Wednesday, August 7, 2013

New book in English is moving to the finish!

I am finishing the English edition of my book.  I hope it will be printed in USA by 2014.

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Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Amur River in May and June, 2012

 Mongolian redfin, Amur River


Skygazer as heavy as a dog

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Monday, May 21, 2012

Big fly, small fish...

It is considered top sport to catch a big fish with light tackle, thin line and small hook. Sometime the wrong things are happening — with a serious tackle one is catching something small, or very small. Some fish from our catches fit a matchbox with only a tail sticking out.

See some more photos here

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Casting and fly-tying seminar in Chita

On May 3-7 I was invited to Chita (Eastern Siberia) by the local fishing club; I have conducted a fly-tying and spey-casting seminar. 

 At the bank of the Ingoda River upstream from Chita

The fishermen are working on the single-handed spey casting

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Wednesday, May 2, 2012


The fish dwell in water, and the water is often works like a mirror – or a lens.  I want to share some interesting optical instants which I was lucky to see during some outdoor trips.  The eyes of a live fish reflect its surroundings.  We underestimate the quality of these reflections – due to the small size and curvature of the “mirrors” the image is very small.   

Here you can see an attempt to magnify my own image from the eye of a 2 kg lenok.

See more in my new blog

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Flyfishing Seminar in Irkutsk

On request of the sport-fishing club «Mayak» I have conducted a casting and fly-tying seminar in Irkutsk, Siberia, Russia, in April 2012.

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The local flies used both on open water and through the ice, mostly for grayling and Arctic cisco.

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Belly-Up - a totally new fly, part 2

A little Siberian taimen landed with a pink Belly-Up

The second part of the article on the Belly-Ups

The sea-run herring, shad, caught in the Delaware River in May 2011.  The bright Belly-Ups are a good choice for the non-feeding fish.