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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Mataveni River, Colombia 2024

Join The Fly Shop’s Terry Jepsen for a hosted week at an absolutely prime week at Rio Mataveni in Colombia.

We have grabbed an absolutely fantastic week on the famous Mataveni - March 14-24, 2024.

Terry visited the Mataveni River back in 2015 through a different outfitter and is looking forward to hosting a new group to this epic peacock bass fishery.

Terry has been fishing for bass since his teenage years and the Peacock is the ultimate bass (cichlid). He has chased largemouth bass all over Southern Oregon and Northern California. Although similar, the largemouth and peacock are very different. These much larger cichlids, not basses, are a prized game fish. Renowned American peacock bass fisherman and fishing author, Larry Larsen, refers to them as “freshwater bullies” due to their ferocious nature when hunting and their tendency to damage and sometimes destroy fishing gear when striking.

When: March 14 - 24, 2024
Your Host: Terry Jepsen
Availability: 4 rods
Length of Stay: 7 Nights lodging, 6 days fishing
Price: $4,800 plus $600 native fee

Included in your package at Rio Mataveni are: All meet and greet and transfers in Bogotá; Bogotá hotel accommodations (shared room) single room $70 extra; Domestic round trip flight from Bogotá to Inírida Port (Guainía) (Checked baggage limit of 15 kgs (33 lbs.) and 5 kgs (11 lbs.) carry on); Water transfers from Puerto Inírida to Camp; Single/private tent lodging for each fisherman; 6 days of fully guided fishing (two anglers per boat); All meals: breakfast, lunch and dinner at Camp and in Puerto Inírida; Drinks (sodas, bottled water, Gatorade).

Not included in your package at Rio Mataveni are: International flights to Bogotá; Meals, drinks and expenses in Bogotá; Expenses for excess baggage; Alcoholic drinks (available for pre-ordering); Fishing equipment; Evacuation insurance, cancellation, repatriation and medical insurance; Gratuities; Sport fishing license (AUNAP).

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

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Missoula River Lodge, 2024

Join Host Bryan Quick from The Fly Shop® at Missoula River Lodge, a wonderful fishing lodge located 20 minutes from Missoula, Montana, that specializes in dry fly fishing on the Bitterroot, Clark Fork, Rock Creek, and Blackfoot rivers in western Montana.

Spend 4 days floating and casting dry flies on the best rivers in the area as well as 5 nights of comfortable lodging with the highlight being Chef Carrie Nowlen's amazing and creative farm to table dinners.

Hoppers will be the main game with plenty of Trico action and some PMD's, spruce moths and nocturnal stones mixed in. Tricos are the smallest mayfly but come off in massive numbers in the Middle and Lower

Bitterroot River as well as the lower Clarks Fork. Fly fishing to sipping sighted trout targets can be challenging, and rewarding. In the afternoon, after staring at little flies on gossamer tippet, guides cut the leaders back to thick fluorocarbon and large hoppers that are coming off the grass in the warmth of August.

When: August 4 - 9, 2024
Availability: 9 rods
Length of stay: 5 nights, 4 days
Price: $3,515.00 for double occupancy

Included is ground transportation to/from Missoula, Montana, transportation and guided fly fishing for float/wade fishing, dining with our nationally recognized chef, hot shore lunches or special pack lunches, happy hour appetizers, beer and wine and non-alcoholic beverages, daily housekeeping service, complimentary wi-fi internet service and satellite TV, private wade fishing on lodge property, all rods, reels, flies, leaders, and tippet.

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

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Lava Creek Lodge, Alaska - 2024- SOLD OUT! Taking reservations for 2025

Join us for an in-depth look at double-handed fly rod fishing for King Salmon at Lava Creek Lodge, located on the Alaska Peninsula. This is a great opportunity to learn from two pros - Chris King and Jim Bartschi who will be your hosts and instructors for the week. Chris is a Master Certified Two Hand caster with the International Fly Fishing Federation. Jim Bartschi is the head rod designer and CEO of Scott Fly Rods.

