Wrap up - Fishing in Finnmark 2014

Wrap up - Fishing in Finnmark 2014

Late booking

Due to late booking we ended up with the last week of the season. This is not a good idea due to the lack of fresh fish in the river and people who are eager to fish as much as possible before the season is over.

Internet gone wild

To be able to work in the cabin we have a research project running at all times trying to optimize our Internet connection. Last year's best result was about 1.5 Mb/s with unstable speed and ping times. This year we upgraded with a special ordered antenna from DealExtreme.

After mounting the antenna on the roof we had to fine adjust the direction based on a constant download and signal-to-noise ratio. We ended up with pointing the antenna in a 90 degree angle west of the real placement of the base station. My guess is that the reflection from the mountain gives the best signal in this situation.

All in all we're satisfied with a 2.8 Mb/s download and a 1.5 Mb/s upload speed with ping times around 60-80 ms.

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Getting there

Getting there

To get to our favorite fishing spot we have to walk, wade and fight our way through the wilderness. The best way to stay comfortable is to by the right gear. The best we've found in waders and outerwear is by far Simms. There is nothing comparable to their products.

Wading in the rainWading in the rain

There is no problem wading in the rain. Even the backpack is water proof.

Fly fishing

Fly fishing

Well ok, I guess this is the main reason for going here. Late August fishing for salmon is known to be tricky. The fish has been in the river for a long time and all has settled down. How are you supposed to fool a pool in perfect harmony..? Well, I'm not going to reveal our secret, but we caught some nice fish this week.

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First fish by Roy.

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Second fish by Roy.

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And finally I caught the biggest fish of them all :)

Bone fire celebrationBone fire celebration

We had to celebrate with a real fire.

Going home

Going home

See you next year!