Trip Overview 

Kamchatka is a wild place and most fishing operations on the Peninsula can deliver a pristine and remote wilderness fishing experience. That being said, there are some operations that are more remote and more wild than others! The Two Yurt River float – offered through The Best of Kamchatka® – is an amazing wilderness experience that offers anglers the world’s finest fishing for rainbow trout, along with beautiful scenery, diverse wildlife, and over 50 miles of productive and pristine waters all to themselves! 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. With this trip, you will float from the top of the river system downstream for nearly 50 miles, utilizing a different fixed-cabin camp location each night.

Destination Quick Facts 

The Best of Kamchatka - Two Yurt Lodge - Yellow Dog Flyfishing AdventuresLOCATION:  Eastern Russia – Kamchatka Peninsula

SEASON:  Mid-July through first week of September

CAPACITY:  Maximum of 6 guests per week

CLOSEST MAJOR AIR HUB:  Anchorage, AK (ANC)

TARGET SPECIES:  Rainbow trout, Dolly Varden, arctic char, Arctic grayling and all five species of Pacific salmon

DOCUMENTS REQUIRED:  A Russian Visa (Yellow Dog will assist you) and a valid passport with at least six months of validity remaining are required.

CONTACT US FOR MORE INFO     888-777-5060     INTL 01-1-406-585-8667       info [at] yellowdogflyfishing [dot] com

ACCOMMODATIONS

Lodging Details
As anglers float downstream with the guides and the rafts, overnight accommodations and camp locations will change each night. In every fixed-camp and fixed-cabin location on the Two Yurt, these overnight camps are designed for intimacy, with a maximum of only six guests at a time. Each two-person, A-frame-style cabin in each separate camp is warm, comfortable, dry, and mostly bug-free. In-camp amenities at each location include a flushing toilet, a wood-fire heated shower, and evening campfires around fire pits that overlook the river. Anglers will want to bring their own sleeping bag, mattress sheet and pillow (all packed in a heavy-duty dry bag), as each cabin features two beds with basic mattresses.

Food and Beverages

The comfortable dining rooms and kitchen buildings located at each nightly camp is where guests will enjoy hot meals and a dry, warm place to relax. Each morning and each evening, hot coffee is always available or - if you prefer - the Russian version of “chai" (tea). Warm vodka is also a staple at literally every meal! The menu each day is American-style with a touch of Russian. Each morning an American-style breakfast of bacon and eggs, oatmeal (Russian “porridge”) or cereal is served. A packed cooler lunch is provided for each day on the river, and the guides will also be happy to prepare fresh Char for lunch on the river. Dinner in camp each evening is served family style, and includes a variety of different meat, fish and vegetable dishes. To satisfy all tastes, the kitchen can easily offer a wide variety of breakfast, lunch and dinner menus.

Typical Length of Stay
Due to the set weekly flight from Anchorage (ANC) to Petropavlovsk (PKC), the standard package is six (6) nights / six (6) fishing days.

Non-Angling Activities and Options
Activities for non-anglers are very limited, as the Two Yurt River float trip is primarily a fishing-focused destination. That said, anglers will enjoy the overall 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 tarns, and salmon-rich, gin-clear water.

Internet / Communications
Internet access is available during your stay and cell phones will not work during your visit.

FISHING

General Information
The Two Yurt River is set in perhaps the most beautiful valley on the entire Kamchatka Peninsula. Flowing east, the Two Yurt drains the lake by the same name. Similar in size to Brooks Lake in Alaska, one clear distinction exists - no other people will ever be seen! With a huge run of sockeye and King salmon, the Two Yurt’s rainbows gorge on eggs and flesh throughout the summer season, growing to large proportions. As it flows through the valley, the Two Yurt combines many streams and tributaries, offering just about every imaginable type of water, from freestone pocket water to long, mellow spring creek glides. Most fish in the Two Yurt average 18 to 20 inches, with fish much larger caught each week.

Boats and Equipment
While fishing on the Two Yurt, two anglers and a guide will share a raft, outfitted with a rowing frame, seats and oars. This will allow anglers to fish from the raft as the guide moves the boat downstream, and will also allow anglers to stop and wade fish as often as desired. Please keep in mind that 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.

TRAVEL DETAILS

How To Get There
Once Yakutia Air has announced they will once again be flying for 2017, the direct route from Anchorage's Ted Stevens International Airport (ANC) to Petropavlovsk, Kamchatka (PKC) is the quickest and easiest option. Flights will operate weekly from mid-July to mid-September 2016. More information on these flights can be found by contacting Yellow Dog.

Arrival and Departure Details / 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. It is anticipated that 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 date line.  With this new schedule, anglers will no longer have to overnight in Petro on their way to camp, instead 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.

Documents Required
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. 

Travel Arrangements
Yellow Dog offers a full in-house travel and reservations system, and can assist with airline tickets, hotels, transfers and all travel logistics for every destination that we offer. Contact us at 888-777-5060 or travel [at] yellowdogflyfishing [dot] com for more details on airfare ticketing, travel services and trip insurance.

RATES

Package Rates
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.

6 Nights / 6 Fishing Days = $6,895.00

What's Included

  • 6 nights lodging along the Two Yurt in fixed camp locations
  • 5.5 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 while floating the Two Yurt
  • 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
  • Russian fishing license (Approx. $100.00 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 (These are required!)
OTHER INFO

Client Testimonials

“I loved this trip! We were looking for a full-blown ‘fishing-travel-cultural-wilderness-adventure,’ and this trip was definitely all of those things. The fishing was awesome, as was the variety of water and the unbelievably remote nature of the location.”
- Jason M.  (Bozeman, MT)