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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Mongolia Headwaters & Canyon Float

Join Erik Argotti, our in house destination specialist, on one or two (or both) weeks in western Mongolia to chase the largest Salmonid in the World - The Taimen.

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 two weeks packing in close to the Russian border on the Headwaters Expedition and continue on the second week doing the Classic Canyon Float. The Headwaters is going to be a little more adventurous and requires packing in on Horseback or foot, twelve miles

after a five hour truck ride from the little town of Murun in Northwestern Mongolia. The Classic Canyon is an amazing way to float and see one of the most beautiful parts of Mongolia. Great for anybody who wants to see this unique part of the Mongolian countryside.

Mongolia itself is a remarkable place, and its people are truly wonderful. While the fishing is so often what draws people to this unique world, it is usually the sheer beauty of the landscapes and smiling faces of those met along the way that keeps them coming back. Mongolia is the least densely populated country in the world. It is roughly the size of Alaska, yet outside of the main capitol city of Ulaanbaatar the remainder of this vast wilderness is sparsely populated by nomads who live off the land tending their herds of cows, sheep goats, yaks, and camels. There is no property ownership outside of Ulaanbaatar and a handful of small villages. No fences, very few roads, and what people you encounter once you leave the city will likely be upon horseback.

Taimen are prehistoric Mega fish that attack streamers or top-water patterns with reckless abandon. These fish average 25 - 40 inches, and fish over 50 inches are landed every season. The main diet of a taimen is composed of baitfish, but they’re top tier predators in their ecosystem, opportunistic feeders that will attack anything that might fit in their gaping jaws. Streamers work well, and so do rodents and big poppers on the surface. Taimen will absolutely explode on the fly, sometimes coming completely out of the water on the strike. And they’ll keep coming back, over and over until they capture their kill, so if you miss the first strike you’ll typically get more opportunities to hook the fish of a lifetime. Mongolia is a “Bucket List Adventure”; fulfill your fly fishing dreams hunting and landing the largest salmonid in the world!

Your Host: Erik Argotti
Availability:
      • Headwaters Expedition (1 rod)
      • Classic Canyon (0 rods - week sold out)
Length of Stay: One or two weeks
Price:
      • $6,950 per person, double occupancy (1 week)
      • $11,950 per person, double occupancy (2 weeks)

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

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Big Ku Lodge

Join The Fly Shops’ Chris King for a hosted week at Big Ku Lodge (September 18 - 25, 2021).

Please join me for one or both of two back to back weeks I am hosting in Alaska this coming year. Let’s make 2021 the year we get back to the important things in life like fishing and sharing the outdoors with other like-minded friends new and old.

I will be hosting a small group of 5 anglers to Big Ku Lodge in Alaska to hunt for the elusive 30-inch rainbow. I have chosen this week as it is traditionally a week when all the monster trout of the Moraine and Battle Creek watersheds make their way back down the river on their migration to Kukaklek Lake.

After a summer of gorging on eggs up in their summer homes these fish will have been packing on the pounds and looking to add a few more as they anticipate a long winter under the ice. This time of year is prime time to chase the oversized trout by swinging flesh flies, streamers and in some cases skated mouse patterns on top. This is a perfect situation to try them with my favorite 3 and 4 weight trout Spey rods. The egg bite will still be an option that time of year as well as dead drifting flesh on the big river and the smaller tributaries.

Being late in the Alaskan season, Big Ku Lodge is a wonderful option as they access all of their fishing with jet boats and are not locked out by inclement weather. Much of the best fishing is right outside the front door on the Kukaklek, the best “home-water” in Alaska. That means you can always return to the lodge for a quick warm up and a hot toddy if Mother Nature shows her teeth.

When: September 18 - 25, 2021
Your host: Chris King
Availability: 3 rods
Length of stay: 7 nights, 6 days
Price: $7,850.00
Included are round trip travel to/from the lodge from Anchorage, Alaska, park fees and bed tax, all guided fishing and instruction, use of boats, all meals, limited beer and wine with dinner only, soft drinks and juice Flies provided on the stream as needed. Fishing gear can be provided if requested in advance of the trip.

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

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Alaskan Steelhead Company

Join The Fly Shops’ Chris King for a hosted week at Alaska Steelhead Company (September 26 - October 2, 2021).

