The Ponoi River on Russia's Kola Peninsula is a true find. It is unique among other Kola rivers you may have heard about. This river has nearly fifty miles of very productive water in a pristine wilderness setting that no one else from the outside world is permitted to fish. The Ponoi River is fly fishing and catch and release only. It's a big, gentle gradient river with greatly varying character, providing the opportunity to fish as you like -- wading, bank casting, or boat fishing. The Ponoi has established itself as one of the best rivers in the world for dry fly fishing for salmon -- some weeks about half the salmon are caught on dry flies. A wonderful, American owned, managed and equipped tent camp is your base of operations. The staff and guides are terrific and cater to your every need under capable management. The Kola Peninsula is in the Russian Republic and has remained peaceful, escaping the unrest you may have heard about in other areas of Russia. Enjoy a trip this year to this wonderful land and experience the peaceful and pristine untamed wilderness. And catch some "big" fish while enjoying all of the beauty of this country.