What fly-fishing guide Daniel Nordvall doesn’t know about the noble art of fly fishing, clear mountain lakes and flowing waters is hardly worth knowing. His goal now is to teach women to love fly fishing.
– The world of fly fishing is quite male dominated. It would be healthy to mix it up a bit. That’s why I offer women-only courses, Daniel explains.
Joining someone who has been fishing since adolescence gives the fishing experience more, sometimes unexpected, dimensions. A course with Daniel is more than casting techniques and fly tying. What he tells you as you mess about trying to make the perfect Klinkhammer – well, at least something that vaguely resembles a fly – gives a nuanced picture of fishing as a sport. Concepts such as sustainable fishing and shared responsibility give us new insight.
Practice makes perfect
If you’ve decided on the women-only basic course in the beautiful mountain village Årrenjarka you’re probably excited, you’ve read a lot about fly fishing and watched youtube clips of glassy mountain lakes and fast-flowing rapids. It doesn’t look that difficult. After just a few minutes practice on land you begin to understand that a) casting requires space, and b) a tangled line in the bushes behind you is most annoying – and time consuming.