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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.

Amur River, Dyke, July and August

Alt-Amur flyfishing redfin The fishing below the dyke requires technical wading and ideally — boots with good studs. It is very unusual in Amur where one normally wades on the sand & silt.

Alt-Amur flyfishing horse By July we have learned how to catch Mandarin bass with flies. It is rather easy if you are able presenting the fly close to the rocky bottom, and move it slowly, with stops.

Alt-Amur flyfishing fly offset hook The idea of this fly belongs to Andrey Bondarenko; this is one of the flies invented for the bottom presentation in snaggy areas. Such ones are also lost on the snags and rocks, but not as easy as regular streamers.

Alt-Amur flyfishing bass The Mandarin bass is true ambuscador; on some days it is attacking your lure or fly only after it stops for several seconds.

Alt-Amur flyfishing redfin Mongolian redfin is often caught in the same areas with the bass, but in the upper or middle layers.

Alt-Amur flyfishing skygazer A school of skygazers is always holding in 9-meter deep hole 100 meters below the dyke. On some days these predators (called Korean tarpon) come close to the dyke for feeding.

Alt-Amur flyfishing skygazer The name «skygazer» is given not without reason

Alt-Amur flyfishing white bream In Amur some non-predatory species (like this white bream Parabramis pekinensis) sometimes feed on small fish — and bite streamers (photo of Andrey Bondarenko).

Alt-Amur flyfishing carp This common carp had also decided to swallow a little fish (photo of Andrey Bondarenko).