Russia’s eastern peninsula is the apex of modern fly fishing; an adventure of the purest kind, across vast wilderness and rivers that teem with trout.
The landmass of Kamchatka stabs south from mainland Siberia, slicing into the Bering Sea just west of Alaska. It’s jagged coastlines are lapped by fish-rich waters, its snow-capped horizons are dotted by strato-volcanoes, and its valleys are carved deep by over 12,000 pristine spring creeks and rivers. Virtually none of the peninsula has been impacted by man. It’s a trout, salmon and char Utopia. This coast-to-coast, trackless wilderness is inaccessible to all modes of transportation except horse, jet-boat and iconic orange and blue MI-8 helicopters.
Alaska angling veterans will find a level of familiarity in Kamchatka’s rivers, landscapes and climate. Most of the same plants and animals inhabit the two regions, the weather is similar; and all life on the peninsula depends on annual runs of salmon for essential energy.
All of these trips are rustic and wild and not for everyone. They require a reasonable degree of physical fitness and mental stamina. The payoff is the simple guarantee that they’ll set hearts pounding with trout fishing like you’ve never seen, in a setting that few people have ever seen.