A trip to the amazing Varzina River, Kola Peninsula, Russia in search of a big silver Atlantic salmon fresh off the sea. The river is small and dramatic with numerous rapids and amazing pools starting only seven kilometers from the sea.
A trip to the remote Siberian mountains in search of giant arctic char. A story of how Ilya Shebovich, managed to research photos from the nomadic reindeer herders and lead us on an amazing adventure into one of the wildest frontiers.
In the middle of the rugged tundra sits the amazing Ryabaga Camp on the Ponoi River, Russia. It’s an incomparable place if you consider the river averages 30 or more Atlantic Salmon per-rod per week and has done so for more than 20 years.
A journey of mammoth proportions covering more that 1000 kilometers on the Lena River, crossing the Arctic Circle twice, fishing 10 far-flung Siberian rivers targeting big taimen, lennok, grayling, pike and the first fly caught Russian nelma.
The Tugur River, a remote watershed 500 miles northwest of the city of Khabarovsk on the eastern side of Russia. Deep in the Russian Far East and part of the Turgusky Resevre, it’s a place with huge hucho taimen that feed on large pink salmon.
In 2005 I was fortunate enough to be invited by fly fishing explorer Ilya Sherbovich on my first trip to the remote rivers of Siberia. This adventure took us to two rivers, the Bisuke and Olanjok, in Yakutia province in search of taimen.