Kamchatka



Overview


Fly Fishing Kamchatka – Overview

Kamchatka dry fly fishing for huge rainbows

There is only one reason to fish in Kamchatka and that is: fly fishing for very large rainbow trout that eat dry flies all season long! The salmon fishing is also great but the jewels of the fishery are the rainbow trout, throw in trophy char and a new species – Khundza, and you realize a week long fly fishing trip to Kamchatka is way too short.

We specialize in fly fishing trips tfeaturing the best rivers on the penninsula like the Zhupanova and Sedanka. There are certainly more rivers that do offer great trips and we have some exploratory programs if you are wiling to take a chance. Our biggest concern is both the river you fish  but as important (in some cases more)  is the outfitter you use.  This is where we can help. We know all the reliable fly fishing outfitters (both Russian and Western) that run fly fishing expeditions to Kamchatka and can help you choose the right trip and avoid the wrong outfitters.

Kamchatka dry fly fishing for huge rainbows

The key to a getting a dependable trip is the combination of American oversight with a well connected partner from Russia. The maze of tricks and who knows who there is mind boggling to us. You need an outfitter who has established these connections with Russian based partners. There are a few Russian only companies that offer fly fishing float trips that are not quite ready for prime time. Even some American led, less established outfitters are having their permits pulled  without warning.  The trips are expensive and it is not worth taking a chance.

The basic decision starts with what kind of trip you want or are willing to take: A full service fly fishing lodge that uses jet boats to ferry you to the best fishing, A slightly more rustic permanent tent camp (almost a lodge)  or to stage float trips from camp to camp hitting a new stretch of water every night.

Your Next Choice- Which River?

Kamchatka dry fly fishing for huge rainbows

The next choice is a bit harder – do you want lots of solid 18-22″ fish on dries with a few fish each day over 25″ and a few each week at 28+++” or do you want less dry fly action but more streamer action, bigger fish ( 30″ +++) but less of them. No one river has everything so in general the bigger the average of fish is in a river the fewer fish there are. The other issue is how many char are in the rivers? – too many and the rainbow population is smaller.

With the new Air service from Anchorage to Kamchatka most of the outfitters offer 7 day trips or 14 day trips. My job is to help you decide which one is best for you and which ones to avoid. Kamchatka has a lot to offer to the fly fishing enthusiast – fly fishing the way it was in Alaska over 30 years ago is the best way to describe it. Stepping into a river that was off limits during the cold war means a river that has not been fished in 50 years. Russia is the last frontier for freshwater fly fishing for wild, native rainbow trout, steelhead and salmon.

Here are my top  fly fishing Rivers in Kamchatka – open up the drop downs for the Sedanka and Zhupanova rivers below.

The Sedanka

Kamchatka' Sedanka Spring Creek  dry fly fishing for huge rainbowsThe Sedanka is one of the most remote rivers in Kamchatka. A 3 hour helicopter ride from Petropavlovsk is the only method of access, and once there the river is yours. Just 6 anglers per week share the Sedanka according to our outfitter’s lease terms with the Kamchatka government.

This program is fully guided and involves a combination of traditional walk and wade fishing, float days that utilize inflatable rafts to move downstream, and occasionally jet-motor skiffs are employed to access still more water. All fishing is by wading, with boats merely used as transportation from spot to spot. Because a portion of the week is spent walking and wading, this is the most physically demanding of our Kamchatka trips, though anyone in reasonable shape will be able to take full advantage.

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Accommodations are simple and rustic, with double occupancy heated tent cabins, flush toilet outhouses, reliable hot water showers and food that is plentiful and good.

Compared to the other rivers of Kamchatka, the Sedanka stands alone as an immaculate dry-fly fishery with “blow-out proof” clear water. The Sedanka is a float trip that floats between 3 permanent tent camps spending 2 nights at each, flush toilets, hot showers and wood floored double walls tent cabins is pretty darn close to a lodge!

