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This blog is dedicated to flyfishing which is the most interesting fishing method.
I am living in the Russian Far East, love fishing and travel, flyfish since 1986.

Publications of the blog author

Popular books

Sport fishing in the North-East of the USSR. 1990. Magadan Publishing House (Russian). 107 pp.

Flyfishing the Russian Far East (Russian) - 2007, 304 p.

Popular articles published in Russian magazines:

"Vokrug Sveta" Magazine (Around the World), Russia:

6-2004 – "The Galapagos Islands"

Nakhlyst (Russian flyfishing magazine):

0-2002 - "Siberian taimen"

1-2003 – "Lenok"

4-2003 – "Floating the rivers of the Far East"

1-2004 – "Wild Salmon Center"

1-2004 – "Your first trip to the Russian Far East"

2-2004 – "Shadows in the sea" - fly-fishing in Florida Keys

4-2004 - "Amur River predators"

1-2005 - "Macucuau" (report on trip to Brazil)

3 (13) - 2006 - "To stock or not to stock?" (trout in new waters - pro and contra)

4 (14) - 2006 - "Intruder. Plug tied out of feathers"

5 (15) - 2007 - "Lessons of the flood. One more trip to the Im River"

1 (19) - 2008 - "In slack water. Catching chum & coho in the flood"

2 (20) - 2008 - "Intruder" - step by step

4 (22) - 2008 - "The Amur River Expances" (at the Khokhlatskaya channel near Khabarovsk)

1 (23) - 2009 – Catch-and-release" (Do the released fish really survive?)

2 (24) - 2009 - "Toothy stranger" (Amur pike)

3 (25) - 2009 - "Catching Lenok and Grayling" – coauthor A.Bondarenko

4 (26) - 2009 - "Trout in Armenia"

1 (27) - 2010 - "One more Tunguska River" (tributary to the Amur River)

2 (28) - 2010 - "Read the Great" (the “out-of-hand” cast)

3 (29) - 2010 - "Brook Grayling"

4 (30) - 2010 - "«The Rough» from the Chaivo Bay" (flatfish with a fly)

1 (31) - 2011 - "At the freshwater Sea" (Khanka Lake)

3 (33) - 2011 - "Tym River impromptu" (Tym River in the Sakhalin Island)

4 (34) - 2011 - "Self-made Stripping Basket "

1 (35) - 2012 - "Against the Canons" (unusual, non-classic flies – part 1)

2 (36) - 2012 - "Against the Canons" (unusual, non-classic flies – part 2)

2 (40) - 2013 - " The cradle of modern fly fishing" (Delaware River, USA)

3 (41) - 2013 - "Marsh trout" (Patagonia, Rio Gallegas Chico)

3 (45) - 2014 - "From Chile to Argentina" (the best sea-trout river - Rio Grande, Patagonia)

4 (46) - 2014 - "At the Tikhaya River" (hard to reach river in the Western Kamchatka)

Rybolov-Elite Magazine ("Elite-Fisherman", Moscow, Russia)

Fall 1994 - "Sakhalin Taimen" - p. 8-9

Fall 1994 - "Salmon River - Yama" - p. 54-55

4-1998 - "Pacific Salmon Prefer Fly" - part I, p. 52-57

5-1998 - "Pacific Salmon Prefer Fly" - part II, p. 30-36

4-1999 - "Kamchatka Steelhead" - part I, p. 58-63

5-1999 - "Kamchatka Steelhead" - part II, p. 56-59

6-2000 - "Rainbow Smelt Fishing near Magadan" - p. 22-27 (ice-fishing in the sea)

5-2001 - "Koppi River" - p. 64-73 (sea-run taimen & cherry salmon fishing, Sea of Japan)

3-2002 - "Sportfishing for Squid" - p. 117-120

1-2003 -"Cod and Saffron Cod" - p. 102-103 (fishing through the ice of the Sea of Okhotsk)

3-2003 - "Tugur River" (Siberian taimen fishing)

4-2003 – "Wild rainbow of the Shantar Archipelago" – p. 74-89 (Shantar rainbow trout)

5-2003 – "Inya River" – p. 90-100 (floating and fishing the Inya River, Sea of Okhotsk)

6-2003 – "Slash-ice" – p. 52-57 (charr fishing in November, Magadan)

2-2004 – "Last Ice" – p.2-4 (ice fishing for herring in Magadan)

3-2004 – "Krilion Peninsula" – p. 116-125 (South-western Sakhalin)

4-2004 – "Rio Negro" – p. 132-141 (Brazil)

5-2004 – "Amur-the-father" (Fish and fly-fishing in the Amur River)

