Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Anyui River - first fiishing with flies in 2009!

Anyui River near Khabarovsk is swift stream with chum salmon spawning grounds. In April the ice in the areas with current melts, and it is possible to start flyfishing.
It is time when you can use skies, boat, ice-auger & flyrod on the same day. Ice-fishing did not bring success, but nymphing was good! There was a hatch of tiny stone-flies, but no surface activity of fish. We were catching Amur grayling & lenok (2 forms) with shrimp imitations near the bottom.
Amur grayling
Lenok (Siberian trout).

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