Join Yellow Dog Flyfishing ambassador, Jako Lucas, on a hosted trip to fish for taimen in the Eg and Ur Rivers in Mongolia. Anglers will stay in authentic Mongolian “gers,” which features two beds, tables and chairs, plenty of storage space for gear and clothing, and a central wood stove that keeps things very warm on cold nights.
Known to Mongolians as the “river wolf”, Taimen (Hucho Hucho Taimen) is exceptionally fierce and ferocious predators. As the world’s largest surviving salmonid, they are famous for feeding on large lenok and grayling, ducks, mice, and even large prairie dogs. Among the preferred techniques for catching Taimen is skating large, waking dry flies. The takes can be violent and unexpected, and one of the hardest things about this style of fishing is leaving the fly in place while a huge fish wakes, strikes and bats the fly before fully committing and eating.