Friday, July 30, 2010

Kamchatka 2010 - Avacha River

Preparation for the trip to Kamchatka includes tying numerous, very bright flies for salmon and charr

The main goal of the trip was participation in a fly-casting and fly-fishing seminar, which was organized by a tackle store Orbita Rybolova (Petropavlovsk-Kamchatski, Kamchatka, Russia)

Before and after the seminar I was able to fish the lower part of the Avacha River.  It is popular among the local sportfishermen.  Poachers are also plentiful. 

A gear fisherman with a little chinook and 3456 m Koryakski vlc as a background

Fresh pink salmon (June 20, 2010) with sea lice.  Pink salmon were biting pink and red flies.  The most efficient presentation was slow retrieve after a downstream (or downstream-and-across) cast.  The size of  the flies should be between #10 and #4

Little chinook (5 kg) caught with a fly

The fly which I was using - a yellow-and-blue String Leech

Tiny resident charr caught with a wobbler fly 

The same fly was also working well for anadromous Dolly Varden charr

Vilyuchinski vlc