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Buryat Headwaters Expedition

Remote, Expedition-Style Taimen Fishing

The Buryat Headwaters Expedition covers the upper third of the taimen sanctuary and is designed for adventurous travelers.

With a maximum of four guests per trip, this is a very unique opportunity for a small group of anglers to have nearly one-hundred kilometers of taimen water to themselves for a week.  If conditions are right, we might set up a few ger camps on the Buryat.  However, most years, guests will stay in Nordic tipi camps maintained by your team of private cooks, camp staff, and guides.  You can see photos and read more about the meals and camps here.

This part of the river is very much like fishing a medium-sized mountain stream in the American west… except for the very, very big trout. There are lots of shallow runs, tight river channels, nice ripples and deep pools.  The diversity of water and habitat up here is endless.  If you like to get out of the boat and fish, this part of the river generally offers better opportunities to wade then the lower stretches. 

The taimen fishing on the Buryat is outstanding with good numbers of big fish.  The river up here is smaller, but the taimen are not.  You will likely do quite a bit of site casting for taimen if you float this stretch.

The Buryat is an excellent choice if you are interested in finding large Amur trout.  These are very unique fish and super fun to target with light weight rod.  They will often be very willing to hammer a mouse fly.  The whole stream presents great trout habitat, including a couple of channels that fish like spring creeks and small tributaries to check out as well.

Please send us an email or call to chat about the details.

We had an amazing trip on the Buryat Expedition.  It was unbelievable to have the entire river for just the two of us!  Paul and I caught some beautiful fish.  Excellent service and food, beer, and wine.  The country is beautiful and the people are very nice.  Can’t wait to come back! – Kit T., USA