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Seatrout in the Baltic

By Silja Longhurst


When going seatrout fishing and you are a novice to the sport, it can end up being rather frustrating. Hours and hours of casting, standing in cold water and freezing your various extremities (yes, even though I am a woman, I do freeze my toes too) are all part of spring seatrout fly fishing fun.

It gets even more frustrating if you go out fishing with a friend who is a so called ‘fish catcher’. Your friend is heaving fish out one after the other and you…nada, nothing, nix, not a single nibble. In these hours of distress you feel like breaking your rod and giving up fishing altogether! It is the darkest hour in your fly-fishing life, so it feels.