Jarkko Suominen

Jarkko has been competing actively in fly fishing already for 15 years. He is internationally the most experienced and most successful competition angler in Finland. Jarkko has been a part of the Finnish national team for 10 years already. Besides having two national individual championships, he has World Fly Fishing Championship Team silver and several other good placings (2nd in 2005 Sweden, 4th in 2009 Scotland, 2013 Norway and 2014 Czech Republic). Furthermore, he has several individual placings among the best ten anglers (4th in 2005 Sweden, 6th in 2010 Poland, 7th in 2013 Norway and 10th in 2004 Slovakia). In addition, he has the team silver medal in The America Cup (2013 Vail, USA). Jarkko’s strengths are his vast international experience and his versatility regarding various fishing techniques. Thanks to his long career in competition angling Jarkko is known to stay calm in every imaginable condition. Based on his long experience and wide social networks, Jarkko was among the first few international anglers selected to professional fly fishing competition tournament, Pro Fly Angling Tour, starting in summer 2014. The Professional Fly Angling Tour (PFA Tour) is a competition fly fishing league with benefits of financial reward.   The PFA Tour’s focus is to expand domestically and internationally to substantially increase competitors’ financial benefits while maintaining a commitment to conservation and integrity of the resources of all fisheries and watersheds. Read more about this event from Jarkko's blog.