The Fly Shop® staff has spent a good deal of their adult lives fly fishing and guiding in the Rockies, Florida and the Gulf Coast states. Mike Mercer has been fishing Montana every year for two weeks at a time, for the past 35 years. Chris King in our Outfitters Department lived in Breckenridge, CO, and has fished and guided a ton of trout waters in the Rockies. Eric Ersch, in our travel department, was both a Florida Keys, and a Texas Gulf Coast guide before he came to work for us. Justin Miller has been up and down the Washington and Oregon coast swinging flies for chrome steelhead and Erik Argotti lived, worked and fished in Montana for 24 years. Collectively, we have the knowledge base and field experience to help you arrange a world-class fly fishing experience in the lower 48 states.

The lodges and outfitters we have assembled for our Lower 48 Program are a collection of friends we have fished with, and associates we have helped with international trips over the last 43 years. They are a cross section of some of the best outfitters we know of and we trust them to deliver a great fly fishing experience. Put that experience to work for you and let us help you design a unique and enjoyable Lower 48 fly fishing holiday.

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Bahia Honda Sporting Club

Florida

Bahia Honda Sporting Club is the only all-inclusive fly fishing lodge in the lower Florida Keys. That’s hard to believe, but true. Finally, there is an easy way for anglers to fish together in the Keys without having to juggle guide schedules, rent a car at the airport…
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French Creek Sportsman's Club

Wyoming

French Creek Sportsman’s Club is part of Brush Creek Lodge, a collection of all-inclusive guest ranches encompassing 30,000 acres in Southern Wyoming. These guest ranches uphold the past western ranch heritage and tradition while...
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Henry's Fork Lodge

Idaho

This is a special place on hallowed water and a must for any serious trout angler. Henry’s Fork Lodge prides itself on world-class service, inviting and cozy lodging, all thoughtfully and tastefully orchestrated for fly anglers looking for a unique...
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Kingfisher Lodge

Montana

Kingfisher Lodge located on the Bighorn River in Southeastern Montana. It is a world-class owner operated fly fishing lodge that has been hosting and guiding fly fishing guests on the famous Bighorn River for 27 continuous years. This is a family run...
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Madison Double R

Montana

The Madison Double R Lodge, located in the beautiful Madison Valley just south of Ennis, Montana the self-described Trout Capital of the United States. With 1200 acres on 2 miles of Madison River frontage just south of iconic Varney Bridge, Madison Double R offers guided...
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Missouri River Lodge

Montana

Missouri River Lodge located on the Missouri River in Central Montana. It is a world-class family owned and operated fly fishing lodge that has been hosting and guiding fly fishing guests on the famous Missouri River for 20 continuous years. This is a family run operation with a lot of heart, attention to detail...
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Olympic Peninsula Steelhead

Washington

The Olympic Peninsula is home to big rivers, giant trees and enormous Steelhead that can weigh in excess of 30 pounds! This is the last, best stronghold of these powerful anadromous fish in the lower 48 states. The Olympic Peninsula is hallowed water, written about in books...
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Outpost Mothership Everglades

Florida

Deep in the interior, laid up tarpon float in slick lagoons at first light, and all you can see are the tips of their dorsal and tail fins breaking through the water’s surface. The fins are several feet apart, slanting towards the rear, and quickly doing the math you realize that the...
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Outpost Mothership Louisiana

Louisiana

The southern Louisiana marsh is the redfish capital of the world, vast and remote, covering roughly 20,000 square miles, more than any other state in the country. Only an hour from New Orleans, world renowned for famous dining, music and nightlife, this region includes low swamp lands,...
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Ruby Springs Lodge

Montana

Ruby Springs Lodge is located on 3,500 private acres in the Ruby Valley, just outside the ranching town of Alder, Montana. The lodge has over 10 miles of the fabled Ruby River and its tributaries flowing through the lodge property, offering world-class private water trout...
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Shields River Lodge

Montana

Shields River Lodge, located in the beautiful Shields valley in Southcentral Montana just under an hour from Bozeman. Sitting on 283 acres and one mile of Shields River front access, breathtaking cannot describe the views of the nearby Crazy, Bridger...
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Taylor River Lodge

Colorado

Gunnison County is the place to be for any serious or aspiring angler. From mid-March through late October, hundreds of miles of trout habitat are found on the area’s lakes, ponds, rivers, streams and creeks. Early spring the waters begin getting released from...
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Teton Valley Lodge

Idaho

Teton Valley Lodge, located outside of Driggs, Idaho. It is the oldest continuously operating fly fishing lodge west of the Mississippi. Teton Valley Lodge has been outfitting on the South Fork of the Snake River, the Henry’s Fork and the Teton River since 1919.
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The Fly Shop's Guide Service

Northern California

We've been guiding fly fishermen in the surrounding rivers and streams since 1978. We know the ropes and we're the only guide service holding permits for the Shasta, Trinity, Six Rivers, Klamath National Forest lands, and all the regional rivers, streams, and...
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The Fly Shop's Private Waters

Northern California

In 1984 The Fly Shop® recognized that the demand for angling privacy and quality fishing had far outstripped all but the most remote public resources. Then we did something about it. With that in mind, we intensified our commitment to protecting existing fisheries...
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Woodland Plantation

Louisiana

The Woodland Plantation is a place full of rich history, warm southern charm and the area is home to the best red fishing in the world. Built in 1834, by William Johnson, a sea captain/pirate from Nova Scotia, who had come to the Deep South in the late 1700’s...
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