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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Tanzania Tigerfish, Africa

Join owner Mike Michalak on an epic trip to the Mnyera and the Ruhudji rivers in Tanzania.

Mike has traveled the world in search of some of the most amazing species of fish and this is his inaugural trip to chase these impressive Tigerfish.

"You want to catch a tigerfish of a lifetime? Simply put: The Mnyera and the Ruhudji rivers is the best it gets. This is the only destination on the planet where you can target tigerfish that consistently reset the bar as to what is possible tigerfishing."

The fisheries of the Mnyera and Ruhudji Rivers in South Western Tanzania have fast built a reputation as one of the finest freshwater fisheries accessible to the discerning travelling angler. The trophy tigerfish that call these rivers home provide unparalleled fly fishing opportunities.

Tanzania is home to the largest populations of trophy tigerfish in the world. In the past, trophy tigerfish have been classified as fish above 10 lbs. This bench mark has been shattered with the average fish in this system coming home at just under 8lbs. Here fisherman have a real opportunity of landing tiger fish of over 20lb’s, with shots at multiple trophy fish on a daily basis In fresh water this is almost unheard of.

Give Justin Miller a call today at 800-669-3474, or send an email to travel@theflyshop.com with any questions regarding this exotic angling odyssey.

When: October 2 - 9, 2021
Your Host: Mike Michalak
Availability: 2 rods available
Length of Stay: 7 nights - 6 fishing days
Price: US$ 10,000 per person (double occupancy)

2022 Hosted week in Tanzania: Pat Pendergast, our Director of International Travel, will be hosting the same week next fall, October 01- 08, 2022 for eight rods total. Email Pat if you are interested in joining him. pat@theflyshop.com

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Crooked & Acklins Island Lodge, Bahamas

Join Pat Pendergast, Director of International Travel at The Fly Shop for a week of fishing at Crooked & Acklins Island Lodge in 2022.

Crooked & Acklins are the least visited bonefisheries in the Bahamas. Bonefish here average between three and four pounds with a double digit fish an every day possibility. This is wade fishing on hard white sand flats to unsophisticated and upressured bonefish.

"I was part of an exploratory group of intreped anglers that fished Crooked and Acklins in the mid 90's and I was blown away by this fishery. In addition to 1,000's of bonefish, we got shots at permit every day, trigger fish, tarpon and the biggest blue-water barracuda I have ever seen, hooked and landed. This is not your standard issue Bahamas bonefish trip, this a multi-target fishery, similar to Christmas Island and the Indian Ocean venues, and I can't wait to get back! We had pick of the litter on weeks and targeted neap tides over a quarter moon." - Pat Pendergast

"I would love to have some like minded saltwater fly fishers join me on this trip. We are limited to10 anglers and you can rest assure, that with me running point, everything will go smoothly." - Pat Pendergast

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

When: May 21 - 28, 2022
Your Host: Pat Pendergastk
Availability: 7 rods
Price: $3,690 per person, double occupancy (7 nights lodging / 6 days fishing)

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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: 5 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.