Northern California’s Klamath river has a long and rich angling history. Avid fly anglers have pursued salmon and steelhead on the Klamath for nearly a century, gaining the river worldwide recognition for the quality of its’ fishing opportunities. Today, the Klamath boasts healthy populations of wild adult and juvenile steelhead and possibly the lowest fishing […]

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Intricate Bay Lodge, Alaska Intricate Bay Lodge has been entirely rebuilt after for the 2015 season. The brand new facility has been constructed with no expense spared. This operation catering to only 8 to 10 guests prides itself on providing an intimate, personal and quality experience in the heart of Alaska’s Bristol Bay region. Located on […]

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Limay River Lodge, Northern Patagonia – Argentina There are new places and there are great places and on occasion there are great new places. This will certainly go down in history as one of those lucky few. Located in the arid wide-open expanses of the Patagonian flat lands mid-way between Bariloche and Neuquen, the newly […]

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Limay River Lodge, Argentina There are new places and there are great places and on occasion there are great new places. This will certainly go down in history as one of those lucky few. Located in the arid wide-open expanses of the Patagonian flatlands mid-way between Bariloche and Neuquen, the newly constructed Limay River Lodge […]

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September is one of my favorite times in Alaska. The summer season is winding down and the mornings again bring a crispness as the days quickly shorten. It marks some of the best rainbow trout fishing of the year. Sockeye salmon are spent, lost is their incredible energy. Tumbling downstream at the mercy of the currents in their natal waters they […]

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Join Ken Morrish, co-owner of Fly Water Travel and his wife Mia for the ultimate arctic eco-tourism adventure. Slated for July 31-Aug 9, 2016, Mia and Ken will host 6-10 couples at Arctic Watch Lodge. This unique adventure lodge is located on the northern shore of Somerset Island, 500 miles north of the Arctic Circle […]

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We have one space remaining to join Ken Morrish on a true Amazon exploratory trip this August. The destination, known as Kendjam, is in the heart of a massive native reserve and showcases  the clear freestone Iriri River, native Kayapo people (often in traditional garb with painted faces and feathers in their hair) and a […]

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Here is an update on the remaining prime steelhead openings in BC for the coming season.    Suskeena Lodge, Sustut River We have two unexpected openings at Suskeena Lodge on the Sustut. For anglers looking to get their foot in the door during a prime week, this is a great opportunity. The Sustut is a class […]

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Natural Retreats South Fork Lodge, Idaho The South Fork of the Snake is an incredibly productive fishery that enjoys one of the longest dry fly seasons in the lower 48. The best place to stay here is Natural Retreats South Fork Lodge, on the banks of the river. The property’s setting, facilities, and amenities will […]

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Fishing Bear Lodge, Alaska 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 fly fishing. Backed […]

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If a saltwater fly fisherman were to design the “perfect” fish they would make it prolific, super aggressive, hard fighting and insanely high-jumping so we could always get a good look at them. Perhaps they would give it a huge eye-ball and make it look like it was machined out of a block of aluminum. Because […]

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ESTANCIA MARIA BEHETY – RIO GRANDE, ARGENTINA In terms of a sea trout property, the Estancia Maria Behety (EMB) is the greatest brown trout fly fishing lodge in all Tierra del Fuego. Boasting 32 miles of the lower river’s prime water, easy wading, access to both sides of the river, skilled fly fishing guides, and […]

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The Ultimate Atoll – A Saltwater Utopia for the Adventuresome Angler We are very excited to release the full version of The Ultimate Atoll. This article attempts to give a comprehensive look at a trip to Christmas Island. Including a discussion on the tackle, species, logistics and culture of the island. Is short, what to […]

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Join Fly Water Travel’s Brian Gies at Christmas Island Outfitters this January 2016! As part owner of Fly Water Travel Brian Gies has been relentlessly crisscrossing the globe for the past 16 plus years searching out the world’s best destinations for Fly Water’s clientele. From Nepal to New Zealand, Mongolia to the Seychelles, Bolivia to Slovenia, […]

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    Sandy River Lodge, Alaska Available Dates: October 4th – 11th  – 1 rod October 11th – 18th – 1 rod Rate: $7600 per person for a 7 night / 6 day package Included: Charter flights between Anchorage and the lodge, Accommodations and meals at the lodge, guided fishing, boat transportation to/from fishing areas, limited […]

