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The festival of fly fishing in Great Novgorod

Last weekend, October 6-7, at the beach in Veliky Novgorod hosted the 2nd festival of fly fishing “Nov Fly”.

Fly fishing is a type of fishing in which,by using a specialized rod and cord, the bait (the fly) trapped in the water imitating an insect. Came this type of fishing is from England in the XV century. In Russia it is still not very popular, but in Siberia, Moscow, St. Petersburg and Veliky Novgorod competitions in fly fishing.

To the competition in Veliky Novgorod, which was held for the second time, was attended by fishermen from Russia, England, Ukraine and Finland. A total of 38 participants, among whom were the participants of the world Cup fly fishing. The fishermen competed in accuracy and casting distance, the fish they did not catch.

On Saturday there were a lot of spectators, they approached and asked: “Well, like, bite?”, and we were told that the fish we catch. The people with wondering eyes looked at us, said one of the participants.

As noted by a participant from the city of Kirov Maxim Kovyazin, fly fishing is good in that with one rod, you can catch any fish. “Fishing I got carried away with seven years, fly fishing have been doing for three years. It blends hobby into a profession. When you catch a fish on the fly, all happening before your eyes. The cord is in hand,sensations feel much more in comparison with fishing rod or spinning,” said Maxim. Continue reading

The most terrible inhabitants of Russian water bodies

It is considered that only the southern tropical sea full of dangerous for human beings and there only should be used with caution. However, in the Russian moderate climate meet the inhabitants of the waters, meeting with which should be avoided. One danger ascribes only a popular rumor, but with other really better not to meet.

PLANTARIUS

The great raft spider, or the spider-hunter (Dolomedes plantarius), living along the banks of rivers, lakes and swamps is actually on the verge of extinction, so meeting with him is unlikely. In Russia, the spread of Western-Palearctic species of this family of spiders, mainly living in the Samara region and the Republic of Karelia. The size of females plantarius can reach 25 mm. the Spiders are hunters able to dive and move quickly through the water. They feed mainly on insects, but can attack young fish and tadpoles. For humans the bite of plantaris painful, the pain may persist for several weeks, but a lethal danger to humans, the spider is not.

HAIR

Folk people call the hair-worm, that live in open water, Russia, horsehair, living in water and capable of penetrating the human body, usually through the heel, while bathing. Once under the skin, horsehair allegedly moving towards the heart, causing unbearable pain and itching of the skin. Remove it from telecities impossible. Actually for a person hair quite harmless: Continue reading

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