6-2004 - "Equador Fishing" (Fishing in mountainous rivers of Equador)

1-2005 - "Kamchatka Steelhead Trout" - part 1

2-2005 - "Kamchatka Steelhead Trout" - part 2

3-2005 - "Im River" (fishing in tributaries of the Amgun River, Amur drainage)

4-2005 - "Keta River. July" - (Siberian taimen fishing in the Bichi River, Amur drainage - part 1)

5-2005 - "Keta River. October" - (Siberian taimen fishing in the Bichi River, Amur drainage - part 2)

6-2005 - "Yama River" (floating and fishing the Yama River near Magadan, Sea of Okhotsk)

2-2006 - "Uchur River" (float-trip on the Uchur River, Aldan drainage)

3-2006 - "Varzina River Salmon" (Atlantic salmon fishing in the Varzina River - Kola Peninsula)

4 -2006 - "In Search of the Sea-Run Taimen" (fishing for Hucho perryi in the Koppi River, Sea of Japan)

4-2006 - "New Record of Russia" (143 cm Siberian taimen landed with a fly)

5-2006 - "Coffee Waters - Porridge Banks" (Amur River fishing with a fly)

1-2007 – "Penka River" (Kola Peninsula fishing)

2-2007 – "Spring in Mongolia" (taimen fishing)

3-2007 – "Fly-fishing the Sea of Okhotsk"

4-2007 – "Big charrs of the Bolshoi Shantar Island"

6-2007 – "Short rod for pelagic fish"

1-2008 – "Wobbler flies"

3-2008 – "Anti-wobblers"

4-2008 – "Asp fishing in the Manoma River" (flathead asp, Amur River)

5-2008 – "Many-sided brown trout" (Kola Peninsula, trout & sea-run trout)

1-2009 – "Articulated flies" (flies for big predators)

2-2009 – "Amur River Ice-Fishing" (fishing for whitefish, burbot, ide, and pike)

3-2009 – "Amur Whitefish" (trip to the Udyl Lake)

4-2009 – "In the Suntar-Khayata Range" (Yudoma and Urak Rivers)

5-2009 – "Fall, North-Eastern Sakhalin, Dagi and Val Rivers"

6-2009 – "Amur Crabs in the Bureya Sea" (ice-fishing for pike)

3-2010 – "Nabil River and Nabil Bay" (north-east of the Sakhalin Island)

4-2010 – "Jurassic Fishing in Patagonia" (trophy trout in Argentina)

4-2010 – "Poronai River, Hot July" (Poronai River, Sakhalin Island)

1-2011 – "Amur Pike ice-fishing"

2-2011 – "Two off-seasons" (early and late fishing for grayling and lenok)

3-2011 – "Patagonia know-how" Part 1

4-2011 – "Patagonia know-how" Part 2

5-2011 – "Patagonia know-how" Part 3

1-2012 – "Belly-Ups" (New type of a wobbler fly)

2-2012 – "Kamchatka – land of many rivers" (Fishing in the Levaya, Avacha, Paratunka, Vorovskaya, and Udova Rivers – part 1)

3-2012 – "Kamchatka – land of many rivers" (Dolly Varden char, sockeye, pink, chum, Chinook– part 2)

4-2013 – " A beautiful stranger" (on flyfishing for the rare cherry salmon)

3-2014 – "Six days in Africa" (fishing the Bijagos Archipelago – part 1)

4-2014 – "Six days in Africa" (fishing the Bijagos Archipelago – part 2)

1-2015 – "Ice fishing in Lower Amur (Amur grayling and lenok fishing through the ice)

4-2015 – "Coral circles of the Heaven" (Alphonse atoll of the Seychelles – part 1)

5-2015 – "Coral Circles of the Heaven" (Alphonse atoll of the Seychelles – part 2)

1-2016 – "On the opposite bank of the ocean" (spring Chinook in Oregon, USA)

3-2016 - "One more record!" (new flyfishing records on taimen from the Tugur River)

4-2016 - "Fishing in Big City" (marine & freshwater fishing near Tokyo, Japan)

6-2016 - Switch Rods

Rybolov Magazine (Fisherman), Moscow, Russia

5-2005 - "Gift from Podya" (fishing for yellowcheek and other Amur River predators with a fly)

1-2009 - "Sharpening of the ice-auger blades"

2-2009 - "Amur sleeper needs special approach" (ice-fishing)

2-2009 - (M.Yukin) "Holey-head Flies"

1-2010 – "Dead Season" (mid-winter ice-fishing in the Amur River)

