The only daily fly-out program in Kamchatka, allowing anglers to access dozens of rivers each day via helicopter with zero angling pressure
An extremely limited offering that operates only a few select weeks out of each summer season. This is a fully “airmobile” program that gives anglers the ability to fish different rivers and streams each day with daily fly-outs on a private Mi-2 Helicopter. Each night, the group will study area maps and discuss the possibilities and river options for the following day. Strategically based out of the recently renovated private lodge on the beautiful Two Yurt Lake, this program gives you access to dozens of untouched trophy trout streams, all located within a short flight out of base camp. If you have ever dreamt of fishing rivers loaded with rainbows that have literally NEVER seen a fly or angler, this is a serious option to consider.
Anglers will base out of the Two Yurt Main Lodge for the week, which is one of the most established and comfortable lodges in all of Kamchatka. The Two Yurt Lodge is equipped with private rooms for two anglers, hot showers, flush toilets, and a central dining area to converse with the group and discuss plans with the guides and pilots of where you will be fishing the next day. Located in one of the most scenic valleys in all of Kamchatka, the lodge also has an on-site hot spring that guests are free to use each day after fishing.
Food and Beverages
The Rainbows From Above Lodge staff and guides take great pride in providing a quality culinary experience each day of your trip. Each day, breakfast will be served in the main lodge and typically consists of oatmeal or porridge, homemade jams, bacon, eggs, coffee, and tea. Lunch will be served on the river each day including sandwiches, cold cuts, cheeses, and a variety of different snacks to keep you going on the water. Each evening, dinner will be served family-style and is a staple meal each evening, consisting of soups, stews, a variety of different meats, fish, and plenty of sides and vegetable dishes.
Typical Length of Stay
Due to the set weekly flight from Anchorage (ANC) to Petropavlovsk Airport (PKC), the standard package is six (6) nights / five (5) fishing days.
Non-Angling Activities and Options
Activities for non-anglers are very limited, as the Rainbows From Above Program is primarily a fishing-focused destination. That said, guests will no doubt enjoy the area itself, as the scenery of the nearby mountain valleys provides breathtaking panoramic displays: tamarack and birch forests, wildlife, snow-capped mountains, glimpses of glaciers and volcanoes, and salmon-rich, gin-clear water. The on-site hot springs is also a great place to relax and take in the scenery each evening after fishing.
Internet / Communications
Internet access is not available during your stay and cell phones will not work during your visit.
How To Get There
Yakutia Air has announced that they will once again be flying the direct route from Anchorage’s Ted Stevens International Airport (ANC) to Petropavlovsk, Kamchatka (PKC) which is the quickest and easiest option. Flights will operate weekly from mid-July to mid-September. More information on these flights can be found by contacting Yellow Dog.
Arrival and Departure Times
With direct flight service to Kamchatka (PKC) from Anchorage (ANC), anglers can once again enjoy a quick and easy flight to the best rainbow trout fishing on the planet. The weekly Yakutia Air flight will depart from Anchorage on Monday mornings, with arrival in Kamchatka the following morning once the plane crosses the international dateline. With this schedule, anglers will no longer have to overnight in Petro on their way to camp, instead of proceeding directly from the airport to the helicopter that same day. After a great week of fishing, you will arrive back in Anchorage the following Monday evening. You will arrive back in Anchorage the same Monday morning after crossing back over the international dateline. This early arrival back to the States allows plenty of time to clear U.S. customs and immigration to connect up with your flight home that same day. For any international anglers not looking to travel through Anchorage OR if you would like to spend additional time in Russia, there are options to fly through Moscow, Russia, or Seoul, South Korea to arrive at Petro on different schedules.
A Russian Visa (which Yellow Dog will assist with) and a valid passport with at least six months of validity remaining are required. Due to the remoteness of this location, Yellow Dog Flyfishing Adventures requires the purchase of medical evacuation and trip insurance.
Yellow Dog works directly with and recommends Kanna Travel. They can assist with airline tickets, hotels, transfers, and all travel logistics for every destination that we offer. Contact them at 855-739-3139 or [email protected] for more details on airfare ticketing, travel services, and trip insurance.
Each morning of the trip, anglers will load into the Mi-2 Helicopters with your pilot and guides for the day and depart to a different fishery. Plans are decided upon the night before with the guides based on the best fishing opportunities and your preferences for the next day’s adventure. The Rainbows from Above guide team knows the area and fisheries extremely well and will ensure anglers see a variety of different water over the course of the week, and some of the most remote and untouched freshwater fishing opportunities in the world. The primary target each day will be the incredible rainbow trout species in the area, all done on topwater mouse patterns, streamers, and dry flies. Salmon, dolly varden, and grayling are also available in many of these fisheries. This is hands down one of the most remote and customizable trips in the entire world of destination freshwater angling.
