Sage TCX Switch Rod Review

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We tend to consider most switch rods to be ‘little spey rods’.  We swing flies a lot, and we fish Skagit-style heads a lot, so we basically never overhead cast our switch rods.  If you …

What Are The Advantages for Spey Casting?

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Spey casting, originated in Scotland over 150 years ago, but has the following important applications for today’s angler: Easier – Requires less effort due to the ‘fulcrum’ created when you use both hands. Spey Casting …

Panorama photos from famous photographer Patrick Allard

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I have just received these great panorama photos from famous photographer Patrick Allard. Patrick fished with us last fall in Umba, and it is some of his photos from this trip Patrick wants to share …

Salmon Junkies Varzugas watershed program 2011

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Salmon Junkies have managed to get some of the most attractive and enjoyable salmon fishing on the Kola Peninsula, as we have manage to get access to two of Varzuga’s most popular and fantastic fishing …

Astonishing new Umba map by Spanish painter Tono Puicercus, painted in watercolour.

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We are delighted to present Salmon Junkies’ new Umba map on our website today – a map we commissioned back in October 2010 from the famous Spanish Salmon Junkie and friend Tono Puicercus. Tono’s minute …

Vintage fly reels

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Fly fishing is an old and classic pastime, but in many ways no different from other industries. Sporting goods companies continually innovate and release new gear, driving consumers to buy the latest rods and reels. …

There are no bad Spey rods – just bad rod/line combinations.

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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 …

Ponoi river 2011 – Few open rods

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Salmon Junkies runs two different programs on the Ponoi and they are spread on a scale from luxury camps to wildlife-salmon expeditions and all guarantee you an unforgettable fishing adventure. Ponoi river Acha camp Acha …

Check out this awesome film

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What if fishing was so important that you would change your life to pursue it? You would focus your entire life around it and raise your family to appreciate every aspects of the sport for …