Trips run September – October
Dates 2017/Dates 2018
Cessna Caravan to/from river
This is a stream designed for fly-fishing. The fishery is exceptionally healthy, with great water quality, species diversity and riparian habitat. It is very common for us to spot fish for taimen, trout and lenok. The river flows through dramatic, sparsely populated and highly varied landscapes. The lower river is more rugged, isolated and holds more water than the upper sections. The upper and lower sections fish equally well with perhaps slightly better trout fishing on the upper and marginally better taimen fishing on the lower. The scenery is striking on both sections.The upper and lower sections fish equally well.
ITINERARY AT A GLANCE
Day 1: Arrive Ulaanbaatar, overnight hotel.
Day 2: Guests hop on a chartered
Cessna Caravan for a 75 – 90 minute
flight to the river. Fishing day one.
Day 3 – 7: Float/Fish between
Day 8: Chartered Cessna Caravan
back to UB. Overnight hotel.
Day 9: Depart Mongolia.
This is a stream designed for fly-fishing. The fishery is exceptionally healthy, with great water quality, species diversity and riparian habitat. It is very common for us to spot fish for taimen, trout and lenok. The river flows through dramatic, sparsely populated and highly varied landscapes. The lower river is more rugged, isolated and holds more water than the upper sections. The upper and lower sections fish equally well with perhaps slightly better trout fishing on the upper and marginally better taimen fishing on the lower. The scenery is striking on both sections.
MRO is Mongolia’s only drift-boat operation. All anglers fish from ClackaCrafts. We have Clacka LP’s and Headhunter Skiffs. The Clackas have lots of space for two anglers, comfortable seats, solid casting braces, spare fly-rod holders and plenty of dry storage for your gear. Manufactured in the US, Clackacrafts are graceful fishing platforms. These drift boats allow us to fish the river quietly, efficiently and comfortably. It’s quite an experience, standing tall in a drift boat and casting for a feeding taimen. For back-up, we have a quiver of Aire rafts outfitted with full-house casting frames.
The fishing is a combination of drift boat and wade-walk. This is a great river for both single and double-handed rods. The single-handed rods are used from the drift boats. The double-handed rods are generally fished from shore, but some guests use switch rods to great effect from the boat. Most guests bring a five-weight single hand for the trout and a seven, eight or nine weight single hand for the taimen. This river is great for double-handed rods, either spey or switch.
The river is the first in Mongolia legally designated catch and release/fly fishing only for all international anglers. We insist that all clients practice catch and release fly-fishing using single, barb-less hooks.
Guests encounter many large fish during their stay and can typically expect several excellent taimen shots a day. These are all great numbers, but don’t be fooled. Taimen fishing can be very challenging. Taimen may not require Herculean casting skills, but often demand steel-heading patience. Come prepared for a wonderful angling challenge, celebrate every fish caught and you’ll have the trip of a lifetime.
The ger camps on the upper river are a bit more luxurious with a central dining ger and sleeping gers, linens, and wood burning stoves. The camps are designed as places to relax after a wonderful day on the river. Each camp reflects Mongolian traditions and is well integrated with the country’s natural surroundings. There are no generators or stereos, only the sounds of the trees and the water, the lights of candles and wood stoves, and the sparkling night stars.
We pride ourselves on our catering. The meals are professional, substantial, and very well suited for western tastes: fresh vegetables and fruits, big breakfasts, hot lunches, and multi-course dinners. See photos and read more about the camps here .
– Allan V, Sumatra, Indonesia
– Allan V, Sumatra, Indonesia
– Allan V, Sumatra, Indonesia
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The price includes two nights hotel in Ulaanbaatar, airport transfers, transportation to/from the river, fishing permits, guide services, and all meals, lodging, soft drinks, beer, wine and classic Mongolian vodka at camp. Price does not include international airfare, meals/drinks in UB, and gratuities. Prices are based upon double occupancy. Trips begin and end in the capital city, Ulaanbaatar.”
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If you’re interested in joining one of these amazing adventures, please contact us. These trips book very early. MRO is quite fortunate to have a very high level of guest returns with many fishing with us numerous years. We request a 50%, non-refundable advance payment to hold your reservation and payment in full at least 120 days prior to departure. Payments by check, wire transfer, or credit card.
Mongolia law requires that every angler obtain a variety of fishing permits. Only a very few registered outfitters can legally obtain taimen permits. Each permit costs several hundred dollars. We arrange for all permits in advance and have long-term operations and conservation agreements with all relevant government agencies. All taimen must be released. There are additional restrictions and active enforcement on the rivers we fish. These are the only streams in Mongolia designated fly fishing only.
If you choose another outfitter, please be certain that you are fishing legally. The outfitter must have an agreement providing access to a healthy taimen river before they can even purchase permits for you. Permission must be secured from national, state, and local governments. Without the proper permits, you risk a heavy fine, loss of equipment, deportation, and/or imprisonment. This sounds harsh, but too many innocent anglers have ended up in this unfortunate situation.
MRO trips begin and end in Ulaanbaatar (airport code: ULN). Korean Air, MIAT, and Air China are the primary international carriers serving Mongolia. Guests fly via Beijing, Seoul, Osaka, Moscow or Berlin. US citizens do not currently require a visa prior to arrival in Mongolia. Please inquire with us regarding other nationalities.
The weather is usually clear with warm days and cool nights. Rain is more likely in the early season and cold more likely later in the season. It is not uncommon to experience a couple of cool days (40’sF/5’sC) in early September and warm days in early October (70’sF/20’sC).
MRO will provide you with a comprehensive packing list. It’s about the same as preparing for a guided trip to Montana in early fall. MRO supplies flies. Guests bring their own rods (5w, 7w, 8/9w), reels, waders, etc.
While at the river, we can easily arrange for guided horseback riding, hiking, and cultural visits. There are several English/Mongolian speakers in camp. We highly recommend that time allowing you visit more than the river. Mongolia is an amazing country.
If you’re interested in joining one of these amazing adventures, please contact us. We’re more than happy to send additional information and/or set up a time to call you and talk about the trips.
(Please have in mind that these trips book very early. MRO is quite fortunate to have a very high level of guest returns with many fishing with us numerous years.)