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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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.
argotti@theflyshop.com
800-669-3474

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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 pat@theflyshop.com with any questions regarding this flats fishing angling opportunity.

When: March 19 - 26, 2024
Your Host: Pat Pendergast - Director International Travel
Availability: 01 rod
Price: $14,950 per person, based on sharing a room, boat and guide. (price subject to change)

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