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Russia with... fly

by Jurij Shumakov

Part 6

Inventor Aleksander Ostapenko from St. Petersburg 
(guide from int. camp on Varzina river. Successful flies from camp collection.)

1. Red Head, variant (fly re-tied by me)

Red Head, variant, photo by Jurij Shumakov

Carrier: cooper tube, 1.5 inch
Body: rear 2/3: flat holographic silver tinsel, front 1/3 red SLF dub
Rib: oval silver tinsel on front 1/3
Wing: bunch of white bucktail, four strands of pearl Krystal hair
Front hackle: red cock
Head: red

 

2. Penka, variant (fly re-tied by me with the use of Serebrjanka hair and different flashabou)

Penka, variant, photo by Jurij Shumakov

Carrier: plastic tube, 2 mm in diameter
Tag: yellow SLF hanks
Rear Hackle: black cock
Body: rear conehead in size Small, middle conehead in size Medium, front conehead in size Medium
Wing: two strands of yellow lazer flashabou, first bunch of yellow Serebrjanka hair at front of rear conehead, yellow and silver holographic Angel hair, second bunch of ice blue Serebrjanka hair at front of middle conehead, blue and silver holographic Angel hair, 4 strands of pearl GlissN Glow, third bunch of black Arctic hair at front of front conehead, a few strands of black and red Angel hair, fourth bunch of black Arctic hair at front of front hackle tied in reverse, over four strands of black holographic flashabou
Front hackle: black cock
Cheeks: jungle cock
Head: black

 

Inventor and tier Aleksey Dushatin from St. Petersburg

The Grey (Sedaja)

The Grey (Sedaja), photo by Jurij Shumakov

Carrier: brass tube, 2 inch
Tag: flat gold tinsel and red floss
Tail: Parts of gold braid tubing used for body
Body: gold braid tubing
Wing: naturally brown bear, a few strands of pearl flashabou
Sites: a few fine grizzly feathers
Head: black

 

Inventor and tier Andrey Sokolov from Moscow

1. The Toad (Zhaba)

The Toad (Zhaba), photo by Jurij Shumakov

Hook: double, LOOP black nickel
Tag: gold oval tinsel and orange floss
Tail: black cock and teal
Body: fluorescent green dub
Rib: oval gold tinsel twisted with peacock
Wing: bunch of squirrel, bunch of black Arctic hair, over segment of teal feather
Front hackle: black cock
Head: black



My flies and variants of Kola original patterns

1. Pearl Blue

Pearl Blue, photo by Jurij Shumakov

Hook: double, Partridge Salar
Tag: flat silver tinsel
Tail: GP crest and segment of blue dyed teal
Body: Lagartun pearl mini flatbraid
Rib: oval silver tinsel
Wing: two strands of blue mirror flashabou, bunch of ice blue Serebrjanka, blue and silver holographic Angel hair, bunch of kingfisher blue Serebrjanka, 2 strands of blue GlissN Glow, bunch of black Arctic fox.
Roof: two segments of ice blue teal
Cheeks: jungle cock
Front hackle: ice blue cock
Head: black

 

2. Chapoma Spey, pearl variant

Chapoma Spey, pearl variant, photo by Jurij Shumakov

Hook: single, Mustad
Tag: oval silver tinsel and fluorescent red floss
Butt (rear and middle): black ostrich
Tail: red SLF hanks
Body: rear 1/2: pearl tinsel, front 1/2: mix black ice dub and STF dub
Rib: Lagartun oval pearl tinsel
Body hackle: Black long fibre cock
Wing: two strands of mirror flashabou, bunch of rusty brown Serebrjanka, cooper and gold holographic Angel hair, 2 strands of olive GlissN Glow, bunch of brown Serebrjanka, a few strands of Mörrum brown fine ripple flash
Cheeks: jungle cock
Front Spey hackle: GP breast feather
Head: black