The Zhupanova

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The Only Lodge in Kamchatka

This is the rive that started it all. The Zhupanova. It’s headwaters flow through a massive, immaculate valley framed by smoking volcanoes, snow capped mountains, ancient birch forests, and abundant wildlife. Anglers float 40 miles of the section’s finest fly fishing water to target the Zhupanova’s wild, native huge rainbow trout. Averaging two feet long and commonly reaching 27 – 32 inches or more, they are an exceptionally large and ancient genetic strain. Even more amazing, these river-giants love big skated mouse patterns, reminiscent of waking dry flies for steelhead. And there are endless opportunities to swing streamers on sink-tip lines for vicious, bone-jarring grabs.

Rainbow trout are the main attraction in the Zhupanova but from early August through October, the rare “super kundzha” make their annual run in from the sea. They average 26-28 inches, with exceptional specimens measuring a yard long. Silver (coho) salmon are present during late August and September. The aerobatic fight of a fresh coho is something every angler should experience.

The Zhupanova can be fished from three different types of trips:

The Lodge: The Zendzur Lodge (the only true lodge on Kamchatka) commands 50 miles of water – big water with big fish accessed by jet boats daily.

Zendzur Lodge itself is a beautiful, traditional Russian wilderness outpost, staffed with a combination of talented American and Russian professionals. Lodge amenities are surprisingly deluxe given the remote nature of the operation and include double accommodation suites and cabins, each with private bath and sitting rooms. One of the highlights of Zendzur is the fabulous on-site natural hot-springs, enclosed in a banya cabin just down from the lodge on the riverbank.

THE PROGRAM AT Zendzur utilizes “Alaska-style” 18′ aluminum skiffs, powered by 40hp 4-stroke jet motors. You and one other angler are shuttled from wade-spot to wade-spot by your guide. Most anglers prefer to wade-fish, but for those that prefer to fish from a boat, the guides are very accommodating.

Sample Day:
7 AM:  coffee and tea
8 AM:  breakfast
9 AM:  on the water
1 PM:  lunch on the river
6 PM:  back to camp for drinks and a soak in the hotsprings.
7 PM:  dinner
•  For midnight-sun junkies there is a modest sized home pool in front of the lodge.

Float between 6 permanent camps: One Zhupanova float on the upper river incorporates six permanent river camps. Anglers will be able to relax at the end of each day in relative comfort, enjoying hot showers, cold drinks, permanent wood cabins or modern high-tech tents with beds and mattresses, and a well-equipped dining facility. You move to a new camp every  day.


Lodging


Lodging or Camping When Fly fishing Kamchatka?

Here is a summary of the types of accommodations you wil find while fly fishing Kamchatka.

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The only lodge in Kamchatka is the Zendzur

Zendzur Lodge is the only full fledged lodge on Kamchatka. It is a well crafted outpost that features all the luxuries of any remote fishing lodge. On the edge of the forest it is staffed by a combination of Russian and American guides, cooks and staff. The accommodations are double suites and cabins with private bathrooms, hot showers and a sitting room. The hot springs are a bonus to a long day on the river.

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a tent camp on the Sedanka

There are three camps on the Sedanka, spread about 10 river miles apart from one another. Over the course the 6 day trip, anglers move between all three camps via inflatable rafts.

Each camp is identical in infrastructure. Two anglers share a high-tech, weatherproof, double-walled “tent cabin,” similar to the weather-port cabins in use in many Alaskan camps. They have wood floors, high ceilings, a wood stove for heat, bed frames and mattresses. (You must bring a sleeping bag for this trip.) There are two clean flush-toilet outhouses per camp, as well as multiple shower facilities with good water pressure and endless hot water, courtesy of an ingenious Russian wood-fired plumbing system.

The kitchen and dinning rooms are permanent log cabins, built long ago as trappers’ shelters. All camp infrastructure is connected by extensive wooden walkways.

