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 …

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” – However let us try to keep it simple, and start here. TAPER A good rule …

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 …

Affordable June fishing in Umba river – The magical salmon river that will enchant your soul and forever remain in your heart

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Few Salmon Rivers on the Kola Peninsula, or in the world for that matter, have had such a spellbinding and deeply felt effect on Salmon anglers from all over the world. For many of them …

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 …

A description of our Grand Varzuga stretch, by Kola / Varzuga veteran Philip Bowden Smith. UK.

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To our many Varzuga guests travelling with us to Grand Varzuga in 2012 – Print out this very detailed description and bring it with you for your upcoming trip to Salmon Heaven. 1. The camp …

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 …