Ouzel provides authentic remote fly fishing float trips in Kamchatka, that provide you that real”untouched by mankind” experience. We have built no tent camps or lodges along rivers, we aren’t interested in overcrowding these rivers for pure profit, or using jet boats to race you to fishing holes, because at Ouzel Expeditions we strive to give every client the same amazing opportunity and life changing experience of a true remote adventure.
Please be cautious of other companies claiming to have exclusive rights in Kamchatka, who describe Kamchatka as a dream fly fishing expedition, yet have entered Kamchatka like an invading army hell bent on flooding the rivers with fisherman and overfishing the waters.
Only one fly fishing company has 27 years of experience pioneering rivers in Kamchatka, put in the hard work half a decade before other American companies, and hasn’t left a foot print.
Ouzel expeditions is passionate about fly fishing and cares about the long term health of the rivers. Our Russian guides are former Fish and Game officers, who have vast knowledge of the rivers and ecosystems in Kamchatka. We know where to go and when to fish.
Ouzel Expeditions has been guiding clients down remote rivers in Alaska for 40 years. You could say Ouzel has the remote float trip experience dialed in.
So if you want that “remote wilderness experience,” or “true exploratory trip,” Ouzel is the best.
2017 is Ouzel’s 27th year in business in Kamchatka. Ouzel has fished Kamchatka through many changes over the years. It was still hidden behind the iron curtain, when we first fished here. Learn more in Pioneering Kamchatka.
We work hard to make our trips “First Class” all the way. Our trips are in remote wilderness, because this is where the best fishing is. We have a great system to make it very comfortable.
We want to provide a family like atmosphere. Where you feel welcome and appreciated. When you call Ouzel, the person who answers the phones, most likely will be the person who owns it. We take care of people and really enjoy it. No one in Kamchatka has better wilderness float trip camps or experience than Ouzel Expeditions!
Each year offers the opportunity of exploratory trips. Experience for yourself the excitement of finding a great new river in Kamchatka. We have 2 new rivers we are floating this summer. We are continually finding and fishing new rivers that have never been fished by westerners before.
Our staff, takes care of all the hard work while you sit back and fish and relax. You don’t even have to set up camp! Ouzel’s commitment to quality service remains the same after 40 years, a first class operation.
Our floating camps are the most comfortable in Kamchatka. Our equipment is better than anyone’s in Kamchatka, from our spacious 4 person sleeping tents for two people to our 16′ and 18′ SOTAR rafts. Our very large Kitchen Tents and large rainflys along with tables, chairs, and hot showers, make life easy and comfortable.
We like to float rivers that are easy to wade, full of big rainbows and where you don’t see any motor boats or other people. Thankfully that’s no problem in Kamchatka. There are lots of streams to fish where no one has ever fly fished before.
Your day begins after breakfast as you wade off down river. Shortly after, camp is packed up and your raft and guide is back with you. Two guests per raft fish with a seasoned fly fishing guide who rows and works hard to ensure a wonderful experience.
We wade fish all day from hole to hole. At the days end the rafts continue ahead and set up camp. You can either ride along or wade fish into camp and enjoy a well earned hot meal.
“I have been with other companies and the food on Ouzel trips is by far much better than the others. Our cook Natasha cooked meals that you could only find at some expensive fine dining restaurant.”
We present three hot delicious Russian meals each day. The soups and main courses are hearty and healthy. There are a variety of fish to catch in Kamchatka’s rivers.
There are six species of pacific salmon. Arctic char are present all summer. Kundzha (East Siberian Char) are great fighters! Salmon arrival times vary from stream to stream but generally arrive the same time in Kamchatka as Alaska. We fish for King Salmon from mid June through early July. Silvers arrive mid August and run through October. Chum Salmon run all season long. Sockeye Salmon arrive in July and August. Pinks run every other year, August through September.
Join us in 2017 for another year in Kamchatka and experience Kamchatka’s gigantic rainbows for yourself.
Thanks for checking us out. I hope you can join us this summer!