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!

Big Ku Lodge, Alaska -2019

Katie Falkenberg - July 2019

Join award-winning international photographer Katie Falkenberg at Big Ku Lodge in Alaska for a special week of rainbow trout fishing, wilderness photography, and Alaska adventure (July 27 - August 03, 2019). The timing of Katie’s week couldn’t be more dead-center, as millions of migrating Sockeye salmon are paired up for their spawning fling and the rainbows are preparing to gorge on eggs, as well as foraging sculpins and baitfish as they dart in for a taste of salmon caviar. Arctic Grayling are plentiful and can be fooled with any small dry fly. As an added treat, we can motor down the river to a northern pike lake and throw giant streamers to these hyper-aggressive predators. Plenty of action, laughs and lifetime memories are what is in store for five lucky ladies that join Katie in Alaska next summer.

Katie Falkenberg is a documentary photographer and filmmaker based in southern California. Throughout her career, assignments have taken her to the mountains of Pakistan, the jungles of eastern Congo, the coalfields of Appalachia, and many places in between. Her greatest passion now is working on environmental conservation and outdoor-themed photo and video stories that raise awareness and understanding, or spark interest and inspiration.

Each two guests will be accommodated in a comfortable cabin, complete with a full bathroom - flush toilet, sink and vanity, shower and plenty of hot water. Big Ku is an intimate lodge located on 5,000 private acres, accommodating only 6 anglers at one time in a casual bush-Alaska atmosphere with delicious home cooked meals and plenty of open space. The lodge’s cathedral windows facing the river are filled with daily sightings of brown bears as they make their way up and down the home water, feeding on salmon. It’s not uncommon to see moose, wolves, caribou, bald eagles, fox and resident falcons each and every day.

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

When: July 27 - August 3, 2019
Your Host: Katie Falkenberg
Availability: 5 rods
Length of Stay: 7 nights - 6 fishing days
Price: $6,750 per person (double occupancy rooms)
Add'l Costs: Hard alcohol (please feel free to bring your own bottle), flies, leaders, fishing gear (though the gear can sometimes be arranged, if needed), fishing licenses, optional additional fly out fishing at $450/person/day (two person minimum), and staff gratuities.

Andros South Lodge, Bahamas - 2020

Zachary Miller - March 2020

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 8-15, 2020
Your Host: Zachary Miller
Availability: 8 rods
Length of Stay: 7 nights - 6 instruction & fishing days
Price: $4,900 per person (single occupancy rooms)
Add'l Costs: 4% VAT, travel to island, & gratuities

Rio Marié and Pirarucú, Brazil - 2019

Christiaan Pretorius - September 2019

Join The Fly Shop’s Pro-Staff Ambassador, Christiaan Pretorius, on a quest for some of the largest and most badass fish in the jungle!

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!

When Christiaan returned from his first trip to Brazil and the Rio Marie’ in 2018, he instantly knew he had to get back as soon as possible. This next grand adventure will be a combo trip, first a week of fishing at the exclusive Rio Marie' for giant peacock bass, followed by an extended 4 days of fishing at Pirarucu for even more exotic jungle species such as massive arapaima, acrobatic arowana, and persnickety tambaqui.

He snagged up what many believe is the best 2 week combo trip dates in all of the Amazon: September 4-17, 2019.

Here are a couple of fun videos from Todd Moen & Catch Magazine:
“Rio de Gigantes”
Pirarucu trailer

Give Michael Caranci a call today at 800-669-3474, or send an email to 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: September 4 - 17, 2019
Your Host: Christiaan Pretorius
Availability: 5 rods
Length of Stay: 13 nights - 10 fishing days
Price: The trip cost is US$ 11,900 per person, plus a $670 Native Community Fee in Marie and $500 Native Community Fee in Pirarucu that goes directly to the local tribe.

Tsimane Pluma & Agua Negra Lodges

Christiaan Pretorius - September 2020

Join The Fly Shop’s Pro-Staff Ambassador, Christiaan Pretorius, on one of two (or both) expeditions to the jungles of South America, fly fishing for what may be the world’s greatest gamefish: golden dorado!

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 the most unique golden dorado fishery in the world, a place where you can wade fish in clear mountain streams for Dorado. Tsimane is an extremely unique fishery, an exotic jungle fly fishing adventure, far off the beaten path and the #1 jungle fishing trip in World. If you had to make one jungle trip in your life, this is the trip; it will change you for life.

Pluma Lodge (September 26-October 3, 2020): The Tsimane Pluma Lodge experience is based on one very comfortable jungle lodge, built entirely from sustainable wood cut from the nearby jungle. There are also two smaller headwater out-camp options, one on the upper Pluma River and one on the upper Itirizama River, one of the main tributaries to the Pluma. Based out of the comforts of the main Pluma Lodge and the headwaters out-camps, anglers have access to three different rivers, each different and unique: the Pluma River, Itirizama River, and the lower Secure River. This broad variety of waters and pools allow groups to fish fresh water every day, and rarely, if ever, repeat the same fishing beat. The water types vary from deep pools to rugged terraced pocket water.

