147 SALMON FOR 8 RODS! Our first Autumn week has ended and what a fantastic week for our Italian, German and Danish guests despite lower water conditions – water temperature 16 C – and lots of sun. Umba has once again been generous to all our guests and the following weeks looks quite promising. 27 Salmon between 10-14 Lbs. 8 Salmon between 15-19 Lbs and 2 between 20-24 Lbs. As always BIG Autumn Chromers was lost every day. Umba veteran Morten Blichmann from Denmark thought he hooked the bottom of Christers Corner and after quite a while struggling to free the fly from the bottom, the bottom suddenly exploded and moved extremely fast downstream. Morten Blichmann almost lost his fly rod out of his hands as the fish went downstream, soon after he unfortunately lost the Salmon. Biggest Salmon was landed by Giovanni Pratesi from Italy, a beauty of 21 Lbs, sea liced. Welcome to the 20 Lbs Club!
Floating line and best flies for the week was the following – as always – Cascade, Red Butt and Hairy Butt, seize 6-8. In the honor and respect for Nick Podolsky and new fly was invented in the Umba camp. The Nick Podolsky fly took 26 salmon all together. Picture will follow later.
PS: Please note Umba 2014 Season is about to get fully booked, if you haven’t made reservation yet and want to go, please send an email to Anne Mette as soon as possible: firstname.lastname@example.org. Please state your preferred week(s) 2014.
PPS: If you want to fish for the Biggest and Meanest Steelheads in the world, we still have few rods left. Again, please send an email to Anne Mette as soon as possible if you have any interest: email@example.com.
You can read more about our Skeena program here ( Steffen Juhl and Kåre Lundquist will be your host)
Or watch our Skeena movie here
Stay tuned for more reports from Salmon Junkies Heaven:)…what a week:)
All the best,