Russia´s far east has always fascinated me. The vastness and remoteness of this enormous area makes Scandinavia´s deepest wilderness seem like an urban park.
And there is fish there, too: lots of weird and beautiful salmonid species, many of them unique to the area, as well as other interesting species. And there is very little real intel to be found online.
I stumbled upon this exciting website called Fly Fishing Russia the other day, and I thought I´d share it with you. The blog is run by fish biologist/flyfisherman Mikhail Skopets, and deals with, well, fly fishing in Russia. Highly recommended – check it out!
The above image shows Mikhail Skopets with what he refers to as a “good sized” Siberian Taimen – a fat 137 cm specimen. This kinda makes me wonder what he would consider a “big” taimen…