The team here at The Fly Shop®, along with our at-large Pro-Staff Ambassadors, have hundreds of weeks of international fly fishing travel under our belts. Each year we coordinate anywhere from 25-50 weeks of familiarization or “hosted” trips to all corners of the globe, from Alaska to South America, the Caribbean to the South Pacific, Indian Ocean to the jungles of the Amazon, and just about everything in between. We put our extensive experience to work for you with every trip to book with The Fly Shop®, including the most detailed pre-trip planners in the business, and the attention to detail that helps ensure your own fly fishing adventures will go as smoothly as possible.

We understand that your angling holiday is special for you. Perhaps you go on several big trips a year; or perhaps you’ve saved up for years for this one memorable, “trip-of-a-lifetime.” Either way, we are here to help, every step of the way.

One of the best ways to discover a new exotic fishing destination, is to join one of our staff on our own “hosted” adventures. You’ll still enjoy the usual fantastic service The Fly Shop® is recognized for as you prepare for your trip. And you’ll have the added bonus on a Hosted Trip of our experienced staff right there to help throughout the trip itself. From helping rig your rods, to early morning casting lessons, to working with the lodge staff to fine-tune your daily goals and expectations, our staff will do everything possible to make sure your trip is a memorable and rewarding one. Too, we’ve found that lodges and fishing camps the world over roll the red carpet out when our staff is there!

There are no additional fees or costs associated with a hosted trip with The Fly Shop®. And, our staff usually travels with extra gear and flies, just in case!

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Andros South, Bahamas 2024

Join The Fly Shop’s Pro-Guide Shane Kohlbeck for a hosted week at an absolutely prime week at Andros South in the Bahamas.

Andros South is located on the southeast coast of Andros Island, the largest and least-inhabited island in the Bahamas. South Andros is flanked to the east by The Tongue of the Ocean, a deep-water trough that drops to more than five thousand feet not more than a mile offshore. Andros Island itself is riddled with innumerable tidal creeks and inland flats, all home to untold numbers of bonefish. Variety is definitely the call when fishing at South Andros. There are miles and miles of easily-waded white sand flats as well as hidden, unspoiled lined mangrove creeks. Inland lakes fill up with eager schools of bonefish, while expansive ocean-side flats attract double digit bonefish from the deep. Remote, rarely visited cays are home to massive schools of bonefish, while hefty singles tail along the mangroves. The diversity and size of the fishery offers a completely different fishing experience, every day of your trip.

Shane first started guiding with The Fly Shop® in 1997. In the years since, he has also spent time guiding all over the world, including Los Roques, Venezuela, Penrhyn Atoll, Cook Islands), Rapid's Camp Lodge and Hoodoo Lodge in Alaska, as well as guiding all of the fabled waters of Northern California.

When: March 03 - 10, 2024
Your Host: Shane Kohlbeck
Availability: 4 rods
Length of Stay: 7 Nights lodging, 6 days fishing
Price: $6,350 plus 10% Bahamas VAT

All accommodations, single-occupancy lodging (you get your own room) and meals at lodge, laundry service, daily fishing with boat and guide (two anglers per boat), loaner fly rods, reels and lines, transportation from Congo Town airport to lodge and back, daily maid service, as well as your Bahamas fishing license and all liquor, and soft drinks are complimentary.
They typically have a selection of mid-range rum, gin, scotch, etc. If someone's really specific about what liquor they want to drink (e.g., single malt scotch, high-end tequila), they advise them to bring it along, but a good general selection is provided.

Non inclusions
Not included in your package is airfare to and from Congo Town, baggage and overweight charges, guide and staff gratuities, applicable airport departure taxes, items of a personal nature (including fishing tackle purchases, telephone calls, etc.) and Bahamas 10% VAT Tax.

Please contact saltwater fly fishing expert Eric Ersch at The Fly Shop® for more information, and to confirm your reservation.

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Trophy Tigerfish - Tanzania 2023

Join The Fly Shop’s Erik Argotti on an African safari to hunt the legendary Tigerfish in the jungles of Tanzania!

For nearly a decade, the Mnyera and Ruhudji Rivers in Southwestern Tanzania have quickly built their reputations as maybe the finest trophy tigerfish destination on the planet, and as being among the most exciting jungle freshwater fisheries on Earth. The monster tigerfish that call these rivers home are absolutely ruthless, hunting bait with lightning fast speed, and violent attacks. When hooked they go absolutely ballistic, jumping and cartwheeling, screaming into the backing, and then

stubbornly bulldogging until the bitter end. The Mnyera and Ruhudji Rivers are widely regarded as THE destination to target tigerfish in the 10 – 25lb range, and they have landed them up to 30lbs here!

