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Salmon Junkies have won “Best Film” and “Best Visuals” by Fly Film Fest UK.

October 18th, 2015 - steffen

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We at Salmon Junkies are extremely proud to announce that we have been awarded and have won “Best Film” and “Best Visuals” by Fly Film Fest UK. This is an overwhelming achievement and have completely caught us by surprise as we have been up against some fantastic film productions.

Therefore, we have decided to share our 50 minutes film, “We Are Salmon Junkies”, with you for FREE for an entire week.

Statement from the jury:

WE ARE SALMON JUNKIES – a fantastic film with big screen production values. Salmon Junkies is a lesson in how to combine the look of an epic film with the intimacy of character led storytelling. I was immediately captured by the central character and how he led us through his world. This is a film worthy of a wide audience.

Dina Mufti – BBC

Best Visuals – this was the hardest category to judge with many standout films so I would like to award both a short form AND a long form film – and those are PRAISES OF SLOWNESS and WE ARE SALMON JUNKIES

Dina Mufti – BBC

Best Film – for overall excellence in production values and storytelling I would like to award

WE ARE SALMON JUNKIES

Dina Mufti – BBC”

Dina Mufti has made some of the BBC’s best-known series including Earth’s Natural Wonders and Human Planet. She was a judge at the Kendal Mountain Film festival in 2013 and will also be judging at the prestigious Banff Mountain Festival this year.

We thank Columbus Leth for his outstanding film production. We thank the organizer of Fly Film Fest, Davy Newell, for the price; but most important for bringing film concerning fly fishing to a higher level. We promise you that with this prize we will continue portraying this mythical and passionate world of fly fishing.

Also we are grateful to all you Salmon Junkies out there for your support and for you following us as a guest or from a distance.

The MOVIE: We are Salmon Junkies

The Atlantic salmon is known as the King of Fish. In the hierarchy of the river’s hidden world, it is top dog — swift and powerful, unpredictable and elusive, a sleek, stunning manifestation of nature’s grand design. Throughout the history of angling, for all who cast a fly, Salmo salar has been a shining prize. But for some, the salmon is more. For some, the Atlantic salmon is an object of obsession whose draw is so complete as to haunt every waking thought and fantasy. These most avid and passionate anglers are called “salmon junkies.”

The last stronghold for wild Atlantic salmon lies in a remote corner of northwest Russia. Here, above the Arctic Circle in a vast and largely inaccessible land, a network of rivers remains largely intact — free from power dams, fish hatcheries and other interfering inventions of the developed world. Here, salmon exist as they have for millennia, each year returning from the sea to create a new generation. Similarly, each year from May to October, dedicated salmon junkies from the world over gather along these rivers to leave modern life behind, to live simply on the taiga and to pursue the King of Fish.

But the call goes beyond sport and relaxation; the exercise is not merely escape or privileged leisure. To be a dedicated salmon angler today, in the throes of the 21st Century, is to make a statement. For many, salmon angling has given birth to an environmental perspective and has enlivened a fight for cause. To search for wild salmon is to also champion the future of wild salmon and the health of the places they live. It is to foster and encourage efforts to preserve nature’s richness and its many wonders for our descendants.

“We are Salmon Junkies” follows Juhl’s seasonal “lifecycle” and by doing so, the film offers a fascinating look into an international subculture united in pursuit, protection and celebration of the iconic Atlantic salmon.

For anglers of all stripes; for anyone who cares about the future of Earth’s last wilderness places and their free-roaming inhabitants; for anyone enthralled with the magic of the natural world, we now share our film with you for an entire week (18/10- 24/10 2015) for FREE.

Share our moment by following the link below:

https://www.reelhouse.org/columbus/we-are-salmon-junkies/special_access

Password : salmonjunkies1234

All the best

Steffen and Kåre


We are Salmon Junkies – The Official Trailer

May 8th, 2015 - steffen

 

YEAH…Finally, its here after many months of preparation. The Atlantic salmon is known as the King of Fish. In the hierarchy of the river’s hidden world, it is top dog — swift and powerful, unpredictable and elusive, a sleek, stunning manifestation of nature’s grand design. Throughout the history of angling, for all who cast a fly, Salmo salar has been a shining prize. But for some, the salmon is more. For some, the Atlantic salmon is an object of obsession whose draw is so complete as to haunt every waking thought and fantasy. These most avid and passionate anglers are called “salmon junkies.”

