As the new fishing season approaches we will run a small series here at the blog where we present our new Power Team members for 2018. The Guideline Power Team is very important to us. They are a key part of our success and we are proud of every team member. They work near the experienced staff of fly anglers inside Guideline and get a hands-on view of a company who has been developing fly fishing gear for 25 years. They also have an important role as pro staff on fairs and demo days, and not the least, to supply us with text and images for our social media channels. First out is Finnish fly angler Sanna Koljonen, and we would like to give her a warm welcome to the Guideline family!
With her twin sister Karoliina, Sanna was introduced to the world of fly fishing at the age of 13 but it wasn’t until 2014 when fly fishing became a big part of her life. What Sanna loves the most in fly fishing are the amazing places it takes you to, being in the nature, meeting likeminded easy-going people, continuous learning, and last but not least, catching big fish.
If you ask Sanna, fly fishing at its best is those beautiful hazy midsummer nights full of greenness and humidity, only the surge of the rapids, the mosquitoes and the laughter of good friends breaking the silence of the intensive anticipation rising from the presence of big fish. Sanna fishes for various salmonid fish species but the past few summers she’s been focusing more and more in salmon fishing – a trend that seems to continue also in the upcoming season.
Indeed, Sanna is an adventurer, a spokesperson for sustainable migratory fish stocks, a fish hugger and devoted catch and releaser but most of all, a salmon fisher. Once the season starts, you can find her fishing all around in Scandinavian rivers chasing the Baltic/Atlantic dream.
For more photos of Sanna’s adventures, follow her on Instagram @sannakoljonen
You can find all our Power Team members at our website here >>>