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Håkan Stenlund

Håkan Stenlund

Håkan Stenlund has fished, hunted and skied on every continent, but he settled down in Sorsele, Swedish Lapland, because “the fishing, hunting and cross-country skiing doesn’t get much better anywhere else.” His photography has appeared in Gray’s Sporting Journal, Men’s Journal, Outside, The New York Times and National Geographic—and, of course, on a Patagonia Fly Fishing catalog cover.


Photo: Håkan Stenlund

The Migration of Songs

Sep 14, 2017 September 14, 2017

If you walk your dog every day of the season for many years, you’ll soon start to recognize the changes. You’ll know when the songbirds are gone. And just how much you have missed them until they are back. This morning—as so many other mornings that I’m following the same… Read More

Photo: Håkan Stenlund

The Salmon Foxtrot

May 22, 2017 May 22, 2017

Back in Tokyo, for a break. Just in need of a change, you know, “to get away from things.” Having worked hard all summer long, there couldn’t be more of a contrast between reeling in salmon on a river in Swedish Lapland and heading to Tokyo. For me, working hard… Read More

Photo: Håkan Stenlund

Blame It on the Trout

Jun 9, 2016 June 9, 2016

At first light, a toucan comes flying over the patio and sits in an old tree in front of the house. The bird stares at me as I have my first sip of coffee. Then another toucan lands in the tree, followed by a whole flock. I get up and… Read More