Norway, Days 3 and 4: And Then. . .It Happened


This 20-pound Gaula Atlantic salmon was a great reward on the first cast of Day 4.
Photos by Sandy Hays

After three fish were caught by anglers in our group during the first two sessions yesterday, Sandy and I were raring to go when we headed down to the lower beats on the Gaula, closest to the ocean, after. . .

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Norway, Days 1 and 2: Getting into the Swing of Things


The “sunset” at 11:30 p.m. silhouettes an angler on Norway’s Gaula River.
Photos by Sandy Hays

Greetings from Norway, on the banks of the Gaula River(pronounced GOW-la). My friend, Sandy Hays, and I hopped a flight out of Newark on Saturday evening and landed in Trondheim the. . .

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Follow Our Adventures in Norway All Next Week


My buddy, John Bleh, with a Gaula salmon he caught last June.
Photo courtesy John Bleh

I’m off to Norway next week to try to fulfill one of my angling bucket-list items: to catch a big, wild Atlantic salmon. I have caught Atlantics before, on Ireland’s River Moy, and it was a great. . .

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Video: Ted Williams and the Atlantic Salmon

Here’s a very cool piece of fly-fishing history found on Youtube: a 1960s production of “Ted Williams and Salmo Salar.” In this half-hour production distributed by Sears Roebuck & Co. . . .

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