Here are some of the subjects we'll cover in a real world scenario - on the water:
• Tackle selection and setting up your rig
• Spey lines and what they do
• Where and when to use different sink tips
• Reading water
• Strategies of approaching a pool for the setup
• Swing angles and how they affect your fishing
• Mending on the swing
• How to handle wind
• Fly selection
• Setting the hook
• How to fight big fish off the reel
• The Scott Fly Rod difference

Jim will share with us the thought process that goes into designing today's modern Spey rods and how Scott Fly Rods has been on the cutting edge of new technology and design. How Scott’s ARC 2, ReAct and X Core technology work together to provide a rod that can handle the torque of Spey casting, land a big fish, and still remain light in the hand with great feel.

• All of the latest Scott “Swing” Spey rods will be available to demo throughout the week
• A new Scott Swing Spey Rod will be given away in a raffle at the lodge

Join us and take your Spey casting and fishing to the next level! Chris and Jim will be with the group all week to field questions, teach Spey casting and fishing, and talk all things Spey.

Lava Creek Lodge sits dead-center on the finest Chinook Salmon waters in all Alaska. These are medium-sized rivers, fishing within sight of the Bering Sea - chrome-bright fish. In addition to the home water, the lodge has a private lease with a native corporation on a river a short bush plane flight away. The lodge boasts comfortable cabin accommodations with en-suite bathrooms for a good night's sleep, hearty food to keep you going all week chasing Kings fresh from the salt and dawn to dusk work ethic that puts this destination front and center.

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

When: June 9-16, 2024
Your Host: Chris King & Jim Bartschi
Availability: SOLD OUT
Price: $9,400 per person, based on sharing a room, boat and guide (2:1 guide ratio). Includes charter to the lodge.

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Providence Atoll, Seychelles 2024

We have secured an absolutely prime week aboard the 150 foot live-aboard mother ship, Maya’s Dugong at Providence in the Seychelles. 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. 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.

When: March 19 - 26, 2024
Your Host: Pat Pendergast
Availability: 1 rod
Length of Stay: 7 Nights lodging, 6 days fishing
Price: 15,500 per person

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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, 2024).

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, 2024
Availability: 4 rods
Length of stay: 6 nights lodging, 5 days fishing (added fishing days are an option)
Price: $6,895.00 shared room & guide with one 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.

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Epic Narrows Musky Camp, Ontario, Canada

Join Pat Pendergast for a week of pursuing trophy Muskellunge, the largest predatory fish in North America

I have read about Musky fishing since I was a young boy cruising the pages of Field & Steam and Outdoor Life. The fish of 10,000 casts, fish so big and ferocious they eat ducks and baby beavers. When my buddy Derek Botchford called and told me all about his Musky Camp on the Lake of the Woods, I was in! Everything Derek and his talented team do, is spot on, these boys take it to another level. I have always wanted to fish and explore Northern Canada and I invite you to join me on this trip.

You can count on me running point and making sure we have a very enjoyable, successful and safe trip. You have my word on that!

For thirty years Pat has led fly fishing expeditions on nearly every continent on the planet. Leave the details to Pat, you are in very capable hands - guaranteed...

Lake of the Woods, Ontario, Canada
June 22 - 27, 2024
5 nights / 5 days: $5,000 / person
One (01) Rod Available

Included: Food, accommodation, flies, rods, reels flies and a multitude of fly lines, beer and wine, shuttle to and from Winnipeg to the cottage, multiple sessions of fishing throughout each day (common to fish 12 hours of more per day all combined).

Not included: Flights to and from Winnipeg, hotel in Winnipeg, hard alcohol, gratuities for kitchen staff or guides, 8 day Ontario Non-resident Fishing License (Zone #5) ($54.38 CAD & Outdoor Card ($8.57 CAD).

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