Travel and flyfishing in the Russian Far East

      

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        M.Skopets,  list of the main popular articles:

1. Articles published in Russian:

 

"Vokrug Sveta" Magazine (Around the World), Russia:    

6-2004 Ц "The Galapagos Islands

 

Nakhlyst (Russian flyfishing magazine):           

0-2002 - "Siberian taimen" p. 29-37

1-2003 Ц "Lenok" Ц p. 64-67

4-2003 Ц "Floating the rivers of the Far East"

1-2004 Ц "Wild Salmon Center" - p. 4-7

1-2004 Ц "Your first trip to the Russian Far East" - p. 60-64

2-2004 Ц "Shadows in the sea" - p. 24-30  - fly-fishing in Florida Keys

4-2004 -  "Amur River predators" - p. 10-17

1-2005 - "Macucuau" (report on trip to Brazil

3 (13) - 2006 - "To stock or not to stock?" (trout in new waters - pro and contra)  

4 (14) - 2006 - "Intruder.  Plug tied out of feathers"   

5 (15) - 2007 - "Lessons of the flood. One more trip to the Im River"   

1 (19) - 2008 - "In slack water. Catching chum & coho in the flood"

2 (20) - 2008 - "Intruder" - step by step   

4 (22) - 2008 - "The Amur River Expances" (at the Khokhlatskaya channel near Khabarovsk)  

1 (23) - 2009 Ц Catch-and-release" (Do the released fish really survive?)  

2 (24) - 2009 - "Toothy stranger" (Amur pike)  

3 (25) - 2009 - "Catching Lenok and Grayling" Ц coauthor A.Bondarenko

4 (26) - 2009 - "Trout in Armenia"   

1 (27) - 2010 - "One more Tunguska River" (tributary to the Amur River)  

2 (28) - 2010 - "Read the Great" (the Уout-of-handФ cast)  

3 (29) - 2010 - "Brook Grayling"

4 (30) - 2010 - "ЂThe Roughї from the Chaivo Bay" (flatfish with a fly)  

1 (31) - 2011 - "At the freshwater Sea" (Khanka Lake)  

3 (33) - 2011 - "Tym River impromptu" (Tym River in the Sakhalin Island)

4 (34) - 2011 - "Self-made Stripping Basket "

1 (35) - 2012 - "Against the Canons" (unusual, non-classic flies)  

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Rybolov-Elite ("Elite-Fisherman", Moscow, Russia)

Fall 1994 - "Sakhalin Taimen" - p. 8-9

Fall 1994  - "Salmon River  - Yama" - p. 54-55

4-1998 - "Pacific Salmon Prefer Fly" - part I, p. 52-57

5-1998 - "Pacific Salmon Prefer Fly" - part II, p. 30-36

4-1999 - "Kamchatka Steelhead" - part I, p. 58-63

5-1999 - "Kamchatka Steelhead" - part II, p. 56-59 

6-2000 - "Rainbow Smelt Fishing near Magadan" - p. 22-27 (ice-fishing in the sea)

5-2001 - "Koppi River" - p. 64-73 (sea-run taimen & cherry salmon fishing, Sea of Japan)

3-2002 - "Sportfishing for Squid" - p. 117-120

1-2003 -"Cod and Saffron Cod" - p. 102-103 (fishing  through the ice of the Sea of Okhotsk)

3-2003  - "Tugur River" (Siberian taimen fishing)

4-2003 Ц "Wild rainbow of the Shantar Archipelago" Ц p. 74-89 (Shantar rainbow trout)

5-2003 Ц "Inya River" Ц p. 90-100  (floating and fishing the Inya River, Sea of Okhotsk)

6-2003 Ц "Slash-ice" Ц p. 52-57  (charr fishing in November, Magadan)

2-2004 Ц "Last Ice" Ц p.2-4 (ice fishing for herring in Magadan)

3-2004 Ц "Krilion Peninsula"  Ц p. 116-125 (South-western Sakhalin)

4-2004 Ц "Rio Negro" Ц p. 132-141  (Brazil)

5-2004 Ц "Amur-the-father" (Fish and fly-fishing in the Amur River)

6-2004 - "Equador Fishing" (Fishing in mountainous rivers of Equador)

1-2005 - "Kamchatka Steelhead Trout"  - part 1

2-2005 - "Kamchatka Steelhead Trout"  - part 2 

3-2005 - "Im River" (fishing in tributaries of the Amgun River, Amur drainage) 

4-2005 - "Keta River. July" - (Siberian taimen fishing in the Bichi River, Amur drainage - part 1)

5-2005 - "Keta River. October" - (Siberian taimen fishing in the Bichi River, Amur drainage - part 2)

