Minus 21 C. in Umba yesterday – Cool!

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Plus 24 C. in New York yesterday. Today the weather forecast promise plus 16 C. in Denmark. Yesterday morning Minus 21 C. in Umba. Umba Camp Manager Nick reported yesterday, that it is still winter …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …