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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.

Rafting the Uda River

This summer, record floods swept the Uda River valley, and all the is fish still hiding far from the main river bed, in the tributaries and side channels. In the main channels along which we were rafting, there was hard to catch even grayling or lenok. No food - no predators... In general, the trophy taimen, this time, remained uncaught.

Alt-Uda-flyfishing The direct route from Briakan airport is crossing high mountains

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Alt-Uda-flyfishing At this altitude September 21 is already winter

Alt-Uda-flyfishing The fog is covering the mountains

Alt-Uda-flyfishing Flying in the “milk”

Alt-Uda-flyfishing We have found some river and landed to wait the fog over

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Alt-Uda-flyfishing While we were waiting, I decided to go fishing. A blunt-nose lenok has eaten a pink nymph.

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Alt-Uda-flyfishing The forest is covering the hills as a bear skin

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Alt-Uda-flyfishing Finally this is the Uda!

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Alt-Uda-flyfishing We see dark forest water, lots of water..

Alt-Uda-flyfishing Landing at the pebble bar

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Alt-Uda-elk Far-eastern elk is crossing the river

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Alt-Uda-flyfishing-lenok The lenok in the Uda is something in between the sharp-nose and blunt-nose species. Is it a hybrid form?

Alt-Uda-flyfishing-lenok This strange lenok has no black dots at all

Alt-Uda-flyfishing The river is rather complicated in some places; it’s not so easy to drive the cargo raft along it.

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Alt-Uda-flyfishing Today we have the sauna

Alt-Uda-flyfishing Evening chatting

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Alt-Uda-flyfishing The gees are flying south; we also have to go home

Alt-Uda-flyfishing We are packing our gear - the helicopter should come today

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Alt-Uda-flyfishing Farewell Uda - till the next season!

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You ask: what about taimen? The trophy taimen Uda decided to postpone the meeting with us for next year.