Fly Fishing for Mongolia's Taimen

September 5, 2005 By: Marshall Cutchin

Some Texas doctors go fishing with our friend Dan Vermillion from Montana. War photographer James Nachtwey and writer Patrick Symmes chronicle the adventure in Outside Magazine. “It seemed like a good idea: Two war correspondents escape reality into far Mongolia, stalking an otherworldly fish called a taimen. But in the process of cleansing their souls with icy water and Johnnie Walker Black, they realize it’s possible to stray too far from home.”