Saving the Tamen
Since 2000 three native Mongolians pursued their love of fly fishing in central and northern areas of their country. They became acutely aware of threats to Mongolia’s environment and indigenous peoples from Chinese and Russian mining, pollution, habitat destruction, poaching and over fishing, and the degradation of unique nomadic cultures became more prevalent. These men decided to do something about it.
In 2013 they founded the first and only fly shop in Mongolia in its capital Ulaanbaatar. Their purpose was not to make financial gain, but to create a platform to address the threats to the land they lived on, the culture they love, and the greatest trout on planet Earth – the taimen which was threatened and endangered along with its habitat.