New Russian rivers

“The ASR – tough and beautiful. As always.”

Now that Mikael Frodin has finally arrived at the Kharlovka river following Russia Federation military exercises (it happens; you make way), he has written an entertaining blog post.

The ASR delay allowed the Swede to visit some new Russian rivers; he explains:

“Our day on Ura started with me losing a fish after like 15 minutes. That was our only contact. But I must say Ura was a fantastic river with some pools to dream of. Clear, beautiful but now with too few fish.
Next day we checked another option, Titdovka.”

“Some flies give a close to magical impression – they speak to you and you just know they’ll produce takes”

– Mikael Frodin

In the event the day meant more on the social side of fishing and no fish were caught here but it was fascinating to read of this Kola Peninsula adventure and to see that salmon flyfishing legend Mikael, who I first met at the T&S Kelso angling fairs over a decade ago, retains his charisma in bucket loads (with the addition now of a rather nice big grey beard!).

MF on the Kharlovka

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