3. Welsh Body

Welsh Body, photo by Jurij Shumakov

Hook: double, LOOP black nickel
Tag: oval gold tinsel
Tail: GP crest and red cock
Body: rear 1/2: peacock oval Lagartun tinsel, front 1/2: Welsh twist
Wing: two strands of red mirror flashabou, bunch of red Serebrjanka, red, blue and silver holographic Angel hair, bunch of light blue Serebrjanka, blue, red and silver holographic Angel hair, bunch of black Arctic fox
Roof: whole teal feather dyed blue
Cheeks: jungle cock
Front hackle: black cock and blue guinea fowl
Head: black

 

4. Golden Olive Beauty

Golden Olive Beauty, photo by Jurij Shumakov

Hook: double, Partridge salar, silver
Tag: flat gold tinsel
Tail: GP crest
Body: golden olive silk
Rib: oval gold tinsel
Body hackle: yellow cock
Wing: two strands of yellow mirror flashabou, bunch of yellow Serebrjanka, yellow and gold holographic Angel hair, bunch of golden olive Serebrjanka, olive, chartreuse and red Angel hair, bunch of black Arctic fox, over a few strands of peacock
Roof: whole teal feather
Cheeks: jungle cock
Head: black

 

5. Rusty Nasty Salar

Rusty Nasty Salar, photo by Jurij Shumakov

Hook: double, Partridge salar, black
Tag: oval gold tinsel
Tail: GP crest and teal dyed red
Butt: red ostrich
Body: black floss
Rib: oval gold tinsel
Wing: two strands of orange mirror flashabou, bunch of light orange Serebrjanka, copper and gold holographic Angel hair, bunch of Mörrum orange Serebrjanka, cooper, light brown and red Angel hair, bunch of Mörrum brown Serebrjanka, cooper, over a few strands of peacock
Roof: whole teal feather dyed brown
Cheeks: jungle cock
Front hackle: naturally light brown badger cock
Head: black

 

6. Kola Orange Spey

Kola Orange Spey, photo by Jurij Shumakov

Hook: double, LOOP black nickel
Tail: GP crest
Body: pearl tinsel
Rib: oval gold tinsel
Body hackle: soft long fibre orange cock
Wing: two strands of orange mirror flashabou, bunch of orange Serebrjanka.
Roof: whole teal feather dyed brown
Head: red

 

Den Vanliga (Swedish fly), my variant for Kola

Den Vanliga (Swedish fly), photo by Jurij Shumakov

Hook: double, LOOP black nickel
Tag: flat gold tinsel
Tail: GP crest and teal
Body: large oval tinsel
Wing: two strands of yellow lazer flashabou, bunch of squirrel (in the middle section of body), copper and silver holographic Angel hair and pearl mirror flashabou, bunch squirrel, over a few strands of fine Mörrum brown ripple flash
Roof: two sections of teal
Cheeks: jungle cock
Front hackle: natural badger and ice blue cock
Head: black

 

 

List of some well known flies from other salmon countries, 
which were proved as workable ones on Kola Peninsula rivers:

Akroyd Varzuga, Chavonga, Strelna, Chapoma

Allys Shrimp Both South and North coast

Castle Killer West of Murmansk (Titovka, Ura, Kola)

Collie Dog North coast (Varzina, Penka, Sidorovka, Drozdovka)

Comet - Kola

Den Vanliga Umba, Nizma, Pana

Dunkeld Varzuga, Umba, Pana

Black Bear Green Butt - Both South and North coast

Black Bear Red Butt - Both South and North coast

Garry Kola, Varzina, Ponoj

Green Highlander - Both South and North coast

Greenlander - North coast (Kharlovka), West of Murmansk (Titovka, Pechenga)

Magpie Belousikha, Titovka

Monroe Killer Umba, Rodvinga

Nobody - Belousikha, Tutovka

Red Sundy - Both South and North coast

Patha - North coast (Varzina, Penka, Sidorovka, Drozdovka)

Sill ala Rolle Titovka, Western Litza, Ura, Kola, Umba

Templedog - Both South and North coast

Thunder & Lightning South coast

Torsken West of Murmansk (Titovka, W. Litza, Kola)

Undertaker - South coast

 

Because at the end of the day, for me personally, nothing beats the wild, controversial, and really uncivilized Northern salmon of the Kola Peninsula who test our flies. J

The article ends with some flies that I use for the spring conditions on Kola Peninsula rivers. 
Go there
(part 7).

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