Hucho Taimen, Lenok, Amur Pike
Fly Fishing – Canyon Float / Camp I
All Inclusive Fly Fishing – 6 Days of guided flyfishing, floating down one of Mongolia’s most scenic northern rivers in NRS Drift Boats – Flies, Fuel, Transfers, Taimen fishing permit, lodging in traditional Ger tents, with excellent meals prepared by a professional chef and expedition crew. Guide to Client Ratio is 1:2
Class 05 -10
Spey / Switch #7 #8
Tradional Ger Tent
6 Full Days
Boats & Wading
Taimen Camp I
Fly Fishing Northern Mongolia – Canyon Float
Per Angler $ 6,950
Taimen fly fishing in Mongolia is cathartic, addictive and even life-altering. With every strike, miss, and fish landed, anglers find themselves profoundly stirred from their travels.
Year after year, anglers make the pilgrimage back to Mongolia for yet another fly fishing trip of a lifetime. Howling wolves break the silence of the night. The lonesome bugle of elk under an autumn moon stirs the soul. The rivers teem with life including taimen, pike, grayling and lenok.
“Fly Fishing in Mongolia means learning to predict which way the fish will run or jump when hooked”Hucho taimen do go airborne and can even tailwalk. They might go vertical on you. Be ready for a fight. When taimen go deep, you’ll feel the violent headshakes as it charges around the pool and back to the shallows.
When you’ve almost landed your fish, be ready for a quick burst of power as the race around boulder gardens will require quick footwork for both the guide and angler. fly fishing guide will go the distance to decode the mystery and maximize your chances of a hookup. Guide to Client ratio is 2:1 on every trip.
Far East – Conservation Funded Destination
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How to Get to Mongolia
Flights from the USA, Canada, Mexico, or Australia
At this time there are no direct flights from anywhere in the US or Canada. Those coming from N. America will need to stop in Tokyo’s Narita Airport OR Seoul’s Incheon. From either airport, take a direct flight to Mongolia where your hosts at Mongolia River Outfitters will pick you up and get you to the hotel room in Ulaanbataar Note* hotels, transport are included in our rates.
Flights from Europe, South America, the Middle East & Africa
Anglers coming from these regions should take into account that travel to and from Mongolia has been greatly affected by the current war in Ukraine. Flights from Istabul, Turkey provide direct service to Mongolia’s Ulaanbataar International Airport. Your hosts at Mongolia River Outfitters will pick you up and get you to the hotel room in Ulaanbataar Note* hotels, transport are included in our rates.
US & Canadian Citizens
You do not need a visa if visiting for fewer than 90 days, but your passport must be valid for at least six months beyond your date of arrival. For stays for more than 30 days, register with Mongolian Immigration within seven days of arrival.
“Swinging flies is a lot of fun but nothing beats the titantic mouse fly. The first strike from even a small taimen on the surface is an uncomparable fly fishing experience. Staff and guides always started early and worked late to keep us feeling like a VIP the entire trip.”
“Andy and Mateo are the top of the game in Mongolia with a strong effort to find the taimen and never give up the search. Food is good and camping under the starry sky”
Taimen Float – Lower River
Fly Fishing for taimen in Mongolia offers ferociously beautiful landscapes for the adventurous angler on this six day taimen float. The sky seems to go on forever at an elevation of 5,390”(1645m.) In the western portion, this taimen river courses through limestone and granite canyons for nearly 200 miles. Between the canyons you’ll drift, cast, wade, and camp amoung high steppe, grasslands in one of Mongolia’s premier taimen fly fishing destinations.
More than 500 miles away (804km) on the eastern steppe of the Khentii Mountain Range, another and even longer taimen & trout stream 250 miles (402km) tumbles through lush grasslands to rolling hills punctuated by high cliffs and Siberian pine forests. High in the Buryat headwaters, explore the world’s first taimen sanctuary on horseback or opt to float the middle or lower sections of this unspoiled river for an entirely different fly fishing experience. Read more here
Fly Fishing in Mongolia means learning to predict which way the fish will run or jump when hooked”
Hucho taimen do go airborne and can even tailwalk. They might go vertical on you. Be ready for a fight. When taimen go deep, you’ll feel the violent headshakes as it charges around the pool and back to the shallows.In the shallows be ready for a quick burst of power as the race around boulder gardens will require quick footwork for both the guide and angler.
What to pack for this trip?
An old timer once said “If you don’t pack it, you absolutely won’t have it at camp” We’ve compiled an abbreviated but essential packlist that will provide for a comfortable and successful flyfishing expedition.
Taimen Fly Fishing Rods
- Rod 9wt – 10wt single handed
- Rod 7wt – 8wt spey, Rio Outbound short
- Lines Float / Intermediate / Sink Tips
Amur Pike & Trout Rods
- Rod #4 to #5 Trout– Float
- Rod #7 to #8 Pike – Float / Sing
What to pack for this trip?
