Worldwide Fly Fishing Destinations Best Suited for Couples

There are some fly fishing lodges that do a great job of catering to angling couples, families and non-fishing companions, and the staff here at The Fly Shop® are experts at creating angling holidays that can be a memorable combination of interests.

Not long after Bertha and I were married, she read an article in Forbes Magazine penned by my pal, Charles Gaines, titled, “The Finest Fishing Lodge in the World Period“.  It extolled the virtues of Estancia Arroyo Verde in Argentina, the horseback riding in the pampas, the scenery, how the journey led through Buenos Aires and could incorporate bird watching, wine tasting and tango shows.  And there was terrific trout fishing.

The trip truly was her idea and it happened years before she developed any interest in my sport.  Fortunately it was the right place.  It set a standard of expectation, a yardstick for the amenities she would tolerate, and sparked an interest in family fly fishing travel that has helped balance my angling passion with the vacation demands and interests of my wife and children.  At the same time these trips strengthened our relationship and brought us together as a family.

Over the course of the last forty years, The Fly Shop® has helped create hundreds of holidays to fly fishing destinations that include variety and activities which expand the concept of vacation for couples who both fish, and anglers with non-fishing companions or kids who would rather watch paint dry than pick up a fly rod.

We’ve got places with amazing snorkeling, world-class bird watching, hiking, horseback riding for all skill levels, an cozy spots for the someone who just wants to curl up with a good book while their best friend is off catching fish.

The common denominators at all these getaways include breathtaking scenery, a variety of outdoor experiences, and fly fishing.  Give us a call and we’ll find you some great fishing that can be combined with a line-up of non-angling activities that will make you a vacation planning hero.

Mike Michalak
Owner, The Fly Shop®

Abaco Lodge

Bahamas

Abaco Lodge sits on the rocky shoreline of the Marls on the west side of Abaco. Located just north of Marsh Harbour on the way to Treasure Cay. Enjoy a cold Kalik in the pool as you watch the sun set after a day of fishing and tell fishing stories by the oceanside...
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Alphonse Island Resort

Indian Ocean

Alphonse Island offers much more than world-class fishing. This makes this idyllic island the perfect destination for non-fishing partners and families. The Island is a true haven for outdoor enthusiasts and nature lovers. There are also non-angling...
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Bair's Lodge

Bahamas

Bair's lodge is situated on the east side of South Andros, between Deep Creek and Little Creek. These two creeks, a 5-minute boat ride from the lodge, open into vast areas of inland flats that are not only easily waded but offer relief from the coastal winds.
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Big Ku Lodge

Alaska

Big Ku Lodge is nestled on a bluff above its namesake river – the Kukaklek overlooking a spectacular vista of river, lake and sweeping Alaskan wilderness. Built several years ago on privately-leased Native land within the Katmai Preserve.
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Campeche Tarpon

Mexican Yucatan

Campeche Tarpon is a perfect couple’s trip with fine dining, private accommodations and located in a culturally rich colonial city with fabulous architecture, shopping and sightseeing. Campeche is also close to several Mayan ruin complexes and our outfitter...
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Casa Blanca Lodge

Mexican Yucatan

Casa Blanca employees a great management team with a very solid pool of experienced guides providing a first class trip from start to finish. This is a worry free fishing trip and the staff will take care of every facet of your trip – start to finish!
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Copal Tree Lodge

Belize

Copal Tree Lodge maintains a top-shelf fishing program, while also offering perfect combinations for families and couples looking to combine an angling holiday with non-angling eco-tourism activities. The lodge features a spa, pool, mountain bikes, hiking...
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El Pescador Resort

Belize

Situated on a private 40 acres on the Caribbean coast of this island is El Pescador Resort, named by Forbes Traveler as one of the top ten luxury Eco-Resorts in the world. This is one of the most family-friendly resort/fishing lodges that can be found anywhere.
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El Saltamontes Lodge

Chile

El Saltamontes can tailor riding activities to suit every level of riding competence, from the novice to the experienced rider. They offer several wonderful horseback riding options that can be custom tailored to fit the needs and wants of your trip.
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Holbox Fly Fishing Lodge

Mexican Yucatan

The little island town of Holbox is a super fun and funky place to really relax. Holbox is filled with excellent restaurants, bars, shops and wonderful people to enjoy, outside of a secluded lodge setting. The location and town make it hands down the best atmosphere...
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H2O Bonefishing

Bahamas

H2O Bonefishing has the perfect relationship of flats wilderness and tourist activities that keeps serious anglers and serious non-anglers returning year after year. The base camp is at the luxurious Pelican Bay at Lucaya.
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Mangrove Cay Club

Bahamas

Andros Island is divided almost in the middle by the North, Middle and South Bights (a bight is a waterway cutting through the island). Through these bights one can get from east side of Andros to the west side. The bights are filled with...
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McLean's Ts'yl-os Park Lodge

Canada

Whether you’re a group of friends, an adult family, or spending some romantic time with your significant other, it truly offers you a wilderness hideaway far from the crowds. If you’re ready to disconnect to reconnect at Tsylos Park Lodge, check dates and availability...
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North Riding Point Club

Bahamas

North Riding Point Club is located on 6 acres of pristine, beach-front property on the southern shore of Grand Bahama about a 25 minute drive out of Freeport. It offers spacious, luxurious accommodations in a quiet, spectacular oceanfront location, excellent...
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Owen River Lodge

New Zealand

Although Owen River Lodge is a specialist fly fishing lodge, there is an endless supply of “non-fishing” things to do around the immediate property, the local area and the greater Nelson/Marlborough region. You can relax knowing they absolutely cater to...
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Patagonian Basecamp

Chile

For those who want to see Patagonia from a different angle, The Patagonian BaseCamp Lodge has an extensive “non-fly fishing” program, including horse riding, bird and porpoise watching, river floating and rafting, hiking, visiting thermal baths, etc.
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Spatsizi Wilderness Lodge

Canada

Hike into the wild with guides experienced at spotting grizzly bears on distant slopes. Slip onto a saddle and explore century-old game trails on horseback, hearing only the murmur of a tumbling brook and the gentle clopping of hooves.
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Swain's Cay Lodge

Bahamas

Swain's Cay Lodge is the ideal Bahamas Out Islands retreat, a true escape to peace and tranquility situated on a pristine white sand beach laced with swaying coconut palms and gin-clear water. The lodge is located on the remote Andros Island, the largest, yet...
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Thatch Cay Resort/Blue Horizon

Belize

As our guest, you enjoy the exclusive use of our kayaks, paddle boards, snorkel gear, fishing rods, and other non-motorized island toys at no extra charge. Explore the surrounding waters, relax in a hammock or bask in the sun, it's all included! All of this on top of...
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The Delphi Club

Bahamas

The Delphi Club is one of the nicest and most deluxe bonefishing lodges in the world and a very suitable destination for non-anglers with variety of activities that will keep companions active and happy, including a freshwater pool and great ocean-side beach for walks.
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Turneffe Flats Lodge

Belize

Turneffe Flats’ Atoll Adventure Program is one of the best non-angling eco-adventure programs we’ve ever come across. They offer fully guided daily activities such as snorkeling, sightseeing, bird watching, dolphin and manatee viewing, nature hikes, cooking classes...
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