FLY FISHING for Sea Trout: Float Tube/Pontoon Boat Fishing on Gotland | FLY TV – Gotland Silver
– My name is Steffan Jensen.
– And I am Robert Hansson. You are watching FLY TV.
Today, we are doing this: Sea trout fishing is
my biggest passion in life. I have fished in so many
different places around the world. The amazing thing about sea trout fishing
is that you never know what you will get. Sometimes you got a perfect day,
but no takes. Then you get loads of action
when the conditions are quite bad. It is the variety of
this type of fishing that amazes me. We are in the south of Sweden today,
on an island called Gotland. This may be the most beautiful spot
I have ever fished. The nature is just magnificent here. We will not wade fish as we normally do.
As you have seen us do before. We will target the sea trout from
float tubes and pontoon boats. We will fish further out and
hopefully get into some really good action. My name is Robert Hansson and
I work as a fishing guide on Gotland. I pretty much know every rock
and every inch of the coastline. It will be exciting to fish from
pontoon boats further out. It is quite windy today
and partly cloudy with some sunshine. I think we have a good opportunity
to get some good action today. Nice! Let’s get some trout. The water is nice and clear today.
We will start fishing in shallow water. We will work our way further out to
quite deep water with big rocks. We will be much more exposed
to the wind out there. – It is going to be exciting.
– And really good. The variation of the bottom is amazing.
It is not too calm in here though. We will probably get
some heavy wind later on. I have fished a lot for sea trout
from a float tube or a pontoon boat. But I have not fished from
the water here on Gotland before. This is very exciting. The spot we are fishing is a big area
with good bottom variation. It is very deep where we are right now,
you cannot wade here. I would not be able to get
a fly line or a fly out to here. It is not like a drop-off at the shoreline,
it is slowly descending into deeper water. This spot has a good bottom all over,
the fish could be more or less everywhere. We need to fish it fast
and see if we can locate the fish. When we want to cover
a big area like this- -it is good that the pontoon boat
has oars so we can move quickly. You can cover much more water. You do not have to be afraid
if you end up further out. You can always put the oars in
the water and row back in. And you still got control of the fins. Every time you fish you can always
steer the pontoon with the fins. It is like the best of a float tube
combined with the best of a rowing boat. You get the best of two worlds. The fish hopefully thinks the same. I pretty much always fish
for sea trout with two flies. To always have
a second option for them. This is my go-to set-up
that I feel very confident using. It is a jiggy fly in the back
and a pink shrimp further up on the leader. This is one of my two basic set-ups. I use this one when
the water is getting a bit warmer. I prefer using a shrimp here instead
in early spring and during winter. Maybe a small gammarus.
That is a good set-up for colder water. He caught a fish.
Really? Awesome! Nice, Steffan! This baby just took
my Magic Minnow orange and pink fly. Good, Steffan! I think he is more or less done. A little slim,
but still a beauiful fish. Just make a quick release
into the water. Let’s see if there is another one home. A nice start here in the…. We are going to change spot now.
Just 650 feet or so. We had a nice start here,
but we will hit the oars now. When you are fishing from
a float tube or a pontoon boat- -you should always think about safety. Always wear some kind of life jacket.
I am wearing float underwear. It is also very good to fish
together with someone. If something should happen,
the other one can always help you. It is a very good thing to have
some means of communication. It is often enough with a phone,
but otherwise a radio might be good. You do not need any GPS connection
or network for your phone. This will always work. Buy one that is waterproof,
that is a good advice. The last but most important thing,
when talking about safety,- -is to not ever go out
if you feel uncomfortable. It does not matter if it is
a small lake or a big ocean. If you do not feel comfortable,
then just skip it. Do not be stupid, be smart. And take care. Even though you see me with
my rod under my arm- -I do not fish steady as many may think. Just steady roly-poly with
a lot of variations. Give it a good pause. I just had a bite when
I let the fly drop for a long while. This is a nice way to keep tension
in the line all the time. You are still in control of the fly.
It also helps me relax my shoulders. When fishing for many days,
things like that can really help. It might have taken a dropper.
It is a nice fish coming towards me. No, it is nicely hooked in the mouth.
I thought it was foul-hooked. It just swallowed that fly. What happened here?
I think it took both flies. That is cool. First, I had a strike
and then a slack line. I think it actually went
for both flies. We will have a closer look at it.
I can assure you that it is well-hooked. This is so strange.
It took both flies. I had a strike and tried to set the hook,
but it was just a slack line. Then all of a sudden,
I had another bite. It felt weird.
The reason was that it took both flies. Let’s see if we can have a look at her. Look!
Two flies. It happens more often that
I get two fish at once. This has never happened to me.
Two flies. Another nice silver.
Man, this is life. Gorgeous. Steffan, what do you say?
Time for lunch? Yeah, sounds good.
Let’s go in. We will change location again. We will go further away this time,
so we will load our stuff in the car. A new location.