Camp/Lodge Photos

Mike’s Zhupanova Trip

Mike’s Sedanka Trip


Fishing


Kamchatka dry fly fishing for huge rainbowsThere is one good reason to travel all the way to Kamchatka to fish. It is large, wild rainbows that love dry flies. Fly fishing on Kamchatka is the last true wilderness where trout remain in the original condition. Millions of years ago rainbows migrated to our coast from this area.of Russia. This is where rainbows developed and they are perfectly suited of the environment here. Take Alaska, double the number of fish and subtract all the fishermen and women and you start to get an idea of what it is like. Like Alaska though it is not every stream that is perfectly suited for these fish. The rivers we fish are on both the west coast and the east coast of the Kamchatka peninsula. The water runs clear all season regardless of rainfall. The endless supply of insects is what makes this so much different than Alaska. Insects are hatching all season long hatch all year round and the bows will almost never refuse a large caddis as it skates across the surface. If you are looking for a place where presentation is everything go somewhere else.

Kamchatka dry fly fishing for huge rainbowsIf you want lots of 24″ rainbows on the surface with most of the flies in your box come visit. The fish in the rivers we choose to fish are filled with rainbow and char with Pacific Salmon as well. Some rivers have mostly char while others have mostly rainbows. The rivers we choose have tons of rainbows and tons of char. Most of the rainbows are a true 18-25″ and 3-8 pounds. Each season we land some genuine 30-35″ fish!

Whether you decide on a lodge, or a float trip the fishing is pretty much the same (Great!). We wade the rivers for the most part and use the jet boat or raft to travel to a new section. The rivers are generally easy to wade gravel bottom that run clear year round.large river a bit harder to wade with great runs of salmon and of course very large rainbows. Every run that looks like it has fish does. You Kamchatka dry fly fishing for huge rainbowscan cross the river in lots of areas, it is perfect fly fishing terrain. The lodge guests will usually fish between within 15 miles up or down from the lodge. Since there are 8 guests at the lodges that have have exclusive use of the entire river the fish are aggressive and stupid. In fact that much river with so few anglers add up to a mile of water for every client that visits all season long. This low pressure is obvious. The fish will eat just about anything. Come join us in Fly fishing Heaven Russian style!

Kamchatka Fly Fishing Methods

Kamchatka Mouse fishing for huge rainbows

Mouse: Real mice slip and fall into the river from overhanging limbs and grass and then swim like a cork at a down-and-across angle. As they swim, they throw small V-wake contrails off their back end which the trout key to. Anglers replicate this action by plopping their flies against the opposite bank and skittering them across the river, on tension and under control. What follows has got to be the most exciting thing in freshwater fly fishing. Since a live mouse in the stomach of a rainbow trout can do some damage, they tend to take the fly with a ferocious, bone-crushing chomp with the intention of killing the mouse before they swallow it. This behavior is obviously on the surface, totally visible to you. The skill comes in controlling your nerves trying NOT to set the hook when the fish merely swirls behind it – sometime 2, 3, 4 or more times – before actually committing.

Dry Fly: Traditional floating line and size #10-18 gray bodied caddis and mayfly imitations are used with staggering success on KamchataRivers, especially in July, less so in August, and again quite successfully in September. The fish tend not to be picky on the specific pattern. However, with so much food floating past their Kamchatka dry fly fishing for huge rainbowsfeeding lies, it is sometimes critical to deliver a reasonably accurate and truly dead drifted presentation. If the fly floats within an inch or so of the trout’s nose the chances of it rising are very good.

Streamer: Salmon smolt and other juvenile fish make up a significant portion of Kamchatka trout and chars’ diets. Clousers, woolly buggers, string leeches, baitfish and sculpin patterns all work very well on the Sedanka throughout the season. Small fish elicit a chase response from their predators, so often it is best to give the fly a little movement as it swings through the water column. And like with the mouse, it’s best to learn to identify likely structure in the river (tree roots, riffle-pools, rocks, undercut banks, etc.) that offer rest areas for the fish adjacent to heavier currents where they can surprise-attack their food.