Fly fishing in Mongolia and wondering what to bring? To maximize your days afield in Mongolia, we suggest the following gear – We provide a comprehensive list of items to pack in our pre-trip planner after you book your trip. Below is an abbreviated version of essential gear and tackle for your Fly fishing trip to Mongolia.
Must have tools
- Line Cutter “nips”
- Forceps + barb crusher
- Amadou Drying patch (Orvis)
- Hook Sharpening Hone
- Seasonal Appropriate
- Polarized Glasses
- Cap or Hat (Drab color)
- Warm hat “beanie”
- Rain Jacket
- Running leggings or shorts
- Fleece Jacket
- 2 pair of socks per day
- Camp shoes or slippers
- Chest wader – Spring / Fall
- Wet Wader Socks (Summer)
- Studded Boots – Felt OK
- Staff – Optional
- Sleeping Bag rated to 32F / Zero C
- Camp Pillow
- Headlamp or Torch “Flashlight”
- Multi-tool / Knife
- Waterproof Bag or Pack
- Toilet Paper, Personal Kit
Float, Camp & Fly Fish
Taimen Float – Canyon Taimen Camps
After a full day of flyfishing, you’ll float into a stunning camp where the drinks are cold, the fires are warm, and the camp meals are hot & delicious. The next day, you wake up to hot teas or coffee, sit down at the table for a hearty breakfast, wader up, board the boats, to chase more lenok, grayling, and those big burly taimen.
Before fly fishing season gets underway, we establish eight fully outfitted “ger” campsites along the banks of the river. Each campsite is well-appointed and extremely comfortable with real beds, linens, and wood burning stoves in each angler’s tent.
Fly fish and float downstream towards the next camp with professional guides without ever having to shuttle or transfer. to a vehicle. Hot lunches are served streamside with tea, coffee, or sometimes a beer to finish.
Sleep & Shower
Get a good nights rest in a small but cozy bed in your private ger (tent) that has a water reservoir for washing up and a small storage area for your personal items. There are two beds per tent.
Hot water is boiled at camp and tranfered to a field shower (walled tent) on your request. There is also a private and hygenic toilet at every camp with a screen for privacy.
Western & Mongolian fare are served three times daily and include fresh vegetables, meats, breads, cheeses, wines, beers with the recipes at camp blending the best of Mongolian dishes with classic American and European favorites. We pack perishable items with dry ice providing great food through from the start to the end of your trip.
Beer & Wine are complimentary for our guests and vodka is also a camp treat at no additional cost to you. Ice is not available once we arrive at the river. Enjoy cocktails at room temp or wait until we return back to UB “Ulanbataar” for a celebratory evening on the town with guides and crew.
Weather – What to Expect
Mongolia generally has good weather with mostly dry and sunny summer days and strikingly beautiful autumn weather. The sunshine in autumn is intense.
Pack your rods, sunglasses, camera and hat. Warm, sunny temperatures usually extend through September with cool evenings and warm days to make for an amazing fly fishing experience.
Fly Fishing Mongolia
Canyons Taimen Camps – Fly Fishing Mongolia
Prime Fly Fishing
Fly fishing for taimen in early summer hosts the most productive taimen action with water levels stable and clear. Late August through September is another prime to time to be flyfishing in Mongolia. Trees and grasslands explode into a splendor of red, green,and gold. The drop in temperature triggers larger fish to feed voraciously. First snows can come as early as mid September with some of the best fly fishing all year coming at the cusp of autumn in late August.
The Fly Fishing
Taimen are predators & renowned for their greedy appetites and explosive strikes both on the surface & beneath. Their main diet is other fish including smaller taimen. In low light especially, taimen patrol the surface, stalking out small mammals, ducklings and hopefully your gurgling surface flies. Mongolia’s taimen provide absolutely explode on the fly, sometimes leaping completely out of the water on the 1st strike. If the fish misses on the first strike, expect and be ready for a 2nd assault. Some taimen will hammer your fly over and over so be ready to drive the hook home.
“This was my third trip to Mongolia: the scenery was spectacular, with fall colors showing in the larch forests lining the rocky hills along the way; and the fishing was the best ever. In a word, it was exceptional. Our group caught countless lenok, numerous grayling, and 23 taimen up to 55 inches in length. The biggest taimen were caught in white water rapids where the water temperature was cooler and oxygen levels higher than the surrounding water; and the gurgler was again by far and away the winning fly pattern. Five to six-inch long streamers imitating lenok also produced well, but gurglers caught everything from big taimen to average-sized” Tom G.
Lenok (Manchurian trout) grow often around the 20″ range and are often mistaken for small taimen and will provide an intense bulldog fight on streamers and dry flies.
Grayling – offer great action on traditional dry flies for when anglers opt for a “lighter load” to these mighty Mongolian grayling best taken on a 5wt. Fishing foam flies can be a great deal of of fun for begginer or seasoned flyfishing anglers.
Drift Boats & Wading
For this flyfishing trip in Northern Mongolia, travel in stable and comfortable NRS made drift boats & framed rafts. The boats are quiet and stable. Each boat can easily accommodate two anglers and a professional guide (up to 900lbs) Boats have comfy swivel seats and large, secure casting platforms. These drift boats have plenty of storage space for extra rods, camera gear, drinks & other fly fishing gear you need on board.
