The Cleanest Line
Gregory Fitz

Gregory Fitz

Gregory Fitz is a writer and angler based in Seattle, WA. Aside from his work with the Wild Steelhead Coalition, his essays have been featured in The Flyfish Journal, The Steelhead Journal, The Drake and This is Fly. He has written for American Rivers, the Ocean Conservancy, a number of fly fishing outfitters and travel companies and has performed his work during the Writers on the Fly reading tour.


Hammer time! Some of the crew responsible for bringing down the Lahnasenkoski dam on the Hiitolanjoki river visit for a not-so-fond farewell. Clockwise from left: Matti Vaittinen, Regional Council of South Karelia; Jasper Pääkkönen; Riku Eskelinen, Special adviser for the Minister of Environment; Sampsa Vilhunen, WWF Finland; Hanna Ollikainen, South Karelian Foundation for Recreation Areas. Photo: Ira Aaltonen

Finnish Breakthrough

Nov 18, 2019 November 18, 2019

Lately, Jasper Pääkkönen has been struggling to maintain his fish-life balance: high-profile acting projects keep interfering with days spent on the water. Pääkkönen had been working, and winning awards, as an actor in Finland long before recent roles on the television series Vikings and in Spike Lee’s BlacKkKlansman brought him international… Read More