Thursday, June 26, 2008



At the lakes I decide to rest on a bench and that's how I met Stranger # 51. This is Juha, born and raised in Haninge. He works at Hylast, a company that customizes trucks. This was his first vacation day and he was thinking about going back home to get his fishing gear. Because that's his hobby. Although it's probably more than just a hobby, it's a way of life. Juha knows everything there is to know about fishing. Which he proved by telling me all I ever needed to know about the best technique, places and times to catch fish at Lake Rudan. He told me about a few sport fishing trips to Strömhult in Småland where a group of people pay for a few days fly fishing at one of the streams. They start early, at around five in the morning, have a few hours of rest around lunch time and then continue to late in the evening. Do you have any good fishing stories I asked. Sure, we were in Norway, at a place called Smöla. After fishing from land we decided to take a boat out and try cod trolling. After finding a good spot we started fishing. It was amazing he said, we were out for a few hours, and got hundreds of fish, so much that the boat almost sank! Any plans for a holiday this year I asked? Yes, I'm thinking about a trip to Älvkarlebyn. It's a great place to fish for salmon. I'm not into fishing myself, but I have eaten a fantastic salmon lunch at a hotel at Älvkarlebyn so that sounds like a great place for Juha to visit. This is my 51th photo for the 100 Strangers project. You can see the rest of my strangers in my Set.

1 comment:

Ming the Merciless said...

Good looking dude! Hope he caught some fish during his vacation.