Please watch full movie version here: reelhouse.org/columbus/we-are-salmon-junkies/purchase/buy

The last stronghold for wild Atlantic salmon lies in a remote corner of northwest Russia. Here, above the Arctic Circle in a vast and largely inaccessible land, a network of rivers remains largely intact — free from power dams, fish hatcheries and other interfering inventions of the developed world. Here, salmon exist as they have for millennia, each year returning from the sea to create a new generation. Similarly, each year from May to October, dedicated salmon junkies from the world over gather along these rivers to leave modern life behind, to live simply on the taiga and to pursue the King of Fish.

But the call goes beyond sport and relaxation; the exercise is not merely escape or privileged leisure. To be a dedicated salmon angler today, in the throes of the 21st Century, is to make a statement. For many, salmon angling has given birth to an environmental perspective and has enlivened a fight for cause. To search for wild salmon is to also champion the future of wild salmon and the health of the places they live. It is to foster and encourage efforts to preserve nature’s richness and its many wonders for our descendants.

We are Salmon Junkies is a mind-blowing, 60-minute ride into a world of Steffen Juhl, one of salmon angling’s most compelling characters and a bona fide salmon junkie. The film follows Juhl’s seasonal “lifecycle” and in so doing offers a fascinating look into an international subculture united in pursuit, protection and celebration of the iconic Atlantic salmon.

For anglers of all stripes — for anyone who cares about the future of Earth’s last wilderness places and their free-roaming inhabitants — for anyone enthralled with the magic of the natural world — We are Salmon Junkies is a must-see film.
Please watch full movie version here: reelhouse.org/columbus/we-are-salmon-junkies/purchase/buy


Tonight “We are Salmon Junkies” World Premiere (free entry) – Friday May 8th. Start 20:00 at Kronolaxen Restaurant in Mörrum

May 8th, 2015 - steffen

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The Atlantic salmon is known as the King of Fish. In the hierarchy of the river’s hidden world, it is top dog — swift and powerful, unpredictable and elusive, a sleek, stunning manifestation of nature’s grand design. Throughout the history of angling, for all who cast a fly, Salmo salar has been a shining prize. But for some, the salmon is more. For some, the Atlantic salmon is an object of obsession whose draw is so complete as to haunt every waking thought and fantasy. These most avid and passionate anglers are called “salmon junkies.”

The last stronghold for wild Atlantic salmon lies in a remote corner of northwest Russia. Here, above the Arctic Circle in a vast and largely inaccessible land, a network of rivers remains largely intact — free from power dams, fish hatcheries and other interfering inventions of the developed world. Here, salmon exist as they have for millennia, each year returning from the sea to create a new generation. Similarly, each year from May to October, dedicated salmon junkies from the world over gather along these rivers to leave modern life behind, to live simply on the taiga and to pursue the King of Fish.

But the call goes beyond sport and relaxation; the exercise is not merely escape or privileged leisure. To be a dedicated salmon angler today, in the throes of the 21st Century, is to make a statement. For many, salmon angling has given birth to an environmental perspective and has enlivened a fight for cause. To search for wild salmon is to also champion the future of wild salmon and the health of the places they live. It is to foster and encourage efforts to preserve nature’s richness and its many wonders for our descendants.

We are Salmon Junkies is a mind-blowing, 45-minute fascinating ride into an international subculture united in pursuit, protection and celebration of the iconic Atlantic salmon.

For anglers of all stripes — for anyone who cares about the future of Earth’s last wilderness places and their free-roaming inhabitants — for anyone enthralled with the magic of the natural world — We are Salmon Junkies is a must-see film.

