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Chasing Rainbows in the wild, wild east of Russia. By Michael Hamilton

“Spasiba Igor.”  “Pazhalsta Michael,” Igor replied as he expertly netted another big shouldered, beautifully black spotted Kamchatka rainbow.  After removing the streamer from the trout’s huge mouth, Igor laid it gently on his measure board.  “25 inches.  Big fish.”  Barely noon, on a warm humid August day, we had already repeated the same routine ten times on the amazing Ozernaya …