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!

Kendjam, Brazil

Mike Michalak

Mike Michalak, owner of The Fly Shop® for 40 years, has been around the world more times than Carmen Sandiego. Take advantage of his vast experience, and prepare to laugh at a lot of great jokes and stories, and join him on the trip he's been most excited about it many years: Kendjam!

Kendjam is a hidden and small indigenous community in the remote land of the Kayapo Indigenous Nation. The Kendjam area is perhaps the most awe-inspiring and untouched Indigenous Territory in the Brazilian Amazon, an area of 5 million hectares of pure, virgin Amazon rainforest. Only 700 natives live in this enormous area, one of the most isolated portions of tropical jungle on Earth. The Kayapo is perhaps the important Indian ethnic groups in the Amazon. Their ritual life and social organization are extremely rich and complex, while their relationships with non-Indian society and environmentalists from the world over are marked by their intensity and ambivalence.

Anglers will enjoy an all-inclusive package (excluding International flights), with 6 days of fishing, plus 7 nights lodging at camp, including the first night's hotel accommodations in Manaus. The Kendjam Lodge accommodations are a comfortable African-Style safari tent camp, with 4 double occupancy tents with spring box beds, private bathroom, hot water and electric light. The camp is located in a wonderful sandy beach area in front of a beautiful pool of the Iriri River.

Give us a call today at 800-669-3474, or send an email to Mike Michalak at mike@theflyshop.com or Michael Caranci at michael@theflyshop.com with any questions.

When: August 11 - 19, 2018
Your Host: Mike Michalak
Availability: 2 rods
Length of Stay: 8 nights - 6 fishing days
Price: $6,780 per person

Tsimane's Pluma Lodge, Bolivia

Christiaan Pretorius

Join The Fly Shop's Pro-Staff Ambassador, Christiaan Pretorius, on an unforgettable adventure to the jungles of Bolivia, fishing for what may be the world's most exciting gamefish, the golden dorado. Zhupanova River in Kamchatka, and he is now the manager at Abaco Lodge in the Bahamas. He's also a great photographer and an up-and-coming filmmaker. Most important, he's a great guy to be around!

Christiaan has experience guiding in some of the most remote, adventurous fly fishing locales across the globe, including the Zambezi River in Africa, St Brandon's Atoll, Alphonse Atoll, and Astove Atoll in the Indian Ocean, the Zhupanova River in Kamchatka, and he is now the manager at Abaco Lodge in the Bahamas. He's also a great photographer and an up-and-coming filmmaker. Most important, he's a great guy to be around!

Tsimane is located within a National Park and Indigenous Territory, where the Amazon jungle meets the Andes mountain chain. The landscape is incredible, its rivers and streams are clear water gems cascading through the jungle and rugged mountain canyons. Tsimane blends, like no other destination on Earth, the best aspects of fly fishing: sight casting, freestone wading, floating lines, majestic vistas, mountain rivers; and hard-hitting, aggressive fish that will put a massive bend in an 8 or 9 weight fly rod, punctuated by repeated aerial acrobatics.

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

When: September 7-16, 2018
Your Host: Christiaan Pretorius
Availability: 4 rods
Length of Stay: 9 nights - 6 fishing days
Price: $8,270 per person

Rio Marié, Brazil

Christiaan Pretorius

Join The Fly Shop's Pro-Staff Ambassador, Christiaan Pretorius, on a quest for the largest peacock bass on Earth!

Christiaan has experience guiding in some of the most remote, adventurous fly fishing locales across the globe, including the Zambezi River in Africa, St Brandon's Atoll, Alphonse Atoll, and Astove Atoll in the Indian Ocean, the Zhupanova River in Kamchatka, and he is now the manager at Abaco Lodge in the Bahamas. He's also a great photographer and an up-and-coming filmmaker. Most important, he's a great guy to be around!

The waters of Rio Marié and its tributaries are scientifically proven to be the home of the largest peacock bass in the entire Amazon basin. The results of studies by the Brazilian government, and experience in the first few seasons on the river, show that the average size of peacock bass here is over 10 pounds and the amount of fish recorded at over 15 pounds is shocking. And if that's not good enough, there are more fish measuring over 20 pounds than anywhere else in the entire Amazon Negro Basin, or the world.

