The ­Grimsa ­fly ­fishing ­zone ­– ­challenging ­and ­beautiful

Interested in challenging fishing in incredible surroundings? Then Grimsa should be on your short list.

You don’t fly fish Grimsa because it’s easy. You fly fish Grimsa because you never stop learning. It is much more rewarding to get one difficult trout to the net instead of five easy trout.

If you put enough money on the table you can buy a big trout. You just need to travel to Iceland, Kola, New Zealand or any other dream destination for anglers. It’s that easy.

But you can’t buy a big fish in Grimsa. That is just not how it works.

When you manage to catch one of the easily spooked trout in this river you have only yourself to thank. Not your wallet.

Grimsdalen is one of Norways most stunning high mountain valleys and lies at the base of the Rondane Range, which supplies the river with cold, gin clear water. Photo: Bjørnar Hansen
The fact that the Grimsa trout are challenging makes it all the more rewarding. Photo: Bjørnar Hansen

The river flows relatively fast. The bottom structure consists primarily of gravel and small stones, with some sandy and solid rock sections.

Move slowly, and keep a good distance while fishing upstream. Take your time to study the river. Use your eyes more than you use your rod and you’ll greatly increase your chances of seeing the fish before they see you. If they see you first then it’s already to late, especially if it is a trout.

Remember that large fish can hold tightly into the banks.

Most of the meltwater running into Grimsa comes from the high mountains, and this river fishes best later in the season than for example Vangrøfta in Dalsbygda.

The fly fishing zone is 18 km long, and there are only 10 licenses sold per day. In other words you’ll have plenty of room to fish undisturbed. License sales open March 1st at 9:00 am.

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