More than two and a half times the size of Texas, Mongolia is a mysterious and ancient country. To foreigners, it is recognized as the fabled homeland of the fierce nomadic warrior Genghis Kahn. Located in northern Asia, Mongolia is bordered to the north by Russia and to the south by China. This precarious political position and natural geographical isolation has for the most part kept Mongolia out of the Western spotlight for the past 100 years. It was only in the 1990s that the first Western tourists began to trickle in. And while the capital city of Ulaanbaatar has experienced a large amount of growth over the past 20 years, outside of the city the country remains exactly the same as it’s always been.
Mongolia Taimen Fishing
Hucho Hucho Taimen – known to Mongolians as the “River Wolf” – are exceptionally fierce and ferocious predators that are famous for feeding on other gamefish, ducks, mice and even large prairie dogs. If you enjoy hunting large, predatory fish and value the quality of catch over quantity, then this is your place. Taimen fishing in Mongolia is rarely a numbers game, but when a three, four or even five-foot river fish violently smashes your fly and the line comes tight, you’ll quickly understand the draw of fishing the rivers of Mongolia.
The Mongolian river camps – located in the Eg Ur Watershed – are operated and run by Hovsgol Travel Company of Mongolia and Sweetwater Travel of Livingston, Montana. Yellow Dog is proud to represent this partnership, which has been operating in Mongolia since 1995.
We are proud to work with an outfitter that has fished and explored every major taimen river in the country before selecting what they believe to be the finest two rivers for fly fishing. When fishing with Mongolia’s only drift-boat operation, you will explore a new stream section every day without ever having to shuttle back to camp.