GOEXPO 2015 – Outdoor Fair, Helsinki

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During the 6-8th of March, I have been invited to the GOEXPO & OUTDOOR FAIR in Helsinki. I spent the whole time in the Fishing area to check out the latest gears  and  look after a new combo for coastal fly fishing for sea trout. I made my mind on the Kust rod 9ft #7 wt intermediate line to get started! A rod also suitable for sea bass.

Looking for a new sea trout fly rod #visionflyfishing #goexpo #flyfishing
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Fly Vs. Jerk Competition at the Vision pool. Tuomas Rytkönen (FI) and Niklaus Bauer (SWE)

I was also really surprised and happy to meet an old buddy from Southern Finland, Johan Linqvist, owner and author of the PikeTeaser Blog.  We are going to fish together for pike this summer as I promised I will join him on a kayak + pike fly fishing trip.

On the show I also met Niklaus Bauer co-owner of Fly Dressing shop, Johan Ruhe Mr. Kanalgratis, and Mattias Drugge at the Vision booth and pool area to do demos. 

Here are a few example of flies Niklaus tied while we were chatting around the table. I got some really good tips how to tie these effective patterns.

Getting some cool tips how to tie pike flies At the Vision booth by @niklausbauer #goexpo #flytying
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To end up with the GOEXPO 2015, I visited the Finland’s Pike Association to support the conservation and change the reputation of this amazing fish here in Finland. The other goal is to promote pike fishing and educate people about the best practices to protect this species. 

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