Small water fishing, limited angler group size and big rainbow trout on mice, streamers, and dry flies
Located in the northern region of Kamchatka, the Two Yurt River float is a wilderness experience for some of the world’s finest fishing for rainbow trout averaging 18 – 27 inches, with much larger fish caught each season. The river is also home to Asiatic Grayling, Dolly Varden, and Pacific salmon. Due to low overall angling pressure and zero commercial activity in the area, the Two Yurt River boasts populations of rainbow trout that are second-to-none. Because the number of anglers per week is capped, anglers have beautiful scenery, diverse wildlife, and over 50 miles of productive and pristine waters to themselves. A maximum of four anglers per week ensures the fishery is pristine, protected, and its rainbows grow large and feisty.
Each day anglers will move downstream in rafts between fixed based outpost camps spaced out along the river. While simple, each camp is set up for comfortable accommodations. Meals are enjoyed in an A-frame dining cabin, and each camp is equipped with hot showers and flush toilets. Each guest cabin is equipped with two cots, sleeping pads and pillows, a wood-burning stove, and ample space to hang your gear each evening after fishing. All anglers are required to bring their own sleeping bag for this float trip.
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.
Activities for non-anglers are very limited, as the Two Yurt River Float Trip 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.
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 day of the float trip, anglers will move downstream on the Two Yurt River in rafts, covering miles of water and endless fishing opportunities. With many characteristics to that of a freestone river, anglers will target rainbows and a variety of other species by fishing structure, undercut banks, boulder fields, islands, and gravel bars. Fishing on the Two Yurt River is exclusively done using a variety of topwater mouse patterns, streamers, and dry flies. Typically catch rates are high the first few days of the float, with the water becoming wider and deeper downstream towards the end of the week, giving the angler opportunities to target larger fish at the end of the week—this lower water is where many of the trophies are caught.
Boats and Equipment
Once you arrive in Kamchatka, you will travel by both bus and Mi-8 helicopter from Petro to the first camp on the Two Yurt River. While fishing on the Two Yurt, guides will row anglers downstream each day, often stopping to wade fish the many different productive fishing areas. Some fishing will be done from the boat, but this is primarily a wade fishing destination where anglers have miles of river to explore and fish the ample productive areas for trout and salmon.
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.
In need of a specific rod and reel set-up that you don’t currently own? We recommend working with one of our Yellow Dog affiliated Specialty Fly Shops or Rent This Rod, the industry’s premier source for outfitting clients with a premium rental fly rod and reel outfits. Give us a call and we’ll help you make the arrangements before your trip.
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 = $6,995.00 per person
- Six (6) nights lodging on the Two Yurt River Float Trip
- Five (5) days of fully guided 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 the Two Yurt River
- All meals throughout the float
- 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 camp staff (payable in U.S. dollars)
- Russian visa and visa processing fees
- Trip insurance and Global Rescue insurance policies (required)
Two Yurt River Float Trip (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 acknowledgment that 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
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- 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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