The majority of the fishing is done from the boat, with 2 anglers fishing at all times… no sharing time on this program, just keep firing casts! Your attention will be focused on the river's many types of structure that the Tigers call home… fallen timber, long sandbanks, steep drop-offs and rocky outcrops depending on conditions. The 18ft aluminum boats are perfect to run the river comfortably with 2 anglers, along with your 2 guides, the professional guide, and the coxswain. All boats are fitted with 15 – 25 hp motors.

9wt - 10wt rods are ideal for these savage predators. On top of the necessity to wrestle these monsters away from the structure they want to destroy you on, you will also need to be throwing very large streamer patterns and big wind resistant poppers, as well as heavy sinking lines. You will appreciate any extra work that the rod will do for you… Your go to rig will be a heavy sink tip and streamer, but do not pass up the opportunity to get one of these ferocious predators to blow you up on the surface while you rip poppers back to the boat…

These rivers are extremely remote and have received very little fishing pressure over the centuries, they are as wild as they have always been… And with your help supporting sustainable catch and release fly fishing, it will remain that way!

Check out some hot action from the Tigerfish camps here:
Trophy Tigerfish - Dhala & Samaki Camp, Tanzania

When: November 11-18, 2023
Your Host: Erik Argotti
Availability: 2 rods
Length of Stay: 7 Night, 6 days
Price: $11,400 per angler - based on sharing a room, boat and guide.

Included in your angling package at Tanzania Trophy Tigerfish is transfer from airport to/from Sea Cliff Hotel; transfer from Sea Cliff Hotel to charter flight on morning of departure; charter flight to/from camp; 7 nights in camp; 6 days fishing on the Mnyera and Ruhudji Rivers; professional guiding; all meals, accommodation, water, soft drinks, and limited beer; boats and fuel; fishing licenses and concession fees; Tanzania Government Conservation Levy.

Please contact Erik Argotti at The Fly Shop® for more information, and to confirm your reservation.

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Providence Atoll 2024

We have secured an absolutely prime week aboard the 150 foot live-aboard mother ship, Maya’s Dugong at Providence in the Seychelles from our friends and partners at Fly Castaway. Available weeks in the Seychelles are very far and few between and if you have dreamt of fishing one of the Indian Ocean's premiere destinations, here is your chance.

March 19 - 26, 2024 (full moon – March 25th)

Providence Atoll - a large and remote atoll in the Seychelles teaming with all the major fish species. Arguably the finest GT flats fishery on the planet.

This week will see the tides coming off the neaps and moving onto Full Moon spring tides. These tides should provide a nice spread of species, with your tailing species such as bones and triggers being present for the first three days. Bumpies can sometimes hang off-shore over the Full Moon). There are early morning pushing tides during the first few days, meaning cold water pushing up onto the flats which is conducive for the above mentioned species. We would also expect to encounter GT’s on stingrays. The last three days will see a significant increase in water movement on the flats, which is generally more conducive for big GTs as this increase in current is more likely to push them up onto the flats. We will experience an afternoon high tide during the final four days of the trip, meaning the water depth on the flats will be too deep to wade and one will have to look at non flats options such as teasing off-shore, bommie bashing, fishing for Milkfish or fishing up and around the land masses in the south or north of the Atoll. All in all, a great tidal week, with plenty of wading time and which should deliver a wide array of species. - Gerhard Laubscher, Fly Castaway

Give us a call today at 800-669-3474, or send an email to with any questions regarding this flats fishing angling opportunity.

When: March 19 - 26, 2024
Your Host: Pat Pendergast - Director International Travel
Availability: 02 rods
Price: $14,950 per person, based on sharing a room, boat and guide. (price subject to change)

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Abaco Lodge, Bahamas

Join The Fly Shop on a hosted trip at newly rebuilt Abaco Lodge in the Bahamas for a week of flats fishing, fun and relaxation.

Abaco Lodge is back and better than ever! It's been three years since Hurricane Dorian devastated the lodge, leaving nothing but rubble in its wake. But after a long and challenging journey, we are thrilled to announce that the new and improved Abaco Lodge has been fully rebuilt and is open for anglers - YEAH!

The lodge features 7 beautifully designed rooms with en-suite bathrooms, as well as decks and porches with stunning views of the Marls fishery. Maverick flats skiffs are ready to take you on exciting fishing expeditions, and the guides and staff are eager to provide top-notch service and an unforgettable experiences.

Abaco Lodge is located on the fabled Marls of Abaco. If you’re looking for highly productive bonefish waters, you’ve come to the right place! The lodge, staff, guides and skiffs are all first class. It is hard to believe that such great fishing can still be discovered in the Bahamas, but these islands are full of surprises...

Abaco Lodge is located just north of Marsh Harbour, on the west shore of Abaco. The “Marls of Abaco” are a vast expanse of wilderness bonefish habitat, situated along the western shore of Great Abaco Island, known by well-traveled bonefishermen as one of the most unique and productive fisheries in the Bahamas. You can expect comfortable and well-appointed accommodations, world class cuisine, top of the line skiffs operated by expert guides, and a management & staff committed to providing the utmost in service and attention to detail.

