Thursday, October 8, 2009

Big Taimen in Mongolia! Dr. Fred Strikes Again

In Search of Monster Taimen Look No Further Than The Far Reaches of Mongolia

My fellow Denver fishing Pal and often drinking partner, Dr. Fred Miller, was off on another adventure and this one was unlike all the others he's been on before. Dr. Fred has been to just about as many places as anyone I know and just when I thought I had him beat with a Patagonia trip year before last, he one upped me and already had his booked a few months before mine!

Having talked with Jeff Currier about his last trip there I knew this was a place I wanted to visit, now it's just a matter of time, lot's of luck and oh yeah, a bank account much different than the one I have now! Dr. Fred and another friend of mine Todd Fehr, also tagged along for this amazing trip and I know I'll be hearing these big fish stories for years to come. These Two guys fish a bunch together and we fish much of the same water. They both got me hooked on Tarpon fishing in Boca Grande and I still can't wait to meet them down there for some fun as well the next few years.

Todd with a Sweet One

Mongolia Taimen Fishing is an exceptional adventure fishing destination: a land of rolling steppes, rugged mountains, and verdant forest, inhabited by hardy, hospitable nomads. The wild rivers teem with fish; Grayling, Lenok Trout, and the legendary Taimen, a mighty salmonid that grows to monstrous proportions.

Just another day in the office for Dr. Fred

Mongolia's rivers are a fly-fisherman's dream destination - clear water, abundant fish, tranquil fishing, and stunning surroundings. Experience the excitement of catching a mighty Taimen on a dry-fly. Enjoy exquisite dry-fly fishing for Lenok and Grayling.

Imaging wading clear cliff fringed pools and casting a mouse fly to metre-long sighted taimen - feel the anticipation as you retrieve, then the surge of adrenalin as the Taimen explodes out of the water to take the fly before a making reel screaming run!

The average sized Taimen are around 28 to 30 inches long (70 - 80 cm) and 10 to 12 lbs. There will be many opportunities at trophy Taimen over 40 inches (100 cm).

to explore in a stunning river valley and canyon. The river has fantastic wading with a rocky or gravel bed, lots of interest and structure, and many cliffs and Taimen pools.

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Anonymous said...

Now that's a fish!


Troutdawg said...

Yeah no kidding, I can only imagine how hard they hit a fat triple bunny coming through the water

JosiƱo said...

Taimen is a spectacular fish. I would like to fishing someone, but now is unprobably.
Nice blog, too.

Troutdawg said...

I think for most of us trips like that are a trip oif a lifetime. Hopefully one day I can get there, I just need to work on a few more contacts to mooch off of and a bit more dinero to make it happen!