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We Are Junkies!

December 17th, 2013 - steffen

At the moment we are hard at work editing our upcoming feature film “We Are Junkies! (Salmon). Maybe you like a glimpse of what is to come, so please have a look at the trailer.

In this film we try to portray what salmon fishing is all about from a Salmon Junky perspective. Follow us from early June when one of the world’s largest Atlantic salmon runs enters the Varzuga River under a dancing midnight sun until it ends almost four months later at the astonishing and unique Umba River. This is the time for fulfilling one of the dedicated salmon anglers wildest dreams – landing a really big mythical Osenka salmon. A must on the CV for every hard-core salmon angler.

The Kola Peninsula, in the North West corner of mighty Russia, is one of the last strongholds for Atlantic salmon fishing in the world not affected by salmon farming and over fishing.  Few places have such a deep spellbinding effect on Salmon anglers from all over the world. Fishing this part of Russia, the angler gets the feeling that the clock has been turned back many hundreds of years to a time when the rivers were brimming with Salmon; to a time when there was no need for re-stocking or desperate measures to save the future.

Danish photographer Columbus Leth and Salmon Junkies decided to portrait the soul of a Salmon Junkie fishing along two of the most famous rivers on Kola, the Umba and the Varzuga, which contain one of the largest populations of Atlantic salmon on the earth today.

Please enjoy our short trailer and be ready for the full feature in early spring 2014. Enjoy right here:

Meanwhile, if you have any questions please contact Steffen Juhl directly at sj@salmonjunkies.com

We at Salmon Junkies wish you all a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

All the best

Steffen, Anne Mette, Kåre

Video from Salmon Junkies was yesterday selected to represent GoPro Camera Video gallery

November 18th, 2010 - steffen

Salmon Junkies are very honoured, as our second latest video from Umba, yesterday was selected to represent GoPro Camera Video gallery – you can watch the Video here – http://vimeo.com/channels/goprohdmovies#16437754

The film was shot in Umba first week in October 2010


Ponoi – Spring Salmon Fishing For Chrome!

February 3rd, 2010 - admin

For many hours the helicopter carries us straight eastwards. Through the small windows we watch the mighty and endless Tundra. Beneath us we see massive herds of reindeers and occasionally a big Brown bear – A true adventure and definitely the onset of a lifelong memory. Ponoi emerges as a silver band just under the horizon. Since the dawn of time the heavy current has cut its way through the landscape creating one of the biggest canyons in Eastern Europe. From up here the Ponoi looks almost intimate, but once we are down and into our waders, we realize that Ponoi River is a king size river. Salmon angling with a fly is true passion, and in a river like Ponoi all your dreams come true.

“Salmon Fishing is not a matter of life or death, it’s more important than that.”

Ponoi – Probably the best salmon river in the world!

October 27th, 2009 - steffen

Ponoi river – Probably the best salmon river in the world
A true adventure and definitely the onset of a lifelong memory. Ponoi River is one of the most productive salmon rivers on earth, and you will have to search very hard to find such a unique and unspoiled salmon stock. Ponoi offers the best of two worlds. A wonderful combination of great numbers of salmon with attractive sizes up to 18 – 25 lbs. The fishing at Acha camp is very reliable and in June/July Acha camp will produce around 2,500 – 2,800 Salmon,. Ponoi is very consistent throughout its long fishing season, where almost all other Kola rivers have a very narrow prime-time window. We guarantee that you won’t leave Ponoi without a double numbers of salmon under the belt – Ponoi will feed your wildest dreams and never let you down.

Ponoi – Wild Atlantic salmon – Strong and powerful fights from early morning to late evening. The place is Kola Peninsula in Russia. The Ponoi River is considered as one of the most prolific salmon rivers of salmon anglers, who are strongly addicted to challenging salmon in the most breathtaking scenery. Follow Steffen Juhl on this electrifying adventure full of fishing action. A very exhilarating and informative film for the dedicated salmon angler who daydreams about new frontiers.

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