Kola Russia 2015 – Part 4 – Second Knee Litza River

The feeling of waking up in the extreme wilderness of the Russian tundra is magical. Apart from our group of 7 people there were nobody around for hundreds of miles, except for some reindeer and the occasional bear. We had 3 full days left of our adventure before the MI-8 helicopter would pick us up…

Kola Russia 2015 – Part 3 – Second Knee Litza River

This blog has not been updated for a while, but that is about to change. We have been fishing a lot these last couple of years and there are many tales to tell. Let us start with finishing the story about our visit to the Russian Kola peninsula in August 2015. The tundra taxi had…

Kola Russia 2015 – Part 2

After some days at Wulfs lair it was time to move on to the next location. While waiting for the helicopter to arrive I took the opportunity to catch the home pool trout we had seen rising occasionally. The crew also shared their experiences of the trip so far. We had seen some truly massive trout…

Kola Russia 2015 – Part 1 – Wulfs lair

In August 2015 it was time to visit our Russian friends and rivers in the east again. Our slot was week 34 so it was quite late in the season. In theory the weather should be more stable, there would be less mosquitoes but also less hatches in general compared to earlier in the season….

Los Roques – Flyslinging paradise

The rest of the week with the guide passed by quickly. We caught a lot of bonefish both on the flats and on the beaches of various islands. Now we were to fish the next week on our own without a guide. Getting around in the Los Roques archipelago is quite easy. There are many…

Day 4 – Hunting for sailfish

On the 4th day we went out into the bluewater west of the Nicoya peninsula hunting for sailfish and other pelagic open water fish. We rigged a #11 weight fly rod with a big streamer tied on a size 7/0 hook. We tied a weak point on the leader so that if we caught a…

Second day in Costa Rica

On our second day we went for some more in-shore flyslinging from the boat. The captain did really a good job maneuvering the boat so that the both of us could cast properly from both the stern and the bow of the boat towards the rocks. This was the day we got acquainted with the…