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Jtownsend86November 3rd, 2015, 11:21 am
San Diego, CA

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Has anyone ever heard of or fished for Taimen? I came across this film today where some guys were fly fishing deep in the wilderness in Russia for them and after doing a little research, I was amazed.

They can get up to 6 ft long. I couldn't imagine battling them on a fly. I read that they are called River Wolves because they are so predatory.

I would be interested to hear about your experiences with these fish if you have any. Here is the film I saw also in case you want to check it out.

http://harvestingnature.com/2015/11/03/film-expedition-taimen-by-black-fly-eyes/
Kschaefer3November 3rd, 2015, 3:28 pm
St. Paul, MN

Posts: 376
Have you ever watched River Monsters with Jeremy Wade? He does an episode on them. Also, one of the first FF films I ever saw was a group fishing for them.

I have never done it before, but you better believe it's high on my bucket list! They're like bull trout on steroids, which are already like other trout on steroids.

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