10 Essential Items For Fly Fishing in Kamchatka

So you’ve succumbed to the stories and reports of the fantastic fly fishing and booked a trip to Kamchatka, or maybe you’re embarking on a journey to a similarly remote fishing destination.  Do you have everything you need?  We can help.

Russian Rainbow TroutPacking for such an adventure can be a daunting and intimidating task.  By now, you probably have received a mile long packing list of items that you may or may not need.  It is very easy to overpack, and minimalists, in an attempt to shed some frivolous pounds, often skip a few necessities.  The last thing you want to do is forget a key item that could put a damper in you trip, so here are a few things that are “must haves” when en route to the Motherland and similar locations around the globe.

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Fly Fishing in Kamchatka, Russia: Part 1

Ask any fly fisherman in search of trout, “where in the world is the best trout fishing” and you would have some interesting destinations on your hands. New Zealand, Argentina, Chile, Canada, and Alaska are some prime examples that you would likely hear. But there is one particular location farther than any from the affects of civilization, leaving it as good as the day God made it. There are giant Brown Bears in this place that gobble up enough fish throughout the summer to last them through the bitter winters, but do you think the trout run from them? Heck no! They pursue the bears and look to them as a food source. That’s right, the trout are so big that they swim after the bears! They are truly wolves of their underwater world, traversing rivers that run a virtual slalom course through active volcanoes. There is but one such place on the globe, and it is known as the Kamchatka, Russia: trout heaven and debatably the best trout destination that exists…period.


Peter S. hoists a 32.5″ rainbow caught in a river in Kamchatka

This video is a depiction of the greatness that is Kamchatka.  A good friend and fellow guide, Christiaan Pretorius, put this video together recently with the help of professional photographer Matt Jones (www.mattjonesphotography.com).  We’ve seen a lot of multimedia attempting to capture the experience, and Christiaan has done a superb job doing so.  We hope you enjoy it.

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