You know what? Passion for flyfishing breaks the language barriers.
I’m from Finland and my mother tongue is Finnish. A handy language to get by in Finland, among the 5 million people who live here. But go anywhere else in the world, and guess how often I’ve met someone who speaks Finnish? Once! And I’m quite surprised that even that one time has occurred. In Japan I met Hide-san, who astonishingly spoke perfect Finnish. He’s not flyfishing enthusiast, but we did go fishing once… felt like the fishing trip would be appropriate to mention =).
So that was the only time I’ve met someone who outside of Finland spoke Finnish, without any Finnish origins.
But what is the actual point of my ramble, and how it all relates to flyfishing?
I’ve put together a small fun e-booklet of my 5 methods on how to implement more chances to go fishing into your life. And then as a bonus I included my check-list of planning a dream flyfishing trip to my favorite grayling and trout waters in North Sweden. Including one special coordinate. So that it’s actually possible to go and see for yourself, why it’s one of my all time favorite fishing destination. Including few pictures, to get to the mood. Pretty nice and fun stuff, I would say.
Now the only problem was, that it’s all written in Finnish. Good stuff for those 5 million Finnish speakers (out of which, not quite all of them love flyfishing, weird as it is). But perhaps few of you would find it interesting as well. So now we get to the point, how flyfishing breaks the language barriers. I know a guy from Canada, who very skillfully speaks and reads absolutely no Finnish. But who is full-on enthusiast about flyfishing. And we tested out what he could get out from my Finnish text. And the answer was absolutely all the essentials, (with the lovely help of Google Translator of course). I think that is amazing.
I will not put you through the funny content that Google produced. Since it talks plenty of flying and aviation, instead of flyfishing. Even though, I’m sure you would get the difference of flyfishing compared to flying and fishing.
Actually, with my Canadian friend, we have put together the same e-booklet for you in English. You will get it free of charge. It’s my thanks to you for following and supporting my early steps with Kajana Club and my fly fishing journey.
Click here to get the English version as a free present: http://kajanaclub.com/flyfishing
Or click here, if you want the Finnish version : http://kajanaclub.com/perhokalastus