The first fresh salmons have already been caught – Christopher Robinson report from Varzuga

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There is quite a lot of snow in Varzuga, however it is melting fast and last night the temperature did not drop below 4⁰C, the river continues to rise and although we still have some …

What to Bring? Fishing tackle. Clothes and accessories – The following list may inspire for the upcoming dream trip to Kola

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The weather is very unpredictable on the Kola peninsula, and it can change dramatically within very short time so it will be very sensible to bring both something that will keep you warm and dry …

FISHING UMBA IN AUGUST

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Some of you may have the preconception that August is a summer month, replenished with mosquitoes, subtropical weather and swimming in a lukewarm river. Not so. Being so far north and east the summers on …

Thorsten Strüben – The best Salmon flies available on the market

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In order to be a good Salmon flytyer it means that you have to know one or two things about Salmon. You also have to know what specific flies the salmon likes, depending of the …

Thorsten Strüben’s beautiful interpretation of the one of the most all-round flies ever made – The Willie Gunn

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Butt: fine oval gold Tinsel Tag: fluo orange Flatbraid Tail: orange Fluofiber Body: first half/ golden flatbraid Body: Second half/ old gold dubbing Ribbing: medium oval gold Tinsel Bodyhackle: sunburst and orange hen hackle Wing: …

The Umba Tiger – By Thorsten Strüben

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Yet another awesome fly from Thorsten – Sure that thing will stir up some Umba whoppers Umba Tiger Butt: Fine oval gold Tinsel Tag.: orange Flatbraid Tail: orange Fluofiber Body: golden Flatbraid Ribbing: medium oval …

Saracione Fly Fishing Reels

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If you are looking for an absolutely gorgeous, exquisitely crafted, highly dependable fly reel, Saracione is where the engineering hits the river. Seriously. Saracione fly reels are fished, preform like champions, and are collected by …

Grand Varzuga

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

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 …