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Fly Fishing Russia

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  1. I am using s self-made brush machine and making different dubbing mixtures and then brushes for all my flies, wet & dry.
  2. Your #2 is a great design! I love it! Want to tie some tonight!
  3. There lots of info on the topic at this website http://www.flyfishingrussia.com/
  4. For BIG articulated streamers (4-6" long, see attachments) I am using the line braided line for the harpoon gun. It is made in different sizes; normally I use 1.5 or 2.0 mm lines. See Articulated Grayling among the fly patterns of this site.
  5. A cool design! I am working on the similar "wobbler-flies" with a blade for a long time; they are VERY efficient even in unfavorable conditions like murky water, or "lazy" fish. These flies are catching different fish species including salmon and trout, char, grayling, different carps and basses, flounder, rockfish, etc. Below is one of the best flies of the series: Red Wobbler Fly. In sizes #8-4 it is catching Dolly Varden Char and rainbow trout. I am using it with 7 wt rod and sinking line in strong current, wading deep and casting downstream. You can see more on these "flies" in my blog http://www.flyfishingrussia.com/posts/408dea70-wobbler-flies-1 and in different posts of the same resource.
  6. Taimen is not very strong fish; each of its pounds will not fight as well as a pound of a trout. Still, it can be BIG. The one at the 1st image of this branch is my personal record. It took me about 15 minutes to land it with 10wt 15' 2-handed rod and 25 p test tippet. That river in some places has LOTS of snags, so I was really lucky to be able to bring the fish to the bank. The 1 st attachment - the Tugur River. Much bigger taimen were recently landed by my friends, gear fishermen. The one attached was over 40 kg (80+ pounds).
  7. Different types of "artificial base" for taimen flies. Top - a base with a hook on a steel cable for the dry mouse imitation (Drowning Mouse). The lower 3 strings with a lead & a hook are used for different wet artificial flies (see above).
  8. Articulated Intruder or Squid is tied on a string; it has long feelers made out of an ostrich feather. Another Squid tied on a plastic tube. The fly is weighted with lead eyes. "Classic" mouse imitation could be used day & night - on some periods the taimen is surface oriented. Drowning Mouse - a dry waking fly tied on a special articulated base with a hook on a steel cable.
  9. All types of Egg Sucking Leeches and Egg Sucking Wooly Buggers on 1/0 - 4/0 hooks are good taimen flies. The most useful color is black. Articulated flies (string flies) are the ones I use most often. This is an imitation of a spawning minnow. This grayling imitation is also tied on a "base" of String Leech and a hook in a tail. An imitation of a sculpin - String Sculpin.
  10. This is the fly with which the fish was landed.. kind of artificial streamer (or streamer on a string).
  11. Here I want to show some of the flies which I am using to catch the greatest salmonid fish - Siberian taimen. The fish at the image was landed a year ago, in the Tugur River (Russian far East). At that time taimen was 54" long, weight 63 pounds. Now it should be about 3" longer and much heavier..
  12. In May I had some active shad bites in the Delaware River for an inch long, bright wobbler fly. The fish was biting in slow pools (blind casting from a boat, with a sink tip).
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