9-2010 – "At the dyke" (fishing the Pemzenskaya channel of the Amur River near Khabarovsk) – coauthor A.Bondarenko

4-2011 – "Amur River spinning" (coauthor A.Miskevich)

5-2011 – "Amur River spinning" (coauthor A.Miskevich)

6-2011 – "Amur River spinning" (coauthor A.Miskevich)

7-2011 – "Handy anchor" (self-made lead anchor)

3-2012 – "Pike Filleting Know-How"

7-2012 – "Wnen we will get back to Portland" (sea-fishing at the Atlantic coast of USA)

1-2013 – "At the Emoron channel" (peculiarities of ice-fishing at the Amur River)

10-2013 – "Kamchatka rainbow" (fall fishing in the Raduga (it means rainbow) River in Kamchatka)

5-2014 – "From Piltun to Chaivo" (fishing in the bays of the Sakhalin Island, part 1)

6-2014 – "From Piltun to Chaivo" (fishing in the bays of the Sakhalin Island, part 2)

8-2014 – "Pacific rockfish" (black rockfish near the Oregon coast)

2-2015 – "With a frog" (ice-fishing for lenok near Khabarovsk)

6-2015 – "Kur River snakeheads" (trip up the Tunguska River near Khabarovsk)

Zov Taigi Magazine (Voice of Taiga), Vladivostok, Russia

1-2003 – "Catch-and-release Fishing" - p. 50-54

2-2003 – "Wild Salmon Center" - p. 62-65

3-2003 – "Flyfishing" – p. 52-55

4-2003 – "Amur Grayling" – p. 64-69

1-2005 – "On Fishermen and Big Fish" – p. 50-55

Popular articles published in foreign languages:

“Secrets of Siberian White Lake” (strange fishes from the unique Elgygytgyn Lake, Chukotka) – in the Natural History Magazine (USA); November 1992

"Siberian Taimen" – in the Salmon Trout Steelheader (USA - www.amatobooks.com): V.39, # 8, May 2006

Le Taimen de Siberie – Voyages de Peche (France): April-May 2007 (taimen fishing, Bichi River)

En quete du “sea-run taimen” de Sakhaline - Voyages de Peche (France): June-July 2010 (Sakhalin taimen fishing)

The list of the main scientific articles published in English

Chereshnev I., Nazarkin M., Skopets M., Pitruk D., Yabe M., Shinohara G., Suzuki N. 1999. Annoteted list of fish-like vertebrates and fishes of the Tauisk Bay (northern part of the sea of Okhotsk) // Workshop: Origin and biodiversity of fishes in Far-East Russia and Northern Japan. Nov. 8-9, 1999. Faculty of Fisheries, Hokkaido university press. P. 11-13.

Chereshnev I.A., Skopets M.B. 1999. New data on the morphology and biology of charrs of Elgygytgyn Lake (Central Chukotka). In: Intern. Soc. Arctic Charr Fanatics. Inform. Series. N 7. (Proceed. of the 8 and 9 ISACF workshops). Univ. Main Printing Office, Orono, Main. U.S.A. P.93-99.

Chereshnev I., Nazarkin M., Skopets M., Pitruk D., Shestakov A., Yabe M., Shinochara G., Suzuki N. 2001. Annoteted list of fish-like vertebrates and fishes of the Tauisk bay (northern part of the Sea of Okhotsk). // Biodiversity and ecological status aloug the northern coast of the Sea of Okhotsk. Vladivostok: Dalnauka. P. 64-86.

Skopets M.B., Upryamov V.E., Chelnokov F.G. 1998. Data on the freshwater fish fauna of the Penzhina Inlet drainage and the forecast of the gold mining impact. Ibidem. P. 43-44.

Chereshnev I., Nazarkin M., Skopets M., Pitruk D., Yabe M., Shinohara G., Suzuki N. 1999. Annoteted list of fish-like vertebrates and fishes of the Tauisk Bay (northern part of the sea of Okhotsk) // Workshop: Origin and biodiversity of fishes in Far-East Russia and Northern Japan. Nov. 8-9, 1999. Faculty of Fisheries, Hokkaido university press. P. 11-13.

Skopets M.B. 2002. New data on the fish-fauna of the Olen’ya River and Bolshoe Lake (Bolshoi Shantar Island, Sea of Okhotsk) // First Internat. Symp. On fish biodiversity of the Amur River. Khabarovsk. P. 46-47

Skopets M.B., Antonov A.L. 2002. Diversity and condition of population of salmonid fishes of some mountainous tributaries of the Amur River system // First Internat. Symp. On fish biodiversity of the Amur River. Khabarovsk. P. 47-48

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