There are few things more pleasant than celebrating Midsummer by fishing. We decided to leave the Konapinkoski Rapid and head for the Hiidenkoski Rapid instead. Although it was a warm evening, with a fair number of insects in the air, there was no sign of fish feeding at the surface. After casting a variety of pupae imitations for a while, I changed to nymphs. Even then it was some time before I managed to figure out the right colour ─ olive ─ and started catching grayling. Juvenile trout were less selective, becoming almost a nuisance as I constantly had to release them. I didn’t get a glimpse of any large trout. I took one good-sized grayling and checked its stomach content. Its gut was full of olive-coloured mass, including a few pupae. The fish could clearly afford to be in a selective mood.
Samuli Kirkkomäki, Tyrnävä