Approximately 71% of the Earth’s surface is covered in water and of that oceans make up about 96.5% of all Earth’s water. That leaves about 3% for freshwater that exists in water vapor, rivers, streams, lakes, icecaps and glaciers. Only about .03% of earth’s freshwater is surface water like lakes, rivers, streams and marshes.  That doesn’t seem like a lot of freshwater to explore and fish, but consider that more than 90% of the fly fishers in the world identify themselves at trout fishermen and trout live in freshwater and there are still rivers, streams, creeks and lakes out there that has never had a fly or lure casted into them.

Take the Kamchatka Peninsula of Russia for example. Kamchatka is the mother of all wilderness freshwater fly fisheries with over 12,000 pristine spring creeks, rivers and streams, of which only about three dozen have ever been fished, let alone explored or navigated.  That’s a lot of freshwater and one could speculate that the best rainbow trout, steelhead, salmon and char river in Kamchatka is still yet to be discovered.  That’s hard to even fathom.

Now think about Alaska, it has about the same number of streams, rivers and creeks as Kamchatka, although just shy of 10,000 are officially named. Throw in the United States, Canada, Argentina, Chile, Iceland, Mongolia, Asia, New Zealand, Australia, and Europe and don’t forget South America and especially Brazil and the Amazon – well you are starting to get our point here.

Although the vast amount of water in the world is saltwater, there is a massive amount of freshwater to explore and fish with a fly rod in hand, some of which has yet to be discovered.  Here at The Fly Shop we couldn’t be more bullish on freshwater fly fishing and its future.

From the remote, hard-core, Kamchatka and Alaska bush camps to our luxurious Tierra del Fuego sea trout lodges, all these world-class fly fishing experiences share common threads that extend beyond great angling.

If you are looking for a specific lodge or camp please look through our complete list by going to our Lodges & Camps page.

Alaska

It’s a Culture of Salmon and Trout where water, land and fish have combined to create the most popular flyfishing destinations on the planet.
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Argentina

Collectively, The Fly Shop's travel staff has been fishing in Chile and Argentina for more than seventy years. We know the ropes, and can hook you up with the best Patagonia fishing.
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Bolivia

Imagine wading freestone streams, sight casting light tackle and floating lines amongst the most majestic, pristine scenery imaginable, for aggressive fish that go no less than 8 to 40lbs.
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Brazil

The rainforest jungles of the Brazilian Amazon are perhaps the last, truly wild and unexplored region of the world. Nearly 1/3 of all the freshwater in the entire world starts in the massive Amazon basin, which is home to countless exotic species...
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Canada

There is little doubt that Western Canada, especially the provinces of British Columbia and Alberta, are some of the best bargains in the fly fishing travel world, offering some of the finest trout & steelhead fishing on the North American...
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Chile

Opening day in Chile is in November, and trout season continues until leaves turn crimson and drop with the arrival of winter in late April. The summers of Patagonia are abbreviated, much like those of Montana and Wyoming.
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Iceland

Whether fishing to fresh fish from the sea in the early season or sight casting to holding fish in low water late season, the Atlantic Salmon of Iceland are truly a spectacular fish to target in an unbelievably beautiful setting. And best of all, they...
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Kamchatka

Kamchatka today, remains basically the same; wild, spectacular, inviting. But words simply don't do Kamchatka justice - it has to be experienced first-hand to be fully comprehended. The Fly Shop® has been going to Kamchatka...
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Kola

The Kola Peninsula was the first great angling discovery to come out of a newly-opened Russia in the early '90s, and the fish stories and catch numbers that circled back to hard-core salmon anglers at that time bordered on unbelievable.
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Mongolia

For anglers, these journeys are widely recognized as among the world's very finest fly fishing experiences. Taimen are the largest salmonid on earth, aggressive predators that attack streamers or topwater patterns with reckless abandon.
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New Zealand

Chasing trout in New Zealand isn't for everyone. It's at the top of the magical bucket list for the spring creek and sight-fishing fanatics, and measured by a different yardstick than other great angling destinations.
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Norway

Whether fresh from the sea in the early season or holding fish in low water late season, the Atlantic Salmon of the Gaula are some of the meanest you will encounter, and aggressive to the fly.
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Tanzania

In the past, trophy tiger fish have been classified as fish above 10 lbs. This bench mark has been shattered with the average fish in this system coming home at just under 8lbs. Here fisherman have a real opportunity of landing tiger fish of...
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