Photos and text by Tom Lewin
Here are some images from the day I fished a remote and unknown spring creek in north eastern Mongolia. From Google Earth the creek looks to be around 70 kms long. The first people to ever fish it were the guides who discovered it by accident two years ago. We fished for a few hours in the morning and got to a point on the creek where the guide looked at me and announced that no-one had never been further upstream.
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‘From here on, you are the first human being to ever cast a fly at these trout’ he said.
That’s a pretty spooky thought and I had to sit quietly on my own for a while just to wrap my head around it. The fishing was fantastic and a mayfly that looked like a blue winged olive in size 16 hatched all day. I took all my fish, lenok, on a size 16 Para Adams and 6X tippet.
The water was as clear as air and if I didn’t cast from at least 20 feet back from the bank I was not in with a prayer! It was a day’s fishing like no other and will always stand out in my mind as being one of the most special fly-fishing experiences of my life.