What does it feel like to chase wild steelhead in a Kamchatka stronghold? A team from Outside and Felt Soul Media found out.
The August edition of Outside and a new film from Felt Soul Media take us far north into the Kamchatka wilderness. There, on the Kvachina River, these new works follow anglers with the Kamchatka Steelhead Project as they hunt for a rarely-touched run of wild steelhead. The gorgeous journey starts below.
Wild Salmon Center founder Pete Soverel helped start the Kamchatka Steelhead Project in 1994. As a collaboration between scientists and anglers, the steelhead project has yielded some important discoveries about the life histories and behavior of steelhead.
The Kvachina and the neighboring Utkholok are priority rivers for Wild Salmon Center and our local conservation partners, as we work to grow the network of protected salmon strongholds in Kamchatka and the wider Russian Far East.