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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.

The Upper Reaches of the Urmi River

Alt-Urmi-Amur-yellowspotted grayling The bottom of the Urmi valley has altitude about a kilometer

Alt-Urmi-Amur-yellowspotted grayling In the upper reaches Urmi is swift and shallow

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Alt-Urmi-Amur-yellowspotted grayling The only fish I was able to catch is yellowspotted grayling; it is considered a relative to the Upper-Amur grayling. In the Lower Amur this species is living together with the Lower-Amur grayling. Yellowspotted grayling is occupying areas close to the source of the rivers.

Alt-Urmi-Amur-yellowspotted grayling My lab at the river bank

Alt-Urmi-Amur-yellowspotted grayling The river has big gradient - over 1:100; the current during floods is very strong. You could see it by the size of the boulders at the banks.

Alt-Urmi-Amur-yellowspotted grayling A small tributary

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Alt-Urmi-Amur-yellowspotted grayling After a strong rain a small river with 15:1000 gradient becomes a torrent

Alt-Urmi-Amur-red lichens Unusual red lichens

Alt-Urmi-Amur-red lichens

Alt-Urmi-Amur-yellowspotted grayling This form of grayling is easy to distinguish from other grayling species by a yellow spot at the dorsal fin

Alt-Urmi-Amur-yellowspotted grayling Wet floodplain forest

Alt-Urmi-Amur-raspberry Wild Sakhalin raspberry

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