Usually day 2 begins while we are already fishing. June and July nights have day light, so fishing is possible around the clock. We fish various pools and find the ones that you like the most. We can reach over 30 salmon pools next to the road so we don’t need to use several hours of your trip for hiking. Just enjoy the car ride and fishing. During day pause we head to Näätämö. It is the Finnish side of Neiden village. There you can buy souvenirs, eat, see local life and if you’re lucky the reindeers are at the stores too. Drive is just 15min. You have same guide for the whole trip who drives the car, cooks the food and knows the river like his own pockets. Atte is making sure of it that you get a fish in the end of your line. The landing is pretty much up to you, but there is some basics you will be informed of. We can fish your preferred way, but it is good to follow guides tips. He isn’t just a guy driving you around, he is a fishing guide.
There is still new pools to go for. It is your wishes and fly casting skills that define where we fish. Some pools are wide and calm where a bit longer cast is needed. In the rapids there is a lot of small pools with various stream types. Most of them you can reach with short line and without wading. For few pools we need to wade deep and fast streaming water, or jump on big rocks to reach the right casting angle. Neiden river is really various to fish and there is something for everyone. After fishing we take traditional sauna bath, eat well and perhaps have couple drinks. You can also make your own fly’s this evening.
Day 4 - Fishing
Now you already know many salmon pools and are getting to know the river. We follow the trips theme and fish as you wish. The river has strong salmon population, but also grayling and pike really like it here. Over half meter and ++1kg grayling is pretty common catch, but they won’t bite salmon fly’s so easy. We need to use different fly's. Pike then stalks next to grass and all over the calm parts of the river. They’re fun to fish and at the same you do a favor for the salmons.
Day 5 - Departure
If there’s time before your flight, we can do some fishing at departure day too. Your guide drives you back to the airport and on the way we can stop to shop souvenirs and to do some sight seeing. You can bring your catch home with you. We just freeze your fishes in as big pieces as your luggage can take. Then pack the frozen fishes in plastic, newspaper and bubblewrap. They stay frozen for several hours. Make sure that you are allowed to bring fish into your home country. You can also choose to release your catch. Some of the catch we eat during your trip, but so far guides catch has been enough for that. All the fly's you land fish with, you can take home with you.