All of us associated with Fly Shop Mongolia are passionate fly fishermen and environmentalists. The love of our sport provided us with opportunities to fly fish throughout our country. We are acutely aware of the unmatched opportunities available in our magnificent rivers, streams, mountains, and forests. We also became cognizant, with first-hand knowledge, of the serious threat to our lands, rivers, and fisheries. As a direct result of these threats, we formed Fly Shop Mongolia as the first and only fly shop in our country. This was not a business venture, but a necessity to enable us to conduct activities to combat the serious problems we saw. Each of us is totally dedicated to Mongolia and preserving and protecting its natural resources, and to conservation-based fly fishing practices. We are all professionals, and pursue the art form that we love with our hearts and minds. We are especially

concerned with the many existing practices that degrade our rivers with unrelenting pollution and an assault on our fisheries through poaching. Mongolia is blessed with many great game fish, some of them rare and/or unique to our lands. The mighty taimen heads this list and is threatened or endangered in much of its original range. In many instances, only the remoteness of watersheds have protected them. However, with advances of technology, improved mobility, and the relentless pursuit of precious metals and minerals in our pristine headwaters, these difficult-to-access lands are now at risk. Every one of our personnel works with passion and treats fly fishing as secondary to protecting our country’s fish and rivers. We have pursued the sport we love, not for money, reward, or recognition, but to enable us to safeguard the pristine bounty of our country. These are some of the reasons that make us unique:

Wide range of fishing Destinations in Mongolia:

Fly Shop Mongolia provides fishing expeditions in the most prestigious and world-renowned rivers in Mongolia. We have three quality lodges in the greatest taimen areas and also a first-class tent camp in a truly remote setting. We also provide customized expeditions all around Mongolia and offer a wide variety of cultural, scenic, and historical opportunities to augment our fly fishing. Mongolia is a safe place to travel and, although sparsely populated, our indigenous nomads offer fascinatingly rich and diverse lifestyles and cultures. We feel this is a wonderful opportunity for families with children to intermingle with our people. We can set up your next fishing expedition in all major river watersheds, such as: Tengis/ Shishged, Eg, Onon/Bal, etc.

Best Guides and Conservation:

Our team of guides and other staff members is the finest ever assembled in Mongolia. We strived to have the best local guides with detailed and intricate knowledge of local conditions, fishing tactics, and fish behavior. Additionally, we have top class international professionals and researchers, some who have fished in Mongolia for many years. They love Mongolia as their second country and would do everything necessary to protect our fish and pristine rivers. All our staff and partners are dedicated to fish conservation and practice catch and release fly fishing. We are proud to be part of Taimen Fund and also support national parks and local communities by creating a local, dedicated conservation fund. We have started a specific fund for the remote Tengis Shishged “Protected Area” as we are the only conservation-minded presence there. We organized to protect the fish and rivers by educating and involving local communities and nomads. 

Best cost-effective service:

We have done our absolute best to propose excursions that offer the finest quality and experiences available in Mongolia at prices that can be afforded by many. We have had numerous discussions with local and national conservation groups, government and tourism personnel, border guards, and the like. We have recommended fly fishing standards that protect the fish. Our Conservation Fees and license fees go directly to help protect the areas we fish and travel in. The more fly fishermen we guide, the more funds provided to protect our rivers and taimen habitat. Tagging and DNA genetic research efforts will also be funded so that we can better understand and protect this mighty but threatened species. Thus, we offer our clients unique experiences, while stressing safety and comfort, in world class settings, with the finest guides, at bargain prices. 

MEET THE TEAM

Meet some of our Fly Shop team partners and staff. Below you can find members of our management, fishing guides and other staff. Each of us has strived to offer the finest fishing expeditions available in Mongolia. We want our exciting excursions to be the finest of your life and that you will return with family and friends. Mongolia is a unique and magical land – we hope you grow to love it as we do. 

AMARAA  is a noted professional fly fisherman and is founder of Fly Shop Mongolia. He has been fly fishing for nearly twenty years and knows every river. Amaraa is deeply committed to taimen conservation and organized many initiatives for that specific purpose. Amaraa’s main responsibilities are managing all operations across Mongolia.

AMARAA is a noted professional fly fisherman and is founder of Fly Shop Mongolia. He has been fly fishing for nearly twenty years and knows every river. Amaraa is deeply committed to taimen conservation and organized many initiatives for that specific purpose. Amaraa’s main responsibilities are managing all operations across Mongolia.

GANBAA i s theco-owner of Fly Shop Mongolia and serves as its executive director. He is an experienced and passionate fly fisherman and, at the same time, works for our partner company A Jet Aviation. Ganbat has been fly fishing throughout Mongolia including many very remote areas.

