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Old 08-25-2005, 09:41 AM
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Thanks Juro- I shall post pics asap. I was affraid that Malcolm might have something to say about my new found love for the Willie Gunn (the fly obviously!!). We had over 500 flies with us in over 50 patterns, and as usual, I only fished a handful of patterns although I did change flies and leader about 15-20 times a day as you are constantly fishing over BIG fish and you just don't want to take any chances with worn leaders or blunt hooks. As I have said already, I would recommend the Rynda to anyone- not only does it have great fishing, the professionalism in every aspect of Peter Power's operation is astounding. I am definitely going back as soon as I can afford it!!!
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Old 08-25-2005, 09:59 AM
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Thanks for the great report. I've been there a couple of times and look forward to when I can afford it again. Nice that you got a chance to fish the Zolotaya . . . it's an amazing little river. Did you get a chance to fish the Litza?
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Old 08-26-2005, 02:13 AM
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Bill, I didn't fish the Litza or Kharlovka only Rynda and one day on the Zolotaya. I would love to go back and fish the Rynda again and I would quite like to fish the Litza aswell, it apparently fished better than the Kharlovka in our week. Which of the 4 rivers have you fished?

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Old 08-26-2005, 04:19 AM
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Hi Marcus
I've fished all four rivers and enjoyed them all immensely, they're all different. I've fished most of the Litza and the Kharlovka to above third waterfall. I've only spent a day on the Rynda and Zolotaya, but enjoyed them both. I do find myself thinking about the Litza a bit more than the others. All great rivers, though.
Glad you had such a good time. Would love to get back there.
Bill
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Old 08-28-2005, 05:42 AM
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Just got back from Rynda, we all had an excellent time but the conditions were once again against us. It started off perfect, cool and overcast then the wind picked up and blew all the cloud cover away to leave us with blazing sunshine and very strong winds. I broke my personal best twice this week with fish of 18 & 28 lbs. Most of the fish were coloured but I did manage to land 2 fresh fish. I lost about 8 fish this week which is far more than I normally do and 1 of them was a monster which was on for 10 mins before the hook came out. Going to start saving hard so i can return to the Rynda again but dont know when I will have saved enough.

BA did there usuall trick with me and lost my rods on the way out so I had to use the Sage rods at camp (nice rods but too fast an action for my casting style I prefer my 15' B&W Powerlite Speycaster). I have now got them back but when I arrived at Heathrow BA didn't know if the rods were in Germany, Manchester or London but they turned up at a neighbours house (nice to know that their baggage tracking system works).
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Old 09-01-2005, 04:18 AM
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Hi Wilbert,

good to hear from you again! My brother and I also had a fantastic week(32.nd). The Zolotaya was a little paradise, athough i didn't catch a fish that day. It was too warm/sunny. But I've lost the biggest fish i have ever had on the rod (40+?/Russian Pool), the LOOP double hook#10 wasn't strong enough! I also hope to be back in Russia next year ( 2nd. or 3rd. week in June?). The guide was great(Vadim) and the organisation was perfect, again.

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Old 09-01-2005, 10:17 AM
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Bone I would love to fish Rynda at the end of June but it is far too many $$$ for my budget (roughly zero last time I dared to look) don't know when I will be back but i will be back again 2007??. I know what you mean about Zolotaya, very nice small river. I lost a fish and had one splah at a bomber but it didn't take so ended up with no fish but still had a great time. It was good fun looking at the fish in Russian pool from the clif, my guide was watching 2 large fish come out of their lies to within an inch of my fly open their mouth and then sink back down without taking. At 1 piont I was bouncing a willie gunn on a fish's nose but it still would not take or move out of its lie.
Its allways the big ones that get away that you remember, I am still having dreams / nighmares about the very big fish that I lost in Tolstoi but it is these things that keep us keen and coming back for more.

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Old 09-01-2005, 11:44 AM
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Sven - good to hear you guys had a good time. After all the reports I thought we would be in for a real bonanza on week 34, but low and behold yet another arctic heatwave set in! Personally I had a few grilse and a 19 pounder on the last day, which really made my week. I lost 2 other large salmon on the friday/sat morning that will be turning over in my mind for a very long time!! By Rynda standards, it was a fairly lean week, but most people either caught or at least got into some serious fish, and a great time was had by all both on and off the river. Zolotaya was lovely too, but with low water and a blazing hot day, it was hard to fish with much confidence!

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Old 09-02-2005, 07:19 AM
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What was the final count for the Rynda? Shame you had a 'lean' week but it is always AMAZING being out even if you are not catching as many as you expect!
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Old 09-02-2005, 07:52 AM
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note, i did say it was 'lean' by Rynda standards. We had 80 for the week, which is a fair bit down on all the other (record) august weeks this year. But frankly, its still more than enough for the 12-14 rods that were fishing, and, as i said, the big fish certainly made up for the many blank days. to my mind the longer you go without a fish, the better it is when the line finally goes tight - its nice to have a mental challenge when fishing for salar
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Old 09-03-2005, 05:04 PM
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Russian/Home Pool on Zolotaya

Good to hear you all had a great time at Rynda- what a special place. I had a day of fishing which I'll take to the grave with me on the Zolotaya- just incredible. A friend of mine spotted a big fish in Russian pool, and proceeded to put no less than 100 casts over the fish with various flies. It eventually took the fly, ran upstream and threw the fly in fast water. Within 10 mins it had returned to it's lie and once again Jim was covering the fish cast after cast. Believe it or not, after about another +-200 casts, (out of frustration?) it took the fly for a second time, this time heading downstream and once again(!!!) threw the fly! What my mate what thinking I'll never know, (probably spurred on by the size of the fish) but sure enough the fish returned to it's lie again and Jim being Jim didn't give up. The fish eventually (another 150-200 casts?) took his fly for a 3rd and final time and low and behold after a long and tedious battle on a 5wt trout rod the hook stayed and Jim's biggest fish (23lbs) to date was netted! Determination pays off!

What an amazing little river!
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