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Sandy River Lodge, Alaska The Sandy River is located on the Alaska Peninsula.  It is one of the most remote and demanding places an angler can visit.  This may not be a foreign country, but its exotic nature is evident.  The weather is unpredictable and the terrain is unique.  This wide open expanse has its own […]

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Christmas Island Outfitters – Trip Report April 28 – May 5, 2015 Redemption by Joe Willauer My first trip to the fly fishing paradise of Kritimati was a learning experience. As an experienced trout guide and flats fishing beginner, I looked forward to the ample bonefish opportunities, but had my mind set on the big […]

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JURASSIC LAKE LODGE, ARGENTINE PATAGONIA Jurassic Lake is nothing short of a biological anomaly and could very well be the most prolific trophy rainbow fishery on the planet. Here the rainbow trout average 10+ pounds with countless fish in the mid-teens as well as good numbers of fish into the 20 + pound class.  During the […]

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Coyhaique River Lodge, Chilean Argentina JUST ANOTHER DAY IN PARADISE by Keith Mortensen January 23, 2015 Our final fishing day at Coyhaique River Lodge started like the others. That would be with a wonderful breakfast served by our new friend Julio. We finished up with the other guests who, by the way, had also become […]

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Owen River Lodge, New Zealand Located in the greater Nelson Lakes/Murchison region at the north end of the South Island, Owen River Lodge is a stylish and cool, yet understated lodge for discerning fly fishers. From home base on sixteen acres of serene riverfront property on the Owen River, guests can easily access more than […]

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Coyhaique River Lodge, Chile Employing good old fashioned hard work and determination, Chilean owners Gaston and Claudio Urrejola, did their research, found the perfect location and put in a heroic effort to create Coyhaique River Lodge, the newest addition to southern Chile’s growing list of world class fishing lodges.  Located just outside of the regional […]

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Kooi Noom, Argentina – Patagonia Kooi Noom, which translates into “the path of the fish”, is a unique rugged trophy trout venue set in the foothills of Andes in the Santa Cruz province of southern Argentina.  The Santa Cruz province embodies most everything that makes Patagonia great. It is vast, wild, stunningly beautiful and harsh. […]

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Andros South Lodge – South Andros, Bahamas Andros South is a friendly, laid-back bonefishing lodge on the southern end of Andros Island in the Bahamas. The lodge concentrates on providing a top notch fishing experience in very comfortable surroundings. Guests grab their own beers out of the fridge and relax post fishing in a beach […]

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 Suskeena Lodge, Sustut River We have two unexpected openings at Suskeena Lodge on the Sustut. For anglers looking to get their foot in the door during a prime week, this is a great opportunity. The Sustut is a class one river and known for very large fish, outstanding wilderness attributes, incredible scenery and virtually no […]

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Las Buitreras Lodge, Argentina Las Buitreras Fishing Lodge 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 deep water with mind numbing speed or be […]

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Spatsizi Wilderness Lodge, BC As the only licensed outfitter in the park, the Collingwoods have exclusive access to 1.5 million acres of the most beautiful, prolific and unspoiled trout fly fishing in the world. With over 30 lakes, rivers, and streams to choose from, a week of fly-out fishing merely scratches the surface of the […]

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For many fly anglers catching lots of big, bright, aggressive, acrobatic anadromous fish on flies sounds too good to be true. Enter the silver salmon; a truly cooperative salmon species that displays all of the most cherished sportfish characteristics. First, they are numerous and travel in schools so once you find one there likely will be more available. Second, they […]

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In April I finally made a long awaited trip to Location GTX in West Papua/Indonesia. Widely recognized as of one of the world’s healthiest marine ecosystems this region is virtually untouched by recreational and commercial interests other than diving. Moreover the beauty of this region area known as Raya Ampat (The Four kings) or the […]

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Pesca Maya Trip Report

We recently heard from a young family with an 8 month old baby boy looking to do some fishing in Ascension Bay. After some initial trepidation on my part about the feasibility of a youngster out on an exposed Panga all day, I began working with our friends at Pesca Maya to come up with […]

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Speywater Lodge – Grande Ronde River, OR If the name of this lodge seems biased, wait until you meet the guides! Located on the Grande Ronde River, near Troy, Oregon, this low key, high value operation is where some of the Northwest’s finest steelheaders and spey casters congregate for a final seasons of guiding and […]

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