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Dear Salmon junkies

Within some weeks I will be leaving for Russia again – My Spey rods and reels are packed safely, and my fly boxes completely overcrowded with new flies.
I think this must be my nineteenth season in Russia and Kola. Believe me when I say that today it’s still with the same feeling and anticipation as the first times I travelled to Russia. Russia is indeed a fascinating and addictive country. However for a true Salmon junkie,  it’s the fishing that counts the most.
My plan is to stay in Murmansk a couple of days in order to finalise the last details for the upcoming season. 1st of June I will travel to Umba to set up the camp and meet the staff.

I will be available from time to time on my cell phone, but if you have any questions, I will kindly ask you to direct them to the office, where Anne Mette or Kåre Lundquist will help you if needed.

The upcoming salmon season in Russia is luckily just a short Spey cast away – Both Ponoi and Umba rivers will soon begin to drop after some weeks with flooding, so the overall conditions look promising from the start of the season.
Ponoi is fully booked and Umba almost– However for those of you who haven’t decided where to go in 2011, there are still some few opening for Umba.

Last availabilities for Umba 2011
4/6 – 11/6 – 4 open rods – Euro 2750
11/6 – 18/6 – 5 open rods – Euro 2750
18/6 – 25/6 – 3 open rods – Euro 2750
6/8 – 13/8 – 6 open rods – Euro 3100
13/8 – 20/8 – 5 open rods – Euro 3200
20/8 – 27/8 – Fully booked
27/8 – 3/9 – Fully booked
3/9 – 10/9 – Fully booked
10/9 – 17/9 – Fully booked
17/9 – 24/9 – Fully booked
24/9 – 1/10 – Fully booked
1/10 – 8/10 – Fully booked
8/10 – 15/10 – 3 open rods – Euro 3100

New program – Varzuga watershed:
Kitsa river 18/6 – 25/6 – Euro 3400
Kitsa river 25/6 – 2/7 – Euro 3400
Pana river/M. Varzuga 25/6 – 2/7 (3 days each camp) – Euro 3400

A lot of equipment has already been shipped to Russia, and I feel confident that we are ready for a new wonderful season. For all the many Salmon Junkies travelling with us to Russia in 2011, I want to say that I really look forward to meeting all of you wonderful people again – Good old friends as well as newcomers. I can assure you, that we at salmon Junkies will do our best to provide you with an unforgettable and wonderful fishing trip.

Salmon Junkies will of course keep our web page updated with reports and news on the season in Ponoi and Umba, so please stay tuned during the entire season on <>  < <> > for news from Salmon Heaven

Tight lines and screaming reels to all of you

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