Agua Negra Lodge (October 3-10, 2020): The Tsimane Agua Negra experience is based on a comfortable jungle lodge. Each room features double accommodation. Agua Negra operates a lodge located in an unspoiled area close to the junction of the Agua Negra and Secure Rivers, and is suited for no more than 4 anglers at one time.

Give Michael Caranci a call today at 800-669-3474, or send an email to 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: September 26-October 3, 2020 (Pluma Lodge)
           October 3-10, 2020 (Agua Negra Lodge)
Your Host: Christiaan Pretorius
Availability: 8 rods available at Pluma Lodge
                   4 rods available at Agua Negra Lodge
Length of Stay: Each trip is 9 nights, 6 days fishing; or can be combined for 15 nights, 12 days fishing
Price: Pluma Lodge: $7,600 (*plus a $670 Native Fee)
          Agua Negra Lodge: $5,800 (*plus a $570 Native Fee)

El Saltamontes Lodge, Chile - 2019

Earl Harper - February 2020

Photography Workshop Included

Join professional photographer and all-around great guy, Earl Harper, on a marvelous trip to the beautiful El Saltamontes Lodge in Chilean Patagonia. This is more than just a great fishing trip, it’s an opportunity to learn some photography skills from one of the best in the business!

Earl Harper's experience, skills & talents are well established and respected in the creative community. He's been there, done that and gets right into the thick of things. His ambition to succeed and have fun while doing it shows in his work and in his leisure time. His passions feed off each other... Photography, cooking, fly-fishing, travel and outdoor adventures. He likes to be challenged in all aspects of his life. Without it, he's bored. He has a strong design sense and brings a load of talent and expertise to every shoot. Earl has fished (and photographed) all over the world, including: Chile, Mongolia, Kiribati, Iceland, Greenland, Bahamas, Kamchatka, Mexico, Argentina, Thailand, and Belize.

El Saltamontes is located on a 5,000 acre private ranch in the foothills of the Andes. There are over 8 private waters that can only be accessed by guests of the lodge. This means guests get to fish water loaded with trout, fish that see few anglers and love dry flies. This is the best hopper fishing in all of Patagonia, if not the world! Guests catch most fish on large terrestrial dry flies. Each day’s angling is focused on small to modest-sized creeks, streams, and lagunas filled with dry fly-eating browns and rainbows. The wading is easy, and most fish can be reached with shorter casts. The fishing at The fishing at El Saltamontes is simple, straight forward and the wading very easy, perfect for anglers, both inexperienced and experienced.

El Saltamontes is a beautifully-appointed lodge, with great guides, incredible food, and superb service. Guests enjoy long days fishing with some of the best teaching guides in the country, return to a meal that is the rival of the finest restaurant, and then return to their room to relax in comfort every evening after dinner and drinks, accompanied with great friends and evening photography workshops with Earl and his wonderful wife, Doreen.

For non-anglers (this is a great trip for couples!), El Saltamontes also has excellent equestrian options along with myriad hiking and photography options on the private estancia.

Take this opportunity to join the Harpers on this wonderful angling adventure and photographic journey. Give us a call today at 800-669-3474, or send an email to travel@theflyshop.com with any questions.

When: February 29 - March 7, 2020
Your Host: Earl Harper
Availability: 10 rods
Length of Stay: 7 nights - 6 fishing days
Price: The trip cost is US$ 4,995 per person (double occupancy)
Earl's Website: www.harperstudios.com

Providence Atoll, Seychelles -2019

Christiaan Pretorius - October 2019

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!

Providence defies description, and only those who’ve experienced it can truly understand what a special place it is. It is undeniably a flats fishing paradise, its limitless array of flats teeming with un-impacted life: hordes of massive Giant Trevally patrol the flats; countless Bluefin trevally attack anything that moves; herds of monstrous Bumphead Parrotfish graze the turtlegrass flats; colorful triggerfish daintily hunt for small crabs; shoals of milkfish slurp algae off the surface of the lagoon; humongous bonefish sneak along the few white sand flats; off-shore fishing for sailfish and tuna can be incredible; and anyone who’s tangled with some of the stranger creatures of the deep such as Bohar Snapper, groupers, even Napoleon Wrasse, will remember the hard-fought battles (and probably have some bruises and busted tackle to show for it).

In short, this is not a fishery for the weak. But for those willing to travel to the far ends of the earth in search of wild places and wild fish, Providence should be at the top of your list.

This is a custom trip, with an extended, 8 fishing day itinerary!

Give Michael Caranci a call today at 800-669-3474, or send an email to 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: October 27 - November 05, 2019
Your Host: Christiaan Pretorius
Availability: 3 rods
Length of Stay: 9 nights - 8 fishing days
Price: The trip cost is US$ 15,500 per person.