I’m heading to Russia and Umba

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I will be heading to Russia tomorrow, the 10th of August. I plan to stay in Murmansk for a couple of days in order to finalise the last details for the autumn season in Umba. …

Something incredible sexy about the whooshy, swooshy Spey cast

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A long time ago, some smart Scottish people living on the river “Spey,” found they could cast farther, easier and catch more Atlantic Salmon using both hands.
End of the History Lesson! Today: Spey fishing is …

Letter from devoted Umba angler Orla Bertram Nielsen

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Despite my perseverance neither the Skjern, Varde or Stor River in Denmark have yielded anything this spring. 5 or 6 salmon have risen to my fly, but none were genuine takers. My frustration was of …

Poly leaders for Salmon

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One relatively recent development in the world of spey fishing is the broad use of polyleaders. Since polyleaders are a bit of a mystery to some folks, you can get some useful information reading this …

June memories

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Increased and efficient control in Umba has – as we anticipated – really begun to pay off. Due to the early spring all pools in Krivetz were fishable, which of course produced many fine salmon. …

SALMON JUNKIES NEW VARZUGA WATERSHED PROGRAM 2011

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Dear fellow fishermen Salmon Junkies have managed to get some of the most attractive and enjoyable salmon fishing on the Kola Peninsula. Salmon Junkies now have access to two of Varzuga’s most popular and fantastic …

Heading to Russia the 31st of May – look forward to seeing  you all!

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I will be leaving for Russia tomorrow the 31st of May. My plan is to stay in Murmansk for a couple of days in order to finalise the last details for the upcoming season in …

Hardy Perfect and Hardy Bougle

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The first Hardy reel patent was registered in 1888, and since then many patents have followed.  One of Hardy’s most popular reels appeared in 1891.  It was understandably called the “Perfect”.  It included most of …

Umba yesterday

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Situation report from manager Nick Podolsky Yesterday it was cold in Umba Air temperature +2 C Water temperature +5 C Good news – The level of water is dropping every day now – According Nick …

Dear Salmon junkies

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Dear Salmon junkies Within some weeks I will be leaving for Russia again – My Spey rods and reels are packed safely, and my fly boxes completely overcrowded with new flies. I think this must …