Lithuanian filmmaker Vaidas Uselis and his partner, Nerijus Rupciauskascollectively known as Black Fly Eyesjust got back from an epic journey to an undisclosed location in Eastern Russia, where they shot a film about chasing taimen, lenok trout, and amur pike. As is often the case on these kinds of trips, it seems that not everything went as planned, but that’s all part of the adventure. I can’t wait to see the film that comes out of the trip, but to tide us over, they sent in these killer photos, along with a brief trip report:
We finally got back from our Russian expedition. It is not so easy to describe all that we had discovered, but it was an insane trip with a heavy dose of adrenaline! After our plane landed. we jumped straight away into monster truck and drove 17 hours on terribly bad forest roads. At the river, we hopped into heavily loaded jet boats motoring through heavy rain and strong win to somewhere deep in Russian wilderness….
We encountered some tough situationshigh water in the river, bad weather, moving boats, difficult filming conditionswhich made our fishing really tough! But our rods were bent by the fish we came here for: taimen! When it is in the end of your fly line, it blows away all the extreme hardship you went through to get there!