Guests are accommodated at the deluxe, mobile floating lodge, the Untamed Amazon. The Untamed Amazon features panoramic windows; air conditioning; twin beds capable of converting to a California king-sized bed; en suite bathroom with hot/cold shower, a vast social lounge; dining room, and screened in veranda. More important to anglers, the vessel is completely mobile, allowing anglers to access different stretches of river every day, and move up or downriver depending on water levels to keep anglers in the best fishing grounds given the river conditions.

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

When: September 19-27, 2018
Your Host: Christiaan Pretorius
Availability: 7 rods
Length of Stay: 8 nights - 6 fishing days
Price: $7,995 per person

Kamchatka Steelhead Project, Russia

Justin Miller

Join two-handed fly fishing junkie, Justin Miller, fishing a couple of the finest swing destinations on the planet. Justin's been with The Fly Shop® for 13 years, guiding, teaching, and leading trips to remote regions of the planet in search of fly fishing nirvana. He has spent 9 seasons in Kamchatka exploring, managing and guiding on trout and steelhead rivers, and now heads the Kamchatka Steelhead Project. Swinging flies is his thing…

Kamchatka is home to Asia's only population of steelhead. These magnificent fish are illegal to fish for though, protected by the Russian Red Book of rare and endangered species. The only way to get a shot at them is to donate to the scientific research program and volunteer to come be a data collector with us! And the only safe, non lethal way we could convince the Russian's to allow for data collection was to catch them on flies… then, tag them, tape them, scale sample them, fat meter them, and then let them go unharmed… A tough job but someone has to do it! Steelheading for Science!

The Steelhead on the other side of the International Date Line spawn only in a handful of rivers draining westerly into Kamchatka's Okhotsk Sea. Populations in three key rivers are very robust, and are the target of this unique Russian-American field project taking place each fall. Russian scientists, with the help and financial support of fly fishermen, work to monitor and ultimately protect a threatened race of strong, big-bodied steelhead in their isolated and completely pristine habitat. Through sponsorship of the Project, anglers fund the groundbreaking science and are in turn invited to join the expeditions as assistants to gather data on the fish.

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

When: September 14 - October 13, 2018
Your Host: Justin Miller
Availability: By request
Length of Stay: 11 nights - 8 fishing days
Price: $9,995 per person

Andros South Lodge, Bahamas

Zachary Miller

Join The Fly Shop's Staff Member, Zachary Miller, on an unforgettable saltwater adventure to the Bahamas, for some of the best bonefishing in the world.

Zach Miler has been affiliated with The Fly Shop for 9 years, working as a fly fishing instructor for our FishCamp programs during the summer months. He grew on the banks of the North Platte River in Wyoming, spent his college years Oregon State University, and literally has spent more than half of his life perfecting his skills as an angler. Zach’s love for the sport has taken him to a variety of amazing places, fishing for bonefish and permit in Belize, as well as redfish and jacks in Louisiana. Sharing with others is dear to his heart, one of the many things that make him such a great instructor. He is laid back, easy-going, and a great fishing companion.

Andros South has easy and quick access to miles of firm, light bottom flats, perfect for classic wade fishing for skinny water bones. If you like bonefishing on foot, this is the place. There are flats here that stretch to the horizon and you can wade and fish as far as your legs will take you. It’s one of the best destinations in the Bahamas for a double digit bonefish, with honest ten pound fish a daily possibility. If you have dreamt about hooking and landing a real trophy bonefish, in the double digit class, this is as good a place as there is to make that happen. At Andros South all anglers are accommodated in single and private rooms. No need to share a room with another guests and no need to bring ear plugs to insure a good night’s sleep. You’ll get a solid and good night’s rest and be fresh each morning for a full day of fishing.

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

When: March 10-17, 2019
Your Host: Zachary Miller
Availability: 4 rods
Length of Stay: 7 nights - 6 fishing days
Price: $4,900 per person (single occupancy rooms)
Add'l Costs: 4% VAT, travel to island, & gratuities