• Wednesday, August 27th, 2014
JOIN US THE EVENING OF WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 27th at THE RIVER’S EDGE WEST
Rivers Edge presents: Fishing India and the rivers of the Himalayas.
Featuring Misty Dhillon, owner of The Himalayan Outback, and globetrotting adventure angler Jeff Currier and Yellow Dog Flyfishing Adventurer.
The Himalayan Outback is not your average fishing outfitter, just as the legendary Golden Mahseer is not your ordinary fish. Pursuing these armor-clad freshwater mountain fish draws anglers from around the world to the Himalayan frontier of northern India, where the Misty Dhillon and his experienced local guides from The Himalayan Outback have established a unique fishing program with mobile camps and multi-day floats on the Saryu and Mahakali Rivers on the Indian and Nepalese border. These guys specialize in customizing trips in this rugged frontier area, and their guides have all lived and worked extensively throughout the region.
• Tuesday, July 29th, 2014
INFORMATION & TRIPS TO THE JIM CORBETT TIGER RESERVE
Corbett Tiger Reserve is India‟s first and one of her finest Tiger Safari Reserves. It supports a strong historical background, which can be traced to the early 1800‟s when its forests were private property of the rulers of the princely state of Tehri Garhwal.
Three rivers feed Corbett Tiger Reserve – Ramganga, which flows in from the northeast and meanders through the Park to form the reservoir at Dhikala. It is then dammed at Kalagarh, in the southwest; Sonanadi, a tributary of Ramganga River flows in from the northwest; Palain, another tributary of Ramganga flows in from the north., Nestling in the foothills of the mighty Himalayas, Corbett Tiger Reserve lies mainly in the hilly districts of Nainital, Almora and Pauri Garhwal. At present the Tiger Reserve covers an area of 1318.54 sq km and includes within it Corbett National Park (520.82 sq km) Sonanadi Wildlife Sanctuary(301.18 sq km) and Reserve Forest (496.54 sq km) Corbett Tiger Reserve has three distinct topographic zones within it…the Shivaliks in the north -the Bhabar tract of the Patlidun valley and -the swampy Terai in the south The reserve has an elevation ranging from 400m to 1200m, thus having a rich diversity of flora, fauna and habitats., Besides these, Mandal River flows in through the northeast, forming a portion of the northeastern boundary and merging with the Ramganga River at Domunda. The Kosi River forms the eastern boundary of the reserve but does not enter the park at any point.
• Saturday, July 26th, 2014
Fly-fishing for the Himalayan Mahseer is not for the faint hearted. This mystical fish of legends will hypnotize you with her iridescent golden scales. She loves to play hard to get – dancing right in front of you, in sometimes gin-clear water. You will try to seduce her with your offerings, but she will wait for you to get it ‘just right’ before she takes a bite.
She’s the goddess of India’s most pristine Himalayan Rivers, and having her take your fly is guaranteed to provide a rush that leads to a life-long devotion to encounter her once more. An encounter that even if brief, leaves you with a complete sense for the accomplishment that such a feat entails.