The Best of Kamchatka

Fly Fishing in Russia

The Best of Kamchatka

Details

Experience unforgettable fly fishing in Russia with experts at The Best of Kamchatka, an Orvis-endorsed outfitter. You'll enjoy mile after mile of river during your stay. Each day on the Ozernaya River, you and your guide have over 25 jet-boatable miles of rainbow-filled water to enjoy per boat.

Floating the Two Yurt River between stationary camps, you will fish arguably some of the world's most beautiful river miles. Fewer anglers fish Two Yurt in a season than many famous Alaska rivers see in a day. We hold an exclusive use permit for the entire Two Yurt River Valley for the next 30 years!

At Rainbows From Above, we fly daily with four anglers to over a dozen untouched and sometimes never-fished rivers full of big trout. Our fishing programs are designed to make the most of these amazing resources with conservation for the future in mind.

This volcano and river-filled region has always been regarded as a land of wonder. The peninsula has more land mass than California, yet only one passable road into the interior. The west coast and all of the northern regions remain unroaded and inaccessible except by helicopter.

Accommodations

We offer three completely separate locations on Kamchatka. Never forgetting our mission, we have created a safe, welcoming environment for your stay overlooking a pristine river surrounded by mountain views.

The Ozernaya River Lodge takes a maximum of eight guests per week. Each two-person cabin is spacious, comfortable, dry, bug-free, and includes electricity and heat. Our many amenities include spotless flush toilets, streamside benches, picnic tables, and evening lodge fires. Upon returning after a successful day of fishing, you can jump into a steaming, hot shower. Clean and relaxed, dinner is soon to follow.

On our Two Yurt River Float a small group of six anglers per week will travel between stationary cabins located perfectly along the river. With hot showers, large dining facilities, electricity and heat, nothing is forgotten except the hustle and bustle of the outside world.

Rainbows From Above is based at Two Yurt Lakes on the far side from our float. Beautiful mountain views, spacious new cabins, thermal heat, and an onsite natural hot spring! Four anglers per week will enjoy incredible food and even more spectacular fishing.

At The Best of Kamchatka, we tailor each week to exceed the expectations of our individual guests.

FAQs

Season:

We operate from mid July until mid September. During each part of the season, the fishing only differs slightly with abundant hatches early and late in the season.

Salmon influence the cycle of where and how we fish for the trout but we never use beads and indicators. All of our fishing is with mice, dry flies and streamers through the entire season.

Species:

We spend 90 percent of our fishing time catching large trophy native rainbow trout. The average trout on all three of our programs pushes the 20-inch mark and on some rivers they are much larger. Each program is slightly different. If you want the most variety, the Ozernaya River Lodge offers great Dolly Varden fishing with may pushing 25-30 inches and are often measured in pounds. The Oz is also one for the most incredible grayling fisheries on planet earth with many grayling in a day over 20 inches. The Oz in the month of August and September offers incredible silver salmon fishing for bright chrome fish up to 20 pounds.

Region/Terrain:

Kamchatka is often called "one of the last, great unspoiled natural wonders of our world". The Soviet Union kept Kamchatka a closely guarded military zone for most the twentieth century. It was not until after Perestroika that Russia threw the iron curtain wide open for outside exploration.

Kamchatka juts out into the northern Pacific directly in the path of the warm Japanese current. This fortunate positioning helps to provide relatively mild winters compared to nearby Siberia. Along with these warm currents comes the wealth of the Pacific Ocean including salmon, whales and a wonderful array of coastal wildlife. Brown bear, otter, bighorn sheep, caribou, and moose all flourish amongst the backdrop of a pristine wilderness.

Typical Weather:

The Kamchatka climate is very maritime and we expect cool, rainy days through the season. The weather though is often pleasant. We advise layering and good foul weather gear.

Rates:

Rates start from: $7,195
You can find all pricing information at: www.thebestofkamchatka.com

What is Provided:

Due to the remote nature of our programs, we do not supply gear except in emergency situations.

Gear Recommendations:

  • Chest waders
  • 6 and 7 wt fly rods
  • Amber polarized glasses
  • High-quality outdoor clothing

What to Bring:

Camera, Binoculars

Other:

With our three programs we can take care of anglers of all abilities and physical capabilities. We are full service from the time you say, "Let's go." We offer full-service visa processing, meet and greet at the airport, the most efficient transportation on Kamchatka and with over 20 years of experience we welcome you to join us on one of the last, great fishing adventures on our blue planet.

