Fd: How did you get into making fly-fishing videos?
KFF: We all have been passionate about snowboarding and actually we became friends on the slopes and in the after-ski. We used to make snowboarding films and later on as we got hooked on fly fishing it was quite natural to continue filming, this time on the river banks.
Fd: What would you say to those who haven't yet tried Atlantic salmon on the fly?
KFF: Atlantic salmon is a fantastic fish! It is quite hard to catch, but maybe that makes it so fascinating and rewarding to fish. The Atlantic salmon is a strong fish and sometimes it is very tricky to get the fish accept your fly. When you get your first pull you are totally hooked.
Fd: What can you tell us about your latest film and why "Goofy Man”?
KFF: The film is about our first common trip to fish for Atlantic salmon in Norway and how salmon fishing has ups and downs. Even though salmon fishing is a very simple sport, it is full of myths and superstition. Sometimes we used to make jokes about the old school guys who are very deep in their own beliefs, like how many wraps you have tinsel on your fly or what colour of hat you have. We used to call those guys goofy men. We are quite modern fly fishers but of course we respect the traditions and have our own beliefs. In our opinion every fisherman is a bit of a Goofy Man.
Fd: Do you have any personal influences regarding filmmaking?
KFF: I'm a big fan of spaghetti westerns and other old school movies. Maybe our films have got a twist from these, especially the film's sound world. When talking about fly fishing films, Rolf Nylinder and Jazz & Fly Fishing are our biggest influencers.
Fd: What spots do you usually visit while making your films?
KFF: We like fast and deep waters, but we fish in many different types of places. We try to choose not so crowded spots when we are filming as it is also polite towards other fishermen. Our favourite spots are in Scandinavian Lapland, but we are happy anywhere if the rod bends.
Fd: What do you enjoy the most from making fly-fishing films?
KFF: I don't know one straight reason, but I think it's some kind of desire to capture wonderful moments. When you are filming fly fishing, especially salmon fishing, it is sometimes very frustrating. But when the action starts and you get a good shot it is very satisfying for everyone. When watching our own films during the darkest winter months, the good memories come to our minds and give us patience to wait for the next season.
Fd: What’s next for Kalaukko?
KFF: We have a lot of plans for this upcoming season. Of course salmon fishing, but maybe some mountain fishing in Lapland and pike fishing in the Finnish archipelago. Tight lines!
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