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The summers in Japan are super hot with temps 34-38C (93-100F) every day. We seek refuge from the heat in the backcountry mountain rivers and streams.  Specifically in central Japan, Nagano prefecture.
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The Target species are Native Japanese char and landlocked salmon (Iwana and Yamame).
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We were fishing 700m-1000m (2300ft-3280ft) above sea level. Cold mountain river with 7-8C (44-46F) water temperatures. The license fee for this river is 1000Yen ($9.00) per day.
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We were using size 10-12 mayfly dry flies. The crystal clear water made it tough, sight fishing was the effective way to catch the fish.
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Trophy size fish are considered over 30cm (12 inches)! This is small compared to where I normally fish in New Zealand.
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Spent a good 2 days looking for good size char. At least we caught one over 30cm trophy char and few broke off by unknown fish.
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Kiyoshi Nakagawa is from Japan but resides in Auckland, New Zealand and is a professional fly fishing guide and photographer. Give him a follow at @nzyoshi.