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 field-proven experience to work for you with every trip we help coordinate.

Your angling holiday is special and we are here to help, every step of the way.

One of the best ways to discover a new fishery or meet like minded anglers, is to join one of our staff on a “hosted” trip. 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 of experienced staff right there running point – start to finish. From navigating airports, 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 to share!

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Crooked & Acklins, Bahamas 2025

Join The Fly Shop's Cody Hunt on a hosted trip to Crooked & Acklins Island Lodge in 2025.

Crooked Acklins Island Lodge offers sensational shallow water bonefishing as well as legitimate permit fishing. Located four hundred and thirty miles south east of Miami, with Crooked Island forming the northern rim and Acklins the easterly rim, the atoll covers better than two hundred and thirty square miles of gorgeous wadeable flats.

This trip is being hosted by the talented Cody Hunt.

Cody Hunt is one of our talented retail associates and spent several seasons guiding fly fisherman in Alaska. He will be guiding this summer at the Alaska Steelhead Company and is one nicest people you will ever meet and spend a day on the water with.

Dates: May 31 - June 7, 2025
Species: Bonefish, Permit, Triggerfish, Tarpon, Cudas, & Jacks
Availability: 10 rod
Length of Stay: 7 nights lodging & 6 days fishing
Cost: $4,829 per angler (shared room, guide & boat)

Please contact Eric Ersch at The Fly Shop® for more information, and to confirm your reservation.
ersch@theflyshop.com
800-669-3474

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Cayo Cruz, Cuba 2025

Join our resident saltwater aficionado, Eric Ersch, at Cayo Cruz, Cuba for a week of bonefish, permit, tarpon, fun and plenty of Cuban Culture.

Eric has travelled the saltwater world for better than 40 years and been instrumental in developing some of the World's greatest fisheries. His genuine interest in helping anglers with his wealth of knowledge all things saltwater fly fishing is unmatched. He is one of the nicest people you will ever meet and will be running point on this trip, start to finish. Here's your chance to fish and experience Cuba with a pro!

Cayo Cruz is one of the most diverse fisheries in all Cuba, offering world-class sight fishing for bonefish, permit and some of the strongest migratory tarpon fishing in the Caribbean. This is a dead-center week and sure to check all the boxes of the most avid saltwater fly fisher looking .

When: May 9 – 17, 2025
Availability: 9 rods
Length of stay: 8 nights lodging, 6 days guided fishing
Price: $7,350 per angler (double occupancy)
Single/Private Room Upgrade $600 per angler
Private guide, boat and room options are available.

Includes: 1 Day & Night All Inclusive in Camaguey w/ Single Occupancy Room, 7 Nights all-inclusive in Cayo Cruz with Double Occupancy Room at the all-inclusive resort, 6 Full Days Fishing with Double Occupancy Skiff, All Meals, Beverages & Alcohol.

Not included: International Flights to/from Camagüey, Cuba, Travel Visa, Guide & Staff Gratuity, $300 Conservation Fee per angler/per week, Fishing Equipment & Flies, Medical Evacuation Insurance

Give us a call today at 800-669-3474, or send an email to ersch@theflyshop.com with any questions regarding this saltwater fly fishing adventure.

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Australia - Saltwater Safari

Join Justin Miller on a hosted trip to Australia for one or two weeks in August 2024!

I'm putting together a team for a big Australia mission next summer! We have been talking about a return to Australia for years now, since I was in Cape York in 2019. It was an absolutely incredible trip, one of the best ever, and the guides insisted that we didn't even hit it right... Now it's time to go back for another crack at it! It will be the first time for most of you to fly fish in Australia... You won't want to miss it, it is an absolutely incredible place!

"Why Australia is Unique Article" by Justin Miller

I have 2 destinations lined up for August of 2024, with a rest gap in the middle, so we hit the prime tide windows at both destinations. One is a new destination, the other a return to our buddies in Weipa!

YOU DO NOT NEED TO DO BOTH WEEKS! You can definitely come for just one week, but I'm definitely staying for both!

The 1st week is a new destination for us on the East Cape, the Reef side. It looks incredible, a liveaboard program focused on stalking Indo Pacific (Blochii) Permit and Blue Bastards.
East Cape Flats - East Coast Angling
03 AUG - 10 AUG 2024 (6 days angling)
USD$10,250 based on exchange
6 Anglers max!!

The 2nd week is aboard the Eclipse FNQ with Weipa Sportfishing and our old friend Leroy Hodgetts on the Gulf of Carpentaria side of Cape York. This place provides a variety of species including the Anak Permit, Milkies, Barramundi, Queenfish, Golden Trevally and a ton more!
15 AUG Charter Flight from Cairns directly to the mothership
16 AUG - 21 AUG 2024 (6 days angling)
USD$8,500 based on exchange
22 AUG Charter flight back to Cairns
8 anglers max!!

We will have 4 days in the middle to explore Cairns and chill and rest. Go snorkel the Great Barrier reef, book a bluewater charter for sails or GIANT GT's... whatever it is, we'll make it fun! And, both destinations wanted us there on specific tides, I wasn't going to argue with them for our convenience and sacrifice the optimal fishing windows! We have primetime tides at both operations!

