Fly Fishing Kamchatka – Rainbows
Species: Rainbow Trout, Khundza
Season: June – October
Capacity: Varies between destinations
Cost: Variable based on river package
Fly fishing Kamchatka in Russia for large wild rainbow trout is on nearly everyone’s bucket list and it should be. Russia is an enormous country spanning nearly the entire width of Asia however Kamchatka is a mere 4 hour or so flight from Anchorage making it more attainable that most think.
For those that have fished in Alaska before, fly fishing Kamchatka has many similarities. Remote wilderness, fantastic scenery, adventure, wild life and lots of hungry trout are the norm with a few bears sprinkled in!
Over the past decade, more and more quality watersheds have been discovered. There is now a vast diversity of rivers in size, fish numbers and type of trip from lodge/jet boat based to more adventurous float/camp trips. The choice is now yours on how do you want to experience fly fishing Kamchatka?
We thoroughly enjoy seeing new places from the point of view of exploring and seeing unspoiled lands with full immersion. Float camp trips on the Savan and other “exploratory” systems make you feel as though you are really out there. Bears are not human conditioned as in most parts of Alaska. These ones see humans maybe 6 weeks of the year in very small groups. Curious they are but also respectful so interactions are docile and always camera friendly!
Forested hills, tall grasses and a landscape dotted with sleeping volcanoes make you feel like you are really out there. Transport is via Russian helicopters to various drop off points around the region out of Petropavlosk. While in the field, seeing another human is quite unlikely.
For those who wish to fish hard, all day long and at your own pace, these trips are absolutely fantastic. Mouse all day if you like or switch between hair flies on top and Dahli Lama’s below. Either way, you are going to find fish quite willing to play. All flies need to be tied with trailing hooks with the hook facing up to prevent mortality of these amazing trout.
Give us a call to discuss available options and let’s help you see why fly fishing Kamchatka is still among the most sought after fly fishing destinations on the planet.