As the sets are limited we kindly ask you contact Restaurant Kronolaxen +46 – 454 513 31 for reservation (Free entry)


“We are Salmon Junkies”

April 27th, 2015 - steffen

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“We are Salmon Junkies” World Premiere (free entry) – Friday May 8th. Start 20:00 at Kronolaxen Restaurant in Mörrum

The Atlantic salmon is known as the King of Fish. In the hierarchy of the river’s hidden world, it is top dog — swift and powerful, unpredictable and elusive, a sleek, stunning manifestation of nature’s grand design. Throughout the history of angling, for all who cast a fly, Salmo salar has been a shining prize. But for some, the salmon is more. For some, the Atlantic salmon is an object of obsession whose draw is so complete as to haunt every waking thought and fantasy. These most avid and passionate anglers are called “salmon junkies.”

The last stronghold for wild Atlantic salmon lies in a remote corner of northwest Russia. Here, above the Arctic Circle in a vast and largely inaccessible land, a network of rivers remains largely intact — free from power dams, fish hatcheries and other interfering inventions of the developed world. Here, salmon exist as they have for millennia, each year returning from the sea to create a new generation. Similarly, each year from May to October, dedicated salmon junkies from the world over gather along these rivers to leave modern life behind, to live simply on the taiga and to pursue the King of Fish.

But the call goes beyond sport and relaxation; the exercise is not merely escape or privileged leisure. To be a dedicated salmon angler today, in the throes of the 21st Century, is to make a statement. For many, salmon angling has given birth to an environmental perspective and has enlivened a fight for cause. To search for wild salmon is to also champion the future of wild salmon and the health of the places they live. It is to foster and encourage efforts to preserve nature’s richness and its many wonders for our descendants.

We are Salmon Junkies is a mind-blowing, 45-minute fascinating ride into an international subculture united in pursuit, protection and celebration of the iconic Atlantic salmon.

For anglers of all stripes — for anyone who cares about the future of Earth’s last wilderness places and their free-roaming inhabitants — for anyone enthralled with the magic of the natural world — We are Salmon Junkies is a must-see film.

As the sets are limited we kindly ask you contact Restaurant Kronolaxen +46 – 454 513 31 for reservation (Free entry)


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


Gateway to Salmon Heaven!

April 28th, 2012 - steffen

Here is a new short movie from Salmon Junkies. “Gateway to Salmon Heaven”! In the six week period from mid August until first of October we caught 71 Salmon between 15 Lbs and 19 Lbs and 45 Salmons between 20 Lbs and 30 Lbs! Every week during the entire season we were able to celebrate new members in the Twenty Pound Club, and we even managed to recruit several “Double Members” and “Triple Members” to our exclusive club! This required of course many celebrations in Vodka and quite a few hangovers the following days. Want to become a member of the Twenty Pound Club?


Hungry for Umba Whoppers?

April 8th, 2012 - steffen

Yet another short movie from Salmon Junkies which we hope you will enjoy! This is actually part 2 of Umba Summer Karma, the first summer movie we shot in May/June in Umba. This “movie” was shot while preparing for the 2011 season in Krivetz in between cleaning the tracks and just before the first guest arrived, lots of sweat and lots of fish. Our first two weeks in June 2011 produced a real good number of fish and a very high number of Umba Whoppers (large fish) so we are very excited about this coming season and for all of you going, you will have a blast!


New Video – Spey Warriors in Umba

January 12th, 2012 - steffen

Follow the Spey Warriors in Junky World 2011, in Umba there is always a chance of catching a salmon over 20lbs. every day – Every week – From May until October.

In the six-week period from mid August until first of October 2011 we caught 71 Salmon between 15 Lbs and 19 Lbs and 45 Salmon between 20 Lbs and 30 Lbs – Every week during the entire season we were able to celebrate new members in our Twenty Pounds Club, and we even managed to recruit several “Double Members” and “Triple Members” to our exclusive club.

Watch Lawrie Hickman from Guideline UK entering his double membership of the 20 lbs. Club. First a giant fish from Lower Rat; 26 pounds. Thereafter a Umba Whopper weighing 24 pounds from the same pool. Lawrie Hickman is an experienced angler and has spent many years running lodges in Russia and we really enjoyed his company in Umba.

Lawrie introduced Guidelines “new” Triple-D Densities lines to us and this is a very interesting concept. Guideline have combined 3 line densities, all in one line, very clever. Weight distribution has been moved backwards creating a smooth, controlled turnover and very easy to cast. Lawrie fished with Float/Hover/Intermediate which positions the fly just below the surface fished with mono/fluorocarbon leader.

