RPCV Jessica Bernstein teaches fly fishing in Mongolia

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By Admin1 (admin) on Tuesday, January 14, 2003 - 5:45 pm: Edit Post

RPCV Jessica Bernstein teaches fly fishing in Mongolia

RPCV Jessica Bernstein teaches fly fishing in Mongolia

Fly Fishing in Mongolia

August 16-28, September 2-14, Sept 16-28, 2001

13 Days in Mongolia

7 days fishing - taimen, lenok, grayling

Two different drainages (Chuluut River, Shishgid River)

Helicopter Shuttles - comfortable camp / wilderness lodge

Kharhorin, Erdenzuu monastery, Tsetserleg Included.

Limited to 10 clients ( 8 anglers) (Strictly Catch and Release)

Land Cost $4600.00 per person, double occupancy

Approximate airfare (coach) from LAX $1450.00



Mongolia is a land of vast wilderness, free flowing rivers, and nomadic people scattered across the landscape. The rivers are famous for taimen, a salmonid that grows to 75 pounds, plus lenok (similar to brown trout) and grayling.

This itinerary takes you to two very remote, very different river drainages in addition to experiencing some of the exotic culture. Using comfortable basecamps, we will fish two different areas and up to four different rivers. Professional fly fishing guides will accompany you, plus a staff to take care of cooking and driving.

Day 1 Arrive Ulaan Baatar, Mongolia

Arrive Seoul Korea, connecting to MIAT airlines flight direct

to Ulaan Baatar. We’re met at the airport by our local staff, transferred to the hotel.

Overnight Bayangol Hotel.

Day 2 To Genghis Khan’s historic capitol

Travel by jeep to Kharhorin. Khahorin is the old site of Genghis Khan's capitol and now the site of Erdenzuu Monastery. Overnight at ger camp.

Day 3 The Chuluut River

Travel by jeep to Chuluut River. On the way, spend the morning at Kharhorin, then drive on to Tsetserleg and beyond Tsetserleg to the confluence of the Chuluut and the Soumin River. We will have a camp set up here with gers (local felt covered, round tent with woodstove ) for sleeping (4 to a ger with cots) and one for dining, lounging.

Day 4 – 6 Flyfishing camp on the Chuluut

Fish Chuluut / Soumin Rivers. These rivers are both in canyons and access is limited to various spots where we can walk in although the location has the advantage of being much more interesting water than the other

rivers in Mongolia which are fairly shallow, sandy bottomed with few distinct eddies. Chuluut means "rocky" and the two rivers cut down through a thick layer of basalt from a nearby volcanic cone.

Day 7 To the Tengis river by helicopter

Helicopter transfer to Lodge at Shishgid /Tengis rivers. The flight is about 3.5 hours of flying. The helicopter will pick us up right at the confluence of the Soumin and Chuluut and deliver us to the Boojum lodge at the Shishgid/Tengis.

Day 8-10 Flyfishing camp on the Tengis and Shishgid Rivers

These rivers can be fished from the water's edge. We will also have horses available to reach more of the river. The lodge is rustic but comfortable and you will be sleeping in gers (4 to a ger) with woodstove and cots and a sauna at the lodge.

Day 11 To Ulaan Baator by helicopter

Transfer to Ulaan Baatar. This is about a 4 hour flight (with a refuel stop in Muren.).

Day 12 Free day to explore Ulaan Baatar

In addition to allowing for some shopping for souvenirs and cashmere, this is a "buffer" day to allow some slack in case weather causes delays in the field.

Day 13 Depart Mongolia

Our guides and staff will take us to the airport and see us off on our flights home. The flights back to the USA are via Seoul, Korea.

The guides

Jessica Bernstein and Brian Newman are professional guides, who have worked for Kinsley Outfitters, an Orvis Endorsed outfitter in Colorado. Both have been fly fishing for over 12 years in the western United States, Mongolia, Belize and Venezuela. As a team, and individually, they lead fly fishing trips on the front range area of Colorado's Rocky Mountains.

In addition to her experience fly fishing, Jessica has guided trips in Mongolia for Boojum Expeditions. Jessica was one of the first groups of U.S. Peace Corps Volunteers to go to Mongolia in 1992. Since her Peace Corps experience, Jessica returned to Mongolia, working for a Biodiversity Project sponsored by the United Nations and the World Bank. She has traveled extensively in Mongolia by train, jeep, horse, camel, and raft. Jessica also has nowledge and insight into Mongolia's fly fishing regions. She has kayaked, rowed, and fished on numerous Mongolian rivers fishing for taimen, lenok, and grayling. While not fishing, Jessica pursues her career as a professional artist and a teacher.

A Colorado native, Brian has been searching the backcountry for wild trout since his youth. His passion for guiding is in teaching successful methods for pursuing trout in the beautiful Rocky Mountains. Brian also leads multi-day horseback trips to remote areas of Colorado's backcountry. He is an excellent fly tyer. In addition to fly fishing, Brian is a pre-med student and the assistant ski patrol director of a Colorado ski resort. Brian holds an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) certificate as well as Outdoor Emergency Care (OEC).


This trip is designed for fly fishers and their companions who enjoy travel to remote rivers. There is a certain amount of rugged overland travel in Mongolia, but the other activities are about as challenging as fishing in any large river in Montana or Wyoming. Fishing will be done from the banks, from rafts and wading.

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By pedro vizcay eraso ( - on Thursday, September 06, 2007 - 2:39 pm: Edit Post

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