Thursday 26 July 2012

Different age of Salmon groups. Autumn - winter - spring mix.

                                                                     Part 1

                    By the end of the first week of June in the river Chavanga the mix from salmons has collected. The first of them have entered into the river in the last autumn, the second were rather fresh spring fish who has got to the river during the period after an ice drift. Water temperature was saved at very comfortable level in 12 degrees. Thanks to it both basic groups of a salmon were active. Salmons who stood in the river in a current of winter had only small violet shade. Spring salmons had not time to lose purely silver colouring yet. But to the middle of June when water temperature has come nearer to 14-15 degrees, it became appreciable that autumn fishes quickly lose silver colour and more and more accumulate grey and brownish shades. Thanks to cold water all salmons actively reacted to flies of provoking colouring. By the end of the first week the size of hooks it was possible to reduce with 6 to 8 numbers, but still there was effective an orange colour of baits in a combination to aggressive presentation. 
              Only one surprise – Shrimp was not effective as usually, salmon want to eat something with a black wings.  Casts downstream and across with presentation near a bottom on sinking leaders (lines) were effective enough. But to the middle of the second week the period of aggressive catching has practically ended. The period of delicate catching at a surface, the period of local presentation of a fly, time of mending began.

                                                                    Part 2

The  casting technic  down and across  stream       is   effective enough. Especially this type   is popular among the European  fishers. After a cast these anglers not made  any manipulations with a line . The current straightens a line, then an leader and a tippet. The fly drifting downstream is developed on the straightened tippet and  follows downstream a line  on a diagonal traectory . It is possible to define approximately speed of movement of aflyat such technics. Sometimes on a rapid current the fly passes on a diagonal behind a cord about 25 metres of all for 5-7 seconds.  5 meters\5 second!!! At the bad casting technics  , the fly operating time is reduced about insignificant 2-3 seconds for one cycle.
 One of signs of an existing problem is that fact that the overwhelming majority of attacks occurs in the end of this movement, since the moment when the fly stops on the line that is  completely straightened downstream. There are many explanations to it, but the most real consists in that, that only during this moment the fly starts to work and involve a salmon. That is, the fly should be stopped. Proceeding from my practice, the fishers using one-hand fishing-rods, are more inclined to change of the habitual technics and is more often apply mending what to stop or brake fly movement downwards. Owners of two-handed anglers are less inclined to change technics of presentation of a fly. Though technically it is not difficult.

  Upstream mending considerably reduces speed of drift , much more increases time of effective work of a fly in water. Hence, the quantity of attacks of a salmon which ignored earlier quickly moving flies considerably increases. Especially the mending technics     upstream  is necessary for presentation of fly of the small sizes, in the conditions of low water and at catching on a current among stones when we are compelled to investigate everyone separate flow.

Wednesday 25 July 2012

Salmon fishing. Chavanga half of salmon season.

                                            NEW!!!  Chavanga river.

                                              Half of salmon season.  

Part 1

Half of season of catching of a salmon remains behind us. As we also expected, our forecasts have appeared correct. The river condition, level and water temperature have appeared almost ideal for catching of a salmon. Rather warm winter favoured to preservation in the river of  autumn salmon. The water level in the river was saved rather high till the end of June. After two dry seasons the river was comfortable for coming a fresh salmon running from the sea. Now I will give only the brief information on results of catching during first half of June. The largest fish had 94 sm at length, the best result - 45 salmons on one fisher. The best fly in the first weeks of June - Nothern Autumn, a variant of well known  Cascade fly.  

Part 2

On the river Chavanga the salmon extends in regular intervals enough on all river. Here it is a lot of the places convenient for parking and for spawning. Therefore, unlike the river Strelna, beginning catching from the mouth of the river Chavanga we meet salmons of the most different age.
This year was successful enough for the river Chavanga. In the autumn a considerable quantity of a large salmon has risen in the river from the sea. These large fishes in the size from 80 to 90 sm have occupied the most convenient vacation spots. But there came such hours when these fishes became more active and attacked a flies the same as also fresher fishes in 3 - 3.5 kg. The problem consisted that these large salmons not so reacted to usual atractors flies, type  of Shrimp or Willy Gun. During the last years I had a opinion about flies successful for catching of these fishes  . These are flies in the size 8-12 with prevalence of black colour and accent from orange and silver details. For example, silver ribbing and an additive of a feather of a gold pheasant in a black wing. In some places, with a silent current, is better to use  palmering   from a golden feasant   feather of bloody colour  . The feather strengthened mobility of details of a fly in not too fast water. I will tell about presentation of a fly separately.   Last years some double hande rod anglers use technics of active presentation of a fly. It is more useful  during big spring water season  and is hardly good for the middle of June when we need to change our presentation for non agressiv salmons.

voyage peche, salmon fishing in Russia, PĂȘche au saumon atlantique, pesca peninsola di Kola, peche au saumon Russie,