6-2005 - "Yama River" (floating and fishing the Yama River near Magadan, Sea of Okhotsk)

2-2006 - "Uchur River" (float-trip on the Uchur River, Aldan drainage)  

3-2006  - "Varzina River Salmon" (Atlantic salmon fishing in the Varzina River - Kola Peninsula)

4 -2006 - "In Search of the Sea-Run Taimen" (fishing for Hucho perryi in the Koppi River, Sea of Japan

4-2006 - "New Record of Russia" (143 cm Siberian taimen landed with a fly) 

5-2006 - "Coffee Waters - Porridge Banks" (Amur River fishing with a fly) 

1-2007 Ц "Penka River" (Kola Peninsula fishing)

2-2007 Ц "Spring in Mongolia" (taimen fishing)

3-2007 Ц "Fly-fishing the Sea of Okhotsk"

4-2007 Ц "Big charrs of the Bolshoi Shantar Island"

6-2007 Ц "Short rod for pelagic fish"

1-2008 Ц "Wobbler flies"

3-2008 Ц "Anti-wobblers"

4-2008 Ц "Asp fishing in the Manoma River" (flathead asp, Amur River)

5-2008 Ц "Many-sided brown trout" (Kola Peninsula, trout & sea-run trout)

1-2009 Ц "Articulated flies" (flies for big predators)

2-2009 Ц "Amur River Ice-Fishing" (fishing for whitefish, burbot, ide, and pike)

3-2009 Ц "Amur Whitefish" (trip to the Udyl Lake)

4-2009 Ц "In the Suntar-Khayata Range" (Yudoma and Urak Rivers)

5-2009 Ц "Fall, North-Eastern Sakhalin, Dagi and Val Rivers"

6-2009 Ц "Amur Crabs in the Bureya Sea" (ice-fishing for pike)

3-2010 Ц "Nabil River and Nabil Bay" (north-east of the Sakhalin Island)

4-2010 Ц "Jurassic Fishing in Patagonia" (trophy trout in Argentina)

4-2010 Ц "Poronai River, Hot July" (Poronai River, Sakhalin Island)

1-2011 Ц "Amur Pike ice-fishing" 

2-2011 Ц "Two off-seasons" (early and late fishing for grayling and lenok)

3-2011 Ц "Patagonia know-how" Part 1

4-2011 Ц "Patagonia know-how" Part 2

5-2011 Ц "Patagonia know-how" Part 3

1-2012 Ц "Belly-Ups" (New type of a wobbler fly)

2-2012 Ц "Kamchatka Ц land of many rivers" (Fishing in the Levaya, Avacha, Paratunka, Vorovskaya, and Udova Rivers)

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Rybolov (Fisherman), Moscow, Russia

5-2005 - "Gift from Podya" (fishing for yellowcheek and other Amur River predators with a fly)

1-2009 - "Sharpening of the ice-auger blades"

2-2009 - "Amur sleeper needs special approach"

2-2009 -  (M.Yukin) "Holey-head Flies"

2-2010 Ц "Dead Season" (mid-winter in the Amur River)

4-2011 Ц "Amur River spinning" (coauthor A.Miskevich)  

5-2011 Ц "Amur River spinning" (coauthor A.Miskevich)  

6-2011 Ц "Amur River spinning" (coauthor A.Miskevich)  

2-2012 Ц "Pike Filleting Know-How"

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Zov Taigi (Voice of Taiga), Vladivostok, Russia 

1-2003 Ц "Catch-and-release Fishing" - p. 50-54

 2-2003 Ц "Wild Salmon Center" - p. 62-65

 3-2003 Ц "Flyfishing" Ц p. 52-55

 4-2003 Ц "Amur  Grayling" Ц p. 64-69  

 1-2005 Ц "On Fishermen and Big Fish" Ц p. 50-55 

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2  Popular articles published in English:

 

УSecrets of Siberian White LakeФ (strange fishes from the unique Elgygytgyn Lake, Chukotka) Ц in the Natural History Magazine (USA); November 1992

"Siberian Taimen" Ц in the Salmon Trout Steelheader  (USA - www.amatobooks.com): V.39, # 8, May 2006

Le Taimen de Siberie Ц  Voyages de Peche (France): April-May 2007 (taimen fishing, Bichi River)

En quete du Уsea-run taimenФ de Sakhaline  - Voyages de Peche (France): June-July 2010 (Sakhalin taimen fishing)

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Books:

 "Sportfishing in the North-East of the USSR" (in Russian) - Magadan Publishing House. 1990. 107 pp

"Flyfishing the Russian Far East" (in Russian) Ц Moscow. 2007. 304 pp.

 

 

  

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   Amur grayling feeding on the hatch

 

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