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.