Run through Jutland

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Run through Jutland

Post by Ramcatt » Thu Apr 23, 2015 10:59 am

(this is a long rambling about ponys and catching one fish with too many photos)

a few days after #tarplife I found out I would be going East
started doing the normal interweb digging and google translate
it lined up with opening day for Salmon up north
don't know shit about Salmon... but I know opening days are a circus
2 weeks to tie some flies and try to plan it out
#tarplife would turn to #trunklife

few days of obligations filled in with

the hotdog/ketchup/curry is a sure fire way to clear any blockage

Street meat is street meat
but this was damn good street meat


Then time for the interesting stuff
I don't fuck with stick in a new place... and the added benefit that an auto may equal an upgrade, since they are rare
car guy in broken english "you like german cars"
me "sure, automatic desiel?:
"yes, we have nice new mercedes... if thats OK"
here's my card
"sir your card is declined"
15min international call to the bank to find the is a hold on my card
the rental company from #tarplife almost simultaneously was hitting the card for the cleaning damages
hilarious that half a world away some dude is on the verge of handing me the keys to a brand new $80k ride
then its 45mins trying to learn a cars navi/bluetooth/ect in German

AND were are off
at 9pm

6hr drive to make a 6am shotgun start to the salmon opener
1am is the realization the 180km on 48hrs with 4hrs of sleep = time for a break
and the start of trunklife
didn't realize that i was 20ft from the border
luckily a nice convo with the local authorities got it all straight

2 hrs rest... back at it
Make it for sunrise and line up
up stream

down stream

This bridge stop gives all the access I'd need up or down
it is a completely different river than i'm used to
really no wading
you can see a weed line off the bank that is about knee deep with a sloppy mud bottom
the off that it drops to 6ft
no defining features... runs/riffles/rocks/seams... nothing
Other sections are straight off the bank to 6ft deep

So everything is from the bank and require anchors out in front and lift your fly and strip before the end of the swing

as the sun comes up, the wind starts
and it is fucking strong... white cap rollers upstream, with some gusts that knock you off balance



I decided to move up stream in the afternoon and check out if there is a break from the wind
classy ass shit


go back lower to see if the wind has died of... somewhat
In the morning I had seen some horses/ponys off in the distance
this time I see they are all grouped up and closer
and they are fucking with a sheep
I have no idea what kind of fuckery was going on...but
this ballsy little sheep kept making runs at the Ponys... then they would herd up and run at the sheep
twice I saw them run it over the bank and it almost went for a swim


i was half delusional from lack of sleep and found this fucking hilarious
and this is where things get a bit hazy
I have a moment of self awareness that I may need to eat something/ what the fuck am i doing taking pictures of a sheep/trying to talk with about how funny it is, all of whom speak no english
So i end up in a local grocery store in flip flops shorts and a t-shirt... on a windy 35* afternoon
aimlessly wandering

here is what i end up with... for 2 days of meals

that green bottle of "FUN"... which i thought would be like gatorade
its not
its super concentrate for making like 10liters of sports drink
i realize this after I chug half of it

back to the river


fish a bit
lay down to rest and i'm just about out cold and then i feel someone pull at my hat
I'll admit... i fucking jumped up and it scared the shit out of me
and anyone who saw it got a great laugh
sat back to pick up rod and pack... and it was right back on me
damn things low holed me the entire bend


a few stayed behind me and continual tried to chew on my pack
then the started nudging me... more and more
i'm not going to openly admit to slapping a Pony... but
they caught me off balance a few times

call it a day and make my bed

find some streetmeat

park at a train station
and pass out

1 issue with #trunklife is the shitting situation
its all well and good when you have the wilderness to conceal you
but on a vast wind swept Fjord... not so much
So at 6am i climb out of the car and brown-drunk I sketch around this small town looking for a spot
i speak no Danish and the only open business is the hotel and a pastry shop
luckily the hotel is unlocked and there is no one in sight
i feel bad for what happened next

So back to the river
and the wind is light and so are the crowds
I make a far walk to a bend that loaded with people the day before




mid river
it happened
hard take, loop yanked, and reel screaming
a few thrashes and I realized it wasn't the monster i hoped for... but it was still something
shrimp fly for the win



then for the 30hrs of travel

clean your gear and self at a rest stop

get some snacks

south testing out top speeds

cross the border

and home[/report]
Last edited by Ramcatt on Thu Apr 23, 2015 8:21 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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Re: Run through Jutland

Post by NeedmoreDEET » Thu Apr 23, 2015 11:12 am

Nice! High roller travel, huh?
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Re: Run through Jutland

Post by Heero[CntRmbrPwd] » Thu Apr 23, 2015 11:14 am

Awesome, Ramcatt. Been waiting to see how you made out. I know how disappointing it can be when the line goes tight and its a sea trout, not a salmon, but thats still a heck of a feesh.

Nice looking river, too.

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Re: Run through Jutland

Post by Heero[CntRmbrPwd] » Thu Apr 23, 2015 11:16 am

Also, surely the sheeps name is Pete.

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Re: Run through Jutland

Post by yard4sale » Thu Apr 23, 2015 11:56 am

FUK yes!

I think we need a Ramcatt hotel room kickstarter so we can keep gettting these TRs.
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Re: Run through Jutland

Post by SLSS » Thu Apr 23, 2015 11:58 am

Cool stuff. Almost a trip to Mars when you're completely on your own.

Congrats on the fish.

Only problem I see is that now you've had a ride worthy of that rod and reel, how are you gong to go back?
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Re: Run through Jutland

Post by Bruiser » Thu Apr 23, 2015 12:14 pm

Yeah the Drake sucks.

No offense to the magazine - but that ^^^^^^^ is the kind of reporting and photography that I like the best. :cool
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Re: Run through Jutland

Post by jessnuts » Thu Apr 23, 2015 12:27 pm


The River is Why.

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Re: Run through Jutland

Post by HPFF » Thu Apr 23, 2015 12:50 pm

That's the good shit...I feel like I just had one hell of an adventure before lunch break! :cool
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Re: Run through Jutland

Post by Transylwader » Thu Apr 23, 2015 2:14 pm

fukkin Rammers :cool
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Re: Run through Jutland

Post by FormerlyChaseChrome » Thu Apr 23, 2015 2:15 pm

How was Kim???...Surely better than International SAP n'est pas?
Nice trip Rams...stunning fish.


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Re: Run through Jutland

Post by woolly bugger » Thu Apr 23, 2015 2:23 pm

pretty damn awesome, I will try and catch an Atlantic in 2016!
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