Nick Podolsky – The “Woodoo” man from Umba

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Beside being our fishing head guide and manager of Umba Lodge, Nick is also a living legend.

Nick Podolsky career started after a visit to Sweden in 1996 where he was introduced to one of Sweden’s finest craftsman in the “Carving buisness”. Today Nick Podolsky’s carved masterpieces are world famous, and you can find Nick’s fish from Moscow’s Kremlin to the Royal Swedish palace in Stockholm. Those of you who have been to Farlows wonderful tackle shop at Pall Mall Street in London have probably noticed some of the many carved fish hanging on the walls – Yes – they comes from Nick

Nick’s outstanding work has to be the best souvenir you can bring back home after a fishing trip to Russia.

Next generation of Podolskyes are on the move  – Nick’s oldest son Daniel Podolsky, has already been working as Fishing guide in Ponoi river for many years. Besides being a great fishing guide, Daniel is a true artist with a Spey rod

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