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Tackle & Gear

Buy your gear at Pro guide direct and help your local guide - Me!!Here is a list of the basics you will need for your trip. I have organized this list on Pro Guide Direct where you can actually purchase the brands and items that I have found to be the best of the best. Any Items that you purchase from Pro Guide Direct will help us earn a living and help you by being ensuring that you have the right gear for the trip. Many of our destinations are pretty remote with no chance to buy things on site.

Kamchatka Gear List

SpeciesRodsReelsLineLeaders
Large Rainbows, Char9 foot, 6-7 wt. Large Arbor with 200 yards of 20 pound backing#1 Floating easy to mend line
#2 Streamer line with 10 -15 foot sink tip (Type 6 fast sink)
Floating setup needs 9 foot leaders ending in 10-15 pound tippet.
Sink tip set up needs 3-5 foot leaders ending in 10-15 pound tippet
Sockeye, Chum and Silver salmon9 foot, 8-9 wt. Large Arbor with 200 yards of 30 pound backing#1 Floating easy to mend line
#2 Streamer line with 10 -15 foot sink tip (Type 6 fast sink)
Floating setup needs 9 foot leaders ending in 12-15 pound tippet.
Sink tip set up needs 3-5 foot leaders ending in 12-15 pound tippet

Fly List

Kamchatka Fly List

Fly NameColorSizeQty.
Elk Hair CaddisTan, Brown10-1412
Royal Wulff(Nice and bushy)10-12-1412
StimulatorGreen/Gray1012
HumpysAssorted8-1412
Basic nymphsPrince-PT
etc
10-1412
Egg PatternsPink,
peach, orange
1012
Egg sucking leechBlack, purple, white2-4-612
Flesh FlyNatural,
nat/pink
4-86
Woolhead SculpinsOlive, black, brown2,4,612
Wooly BuggersOlive,
black, purple
2,4,624
Smolt imitations Assorted2-412
Mouse patternsNatural2-612
Comet (salmon fly)Gold66
Flash Fly (salmon fly)Pink,
red, purple
26
Alaskabou (salmon fly)Pink/purple26
Bunny Fly (salmon fly)Pink,
Cerise, Purple
26

Packing List

Kamchatka Camp Packing List

Packed?ItemPacked?Item
 Airline Tickets  Photo Id/Passport-
 Cash for tips and extrasVisa documentation
 1 sleeping bag - synthetic fill - rated  20 degrees or colder (if camping) Prescription Medicines
 1 Gortex waders & repair kit  - neoprene is not advised 
 1 Wading Shoes – no studs please Boat Bag
 1 Rain jacket w/hood (top quality breathable )  Bug Spray
 1 Heavy fleece jacket Bug head net
 1 Medium weight fleece top  Camera / film/ batterries
 3 Lightweight fleece or Polypropylene tops or turtlenecks Reading & writing materials
 2 long sleeve lightweight fishing shirt  Bandana/ face sun protector
 3-7 pair underwear  ( synthetic is better than cotton) Persription glasses
 4 pair wool/ blend insulating socks for under waders spare perscriotion glasses
 1 wool or fleece hat (ski type)-  Toiletry Kit
 1 cap with brim  Zip lock bags (for lens cleaning cloth,, cash, etc)
 2 pair fleece pants (under waders) – Fly Rods
 2 - Pants (Long) Fly vest, or chest pack
 2 pair Polypropylene long underwear bottoms Reels
 1 pair water proof boots for around camp Flies/Fly box
 1 pair fishing gloves - fingered or fingerless Fly Lines
 1 polarized sunglass - as good as you can get! Tippets / leaders
 1 spare pair polarized sunglasses ( cheap is OK) Clippers
 Camp towel (not cotton) Hemostat
 Flashlight or headlamp with batteries Reel Lube
 1 Folding wading staff (optional) 

Rates


Kamchatka Fly Fishing Trip Prices

 

Kamchatka dry fly fishing for huge rainbows

Zendur Lodge trip $6695

Permanent tent camp trips:
Sedanka River- $7695
Zhupanova River – $6695

Trip length is 6 nights with 6 days of fishing*

*2 trips can be combined to make a 13 night trip with 12 days of fishing
Much of the cost of a trip is the helicopter charters, not the type or quality of the trip! If a river is 50 miles further away it will cost much more to get there. Float planes would be less expensive but these rivers just don’t have lakes at either end to drop off and pick up.

rices include: All ground and Helicopter transfers in Russia, one night in a hotel in Petropavlovsk if needed, all lodging, meals, guided fishing, soft drinks, Prices quoted are per person and in US dollars.

