Kooi Noom – Southern Patagonia, Argentina The rugged splendor of the Argentine mainland’s southernmost Santa Cruz province is, and will remain, the essence of true Patagonia. Accessed through the mountain town of El Calafate, Santa Cruz is home to the Rio Gallegos, Jurassic Lake, the Los Glaciers National Park as well as the iconic skyline […]

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McKenzie River, Oregon McKenzie River update from Matt Ramsey The McKenzie has been fishing quite well lately. Cooler nights and cloudy skies have led to some great hatches of fall drakes in recent days. Wild trout now predominate in the catch over the planted “breadsides.” We’ve been fishing to actively rising trout with dry flies. Fishing […]

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Grande Ronde River, OR/WA Renowned spey instructor, Scott O’Donnell, heads a crew of diehard steelhead guides who love the Ronde and the steelhead it sustains. As much a spey casting and fishing school as a hard-charging guiding operation, this is the best place we know of to learn the art of spey casting and improve […]

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Eastslope Adventures, Alberta In the heart of endless farm and ranch country in southwest Alberta lies an undiscovered area with impressively large trout, wide open country and very little angling pressure. It is in this area that Cam Jensen has set up his Eastslope Adventures. Eastslope Adventures guides a host of productive and unspoiled trout […]

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Now is a great time to take advantage of low airfare to Christmas Island. If you are already booked to the island but have not yet secured your Honolulu to Christmas Island flight, please do not delay and book your flight now to take advantage of a recent fare promotion from Fiji Airways. If you’re considering a […]

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Playa Blanca Lodge – Yucatan, Mexico Playa Blanca focuses on fishing Ascension Bay’s much lesser known and lesser pressured little brother to the south named Espiritu Santo Bay. This is a beautiful fishery that on average receives 1/10 of the amount of boats and anglers than it’s more famous neighbor to the north receives. This […]

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Fishing Bear Lodge – Dillingham, AK Describing a place as unique and special as Fishing Bear Lodge is anything but easy. At its core this modest and endearing family run Alaskan fly fishing lodge offers its guests just the right amount of “roughing it” and an opportunity to experience a remarkable diversity of true wilderness […]

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Join Blake Merwin and The Gig Harbor Fly Shop in Cuba next spring! I’m willing to bet that you have been seeing a lot of Cuba in the news lately and even more press about American fly anglers visiting this once forbidden land. With the recent opening of the Cuban embassy in Washington and diplomatic channels re-opening […]

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Dylan Rose displays a healthy bonefish from the hard bottom flats of Cayo Cruz, Cuba Many saltwater anglers highly value destinations  where they can stalk fish from their feet while wading the flats. The feel of the water on your skin, the ability to sneak in close to the fish and the simplicity of a small hip […]

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Tapam Tarpon, Nicaragua

Why would you travel into the jungle, stay in a rustic and simple lodge and often blindcast for hours to tarpon that has so much natural food that they can be hard to tempt with flash and feathers? The answer is simple: Because these jungle tarpon are big. That’s right; B-I-G! Genuine 200 pound plus […]

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  Steelhead Valhalla Lodge With the Tyee Test Index number soreing it looks like it is going to be a great year on the Skeena system. We also have a rare single opening that that just appeared at Steelhead Valhalla. This opening is extra special in that it includes a single occupancy accommodation (worth and […]

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Ron Hayes and his Alaska Rainbow Lodge have one of the longest and most storied  histories in Alaska. Ron helped pioneer Alaska’s  modern-day lodge-based fly-out  hunting and fishing. His contributions have built the standard which we have all come accustomed to.  Ron secured his pilot license back in 1957 and started guiding big game hunters in 1960. He […]

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  We have two top lodges with a few great open dates for this coming spring steelhead season. If you like your fish big and bright and holding in shallow water, you have to give the spring season a go. Skeena River Lodge Available Dates:  April 2-9, 1 spot April 9-16, 4 spots Rate:   […]

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Helping Christmas Island

Fly Water’s Board member Dr. Paul Imperia and Fly Water friend Dr. Paul Jorizzo doing their part to help the people of Christmas Island.  In conjunction with Pacific Island Medical Aid doctors Imperia and Jorizzo and their team from the Medical Eye Center are on Christmas Island this week where they plan to perform more […]

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Enchanted Lake Lodge, Alaska Enchanted Lake Lodge sits on a stunning privately owned 54 acre bluff parcel overlooking Nonvianuk Lake within Katmai National Park. The surrounding area provides anglers with some of the most prolific trophy rainbow trout fishing in the world. The lodge is strategically-located just minutes from many of Alaska’s most productive fisheries, […]

