Gordon Hight in Mongolia
For the last several years, WorldCast Anglers, the Orvis-endorsed ﬂy ﬁshing outﬁtter with whom I guide in western Wyoming and Eastern Idaho, has hosted a week-long tripﬁshing for taimen and two species of native trout: the amur and lenok. WorldCastsourced this expedition (organized by Nomadic Journeys and guided by Mongolia River Outﬁtters) and takes six clients along with two WCA hosts (of which I was one this year) each October, when the taimen ﬁshing is at its prime. Mongolia River Outﬁtters now hasfour ClackaCraft drift boats providing anglers the optimal platform from which to cover river as each day brings new water on the six-day, and nearly one hundred mile safari-style journey. This particular stretch of water is only ﬁshed three times each year; thus,ﬁshing pressure is virtually non-existent. My experience included multiple opportunities daily at taimen well over 25”; the two biggest ﬁsh landed being 39” and 41”. Thoughthoughts of big taimen lured me to Mongolia, the guides and camp staff wereexceptionally skilled and friendly, and complemented the ﬁshing working diligently tocreate an authentic Mongolian adventure replete with exquisite cuisine and rustic, yetcomfortable amenities.