I searched the site and found no mention of this. Further searches on Google.com yielded little details. If any of you have more to add to this that would be great. Back in august the great Russian tube fly tier and innovator Yuri Shumakov died of a heart attack while fishing, on the Kola I believe. When I got interested in tube fly tying I often looked up Yuri's many beautiful and unique tube and bottle flies for an idea of how the best flies looked. As I understand it Yuri was only in his 60's. It is sad to see such a talented and inspiring artisan and flyfisher pass so early in life. They tell me that he had a real passion for Atlantic Salmon on the fly and was a consummate master on the spey.