Modern Spey Rods and lines

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Spey casting is a traditional Scottish style of fly casting which utilizes long two-handed rods. Dating back to the 18th century, the original rods from the River Spey measured 16 to 20 feet long. However, …

Umba right now

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Most of our beloved Umba river is free of ice by now. During the next couple of weeks, manager and head guide Nick Podolsky expect high water caused by all the melting snow in the …

What Are The Advantages for Spey Casting?

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Spey casting, originated in Scotland over 150 years ago, but has the following important applications for today’s angler: Easier – Requires less effort due to the ‘fulcrum’ created when you use both hands. Spey Casting …

Organizing the fishing.

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For Ponoi and Umba, Salmon Junkies camp manager will setup a weekly fishing schedule that suits the conditions and actual numbers of guest in camp and usually there will be a mid-day-rotation after lunch. This …

Panorama photos from famous photographer Patrick Allard

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I have just received these great panorama photos from famous photographer Patrick Allard. Patrick fished with us last fall in Umba, and it is some of his photos from this trip Patrick wants to share …

Today it is minus 30 degrees in Umba

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The photo is almost like from it was taken from David Lean’s grand and epic film Doctor Zhivago based on novel of Boris Pasternak. Totally covered in a ice and snow, our beautiful Umba lodge …

Be first in the firing line to greet the celebrated salmon from Yokanga.

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Salmon Junkies will be cooperating closely with the Flyfish Yokanga Group. Yokanga River is the gem of all the northern rivers on the Kola Peninsula. Yokanga equals heavy current, big boulders, tough wading and monster …

Peter Baxendale reports on a bear encounter on the Kola Peninsula where the fishing is not just about landing loads of Atlantic salmon

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“Dave” I hissed in my best stage whisper “there’s a bear behind you!” “Stop taking the rip Pete” Dave replied in his deep Black Country brogue. “No seriously Dave, there is one about 200 yards …

Umba River – Great June fishing

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Stefano Giovanardi with a 24Lbs Umba Whopper – Golden pool – June 2010 Low-priced and great Salmon fishing in the most gorgeous surroundings. Umba answers everything a Salmon angler can ask for and really lift …

Ponoi river 2011 – Unparallel salmon fishing

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Salmon Junkies runs two different programs on the Ponoi and they are spread on a scale from luxury camps to wildlife-salmon expeditions and all guarantee you an unforgettable fishing adventure. Ponoi river Acha camp Acha …