Interview with a fisherman

Per Kardell   
Interview:  summer 2008

Can you tell something about yourself ?

"I'm on my 58th year, fly fishing and hunting are my main interests."

getting ready for a great day fly fishing at KFF   

How long and where have you been fly fishing ?
“ Been a fly fisherman since 1963, first dry-fly grayling in Glomma was in 1963. Long list. ”

Per at one of his favourite spots at KFF - Cripple Creek   

What do you like about river Glomma and the Kvennan Fly Fishing zone ?
“ I know the river quite well and it's even better now with the zone. ”

Can you tell something about the old days at river Glomma ?

“Normally you catch smaller fish in big numbers, but now and then real big ones that you
do not see nowadays. ”

Per casting to a big grayling he spotted  

Did you catch any really big fish in Glomma ?
“ Yes mid June 1976 grayling 1,8 kilos length 59cm. ”

huge grayling - Photo HVA  

What is your favourite dry fly ?
“ Several, my own specialties are nameless both mayflies and sedges. ”

What is your favourite nymph ? 

“ No one in particular, I'm a dry-fly man. ”

finding the right fly for the autumn Baetis hatch  

How long leader do you use, and how thick is your tippet ?
“ Normally 12ft, 0,12 - 0,10 mm. ”

Do you loose a lot of fish when fishing without a barb on your hook ?

“ No, as long as you keep a tight line and it doesn't matter if they go. ”

Per and Thomas, fly fishing friends for a long time  

What do you think about the rules & regulations ?
“ Bulls eye! ”

What should be your best advice for a fellow Glomma fly fisherman ? 

“Don't rush, sit on the bank, look for risers and what they eat. ”

Don't rush, sit on the bank, look for risers and what they eat  

What should be your best advice for river management ?
“ Keep up the good spirit, and follow the new path.”

Is there something more you want to share ? 

“ Cannot think of anything right now, there are a lot of memories. ”

Per at Kvennan Camping, his base for many years fly fishing river Glomma at Kvennan Fly Fishing  

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