Guide to Client ratio is 2:1 on every trip
As we row downstream, your guide will position the boat to deliver the fly. The expert guides at Fish Mongolia will coach you to sink the fly, strip the fly, and get the perfect drift to connect with a taimen heavyweight. Canyon taimen are big, beautiful and opportunistic hunters. We pair no more than 2 clients per guide. That means dedicated guide support tailored to the way you fish. Fly fishing guides are rotated each day to allow everyone on the trip to gaint the best tactics of every fly fishing guide at camp.
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Mongolia – Lower River Float
All Inclusive Package Rates
Rates & Pricing
2023 Per Angler $ 6,950
2023 Per Angler $ 7,500
Partner Outfitter – Fish Mongolia / MRO
(9) Nights (7) Full Days Fishing
(9) Total Days of Travel
- Overland 4X4 Transfer to Camp
- Includes transport fuel fees & taxes
- Hotel Rooms on 1st & last night
- Flies + Tippet /Terminal Tackle
- Boats & Rafts – 2 Anglers Per Boat
- Guide Service x 7 Days
- Room & Board x 7 Nights
- All Meals (3) Per Day X 7
- Complimentary Beer,Wine, Soda
- Conservation Area Taimen Permit
- Airport VIP Welcome & Shuttle to hotel
- Morning coffee, tea, snacks
- Emergency Travel Support 24/7
- 50% off any guided trip in S. Korea
- Interpreter / Translation service while inside S. Korea
- International Airfares to Mongolia
- Meals & Drinks in UB
- Other personal travel expenses
- Rods & Reels – Add to packlist
- Waders – Add to packlist
- Wader Boots – Add to packlist
- Crew & Guide Gratuitities
- Evacation Insurance – Required
- Travel Insurance CFAR recommended
Rates & Terms
Booking & Deposits
Our clients have (5) five calendar days to secure dates with a 50% deposit after confirming your dates. Trip dates will not be confirmed if payments are not completed within 5 days (Mongolia)
Full payment for trip is due (6 Months) from the confirmed start date of the trip to finalize the booking. If the client (s) are booking inside of 6 Months, the total balance of the trip is due at the time of booking excluding rental gear or tackle.
After invoice is emailed to client, client has (5) five calendar days to complete payment. Trip dates will not be confirmed if payments are not completed within 5 days
The following terms and conditions apply to all offers or trips organized or operated by Far East Outfitters, LLC (“Far East”) We encourage you to read through all terms and conditions carefully before sending deposits or making the final payment.Clients who book trips, send deposits, or send final payments shall be considered acknowledged and aware that all clients involved have read and accepted and agreed to all the terms and conditions contained herein.
Cancellations & Refunds
Mongolia fishing packages, both deposits and final payments received are non-refundable, regardless of the reason. Because of the operator’s no refund and no credit policy, we highly recommend the purchase of trip cancellation insurance. In no event will the operator’s be responsible for any cancellation of services or operations due to inclement weather, any event of force majeure, airline delays, missed travel connections, or any other reason beyond the control of the lodge. If your flights are late and connections are missed, operators are not responsible for alternative travel arrangements including flights, hotels, meals and any other expenses incurred. If a cancelled package is resold by either the outfitter or by Far East Fly Fishing Co , then a full refund will be sent minus a $100.00 per person cancellation fee charged by Far East Flyfishing. Receipt of deposit and/or final payment is acknowledgment that registrant has read and accepts the deposit, cancellation, refund and responsibility clauses for these packages.
Far East shall not be liable for any nonperformance or delay in performance caused by any act or event beyond its reasonable control, including without limitation acts or omissions of Third Parties, unavailability of supplies or labor, equipment failure, war, protests, lock-outs, fire, flood, COVID-19 restrictions, earthquake, poor flight conditions (helicopter delays) hurricane, disease, epidemic, pandemic, plague, quarantine, any other Act of God, any law, regulation, ordinance, or other act or order of any court, government, or governmental agency. Should the client choose to completely cancel the trip and forfeit a one-time, no cost complimentary date chance, refunds will be issued according to the table below
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Clients who book trips, send deposits, or send final payments shall be considered acknowledged and aware that all clients involved have read and accepted and agreed to all the terms and conditions contained herein.
Cancellations & Refunds
Far East Reserves the right to cancel trips due to extreme weather events and will offer to reschedule the trip or offer a full or partial refund pro-rated for time and services provided.
- Far East shall not be liable for any nonperformance or delay in performance caused by any act or event beyond its reasonable control, including without limitation acts or omissions of Third Parties, unavailability of supplies or labor, equipment failure, war, protests, lock-outs, fire, flood, COVID-19 restrictions, earthquake, poor flight conditions (helicopter delays) hurricane, disease, epidemic, pandemic, plague, quarantine, any other Act of God, any law, regulation, ordinance, or other act or order of any court, government, or governmental agency.
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