Boats and Equipment
Once you arrive in Kamchatka, you will travel by both bus and Mi-8 helicopter from Petro to the Two Yurt Main Lodge. Each morning of the trip, anglers and guides will load into the smaller Mi-2 helicopters stationed at the lodge and fly to your designated fishery for the day. Due to the remote nature of each fishery, this is primarily a wade fishing destination. If anglers are interested in stalking big rainbow trout on foot and fishing smaller water and streams, this is a perfect destination. It is recommended that all anglers are in decent physical condition and can cover a reasonable amount of water on foot each day. There is no rental or demo equipment available on this trip, and no flies, leaders, or tippet for sale. That means that anglers will have to bring everything that they will need with them, including rods, reels, lines, and backup lines, all terminal tackle, waders, boots, and all flies. Please refer to Yellow Dog’s detailed pre-trip materials and packing lists for all required and recommended equipment.
Rates and Terms
Remember that Yellow Dog’s services are completely free! When you book a trip with Yellow Dog, you never pay more than when you book directly with the lodge or outfitter. All prices listed below are per person, based on double occupancy, and quoted in US dollars.
Six (6) Nights / Five (5) Fishing Days = $7,695.00 plus $4,250.00 per person helicopter flight time fuel surcharge = $11,945.00 per person
- Six (6) nights lodging at the Two Yurt Main Lodge (double occupancy)
- Five (5) days of fully guided fly-out fishing
- Possible arrival day and departure day fishing (will be dictated by transportation schedule and weather)
- Round-trip bus and helicopter transportation from Petropavlovsk to Two Yurt Main Lodge
- All meals
- All non-alcoholic beverages plus a limited supply of beer and vodka for the week
What’s Not Included:
- Airfare to Anchorage, Alaska (ANC)
- Airfare from Anchorage, Alaska (ANC) to Petropavlovsk, Russia (PKC)
- Hotel accommodations, meals, and transfers in Anchorage (if necessary)
- All flies and terminal tackle
- Rods, reels, waders, boots, and all other fishing equipment
- Sleeping bag
- Russian fishing license (Approx. $130.00 per person)
- Gratuities for guides and lodge staff (payable in U.S. dollars)
- Russian visa and visa processing fees
- Trip insurance and Global Rescue insurance policies (required)
Rainbows From Above Custom Itineraries (Kamchatka Peninsula, Russia)
TERMS AND CONDITIONS – CANCELLATIONS
For all Yellow Dog Flyfishing Adventures, L.L.C. (YDFA) Kamchatka fishing packages, both deposits and final payments are non-refundable. A non-refundable deposit of 50% per person is due within 10 days of booking for all trip packages and reservations, and final payment if due 90 days prior to arrival. If a cancelled package is resold by either the outfitter or by Yellow Dog Flyfishing Adventures, then a full refund will be sent minus a $100.00 per person cancellation fee charged by Yellow Dog. In the case of cancellation by the client, both deposit and final payment may be transferred to another guest or angler for those same (original) dates if facilitated and arranged by the client. 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 or Yellow Dog 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 operator. If your flights are late and connections are missed, the operator is not responsible for alternative travel arrangements including flights, hotels, meals and any other expenses incurred. Receipt of deposit and/or final payment is an acknowledgment that the registrant has read and accepts the deposit, cancellation, refund and responsibility clauses for these packages.
Payment Terms For All Yellow Dog Trip Bookings
In order to lock in your trip reservation, we ask that you please remit payment within 10 days of receipt of invoice. For your convenience, Yellow Dog accepts on-line payments via a direct and secure ACH platform – a quick and easy way to complete your trip reservation. Note that all Yellow Dog invoices include a live link that takes you directly to the Yellow Dog ACH platform for fast and easy payment. For open and existing invoices with a remaining balance, payment reminders also include this easy link to the ACH page.
Other customary forms of payment that are accepted are checks or wire transfers. If you would like to pay in a different way or have any questions about alternate payment methods, please contact Yellow Dog at (888) 777-5060 or (406) 585-8667. We are available Monday through Friday, 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM.
Beginning September 1st, 2020, Yellow Dog will apply a 2% convenience fee for all American Express credit card transactions, and a 3% convenience fee for Visa, MasterCard and Discover transactions.
Yellow Dog Flyfishing Adventures Standard Forms For Payment
- ACH online payments (for US banking institutions only).
- Traditional checks (sent via mail)
- Electronic wire payments (client is responsible for any wiring fees)
*Please contact us if you prefer or require a different payment option. Convenience fees may apply for other payment methods.
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