Fly fishing in Trysil 

First of all, all of ''our'' fish are native and wild. Although they do not have any specific characteristics like some native fish have, they all belong in Trysil. The diversity of waters and fish makes it possible for every kind of sport fisher to find his or her own kind of fishing in Trysil. We have the more favored fish like the Brown trout, the Artic Grayling which is our own Lady of the stream,  and the White fish to fish at. Beside that Pike and Perch are also at our disposal. We have more fish species but these are the most important ones.

Second of all, All these species of fish and different waters makes it very easy to fish with every technique  you would like , with the tenkara rod or the normal fly fishing rod. We have a tradition of wet flies, but dry fly fishing and czech nymphing are popular as well. And yes tandem fishing / New Sealand style is practised a lot as well.  Trysil is not an easy place to fish but it is not difficult either, it is often the situation that makes it difficult. Rainy, windy days are no exception and water levels differ from day to day. Local knowledge is a must to find the right places where you can apply the right technique to catch your fish.

And last but not least, you will not meet many fishermen in a district where a lot of people love to fish!  We have a fishing map which shows you all the fishing spots. There are a lot more fishing spots available but the fishing spots on the map have all good acces roads and a resting place. This, however, does not mean that you will meet a lot of fishermen. This is something which is absolutely perfect about Trysil. There are so many places to fish at during a day that you will not meet so many or no fishermen at all. And if you meet some fishermen at a fishing spot, you can just walk a hundred meter up- or downstreams and the fishing will be just as good  and you still have the feeling that you are completely alone in Trysils nature!

This is where Trysil excells; A lot of different species and waters so you can fish the way you want, every situation and weather type requires a different  approach so no day is the same, there are very few to no fishermen per fishing spot, a lot of different and beautiful surroundings while your fishing and Trysil requires all your knowledge about fishing so you get the best of results, which means that you can always learn more about fishing in Trysil.  And that is why I should recommend Trysil as your fishing destination!

You can fish both with tenkara and a traditional fly fishing rod in Trysil and the spot where you want to fish determines which type of rod you choose. And besides the spot there is also personal preference off course.

Trysil is not one of the easiest places to fish at, that being said there is something for the beginner as well as for the advanced fly fishermen. Trysil has got something for every one, only the Trysil river itself stretches over a 100 kilometre with everything from slow flowing parts to a roaring river. And then we also got the tributaries, the lakes and some seperate riversystems. Trysil is not really the place to target big fish but Trysil is the place of surprises, challenges,natural beauty, trying different fishing techniques and to find out which one works best under differerent circumstances and fishing at completely different areas at the same day  to experience as much as possible of what Trysil has to offer!

Now lets talk big fish for a while;

On the Trysil river we have an average size of 35 cm for the grayling. That is a good average size! Especially when you take in mind that the fish adapt to the current as well. A fish of 35 cm fights completely different in a slow flowing part of the river then a fish of 35 cm in a fast flowing current where they use the strength of the current and of their muscles that are used to that current. The some what smaller fish have another trick up their sleeve as well, they open their mouth so they can use the current even more!

Now what I refer to big fish is a fish between 40 and 45 cm, they do not come for free and you have to work for them, besides that, you need to know where to find them. And if you are fishing in one of our tributaries you need to adjust your definition of a big fish. A fish will grow as large as their surroundings permit them. On a river the chance for a 40 + Fish is bigger then on a creek. There is more room to grow and there is more food available in a big river. If you catch a 40+ fish on a creek you have a specimen in your hands!  

Personally, I think there is a certain serinity to gain from the creeks, around each corner you have a different scenery, a different challenge, behind each rock is a fish is definitely true and you are completely surrounded by the beauty of the wild nature of Trysil. Yes, most fish from the creeks are not so big, but here are other challenges to master. Casting under the bushes, overhanging trees, fish that can spit your fly out in a split second, so even those small fish are a reward and....







they are so beautifull! The red fat finn, the small white stripes on the other fins and the bright coloured red spots that cover their golden brown body. They are a sight to be seen, no matter how small they are.






A lot of people are mesmerised by the beautifull colours of the trout, but for those that are not familiar with the grayling, there is a reason why they call her the lady of the stream! Their fins can have a lot of different colours and the flanks can have a glowish red to it but for some reasons the colours are more visible while in the water.