Photo: Monster Taimen from Mongolia

Written by: Jeremy Kehrein, Sporting Travel Program Manager for Orvis Adventures

Almost five feet of Mongolian taimen is a lot to handle.
Photo courtesy Fish Mongolia

Last week, Dr. Jay Neumann and his guide/zen master Zolboo Bodonguud from Fish Mongolia were able to land this fish of a lifetime on their Classic Canyons Float Trip. More incredibly, this 56-inch taimen ate a topwater fly!

For the last decade, Fish Mongolia has been a huge advocate for taimen conservation in Mongolia. It is great to see their work in action–as this fish was carefully revived and released back into the river.¬† Their dedication to the protection of this fish should continue to yield results like this in years to come.

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