Mongolia River Outfitters
Escorted Trips Confirmed for 2013, September 2-10 and 8-18. Sorry, FULL. We told you to hurry!
Fly Fishing Trip or Lodge Details:
From private ger camps located in the Mongolian wilderness, discerning
clients have access to nearly two hundred miles of blue ribbon fly-fishing
water. In operation since 1993 and fly-fishing adventures since 1999, trips
are fly-fishing only with a strict catch and release policy. Aire oar boats
with full house casting frames are used and the fishing is a combination of
drift and wade. The international fly-fishing guides are some of the best
professionals in the business.
MRFF are an internationally recognized conservation leader. By fishing
with them, you will be supporting and investing in local communities and
Taimen conservation. For more than a decade, they have been working with
local communities to protect Mongolia's free flowing rivers and wild fish.
And, over the years, have supported a host of community development,
education and regulatory initiatives. In 2007, they launched an exciting new
conservation partnership with the World Wildlife Fund (WWF).
Operating only during late August and September, when fly-fishing in
Mongolia is guaranteed to be at its best, the trips include six days on the
river and two evenings in Ulan Bator.
This is a "fly-in/fly-out" and "no shuttle" operation. You will not spend
time driving up and down the creek. Every day you fish a new stretch of
river while your bags are shuttled overland. Every evening you stay in one
of six pre-established and very comfortable streamside ger camps, complete
with attentive staff, great food, hot showers, linens, and cozy wood burning
You wake up in the morning, eat breakfast, get into a boat and start
fishing right where you left off the evening before. While your luggage and
other personal items are transported overland, you're fishing a fresh
stretch of water. In the evening when you float into the next ger camp, the
fires are lit, our camp staff has dinner prepared, and your luggage is
waiting in your fully outfitted ger.
THE FISHING: The fishery is exceptionally healthy, with great water
quality, species diversity and riparian habitat. The river supports robust
populations of wild Taimen (the world's largest salmonid), trout, grayling
and lenok. The stream's most famous residents are the gigantic Taimen (Hucho
taimen). Taimen have bragging rights as the world's largest member of the
Salmonidae family. In Mongolia, Taimen will typically average 80 - 100 cm
(over three feet) and MRFF regularly encounter monsters that approach 150 cm
(fifty inches or more). Watching a forty-inch fish explode out of a
gin-clear stream to take your dry fly is truly a life altering experience!
The streams also produce phenomenal numbers of trout and lenok. The lenok
(Brachymystax lenok) are awesome fun. They are another endemic distinguished
from the trout by their bright red sides and slightly down-turned mouth.
Lenok are found throughout Mongolia. The Amur trout (Brachymystax savinovi)
is a species unknown to most fly anglers. It is a beautiful, thick bodied
fish distinguished by a golden brown body accented with large black spots.
The trout's aggressive attitude reminds most folks of big browns. This
spectacular fish commonly measures well over 55 cm (twenty-two inches),
making them a fantastic challenge on a light fly rod. (Bring on the
hoppers!) In Mongolia, this species is found only on MRFF streams.
Late August to early October. As you can see from the follwing schedule, dates
fill fast, especially from past anglers. Don't wait, contact as now to hold space
for you and your group. (Updated February 25, 2013).
September 2-10, Upper River, Travel Adventures escorted trip, full
September 8-18, Lower River, Travel Adventures escorted trip, full
September 16-24, Upper River, full
September 22-October 2, Lower River, full
September 30-October 8, Upper River, full
October 6-15, Lower River, 2 rods available
September 2-10, Upper River
September 8-18, Lower River
September 16-24, Upper River
September 22-October 2, Lower River
September 30-October 8, Upper River
October 6-15, Lower River
US$ 4,950, per person, sharing ($5,550 per person on the lower river).
Includes all meals, beer, wine and soft
drinks on the river, guides, flies, accommodations in UB and camp, fishing
permits, airport transfers and other transportation while in country. Rates
subject to change. (Rates for the 2012 and 2013 season).
ACCOMMODATIONS AND CAPACITY: On the river, guests are accommodated in
traditional Mongolian gers (yurts). These spacious, dome shaped structures
are constructed with a wooden frame insulated by layers of felt and
weatherproof canvas. Inside, each ger is the size of a large bedroom.
On the lower river trip, some evenings are in comfortable tented camps. They
are completed with table and chairs, a cozy wood-burning stove, and two beds
with linens and plenty of blankets. There is a large, central ger for meals
and socializing. Bathroom facilities are ex-suite, the showers are hot, and
the stars seem close enough to touch. Camp capacity is limited to 8 guests.
INCLUSIONS: As specified above. This is a 9 day/8 night trip. The
expedition includes two evenings in Ulan Bator (arrival/departure) and six
days/nights on the river.
EXCLUSIONS: Airfare to Ulan Bator and meals and accommodation en route.
Meals in Ulan Bator. Gratuities, telephone calls, items of a personal
HOW TO GET THERE: Scheduled flights to Ulan Bator (ULN), and local
airport pickup included within the package price. Travel Adventures will be
happy to assist with all of your travel arrangements to any of our
destinations, including air, extended stays, sightseeing tours, other "stops
in route", shuttles, airport transfers, rental cars, etc.
LOCATION: Ulan Bator, Mongolia
OWNER/HOST: Mark Johnstad
Travel Adventures will be happy to assist with all of your travel arrangements
to any of our destinations, including air, extended stays, sightseeing tours, special
requests, other "stops in route", shuttles, airport transfers, rental cars, etc.
We are "The Angler's Concierge".
Great! ... I'll return for a bigger taimen. I really like the lower river. ~~ Don Bennett, NY
All aspects of this trip were very enjoyable. ~~ Rich Wolf, WA
Excellent trip. Everything as advertised or better. It was a great trip. ~~ Dan Wolf, CA