Accommodations: 6 River Camps
Family: The Fly Shop Travel
Length of Stay : 1 week
Location: Kamchatka, Russia
Phone for reservations: 800-410-1222 ask for Gary or Paul
Price: $6,695 pp dbl occ
Seasons: July, August, September
|Zhupanova River Float Trips - Russia
Legendary flagship river of Kamchatka
Anglers float 40 miles of the section's finest flywater to target the Zhupanova's wild, native trout. Averaging two feet long and commonly reaching 27 - 30 inches or more, they are an exceptionally large and ancient genetic strain.
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. They take flies aggressively and put up a strong, charging battle.
Finally, silver (coho) salmon are present during late August and September. The aerobatic fight of a fresh coho is something every angler should experience.
Unlike traditional float trips that depend on guides and anglers to set-up and break down camp each day, the Zhupanova float 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.
Highly qualified Russian and American guides and camp staff provide for your safety, angling success and comfort.
All 6 float camps on the Zhupanova Float Trip are permanent structures, spread 6-8 river miles apart from one another.
The food in Kamchatka is tasty and plentiful, though certainly not gourmet. Fresh meats and locally grown, geothermal hot-house vegetables are the features of a cuisine not un-familiar to the American palette. Delicious Russian soups like borsh and ukra are always the customary first course, and are always a hit with our guests.
Beer is provided with dinner, with additional beer and vodka available for sale. Other or special libations must be brought from the United States.
All Kamchatka programs employ a guide rotation system, so each group of two anglers spends two days with each guide. Staff consists of one North American head guide and two seasoned Russian guides.
Our head guides are talented professionals with years of Russian and/or other international camp management experience, and years of prior experience guiding in Alaska, British Columbia or the Western US.
Our Russian guides come from varied backgrounds, usually associated with biology, wildlife management, hunting, trapping or commercial fishing. Flyfishing being a relatively new sport to Russia, our guides come equipped with varying levels of pure flyfishing knowledge.
Every staff member works to see the smile on your face when you hook up.
Zhupanova floats - like all Kamchatka fishing trips - begin and end with helicopter flights to and from the seacoast city of Petropavlovsk. In between, the emphasis is on the fishing, not the floating, and each day will certainly be a memorable experience.
It is important to understand the Kamchatka experience is much more rustic than, say, an Alaska fly-out lodge. The focus of Kamchatka is most definitely on the fishing, yet the accommodations typically surprise our guests by how comfortable it is possible to be in such a remote environment.
Package Cost:The cost of the week-long Zhupanova River Float Trips package is $6,695 per person
Inclusions: Included in your angling package at the Zhupanova River Float Trips is all ground and air transportation once in Kamchatka and all food, accommodation and guides.
Non-Inclusions: Not included in your angling package at Zhupanova River Float Trips are airfare and travel expenses from your home to Kamchatka, Russian visitor's visa, fishing gear, flies, fishing license, medical evacuation insurance (required), and alcohol.
Space is very limited so get your reservations as soon as you can. Call 800-410-1222 & ask for Gary or Paul or email above. We'll do our best to get you "in".