To give you an idea just how incredible the footage in "One Year in Abborrträsk" is, I was moments away from posting the full 20-minute Swedish version without a word of English in it. Luckily, I was able to track down the English edition, and trust me, it's worth stopping your day for.
"One Year in Abborrträsk" by Martin Falklind is a one-year film journey through the fishing seasons in Northern Sweden. From stunning arctic char, 15kg (that's 33lbs) pike on topwater ducks, to enormous perch, this video has everything you could ask for in a fishing film. However, where this video really shines is the pike footage. The underwater shots of pike following lures are out-of-this-world cool, and the slow-motion topwater frog and duck strikes perfectly capture the power and explosiveness of these predators.
Even if you don't have 20 minutes to watch the whole thing, the first 4-5 will send you scouring the web for the next plane to Sweden. Enjoy.
The next time you go fly fishing for pike, make sure to do it with a fly reel that's built specifically to stop the largest freshwater lunkers out there, the Cheeky Boost 400. Packing away well in excess of 200 yards of backing and retrieving up to 12.5” of line per revolution, the Boost 400 will help you land more fish, period.