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Experience the truly unque late winter fly-fishing in the rivers of taiga area ust as the nature is waking up after winter. The full hatch of the February Fed takes place during the very first months of early spirng in the rivers of Kuhmo. Even though the surrounding nature around the rivers is still covered with snow and ice, the nymphs start to crawl towards the river banks already in late March. The full hatch takes place in April in the calm pools and rapid areas which are located between frjozen lakes. These flowing waters and pools are open from ice even in the minus degrees.

Programme information


1st April - 30th April 2019


Kuhmo, Finland


5 days, Monday - Friday


4 - 6



Yksittäinen hinta:


Hintaan sisältyy:

4 nights in a double/twin room including breakfast and evening sauna. 3 x packed lunch and coffee by the fire. Welcome meeting on the arrival day with infomation and details. Fishing permits for 4 - 5 rapids. Guide services for 6 hours/day on three days. Snow shoes for three days.

Price / person
starting from

555 €



Programme description

The local fishing guides fjorm Kuhmo know these rivers and rapids. They have experience on how the spring proceeds and how conditions in the nature affect the fishing, so they know how to provide the best possible success for your fly-fishing trip in the middle of the snow covered forest of taiga. The weather conditions play a big role in the winter fly-fishing and your guide knows which rivers to choose based on the daily conditions. They will also help you to pick the correct fly to match the hatch.

Your accommodation is in the Hotel Kainuu in the centre of Kuhmo from where it’s easy to reach the different rivers for fishing. Nearest rapid is located 800 meters from the hotel. In the hotel you’ll find the Fishermen’s Lounge with information about the rapids in the area as well as local flies. There is a drying room for your fishing gear and a fly tying desk in the facilities.

Detailed programme

Monday: Arrival day. Check in to the hotel and Welcome Meeting with fishing information about the rapids and rivers in the area, fishing regulations and info about the upcoming fishing program. Possibility to start fly-fishing on the nearby river.

Tuesday – Thursday: Breakfast, meeting the local guide and moving to the river. Duration of the guided fishing is 6 hours/day. Lunch is enjoyed outdoors by the fire. On the evenings there is a possibility for sauna at the hotel.

Friday: Breakfast and check out.

Good to know

You need to have your own fly-fishing equipment and proper fishing clothing for the weather, waterproof and warm winter clothing.

It is possible to rent fishing equipment and buy fly tying materials and local flies.
Price doesn’t include fisheries management fee (12 €/week) and transportation between hotel and the rivers.

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Hotel Kainuu


Price / person starting from

555 €




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