Additional Activities:

Birdwatching, Bear viewing, Flower viewing, Mushroom hunting

We can, upon request in the fall, do bear and duck hunts.

Group Trip

Orvis Week on the Ozernaya River

DATES: July 21th - 27th, 2020
PRICE: $8,695 per person

TRIP HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Fish 100 miles of private water on the Ozernaya River, one of the most productive spring creeks on Earth
  • Target large rainbow trout, averaging over 21" and 4lbs
  • Wade and float gin clear water with no other anglers around
  • Perfect timing to target Silver salmon, Rainbow trout, Dolly Varden, Grayling and more

Includes:

  • 6 nights’ accommodations
  • 5 full days of guided fly fishing
  • All meals, beer and vodka
  • Round trip transportation from Petropavlovsk
  • Ground transfers to and from hotel in Petropavlovsk

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Terms & Conditions

 

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Reservations, Deposits & Payments

The deposit is 25% of the trip price unless stated differently in the itinerary. Deposits may be made by check or credit card: Visa, MasterCard, American Express or Discover Card. The balance of the trip cost is due 90 days before departure, except where specified differently on individual itineraries. The balance will be charged automatically to the credit card used for the deposit, unless otherwise specified. Any changes made to the method of payment after the final balance has been collected are subject to processing fees.

A reservation form and release are required prior to departure.

All prices must be paid in U.S. dollars. Deposits are not transferable from one trip to another.

Prices quoted are based on foreign exchange values and tariffs currently in effect and prices are subject to change. Orvis Adventures reserves the right to adjust prices accordingly until the time of departure.

Planning information

When your reservation is confirmed, you will receive planning information to guide you through trip preparations. Details about arrival and departure, clothing and equipment, trip cancellation insurance, pre- and post- trip extensions, visas and documents and activities are included in the planning information.

Cancellation and Refund Policy

Although cancellation fees may be higher for some trips, the following minimum cancellation fees will apply:

Days Prior to Trip Fee
+ 90 days $300 per person
89 days or less 100% of cost

For trips that include an Orvis gift card or Orvis merchandise, the retail value of the gift card or merchandise is non-refundable upon delivery. Cancellation fees cannot be waived for any reason, including health, business or personal emergencies, or weather.

We strongly urge you to purchase trip cancellation insurance.

No refunds will be made for unused portions of a trip, including late arrival or early departure. Guide fees and hotel costs are not refundable if unused as outlined in the itinerary. Orvis reserves the right to modify an itinerary due to circumstances beyond our control. In the unlikely event that Orvis must cancel a tour, all payments received to date will be refunded, which constitutes a full settlement.

Orvis is not responsible for expenses incurred in preparation of any canceled trip, including airline tickets and visas fees.

Cancellation Insurance

Your planning information includes information for travel insurance covering cancel for any reason, cancellation for medical reasons, trip delay, medical expenses, lost baggage and medical evacuation. We urge you to obtain this coverage.

Share policies

Trip prices are based on double occupancy. Single rooms & cabins are limited. If you request a single room, a single supplement will apply as noted in the itinerary. We will confirm the single room as early as possible, but in some cases it may not be earlier than 30 days prior to the trip. If you request a roommate, we can usually pair you with another guest of the same gender, and no single supplement will apply. If you request a roommate, and one is not available, we will only charge you the single supplement if required by the lodge or facility used in the trip.

Children under 18 must share a room with a parent or other family member. In some cases this may be waived.

Passports and documents

International trips require a passport. Check your passport early and make sure it has six months validity at the time of travel. A visa is needed in some countries and we will send you complete details and instructions.

Arrival and Departure

Group transfers from a central location such as an airport are described in the itinerary, and are included in the land cost.. Transfers are not included in the land cost if you arrive early or leave after the scheduled departure day.

Equipment & clothing

You will receive a detailed list of appropriate gear with your trip planning information.

Airline reservations

The land cost of your trip does not include airfare.

Limitation of liability

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All trips that involve outdoor sporting activities such as shooting or fishing, or travel through remote places by vehicle, boat, small plane or on foot, put you at risk for accidents and serious injuries in the normal course of the activity. That is the nature of travel to such destinations and you acknowledge that you accept these hazards as a condition of participation.

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Contact the expert at Orvis Travel:
Seth Berger
Fish Kamchatka
Mon-Fri, 9am - 5pm (ET)

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