When choosing your equipment for salmonfishing in the
river Lainio you should have in mind that it is a quite big
river with lots of strong and wild rapids. Because of this
a two-handed flyrod in the range from 14-17' with lines from
9-12 it the most suitable choice.
During the summer when the waterlevels can be quite low it's
possible to change to slighter lighter equipment if wanted.
In the opening of the season a sinking or intermediate line
is often used, the further the season proceeds and water stabilises
at a normal level a floating line is often to prefer.
Since water conditions and the weather can change fast when
visiting Lainio you should be prepared for this and bring
equipment suitable for any condition and it might be worth
a try "experimenting" fishing at different depths.
The feel should at least hold 200yards of backing when the
salmon especially when it uses one of Lainio's long rapids.
The flies mostly used in Lainio are in sizes 1-6, but
during periods with less water in the river a size 10 might
be good choice.
The patterns you should bring is hair variants of classics
like Jock Scott, Thunder 'n Lightning, Black Doctor, Silver
Doctor and Green Highlander. These are tied mainly with fox
hair or likewise in bigger sizes and squirrel in the smaller
ones. Add to this a Ally's shrimp, the Heggeli, the Lainio
Fly, Blue Charm and Sunrise Shadow and a few Irish shrimp
patterns and you have a very good selection of flies for the
salmon of river Lainio.
If you miss some flies that you desire there is a possibility
of tying your on with our instructors in Marttigården.
The rivers rapids and currents can be big and very strong
on some spots which can make wading an effort.
Wading is seldom especially deep and with a guide to advise
you on how to approach the river and a good wadingstaff you
find it often fairly easy to get in a good fishingposition.
Although your fishing in the north of Lapland and a good distance
north of the arctic circle it can get warm in the summer,
waders that are breathable Gore-Tex or likewise is definitely