Last month, I hosted an expedition trip to a river in northwestern Mongolia with Fish Mongolia and four other anglers. (The outfitter does not want to name the river to protect it from overfishing.) This was an experienced group: everyone had . . .
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 . . .
Here’s a great 3-minute video about an epic trip to Mongolia in search of taimen by the Englishmen from Wet Your Knot–a fishing brotherhood created by Sussex-based fly-fishing fanatics for fly . . .
Catch me if you can Fly Fishing is a group of passionate fly-fishers from Slovakia who share a passionate desire to travel and explore different parts of our planet. At least once a year, they hit . . .
Check out this cool video about a Mongolian adventure to catch monstrous taimen on remote headwaters. The fish are enormous, the strikes savage, and the scenery spectacular. These fish . . .
Written by: Alex Gray
MRO guide Peter Fong and the author show off a fine Mongolian taimen.
Photo by Bob Cosgriff
[Editor’s note: Alex Gray recently enjoyed an excursion down an unnamed Mongolian river with Mongolia River Outfitters–chasing taimen, amur trout, and lenok, with even a few amur pike thrown in–and sent in this trip report. As a conservation-oriented operation, MRO chooses not to name the rivers they fish.]
When I told people where I was headed, the response was either, “Mongolia? Isn’t forty a little young to start working on the bucket list?” or something to the effect that, “Mongolia for. . .
Written by: Chris Littauer, World Cast Anglers
Low, clear water enabled the anglers to spot and stalk huge taimen.
Photos courtesy World Cast Anglers
I think most fly fishermen would agree when I say the pinnacle of our sport is sight fishing. Whether it’s trout in New Zealand, carp on Blackfoot Reservoir, bonefish on Grand Bahama, or. . .
Written by: Peter Fong, Mongolia River Outfitters
Taimen anglers are passionate about preserving habitat and promoting catch and release.
All photos courtesy Mongolia River Outfitters
One of the many benefits of longer-term commitment is the chance to be part of a deep-rooted success. Way back in 2008, when the World Wildlife Fund (WWF), RARE, Nomadic Journeys, . . .
Here’s a fascinating video, from filmmaker RA Beattie, that explores the taimen fishery and culture in Mongolia. Instead of focusing on the trophy nature of the fishery, Beattie instead explores the growing. . .
It took maybe all of one second to answer the question, “Do you want to go to Mongolia?” Ever since I ﬁrst learned about taimen, a trip to Asia was at the top of my bucket list. Should one be presented a question such as this, one is wise to rearrange all other. . .