River Tigers: Duck Eating Taimen
“River Tigers” Will take you on a Journey back in time to Russia’s Tugur River. It’s a massive roadless expanses of boreal forest and the kingdom of Siberian taimen, the world’s largest trout that reaches over 100 pounds. “River Tigers” a new 14-minute doc from Wild Salmon Center , Maser Films and Yonder Content , puts you on the old MI-9 Soviet helicopter to the Tugur.
The film follows a trio of adventuring fishermen to the Tugur, which is under threat despite its remoteness. American conservationist Guido Rahr, explorer-scientist Mikhail Skopets, and Russian industrial magnate Alexander Abramov converge on the river, in an attempt to find the elusive fish, to unlock its mysteries, and figure out a way to protect the place among the harsh realities of life in the Wild West of the Russian Far East. This film is about the passions and the unlikely friendships that drive conservation in this last frontier.
“Taimen are known to hunt in packs, feeding on adult pacific salmon, even muskrats and ducks. Due to their voracious appetite and their pace at the top of the food chan, taimen are sometimes called River Wolves or River Tigers” Check out the complete Behind The Lens interview from Fly Lords .