When: June 07 - 14, 2024
Your Host: Pro-staff of The Fly Shop
Availability: 12 rods
Length of Stay: 7 Nights lodging, 6 days fishing
Price: 7,550.00 per person (special discounted price) + $ 755 VAT tax

Lodging, all meals and beverages, open bar, guided fishing, fishing license, transportation between Abaco Lodge and Marsh Harbour Airport, and loaner fishing equipment (rods, reels, and lines).

Non- inclusions
Airfare to Marsh Harbour, transfers from Treasure Cay to the lodge, flies, international phone calls, laundry service, shopping trips, gratuities for guides and lodge staff, and 10% government VAT.

Please contact saltwater fly fishing expert Eric Ersch at The Fly Shop® for more information, and to confirm your reservation.

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Rio Marie’ & Pirarucú

BIG Fish Jungle Fly Fishing Odyssey

Join Mike Michalak, owner of The Fly Shop and world-wide traveler on his hosted trip to Rio Marié & Pirarucú , Amazonia, Brazil in 2023. Mike and a small group of friends will be targeting giant arapaima—the planet’s largest scaled freshwater fish, reaching lengths up to 9 feet and weights to 440 pounds—as well as the largest peacock bass in the world. It’s a big-fish jungle fly fishing odyssey, led by an experienced angler and adventurer who will be running point and taking care of all the details: start to finish.

Rio Marie’
•August 26 - September 03, 2023
• 7 nights and six days fishing is $7,600 per person plus native fee

Pirarucú Lodge
• September 03 - 07, 2023
• 4 nights and 3 and a half days fishing is $4,650 per person plus native fee

All total we will be gone two weeks, door to door and I can’t be more excited about our adventure. BIG fish, are BIG fish, no matter where they live.

For a full itinerary and all the trip details, please contact The Fly Shop at

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Lava Creek Lodge, Alaska

Join the Fly Shop’s Mike Mercer on a week of chasing chrome plated Silver Salmon and wild Rainbow Trout at our Signature Destination, Lava Creek Lodge located on the Alaska Peninsula. Mike Mercer is one of those guys who gives the world around him his full, undivided attention. Imbued with grace and tireless in his lifelong pursuit of fish on a fly, he’s a danger to fish everywhere, and an unmatched authority when it comes to fly fishing.

But above all, Mike is the nicest person in the world. If you don’t agree, we’ll eat a # 8 Gold Bead Biot Poxyback Stonefly.

Lava Creek Lodge is a small outpost lodge on the Aleutian Peninsula of Alaska, south/southwest of Bristol Bay, Alaska. The lodge accommodates a maximum of eight guests during king, chum, and silver salmon seasons. It is custom-tailored for the serious salmon angler who values remote and nearly untouched water, swing fishing for dime-bright kings and chums, and surface and streamer action for big, hyper-aggressive silver salmon. With the ultra-low occupancy, anglers get the pick of the litter of the best pools on the home river, as well as other rivers accessed by float plane.

Trout Weeks: In addition to targeting ocean-bright Silver Salmon in the late weeks, trout weeks focus on the legitimate rainbow trout fishing we have discovered on the main river and its tributary. These weeks are perfect for fly fishers looking for secluded trout fishing in Alaska – a rare find these days.

When: August 13 - 20, 2023
Your Host: Mike Mercer
Availability: 6 rods
Length of Stay: 7 Night, 6 days
Price: $8,900 per angler and includes the round trip private charter flight from Anchorage to the Lava Creek Lodge

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Alaskan Steelhead Company

Once again we have secured a prime steelhead week at the Alaska Steelhead Company (September 26 - October 2, 2023).

We are Steelhead junkies at heart and there is no better place to chase these critters than on the Kenai Peninsula of Alaska, with the sheer rate of success, it is hard to find a better spot on the planet to target Steelhead.

The Alaska Steelhead Company has a ton of water to choose from each day. Some rivers will fish well in low water, but when it rains hard, they may blowout... Other programs would be dead in the water, but The Alaska Steelhead Company has an Ironclad guarantee! They have a river that flows from a lake, making it impossible to blow. This will ensure that no matter the conditions you will be swinging your fly over sea monsters the entire week!

When: September 26 - October 2, 2023
Availability: 7 rods
Length of stay: 6 nights lodging, 5 days fishing (added fishing days are an option)
Price: $6,895.00 shared room & guide with on helicopter fly out

Included in your angling package at Alaska Steelhead Company are accommodations and meals at lodge, daily guided fishing, round-trip ground transfers between the Kenai airport and the lodge, non-alcoholic beverages, rods reels and flies.

Give us a call today at 800-669-3474, or send an email to with any questions regarding this Fly fishing adventure.