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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Tarpon Cay Lodge – San Felipe, Mexico Tarpon Cay Lodge is truly the standard in world-class fly fishing for “baby” tarpon. Ranging in size from 5 to 25 pounds, these fish reside in environs of open water turtle grass flats and mangrove lined lagoons, creeks, and bays. This habitat is also home to Snook and […]

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One of the most underrated times to fish New Zealand is the early season in October and November.  As it is spring the weather is a bit less predictable but all the fish have been rested over the winter and international fishing pressure is low.  Add to this reduced early season rates and even more […]

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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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