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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Agua Boa Lodge - Brazil

Join The Fly Shop's owner Mike Michalak and seven friends on an amazing week of fishing at Agua Boa Lodge in the Brazilian Amazon Jungle. Mike has selected an absolute prime week and his 4th hosted trip to this clearwater Peacock Bass fishery.

Agua Boa Amazon Lodge is situated high on a bank overlooking the Agua Boa River with the Amazon Rainforest on one bank and a natural savannah on the other. The lodge is very comfortable, with a Brazilian atmosphere, and utterly enchanting. The lodge has every amenity imaginable including phone/fax line, satellite TV, well furnished library, 24-hour electricity, game room, swimming pool, full bar, and a wonderful indoor and outdoor dinning room. Guest rooms are air-conditioned and well appointed with views of the adjacent white beach where you can easily catch a glimpse of the eighteen-foot long pet black caiman, Rex, awaiting a meal of piranha thrown to him by the guides.

On the Agua Boa, the fishery revolves around the lagoons, inland lakes and river channel. The lagoons and inland lakes offer solid fishing for butterfly peacocks (the smallest of the peacock family) up to 8 pounds. Butterfly peacocks are numerous and take poppers and streamers greedily. These fish fight hard and jump often. The problem is, after you have witnessed the power of the spotted peacock or the Temensis peacock, the enjoyable security of catching twenty to thirty 3-8-pound butterflies on poppers, will be ditched to chase these larger varieties of peacocks that can push a scale to 20 pounds!

Give Mike Michalak a call today at 800-669-3474, or send an email to mike@theflyshop.com with any questions regarding this jungle angling adventure.

When: March 05 - 12, 2022
Your Host: Mike Michalak
Availability: 7 rods available
Length of Stay: 7 nights - 6 fishing days
Price: USD$ 6,950 per person

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Bahia Honda Sporting Club - Lower Florida Keys USA

We have secured an absolutely prime week at the Bahia Honda Sporting Club, the only all-inclusive fly fishing lodge in the lower Florida Keys.

April 30 - May 06, 2022

Six (06) Nights / Five (05) Days fishing @ rate of $6,400 per person, based on sharing a room, boat and guide.

Fly fishing for tarpon, permit and bonefish with the Bahia Honda Sporting Club eliminates the stress of scheduling and juggling trip arrangements. All you have to do is fly to Key West, and they take care of the rest. It provides what anglers are familiar with when traveling to international destinations, an all-inclusive fly fishing trip, and makes it better by moving it to the Florida Keys where no passport is required.

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

When: April 30 - May 06, 2022
Your Host: The Fly Shop
Availability: 2 rods
Price: $6,400 per person, based on sharing a room, boat and guide.

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Trophy Tigerfish - Tanzania

Join The Fly Shop’s travel expert, Erik Argotti, fishing the waters of Tanzania for aggressive Tigerfish. Erik has guided in Alaska, Kamchatka, Argentina and Montana and has traveled all over chasing salmon, trout and steelhead. Join him on a great adventure spending 7 nights and 6 days fishing both the Mnyera and Ruhudji River hunting these toothy predators.

The Rivers

Mnyera River:
Guests have access to 40 km of fishable waters on the Mnyera River. The Mnyera River changes character quickly over its fishable length. From rapids and pools in heavily wooded riverine forests on the upper reaches, the structure-rich mid sections courtesy of centuries of erosion and fallen trees, to the deep “outside bends” and clay banks of the lower reaches. The Mnyera, with its incredibly diverse river structure is a veritable tigerfish haven and one that all guests visiting this amazing river will appreciate.

Ruhudji River:
Situated in the neighboring basin (one valley south of the Mnyera) is this remote river with a charm and attraction that is hard to explain. Guests fishing the Ruhudji River have access to 80 km of fishable water. This river is quite different from the Mnyera. It is a shallower river, with long sections of sand banks followed by deep outside bends and pools in the lower reaches. The river changes in its upper reaches to a narrow, deep river, bordered by steep banks and heavily wooded forests as it enters the “gorge area”.

Anglers will stay at two camps. Dhalla Camp (on the Mnyera River) and Samaki Camp (on the Ruhudji River) offer the adventurous fly fisherman a unique African fly fishing safari. Tented bush camps and wooden cabins erected each season, ensure that the African safari experience is as much a part of this trip as the trophy tigers you can expect to encounter. Camps are not luxury, and due to the seasonal floods are built from scratch each season. They are practical and comfortable and allow guests and guides access to these amazing rivers.

When: October 1-8,2022
Your Host: Erik Argotti
Availability: 5 rods
Length of Stay: 7 Night, 6 days
Price: $10,850 per angler

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.
argotti@theflyshop.com
800-669-3474

Give us a call today at 800-669-3474, or send an email to argotti@theflyshop.com with any questions regarding this exotic angling odyssey.

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Belize River Lodge, Belize Central America

Join The Fly Shop's Pro-staffer Michael Caranci at Belize River Lodge, chasing tarpon, permit, bonefish, snook, barracuda and jacks for a week of fun, sun and hot fly fishing action.

Michael has travelled and fly fished the world for over twenty years and brings a wealth of knowledge, experience and fun to any fly fishing trip. Michael is a certified fly casting instructor, has fished Belize at least a dozen times in the past and we can't think of a more qualified person to run point on a hosted trip to Belize.

Belize River Lodge is nestled into the rain forest just outside Belize City, it’s the easiest Belizean lodge to get to, with nearly limitless flats, mangrove shorelines, and jungle rivers just a boat ride away. Adult tarpon are regularly found near the mouth of the river’s mouth, and just a few more minutes in the skiff will put anglers in the midst of some of the best bonefish, permit, tarpon, and snook fishing in Belize.

Belize River Lodge is appropriately named as it sits right on the banks of the Belize River - a lazy and meandering tropical waterway. The lodge is surrounded by lush tropical gardens, well-manicured lawns, accommodating sixteen guests. Colorful orchids hang from the ancient mahogany trees interspersed among the buildings. It's not uncommon to hear clans of howler monkeys deep in the jungle calling to one another, and see large iguanas making their way across the grounds.

This is a tried and proven world-class fishing operation and has been in continuous operation since 1961. It is unique in that it offers anglers an incredible variety of different angling opportunities. One thing is for sure, no matter what angling option you choose the owners Mike Heusner and Marguerite Miles, are wonderful, hardworking, helpful people, running a top-notch operation. Their seasoned staff is among the best we have ever experienced and their work ethic is second to none in all the Caribbean. Non-angling activities are numerous, including snorkeling, birding, and Mayan ruin tours.

Destination: Belize River Lodge
Your Host: Michael Caranci
Dates: April 16 - 23, 2022 (dead-center week)
Availability: Four (04) rods
Price: $4,875 per person, double occupancy

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