Russia’s Atlantic Salmon Reserve encompasses some of the very best salmon rivers in the world, among them the Kharlovka, Eastern Litza, Rynda and Zolotaya. Hundreds of big silver salmon are found there — over the last two seasons, almost 20 percent were over 20lbs, and even some monstrous 40-pounders were caught. The largely unspoiled rivers on the northern coast of the Kola Peninsula are an angler’s dream come true. Fly to Murmansk, where a helicopter takes you to your luxury fishing lodge in the wilderness. A Eurocopter helicopter will transport you each day, so within minutes of departing the lodge your guide will be showing you the best places to cast your fly for the biggest salmon you’ve ever caught.