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

Immediately following my week at Big Ku Lodge I will be hosting a group of 12 anglers at The Alaskan Steelhead Company, a fantastic lodge overlooking the Cook Inlet with a selection of water options that is unsurpassed in the Steelhead world. This is not your typical Steelhead week where you hope to get a grab a day, and always worry about the possibility of unfavorable conditions

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!

I will be at The Alaska Steelhead Company from September 26th to October 2nd. Cost for the week is $4,995.00 per person based on double occupancy with the ability to add extra days or an incredible helicopter fly out option to get to the rarely seen stretches of their fabulous watersheds.

When: September 26 - October 2, 2021
Your host: Chris King
Availability: 5 rods
Length of stay: 7 nights, 6 days
Price: $4,995.00

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 chris@theflyshop.com with any questions regarding this Fly fishing adventure.

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Providence Atoll with Justin Miller

Join Justin Miller of The Fly Shop on the fly fishing adventure of a lifetime, fishing Providence Atoll in the Seychelles, Indian Ocean.

Providence hosts two prominent land masses with Providence in the north and Cerf Island in the south. This remarkable atoll has remained largely untouched, with fewer than a thousand people visiting this tropical wilderness in the last century. It is undeniably a flats fishing paradise, with massive giant trevally patrolling the flats, countless bluefin trevally attacking anything that moves, monstrous bumphead parrotfish grazing the turtlegrass flats, and colorful triggerfish hunting for small crabs. And the list continues including milkfish, bonefish, sailfish, tuna, bohar snapper, grouper, and napoleon wrasse.

Your base will be the 150 foot expedition vessel Maya’s Dugong, staffed with the most experienced crew in the region. Sleeping 12 guests comfortably in double cabins, while dining in air conditioned comfort in the spacious dining salon; she’s the ideal vessel for long range fly fishing expeditions in this area.

Justin’s led fly fishing expeditions on nearly every continent on the planet, and anybody who’s fished with him knows that a good time will be had by one and all.
2 rods remain available, so give Justin a call for all the details.

Providence Atoll, Seychelles - Indian Ocean
March 30 – April 6, 2021
7 nights / 6 days: $14,000.00/ person – 2 / room, 3 / boat & guide

Your angling package includes round trip transfer flights from Mahe to Farquhar, 7 nights shared accommodations, meals, soft drinks and bottled water, landing fees, 6 days guided fishing (3 anglers to a boat and guide), $100 Global Rescue Membership.

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

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Teton Valley Lodge with Erik Argotti

Join Erik Argotti of The Fly Shop on a classic western Fly fishing adventure at Teton Valley Lodge. The Lodge is the oldest continuously operating fly fishing lodge west of the Mississippi. Teton Valley Lodge has been outfitting on the South Fork of the Snake River, the Henry’s Fork and the Teton River since 1919.

With over 25 different beats available on these three blue ribbon fisheries, there are years of discovery for even the most experienced fly fishermen. You can expect to catch rainbows, browns and cutthroats, and this will be primetime hopper season.

August 30 is opening day for the Grouse season, so there is an opportunity to take a full day with some pointers and hunt ruffed grouse or do a half day cast and blast. Grouse in the morning and some hopper fishing in the afternoon.

TVL is a full-service fly fishing lodge located directly on the banks of the beautiful Teton River. The main facility houses a large dining hall along with a comfortable lounge equipped with beer on tap, and television.

Be ready for a casual and friendly atmosphere at TVL. The talented and seasoned staff will make you feel like part of the family during your stay and will do everything in their power to make your trip a wonderful experience.

Erik has guided in Alaska, Kamchatka, Argentina and Montana and has traveled all over chasing salmon, trout and steelhead.
4 rods remain available, so give Erik a call for all the details.

Teton Valley Lodge - Driggs Idaho
September 1 – 7, 2021
6 nights / 5 days: $4,168/ person – 2 / room, 2 / boat & guide

Your angling package include meals, lodging, guide service, flies, leaders, terminal tackle, transportation to and from rivers, vehicle transfer fees, soft drinks and beer. Guides carry with them all available tackle and a complete selection of our entire inventory including our custom fly patterns. Guide service is one guide per each 2 anglers.

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