Prices do not include: Airfare from point of origin to Petropavlovsk, alcoholic beverages, tips , visa fees or travel/medical insurance.

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Seasons


Fly Fishing Kamchatka Seasons

 

Kamchatka dry fly fishing for huge rainbows

Unlike in other parts of the world, the number and size of rainbows you’re likely to hook on a given day in Kamchatka is not seasonally dependent. Instead, picking a specific week to visit Kamchatka should be based on your preferences for weather, the different methods used during July, August and September, and whether or not you are interested in a variety of species or only rainbow trout.

July is the warmest month of the year in Kamchatka and typically has the most reliable weather, with daytime temperatures between 60 and 80 degrees. Rain and 50 degree days, however, can happen any time of the year. Mouse and streamer fishing is consistent in most rivers an streams from the beginning to the end of the summer. Perhaps the best dry fly fishing is in July when mayfly and caddis hatches are at their heaviest. In fact, there is no rivers in the world where a larger river-resident, native rainbow can be caught on a caddis pattern! There are no salmon in the rivers at this time, but sea-run Dolly Varden do show up toward the end of the month. By the last week of July the famous “Super Kundzha,” a sea-run char species found only in the Zhupanova River, begin to pour in from the sea. They are big, powerful fish that take the fly well and put up a fight comparable to a king salmon or steelhead. If you have a low mosquito tolerance level, consider a trip later in the season.

Kamchatka dry fly fishing for huge rainbowsAugust is the middle of the season. Chum and sockeye salmon enter the rivers and the cycle of life is laid out in full magnificence. Rainbows are targeted with mouse and streamer flies throughout the month. The first two weeks of August, too, are the peak time to intercept the Super Kundzha (on the Zhup). By the middle of the month the mosquitoes, black flies and no-see-ums are completely gone and the weather transitions toward fall.

 

September is fall in Kamchatka. It can be chilly, in the 50-degree range. Sunny weather (which is quite common) makes for beautiful fishing days, but brings with it frosty nights. It is also the most photogenic time of year to be amid the sub-arctic taiga and tundra foliage as it turns to blazing yellows, reds and oranges with a backdrop of snow-capped volcanoes. Trout are taken with dry flies, surface skaters,mice patterns and with “big nasty” leeches and baitfish patterns. The latter, fished on a sink-tip line, become more important as water temperatures drop.

Gallery


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Activities


Non-Fishing Activities

Kamchatka dry fly fishing for huge rainbows

Well, like Alaska there is not much to do on these fly fishing Kamchatka trips except fish. I suppose if you have a wife or family member who is an avid wildlife photographer and didn’t mind some mosquitoes or a little rain, they would enjoy it as well. It is a great culture but much of this trip gets you out of the culture except for the guides and staff around you. Please think twice before inviting that non fishing spouse of yours be they male or female.


Travel


Travel Information About Kamchatka

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Air Travel – We use Red Star travel in Seattle to help book all flights and help get visas for all guests. Starting in 2012, getting to Kamchatka is a snap. With Vladivostok Air’s renewed service between Anchorage, Alaska and Petropavlovsk-Kamchatka, Russia’s most pristine, bountiful trout streams are just a few hours from breakfast in the United States. you could still fly through Moscow if you planned on touring other areas of Russia.

Visas: Not an easy process, you must have it, you must pay for it and we will help you get it. If you booked your flight through Red Star they will pay your visa invitation fee($50) In order to get a visa you must send/bring your passport to a Russian Embassy. Red Star will hand carry your passport to teh local embassy in Seattle. The visa fee is $250.

