Monthly Archives: May 2012

Russian wanderlust

Charles Rangeley-Wilson calls them the salmon refugees. I think I know what he means but I am not running away, or more to the point have not been driven away by anything back home. A sense of pure and raw … Continue reading

| 3 Comments

Friday Photograph

Riverside Surveys’ Kolamap: a useful work of art with 31 rivers and tributaries on the peninsula listed.

| Leave a comment

NFC Gaula, Week 31, join me out there

It’s the week of the 2012 season when July will turn to August and it’s a week when the beats of the Norwegian Flyfishers Club rotation fishery should be heaving with salmon of all sizes. Catches range from three to … Continue reading

| Leave a comment

Varzuga Варзуга!

It’s a brand-new 2012 season and the Kola’s Varzuga continues to amaze although I’ll stick my neck out and say that a bumper week this week (after incredibly high ice-melt water last week) was always on the cards. Nevertheless, yesterday … Continue reading

| Leave a comment

Ross’s new salmon-fly website

Ross Macdonald is one of Scotland’s finest fly-tyers. I have caught a few salmon on his flies and they are absolutely deadly. Now the inventor of the incomparable Park Shrimp has a new website which is smart, artistic and best of all … Continue reading

| Leave a comment

Friday Photograph

Friday Photo

They’re not all fresh, especially in August. Here Daniel Stephan helps unhook a fish caught by one of the guides on an afternoon we all fished together on the lower, E beats of the Norwegian Flyfishers Club on Norway’s Gaula.

Continue reading

Image | Posted on by | Leave a comment

Big, dirty Russian river

22052010828

Lower Varzuga’s Heli Pool – but this shot was taken exactly two years ago when the river, although high, produced about 230 fish to five rods. This week has been much more

Continue reading

| 2 Comments