way to start the season. #keepemwet