These were the Competition Waters to be prepared for in the championship 2001
Vindelälven, Malån and Skeppträskån, and the two lakes: Sörsjön and Hocksjön.
Vindelälven, Malån and Skeppträskån
Set in the semi-mountainous area between the Swedish alps and the coast the three rivers are quite different from each other. Malån is a fairly slow flowing river characterized by riffly runs and pools. With a rock and gravel bottom the river provides a mixture of slightly weedy quieter areas and faster rocky broken water supporting both grayling and brown trout. Skeppträskån could be described in similar terms, while Vindelälven is much bigger and stronger with very varying characteristics. There are fast rocky rapids with pocket waters and pools. In many views a huge, hard fished river and very hard to wade.
In August the grayling normally are up and feeding well on a variety of sedges while the brown trout are hunting for prey fish. Best flies include: Super Pupa, Red Tag, Elk Hair Caddis, Streaking Caddis and various nymphs like Hares Ear, also a variety of streamers.
Sörsjön and Lake Hocksjön
The much larger Lake Hocksjön has some nice bays and the shorelines and points are inhabited by numerous hefty browns. Best flies for both lakes include: Woolly Worms, Streaking Caddis, Ombudsman, various Nymphs and numerous midge and streamer/lure patterns.