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!

Yokanga, Kola Peninsula, 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 8 seasons in Kamchatka exploring, managing and guiding on trout and steelhead rivers, and now heads the Kamchatka Steelhead Project. B.C. Steelhead and Chinook, Atlantic Salmon on the Kola Peninsula, Brown Trout in Tierra Del Fuego, Justin has been there. Grab this opportunity to fish one of the finest rivers on the planet to swing a fly with Justin. You can't go wrong and you will learn a ton and have a lot of laughs...

The Kola Peninsula is the last great stronghold for big, wild Atlantic Salmon, and the Yokanga River is regarded as one of the best on Earth. These magnificent fish are protected in the river and the seas off of the coast and around the mouth, by a hired Naval fleet, giving you one of the best chances to shake hands with the biggest Atlantic Salmon of your life! These rivers have also been managed with catch and release mentality for over 2 decades now, long before the rest of the salmon world started catching onto the idea that these amazing fish were worth more alive than dead.

The salmon of the Yokanga river, on the Russian Kola Peninsula's north coast, are rivaled by very few others. Take this opportunity to join Justin on the hunt for one of the largest and fastest anadromous fish on the planet!

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: July 01 - July 07 2018
Your Host: Justin Miller
Availability: 4 rods
Length of Stay: 7 nights - 6.5 fishing days
Price: $11,560 per person

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: 4 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

Cosmoledo Atoll, Seychelles

Christiaan Pretorius

Join The Fly Shop's Pro-Staff Ambassador, Christiaan Pretorius, on his return to the Seychelles! Christiaan began his international guiding career in the islands of the Seychelles, and is stoked to be returning in 2019!

In recent years, Cosmoledo has become known as perhaps the best Giant Trevally fishery anywhere, and has become the benchmark for anglers searching for the ultimate saltwater flats destination full of hyper-aggressive GTs. The sheer numbers and variety of fish species has amazed the fly fishing world, with anglers from across the globe queuing up to sample the ultimate fishing playground. It is a rare opportunity and a privilege to gaze into an environment that has been almost totally un-impacted by the hands of man.

Cosmoledo’s large white sand flats, lagoon edges and channels are without question ruled by the notorious Giant Trevally, and they make for ideal wading opportunities. GT’s are not the only species which can be found here in fantastic numbers, however, as bonefish, milkfish, the finicky indo-pacific permit, and a host of triggerfish species all call Cosmoledo home and hence make this a truly special fishing destination.

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. You can also email Christiaan directly to find out more at christiaan@theflyshop.com.

When: January 17-24, 2018
Your Host: Christiaan Pretorius
Availability: 7 rods
Length of Stay: 7 nights - 6 fishing days
Price: $14,995 per person