It looks really amazing. Loads of structure and
very cool rocks. Robert, what do you call these? These are rauks.
That is what they are called. It is a very soft rock material.
The inner core is what is still standing. It looks like we are
on the moon or something. Let’s see if there is
any moon fish at home. Oh man, that is a nice fish. I am so happy that I have
this bonus fly on my leader. – It took the dropper?
– Yeah, the big pink one. Beautiful fish. I placed the fly in here,
I saw the fish moving in the surface. The fish was chasing the fly,
but it took so long before it took it. I thought I was doing something wrong,
but there it was all of a sudden. Super cool!
Great, man! Wow, look at this gorgeous silver.
It just smashed the dropper. – Man, what a nice fish!
– Great! –Well done.
– Thanks. Let’s get another one. It took this pink shrimp.
I always like to present another option. If I would only choose one,
I would fish this one. But I am happy to always
have a second option for them. Maybe I would not have
caught it at all otherwise. I am really happy about it. Fish on! That is a good fish.
It is very very windy. I saw the birds diving in here.
They are having a feast on small fish. I thought that they might not be alone,
so I took a chance and got closer. This baby came and ate my fly.
It is quite angry. It is a good fish.
Come on, baby! – Get in the net now!
– I am trying! Come on! I will get in the net. Beautiful. – Nice fish, Steffan!
– Thanks. The water was a bit coloured,
so I changed to a pink and orange fly. I chose one with a magic head
to push some water. That pink and orange fly worked perfectly.
Let’s put it back. We are in for
a short coffee break. Hopefully before the evening bite. We thought we would show you
what kind of equipment we are using. First of all, the rods. I am using a 7 weight Merisuola rod. It can handle big flies and a lot of wind. If the flies are extremely weighted,
I like to use an 8 weight. Merisuola actually means sea salt,
so it is made for salt water fishing. A good reel,
in this case a Kust reel. With quite big capacity,
if you hit one of the big guys. In this case,
it is a slow-mo shooting head. You like using a full length line? I like the full length line.
The XO line and Kust Sink 2. What about the flies, Robert?
Any special patterns for Gotland? I have a few ones to choose from. You do not have a girlfriend, do you? Shut up. I recommend my guests a lot of
dumbbell eyes flies for the movement. This is a brown fly with dumbbells. I use it as a quite effective
eelpout pattern. I fish it quite slow and jiggy.
It is one of my favourites. It is a great allround fly. Especially when you see
a lot of baitfish in the water. As you have seen today,
I like to use two flies. A pink fly like this
with some rabbit. Easy shrimp bison and chenille. It is kind of a shrimp imitation. A great option for
a fly further up on the leader. Further down on the leader,
I use many different flies. I have been using this jiggy fly today. I get a lot of inspiration from my guests.
A Norwegian guest introduced me to this. Like a good sand eel imitation
or a baitfish imitation? We actually have a TIE TV episode with
simple sand eel and baitfish imitations. Have a look! That is a great fly. I would like to add one thing.
I never leave home without shrimp flies. This is my go-to shrimp.
It looks quite natural. But it still got these fluorescent colours,
as you know I love. It has a nice movement.
It is a bit of everything more or less. This is usually the only
shrimp imitation you need. It looks really nice. I like this pattern. You can watch a TIE TV episode
on how to tie this fly. Last but not least,
the fly I have been fishing today. I actually do not know
what it is supposed to imitate. This is a kind of pink and orange
fluorescent thing that moves. It moves because of the magic head. This is a very good attractor fly
and it actually worked today. I caught all of my fish on it.
It is really good in murky waters. Where the visibility is low. This head pushes a lot of water. Sometimes it is a very good go-to fly,
and other times it is just too much. But today it worked. The last thing I think we should show you
is what kind of leaders we are using. – What length are you using?
– A bit longer than the rod. I use a 9 foot tapered leader. Then a piece of
straight fluorocarbon, about 0.30. I want you to remember something
if you are fishing fluorocarbon. Always bring every single piece of
fluorocarbon back home. Every single piece that you cut off,
as it will never decompose in the nature. Bring it back. The coffee break is over and
the sun is about to set. I think it is trout time again.
Let’s go out and give it a last go. Okay, so I got a double hook-up. The only problem is that
these are not sea trouts. Let’s see if I can handle it. Come on! They look like identical twins.
I have never done that before. I am fishing this tandem rig with
two flies on the leader at the same time. I got one on each fly,
but it was the wrong species. I would rather catch one trout
than two ide. At least it is good fun
when something is pulling your line. Let’s put it back. One took the dropper fly,
which is a nymph thing. The head fly is a Magic Minnow. Man, I really thought
it was a good sea trout. That messed me up. Let’s try and catch a sea trout. A strong one. I will try to turn it
around a bit. Again on the magic head. A bar of silver. Robert, a great day has come to an end. – Thank you.
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Thank you. Now it is done. English subtitles: Daniella Twedmark