The floating back portion of the line will help controlling fly speed as well as making mending and lift-off a lot easier. A line/combination that certainly finds fish in Umba, especially the BIG ones!


Umba Summer Karma – 2011

October 15th, 2011 - steffen

When we arrived at the Umba River at the end of May it felt more like the end of July. Thanks God Umba’s backcountry is vast, so we survived with pride and good fishing. Our first two weeks in June produced a good number of fish and a very high number of Umba Whoppers (large fish). Very encouraging indeed. This “movie” was shot while preparing for the 2011 season in Krivetz in between cleaning the tracks and just before the first guest arrived. A 2.5 day of hard work and fun in between. Hungry for some Umba Whoppers?, please contact us!


Salmon Raw

May 14th, 2011 - steffen

It’s a passion for life…for sure…we are what we call Salmon Junkies..is there a cure?…not sure…this video will take away most of your withdrawal symptoms – or will they become worse? Another great masterpiece from Danish photographer Columbus Leth, it’s raw, black and white, great soundtrack, it’s Umba unplugged. Watch out you could get hooked. Shot on Canon 5D and GoPro Hero in Umba, September 2010. Thanks for sharing Columbus.

Kåre Lundquist


Red Autumn

May 14th, 2011 - steffen

Watch Danish photographer Columbus Leth’s fantastic video from Umba, from September last year (2010), his first time in Umba and a remarkable trip it was. Both movies were shot on Canon 5D and GoPro Hero. It’s just like being there in autumn from the hazy Umba mornings to the lovely fights with salmon during the day. I was ready to jump in the boat and head for Brad’s Pool and Doctor´s Pool, where most of the video was shot. Great work Columbus, we will be seeing you again in Autumn, perhaps your next title will be “Hunt For Red October”? Please bring your camera, you are the man.

Kåre Lundquist


October Chrome in Umba 2010

November 18th, 2010 - steffen


Produced by Jens Rafn.

This “movie” was shot in one of the very last days of the season in October where Steffen and Kåre went to Krivetz and fished Stick, Nick and Long Pool(mainly), what a day, 4.5 hours fishing 7 Umba Whoppers. We hope that both old kola veterans and new guests will consider visiting this pearl of a salmon river next season – a must in every Kola angler’s portfolio.

Umba answers everything a salmon angler can ask for and really raises quantity and quality to a higher level.

Many experienced salmon fishermen, who have fished on the Kola peninsula and its plethora of fantastic rivers, claim that Umba beats everything in terms of beauty, superb accommodation and – of course and not least – the dramatic and enjoyable fishing in the most breathtaking surroundings. To swing a fly through Umba’s gin clear waters is almost a surreal experience ranking amongst the most exciting moments in Russian Salmon Fishing.


Hunting for Chrome – Umba Autumn 2010

November 18th, 2010 - steffen


Produced by Jens Rafn.

Follow us on this gem of a salmon river which have fascinated thousands of salmon anglers during the last Twenty years. One of reason is the very good chance for a big salmon in the 20lbs to 30 lbs breakage or more!

2010 many anglers dreams came true this season. The numbers of big salmon we saw recorded in the record book after every week indicated clearly that we are on the right track regarding the control of the river together with our conservation plan. Every week during the entire season we could celebrate new members in our Twenty lbs club, and several managed to be “Double member” in this exclusive club.


Umba 2010 trailer

February 26th, 2010 - admin


Produced by Jens Rafn.


Umba – The holy grail of salmon fishing

October 25th, 2009 - admin


Produced by Jens Rafn.
Umba footage – September 2009


Umba – Autumn fishing!

October 25th, 2009 - admin


Produced by Jens Rafn.

Steffen has spent almost half of all his years in Russia along this magnificent river – and judging from other Salmon anglers around the world Umba represent everything a salmon angler dreams about. Few Salmon Rivers on the Kola Peninsula, or in the world for that matter, have had such a spellbinding and deeply felt effect on Salmon anglers from all over the world. For many of them it has almost become a lifelong love affair and you may witness hardened and weather-beaten anglers become all “mushy”, when they reflect and talk about Umba. Such is the character of this river and there are really very few places left in this world like it.


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