GANBAA is theco-owner of Fly Shop Mongolia and serves as its executive director. He is an experienced and passionate fly fisherman and, at the same time, works for our partner company A Jet Aviation. Ganbat has been fly fishing throughout Mongolia including many very remote areas.

ESEE  is an avid fly fisherman and co-owner of the Fly Shop Mongolia. He serves also as an executive in one of the biggest Mongolian companies. He supports our external relations. He believes that Mongolia is the greatest fishing destination and a fascinating tourism destination as well. Esee serves on the Board of Directors of The Taimen Fund.

ESEE is an avid fly fisherman and co-owner of the Fly Shop Mongolia. He serves also as an executive in one of the biggest Mongolian companies. He supports our external relations. He believes that Mongolia is the greatest fishing destination and a fascinating tourism destination as well. Esee serves on the Board of Directors of The Taimen Fund.

TOM  is an American partner of Fly Shop Mongolia. He is a professional fly fisherman, researcher, writer, and conservationist for many decades. Tom fell in love with Mongolia, its people and culture, and the wild and beautiful lands. Tom believes catching a taimen on a fly is the greatest challenge in freshwater fishing.

TOM is an American partner of Fly Shop Mongolia. He is a professional fly fisherman, researcher, writer, and conservationist for many decades. Tom fell in love with Mongolia, its people and culture, and the wild and beautiful lands. Tom believes catching a taimen on a fly is the greatest challenge in freshwater fishing.

JEFF  is Tom’s son and an American partner of Fly Shop Mongolia. Jeff is also a noted fly fisherman, researcher, writer, and conservationist. For 35 years, Jeff has fly fished all over the world and thought Mongolia to be incredible. Mongolia is unique with incomparable fishing opportunities and fascinating and diverse cultures.

JEFF is Tom’s son and an American partner of Fly Shop Mongolia. Jeff is also a noted fly fisherman, researcher, writer, and conservationist. For 35 years, Jeff has fly fished all over the world and thought Mongolia to be incredible. Mongolia is unique with incomparable fishing opportunities and fascinating and diverse cultures.

BERND  is our most experienced and passionate fly fishing guide with the gift of being able to read a river as we would read a book. In rivers and streams he knows exactly where you should place the perfect fly. Bernd has been guiding for 43 years. His first visit to Mongolia was in 1993 and continued every year afterwards until now. He has organized many fly fishing trips to Mongolia from Europe.

BERND is our most experienced and passionate fly fishing guide with the gift of being able to read a river as we would read a book. In rivers and streams he knows exactly where you should place the perfect fly. Bernd has been guiding for 43 years. His first visit to Mongolia was in 1993 and continued every year afterwards until now. He has organized many fly fishing trips to Mongolia from Europe.

TULGA  is our main guide in Onon/Balj. He was born locally near the Onon headwaters. Tulga is an accomplished fisherman and hunter as well. He knows every river in Hentii province like the back of his hand and is also knowledgeable of many other local places and conditions.

TULGA is our main guide in Onon/Balj. He was born locally near the Onon headwaters. Tulga is an accomplished fisherman and hunter as well. He knows every river in Hentii province like the back of his hand and is also knowledgeable of many other local places and conditions.

TSATSAA  is camp manager at Eg River EMT Lodge. She has managed the camp since it was built in 2010. She has served many private guests from abroad and vips from Mongolia. She is also an excellent cook of traditional Mongolian dishes.

TSATSAA is camp manager at Eg River EMT Lodge. She has managed the camp since it was built in 2010. She has served many private guests from abroad and vips from Mongolia. She is also an excellent cook of traditional Mongolian dishes.

AZZA  is our main guide in the Eg watershed. He was born on the banks of the Eg River. He has fished since his childhood and knows every part of the Eg River. Taimen are extremely territorial and inhabit the same spot for years. Azza knows all these spots.

AZZA is our main guide in the Eg watershed. He was born on the banks of the Eg River. He has fished since his childhood and knows every part of the Eg River. Taimen are extremely territorial and inhabit the same spot for years. Azza knows all these spots.

NERSEE  is camp manager at Five River Lodge. She is from the capital city and has been camp manager since the lodge was established. Her passion is to make every detail perfect. She is also a passionate cook and her guests are delighted to be in the camp every time.

NERSEE is camp manager at Five River Lodge. She is from the capital city and has been camp manager since the lodge was established. Her passion is to make every detail perfect. She is also a passionate cook and her guests are delighted to be in the camp every time.