Explore the North is a company owned by wildneress couple- Johan & Sara. They arrange different kinds of activities, with dog sledding as our main attraction in the winter and a comfortable summer lodge for fly fishers on the Lainio river.
Location: Camp Onka is based in Norbotten County of Sweden offering variety of fishing trips in the heart of Lapland.
About your host at Camp Onka: Team, Camp Onka. Camp Onka was developed in 2013, as an eco camp deep within the forest overlooking the famous Onka home pool. Here we have exclusive double bank fishing on 7km of water split into 3 beats named Lipistökoski - Upper, Onka - Middle & Phatakoski - Lower. Each beat is qouted to six guests a day and our programme alternates between beats every day so guests can fish all 3 two times during their stay. Fishing is accesible from both sides of the river via dirt tracks and foot paths through the forest. We also have a traditional wooden rowing boat situated at the Onka home pool to quickly access both sides of the river during the fishing day. Included in our programme are three working ghillies who will guide and assist you on the water throughout your stay. Average weight for fly caught salmon here is 15 lbs, while fish running into the 30-40+ lbs class are not uncommon. Be ready for an adventure hiking, wading and swinging flies in our vast picturesque waters.
Fishing experience at Camp Onka: The fishing begins 15th June and big fresh springers up to 35+ lbs arrive amongst kelts on their way back to the sea. Water levels can be high and cold usually ranging from 1 to 8 degrees C, with the salmon moving up along the banks and slower side pockets to conserve vital energy. Big, bright, flashy flies, on short leaders with sinking lines, fished slow will do the trick, casting downstream with an upstream mend and reducing the speed of the fly with your rod at a 90 degree angle.Many fish are taken each year as the fly enters the slower water, slowly fluttering closer to the bank. Late summer is our most interesting season, with large coloured resident salmon becoming active again and Osenkas or big bright autumn fish make there way up the river stirring up activity and average size is up between 15 to 30 pounds. Water levels reach their lowest mark with occasional rains inducing spates, water temperatures are approximately 10 degrees C and fishing can be varied and truly spectacular. Salmon congregate in deeper steady flow areas of the river but still react to a swiftly fished fly, floating and light sinking lines are employed with varied colour patterns and sizes of flies depending on the changeable water conditions. Click here for quick link country guide.
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Accommodation: Our lodge is located in Kangos, a small village 150 km north of the Arctic Circle. Pine tree forests, lakes and rivers make this landscape a beautiful place. In the summer you can enjoy the midnight sun and as we head into autumn/wintertime the magical northern lights. Click here to view your accommodation. Please contact the host to book your accommodation.
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What to wear: 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.
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