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Los Plateados Lodge – Rio Santa Cruz, Argentina – Patagonia While there are a great many appealing and productive steelhead rivers in the world, the argument for Argentina’s mighty Rio Santa Cruz being far and away the most unique is near bulletproof. The reasons are many; its massive size, the harsh and surreal Dali-esque landscape […]

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Please Join Fly Water Travel and The Native Fish Society to help protect the headwaters of three national Wild and Scenic Rivers that serve as vital strongholds for wild  salmon and steelhead:  Hunter Creek, and Pistol and Illinois River. Click Here to Send a Petition to Help Read Ken Morrish’s Op Ed from  the Eugene […]

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We are proud to introduce a brand new facility and relationship on one of Lake Iliamna’s most beautiful tributaries. Iliamna River Lodge opened its doors this July. With new double occupancy cabins and one of the most scenic rivers in the state right out the front door, it is poised to become an Alaskan classic. Owner/operator Chad […]

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Estancia Las Buitreras – Sea Trout on the Rio Gallegos – Southern Argentine Patagonia Las Buitreras and the Rio Gallegos River offer adventurous anglers the opportunity to match wits with the explosive sea run brown trout of southern Patagonia. These heavy weights can push 25 pounds or more and when hooked will routinely bolt to […]

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El Rancho Pinoso, Colorado Hidden within Southern Colorado’s San Juan Mountains is a valley so beautiful that you will marvel at its perfection. With 970 acres, two fully restored historic cabins, a herd of elk and three miles of fabulous fly fishing flowing through it all, it is a place that will inspire all who […]

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Rogue River, Oregon It is no coincidence that virtually all steelhead anglers have a Rogue River story. Aside from the long history and tradition of steelhead fly fishing on the Rogue, the fact remains that the upper Rogue River is one of the most consistent and approachable steelhead fisheries in the lower 48. Regardless of […]

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Rare Steelhead Openings

  Silver Hilton Steelhead Lodge: Sadly Lani Waller cannot make his annual trip to his favorite place this year so his spot is available for one time use. Fill the master’s shoes! Dates:   Sept 3-10 Rate: $5586.50 (includes taxes)   Sandy River, Alaska: These are two great openings at what may be the most […]

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Fly Fishing Cuba – Cayo Cruz 2015 by Dylan Rose As I now finally have some time to sit back and reflect on my recent trip to Cuba, my mind is spinning from the amazing cluster of sights, sounds, tastes and new experiences whirring through my head. Our group of 10 fly fishing addicted, adventure seeking travelers set out […]

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Jurassic Lake Lodge – Argentina Here’s a quote we wanted to share from a client who just re-booked at Jurassic Lake Lodge for next season…. “I fished at Jurassic Lake Lodge last November and had 501 fish in the week, breaking the 100 per day mark on three separate days. It’s very difficult to describe […]

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Classic Trout Lodges in Northern Patagonia – Argentina The picturesque region surrounding the towns of San Martin and Junin in Northern Patagonia is perhaps the epicenter of Argentina’s finest wild trout fly fishing. Surrounded by the Andes and Lanin National Park, this area of Patagonia is an outdoor enthusiast’s paradise, and the ultimate hub from […]

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  Skeena River Lodge Skeena River Lodge’s new Naas Base Camp is headed by master guide Derek Barber (pictured above). This is a simple four person operation that offers multiple “under the radar” venues in the greater Naas watershed just one major system north of the Skeena. This place is a screaming deal at full price […]

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Royal Coachman Lodge Available Dates: (Updated 7.17.15) August 2 – 9: 2 spaces August 9 – 16: 1 space Discount Rate: $6285 per person(regular rate = $8375 per person) Copper River Lodge Available Dates: September 20 – 27: 2 spaces Discount Rate: $4420 per person(regular rate = $5200 per person) Sapsuk River Tent Camp Available Dates: […]

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Christmas Island Outfitters – Fishing Report July 2015 Many anglers call and ask us about the best time to visit Christmas Island. I often say that the absolute best time to visit Christmas Island is literally any time that you can go! Fishing stays remarkably consistent year-round. The island of Kritimati is located 144 miles north of the […]

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Estancia Despedida – Tierra Del Fuego – Rio Grande, Argentina Estancia Despedida is a family run sea trout lodge with an intimate atmosphere which permeates every aspect of the place and has access to prime stretches of the Rio Grande and Rio Menendez. This operation and its team of seasoned guides have a proven record […]

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RIO MANSO LODGE, NORTHERN PATAGONIA – ARGENTINA Located in Northern Patagonia near the border with Chile, Rio Manso Lodge offers a host of activities led by exceptional fly fishing, elegant yet comfortable lodging, and extraordinary cuisine. Nestled in Nahuel Huapi National Park in the midst of virgin waters and lush forests, the caring staff will […]

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