IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR THE PONOI AND UMBA SEASON 2012

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Welcome to The Salmon Junkies’ programs in Ponoi, Umba and Grand Varzuga – the following information will help you get a clear picture of the thrilling Salmon program you have signed up for – a …

Hairy Butt

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Last week I received a letter from a dedicated Salmon angler in Murmansk. In the letter he told me, that last year he caught 30 big Salmon on a fly pattern he found on Salmon …

Ponoi, Grand Varzuga and Umba 2012 – countdown for a new season in Salmon Heaven

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IMPORTANT VISA INFORMATION To obtain a Russian Tourist Visa you will need an invitation letter – Salmon Junkies will email your invitation letter during the month of April. For our Umba autumn program you will …

Situation report from Umba

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Our Jedi Warrior and camp manager Nick Podolsky mailed me yesterday a small report from Umba. Plenty of Snow everywhere. Temperatures between Minus 4 C. to Minus 14 C.  The first daylight have appeared after …

Chrome Winter Steelheads in Oregon

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We just got back from Oregon – Long story short. Our trip was a look into the most awesome Skagit community. However, it was also fancy Donuts. A very charming company together with some of …

Ponoi river – Acha river explore program

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Ponoi river – Acha river explore program: The explorative alternative for the challenging guy, who likes a bit of sweat with his salmon! The helicopter will drop of the team with two well trained guides …

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 …

6 open rods left in prime week – Grand Varzuga

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Salmon Junkies have managed to get full exclusivity on a long termed lease of more than 30 km of the most attractive and enjoyable salmon fishing on the Kola Peninsula – the famous Varzuga River. …

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 …