In Umba there is always a chance of catching a salmon over 20lbs Every day – Every week – From May until October

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I have physically spent nearly half of my time on the Kola salmon rivers during the last twenty years, and even at home I don’t think there has been a single day without dreaming about …

Spey rods

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Purchasing a Spey rod in today’s market is not an easy proposition. Each rod manufacturer now produces anywhere from 3 to 23 different Spey rods with varying lengths, line weights and rod actions. With so …

“One cast can change your day…maybe your life” – A wonderful tale by Marcy Stone

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I will most certainly take the word “maybe” out of that quote. Never have I believed in a quote about fishing more than this one. Partly because I had read it over and over again …

Santa Claus came late (or early?)

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I just received an awesome new stick for the upcoming season – A G. Loomis 12`½” #7/8 GLX Stinger. Perfect for surface fishing in Umba, and Varzuga The 12`1/2” GLX is A surprisingly powerful 12’6″ …

Umba Summer Karma

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When we arrived at the Umba River at the end of May 2011 it felt more like the end of July. Thanks God Umba’s backcountry is vast, so we survived with pride and good fishing. …

Important information for our Ponoi guests – Helsinki – Murmansk (MMK) Private chartered jet

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For 2012 charter flights will operate in the period 12 May – 29 September as follows Departs Helsinki Saturday 9 am, arrives Murmansk 11:55 AM Depart Murmansk Saturday 1:05 pm, arrives Helsinki 1:55 PM. All …

Dear Salmon Junkies

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Follow the Spey Warriors in Junky World 2011. In Umba there is always a chance of catching a salmon over 20lbs. every day – Every week – From May until October. In the six-week period …

“There are many Salmon lodges on Kola – Why should I go to Umba?” We’ll keep things simple and we will give you our top reasons.

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Umba has so many unique advantages, which in our opinion makes it the obvious choice for the dedicated salmon angler looking for high quality accommodation and fishing. And last but not least – at very …

CHOOSING A SPEY LINE

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There is a mind-boggling array of fly lines on the market – all with different names; “Spey”, “Skagit”, “Scandinavian”, for example. Knowing which one to choose for the two-handed spey rod you have is very …