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Greetings from Heinz Pape

October 17th, 2014 - steffen

Umba 2014

Hello Steffen

I would like to thank you and your Umba team for a great time at the Umba Lodge this autumn. During many years I have been fishing this wonderful place, and today Umba has become a very important part of my fishing life. Despite the difficult conditions and the low water level in my first week this season, I caught 13 beautiful fish in this week – A result that speak for itself.

Whenever I fish Umba river I always have the feeling that the next fish can be a 20 pounder or bigger, as the opportunity is always there.

Like in the previous years, I was lucky enough to reach the magic 20 pound mark again this year – incredible and really wonderful.

I am already looking forward to the autumn in 2015. Please book me in.

Greetings from Lauterbach

Heinz Pape


A word or two from Pär Häggqvist from Sweden

October 14th, 2014 - steffen

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“Salmonfishing is often hard work and takes a lot of experience. When you combine that with a bit of luck you sometime hit the Jack-pot. This is what happened to me during my first week in Umba 30/8 – 6/9 2014. I was fortunate enough to land 16 beautiful salmon and lost about the same numbers. The icing of the cake was two shiny Osenkas pulling the scale down to 31 and 27,5 Lbs. The challenging river and its surroundings in autumn colors combined with the friendly atmosphere will always have a special place in my heart. Thank you Steffen and all of the staff for a great week”.

Best Regards

Pär Häggqvist

Sweden

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31Lb Chromer for Pär Häggqvist

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27,5Lb Pure silver for Pär Häggqvist


Kai Welle – the Salmon Whisper

October 12th, 2014 - steffen

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Dear Steffen!

Just wanted to tell you what a grand I had during my stay at Umba Lodge. The food was elegant, and fully as delicious as it looked. Our cabin was clean, cozy, and attractive. I enjoyed every evening at the fireplace with all the nice people in order to share great story’s with a bottle red wine. The fishing was a ton of fun. I’m no fanatic about big fish but I do like action, and even on the slowest days we caught quite a few fish, and there are still big Monster waiting of a lucky Salmon fisher! Frankly, I can’t imagine how you could catch many more during the period of time I fished. It’s great just hiking up to Golden Pool with only tackle and lunch in hand to find Salmons waiting in the water. The Osenka Salmons are sometimes very big, but even the smaller ones were big enough to be fun! And we caught enough 6 – 12 lbs to keep us on our toes. Some of the fish we caught were surprisingly strong— 14 – 18 lbs running hard and tearing line off a screaming reel? Making three or four such wild runs? I’d have trouble believing it if it weren’t my own reel that was doing the screaming.

In summary I caught in my 2 weeks stay 18 Salmons and that was more I’ve expected:

10 Salmons between 4 and 10 lbs

6 Salmons between 14 and 18 lbs

2 salmons between 22 and 24 Lbs

Our Fishing guide Daniel Podolsky is truly an inspiring and almost freakishly intuitive fly fishing guide – so much so that I now refer to him as the Salmon Whisper!  I spent 2 Weeks out on the river with him, and it was unlike any fishing I have ever done – challenging, exciting and crammed full of lessons (he is also endlessly patient).  I cannot recommend Daniel’s experience enough – he knows the water, he knows the fish and he is a good bloke as well.

I have been to the Umba Lodge now multiple times and have already rebooked for next year. The fishing is for Atlantic Salmon, so there are good days and there are great days.

If you want to spend some time in pretty Umba Lodge and on the beautiful Umba and Krivetz, eat wonderful food, and explore a variety of lovely Flyfishing Water containing aggressive Atlantic Salmons, I’d suggest you come to Umba Lodge.

The only regret you will have when you leave the Umba Lodge is that your visit was too short.

Best Regards

Kai Welle

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Mr. Top Cat

October 9th, 2014 - steffen

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Clive Bruton who managed to land a 35Lb Cock fish in Golden pool last year, continued his crusade this year. During his week 27/9 – 4/10 Clive manage to land 10 Salmon, with two 7Lb and 9 Lb salmon as the smallest. The rest of Clive´s Salmon was 1x12Lb 1z15Lb 1x16Lb 2x17Lb 1x18Lb 1x19Lb 1x20Lb. Friday late afternoon Clive landed in Nick´s pool two Super Chromers on 19Lb and a 20Lb  – What a great score. All Clive´s Salmon was caught on a Cascade size 6. From the HQ. we can can just say. Well done Clive and we really look forward to see you next season Mr. TOP CAT


5 – 8 October – 27 Lb Chromer caught. Mid week report from Umba

October 9th, 2014 - steffen

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The fishing at Umba has been great during the last days. Biggest Salmon has been a super 27Lb Chromer caught yesterday in Long Pool by Martin Gerber from Germany – A BIG congratulation to Martin from Salmon Junkies HQ:-). Biggest Salmon has so far been 8 salmon between 10Lb – 14Lb. 10 Salmon Between 15Lb – 19Lb. 2 Salmon between 20Lb – 24Lb and finally Martin´s 27Lb Whopper. All the Salmon has been Fresh and straight from the sea. Hope the rest of the week will continue like the first 3 days. More Umba news to come in some days.


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