Arkansans in Siberia

September 4, 2005 By: Marshall Cutchin

“We can use only barbless hooks, and we are taking 800 flies, everything from little dry flies to 8- to 12-inch flies. We have flies of (imitation) egg-sucking leeches, articulated bunny leeches, mice and lemmings. We’ll take four rods apiece, and everything will have to be waterproof. There are no Wal-Marts over there to run buy something you need.” That’s angler Tom Poe talking about preparations for his trip to the Zhuponova River on Russia’s Kamchatka Peninsula in the Arkansas News.