Heart of Lapland is the local destination company that seeks to develop and market the tourism industry in Haparanda, Kalix, Pajala, Överkalix and Övertorneå.

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Single hand rods from 9-10 feet, class 6-12. Double hand rods from 11-18 feet, class 6-12.

90% of the time we fish with versi tip lines with a floating belly and different types of sink tips. Simply because you can quickly change the tips, while standing in the water. If you don’t have a versi tip line make sure that you at least have a floating, sink 2 and sink 4 with you. But remember, one can’t have too many lines.

10-20 feet tapered leaders with a tippet between 0,25mm. and 0,50 mm. Colder waters expect leaders as short as 4 feet.
Tippet spools from 0,28 mm. – 0,45 mm.

The most important thing is that you believe in the fly! The name of the fly comes second. Make sure you bring flies in sizes from 2 cm-10 cm. Bigger flies from 15-20cm can be used in high and cold water during June. Make sure your hooks are strong and sharp! Only fish size 6 hooks or below are permitted. Popular patters that regularly work here are:

Onka – Banana – Björk – Grey & Green – Phatakorva – Red Butt – Green Butt – Silver Garry – Silver Grey – Sunray – The Usual – Willie Gunn
Blue Charm – Black Doctor – Green Lucy – Kinermony Killer – Bokova – Rainbow Rocker – Rapala Fly – Beiss – Dee Sheep – Posh Tosh

Layers are definitely the key! You will need warm underwear and thick socks wool is the best. A warm hat and a warm down or primaloft jacket for the cold evenings. Waders and a wading jacket or any other type of shell jacket.

Mosquito spray or roll on repellent such as “Jungle Oil” is strongly advised. A wading staff is always good to have on hand and a camera for the special moments!