Hotel in Anchorage: We recommend getting your motel reservations as soon as possible. The motels get booked up in the summer. We recommend the Best Western Barratt Inn, 1-800-221-7550 or (907) 243-3131 or, the Millennium Alaskan Hotel 800-544-0553 and 907-243-2300 or, try the Courtyard Marriott Anchorage Airport 1 800-314-0782 or 1 907-245-0322. They all offer free 24-hour shuttle service to and from the airport, and have storage for your suitcases while you are on the river.

Travel Insurance: These trips require trip insurance and medical evac insurance is required by the Russian Government. We recommend Travel Guard. This includes medical insurance good in Russia, trip cancellation insurance and emergency medical transportation in case of a medical emergency.

Phones: American cell phones worked in Kamchatka last summer! Last year we could bring satellite phones into Kamchatka. Things change from year to year in Russia so please do not take this as the last word.

A Sample Itinerary

Typical itineraries have anglers arriving to Anchorage on a Wednesday, overnighting, and hopping the 4 hour flight to Kamchatka on Thursday morning. While in the air over the middle of the Bering Sea, the airplane crosses the International Dateline, arriving to Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky on Friday morning at 9 a.m. From there, an immediate ground transfer and helicopter flight brings anglers into camp, deep in the wilderness. On the return leg, departure from Kamchatka is at 8 p.m. on Thursdays. Crossing the dateline again, arrival back to Anchorage is at 4:10 a.m., also on Thursday. This leaves the rest of the day to continue home.

Anglers bound for Kamchatka may also realize that side trips in Alaska are easily linked to the Vladivostok Air schedule in/out of Anchorage.

Sample itinerary for one week Kamchatka Trip:
(8 nights away from home – 5.5 days fishing)
• Wednesday – travel to Anchorage, overnight
• Thursday – Depart ANC 6:00 a.m.
• Friday – 4-hour flight. Cross int’l dateline. Arrive Kamchatka 9:00 a.m. Helicopter to river. 1/2 day fishing.
• Saturday – Fishing
• Sunday – Fishing
• Monday – Fishing
• Tuesday – Fishing
• Wednesday – Fishing
• Thursday – Depart camp midday. Flight departs 8:00 p.m. Arrive Anchorage 4:10 a.m. Spend time in Alaska, or continue home.

Packing List

Kamchatka Camp Packing List

Packed?ItemPacked?Item
 Airline Tickets  Photo Id/Passport-
 Cash for tips and extrasVisa documentation
 1 sleeping bag - synthetic fill - rated  20 degrees or colder (if camping) Prescription Medicines
 1 Gortex waders & repair kit  - neoprene is not advised 
 1 Wading Shoes – no studs please Boat Bag
 1 Rain jacket w/hood (top quality breathable )  Bug Spray
 1 Heavy fleece jacket Bug head net
 1 Medium weight fleece top  Camera / film/ batterries
 3 Lightweight fleece or Polypropylene tops or turtlenecks Reading & writing materials
 2 long sleeve lightweight fishing shirt  Bandana/ face sun protector
 3-7 pair underwear  ( synthetic is better than cotton) Persription glasses
 4 pair wool/ blend insulating socks for under waders spare perscriotion glasses
 1 wool or fleece hat (ski type)-  Toiletry Kit
 1 cap with brim  Zip lock bags (for lens cleaning cloth,, cash, etc)
 2 pair fleece pants (under waders) – Fly Rods
 2 - Pants (Long) Fly vest, or chest pack
 2 pair Polypropylene long underwear bottoms Reels
 1 pair water proof boots for around camp Flies/Fly box
 1 pair fishing gloves - fingered or fingerless Fly Lines
 1 polarized sunglass - as good as you can get! Tippets / leaders
 1 spare pair polarized sunglasses ( cheap is OK) Clippers
 Camp towel (not cotton) Hemostat
 Flashlight or headlamp with batteries Reel Lube
 1 Folding wading staff (optional) 



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