Please contact saltwater fly fishing expert Justin Miller at The Fly Shop® for more information, and to confirm your reservation. 800-669-3474, or send an email to justin@theflyshop.com with any questions regarding this Fly fishing adventure.

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Andros South, Bahamas 2025

We have secured our annual week at Andros South, Bahamas for 2025. This trip continues to be one of our most popular hosted weeks, and for good reason - easy to get to, very solid fishing program, single private rooms, all at a property that is very comfortable and within easy access of a ton of flats and bonefish.

This trip will be coordinated and hosted by one of our talented destination specialist, who will make sure the trip goes as planned - no worries...

When: March 02 - 09, 2025
Availability: 12 rods
Length of stay: 7 nights, 6 days
Price: $6,350.00 per angler (single private room, shared guide and boat)

Inclusions
Transfers between Andros South and Congo Town, double-occupancy guided fishing (two anglers per/boat), single or double-occupancy lodging as preferred, meals, all beverages (including beer, wine and spirits), loaner rods and reels, fishing licenses.

Non- inclusions
Travel to South Andros island, 10% VAT, and gratuities for the guides and lodge staff.

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

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

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Epic Narrows Musky Camp, Canada 2025

We loved our hosted week at Epic Narrows Musky Camp so much this year, we are headed back in 2025.

If you are looking for a different fly fishing adventure and a new fish to test your mettle, then Muskellunge “Musky” – the largest native freshwater apex predator in North America is right up you alley.

Lake of the Woods Ontario, Canada holds the largest concentration of musky in the world!. This is a fabulous trip in the heart of the North Woods targeting musky, small mouth bass and Northern Pike. Muskellunge is the main event!

Where: Epic Narrows Musky Camp - Canada
When: July 13 - 18, 2025
Cost: $5,250 per person
Length of Stay: 5 nights lodging/5.5days fishing
Available Rods: Five (5) Rods Available

Included: All food at lodge, accommodations, 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 (available at duty free), gratuities for kitchen staff or guides, and 8 day Ontario Non-resident Fishing License

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

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Patagonia River Guides - Trevelin, Argentina Patagonia

Join Ross Purnell | Publisher/Editor, Fly Fisherman magazine on a return trip to Patagonia River Guides - Trevelin, Argentina (December 07 - 14, 2024).

This will be Ross's third hosted trip to PRG in as many years and the week he has chosen is dead-center.

I want to see the world, so my normal travel methodology is to visit a place, soak it up, and move onto the next place. That’s been my modus

operandi for 25+ years. but when I visited Patagonia River Guide at Trevelin in Dec. 2022, I knew I had to come back with a group of friends and show them this amazing “discovery.” What I found in 2022 was amazing weather, the longest summer days of the year, lots of water, and happily feeding fish that were just turned on for a summer of feeding. I caught probably the prettiest resident brown trout I’d ever seen, a 27-inch perfect specimen that was on the cover of the June-July 2023 issue of Fly Fisherman.

When I returned with a group in December 2023 I told them about the terrific weather, about the eager fish of early summer, the clear water, and I kept my fingers crossed for a repeat. That’s exactly what we got, with another spectacular week of sunshine, very little wind, and often incredible fishing. Almost everyone in our group caught lifetime fish, whether it was giant wild brook in alpine lakes, spring creek rainbows, or tailwater brown trout sipping from the surface. Every day we gathered around the bar and heard tales of “the best day ever” and all I could think was “you said that yesterday!” But I was guilty of it was well. The day I caught a dozen 20-inch+ brook trout in a pristine mountain lake was the “best day ever” until on the last day when I was casting a Sparkle Minnow along the shoreline of a lake and hooked a massive hen rainbow with a broad red stripe., that fish went absolutely wild at the surface, and made me scream like I was riding a roller coaster. That fish measured 27 inches and had a 18-inch girth, an absolutely massive rainbow that weighed at least 10 pounds, and was picture-perfect in every way.

Apart from the successful fishing, what really makes PRG Trevelin such a special place and worth visiting over and over again is the variety of the fishing they have within a 1-hour drive. And by variety I don’t just mean a different river of lake, I mean a completely different ecosystem, from alpine lakes with hanging glaciers, to big rivers in a temperate rainforest, to tiny spring creeks winding through an arid pasture, it’s a completely new experience every day you leave the lodge. That’s why I continue to come back—it’s not just because of the incredible food, the world-class guides who have become friends, and the 5-star comfort—it’s because every day is “someplace new” at PRG, a new adventure that can’t be and won’t be repeated. - Ross Purnell

Patagonia River Guides - Trevelin, Argentina
December 07 - 14, 2024
7 nights / 6 days: $9,400 / person
Six (06) Rod Available

Give us a call today at 800-669-3474, or send an email to pat@theflyshop.com with any questions regarding this Patagonia Fly Fishing Adventure.

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Golden Dorado River Cruiser - Argentina

Join Erik Argotti on a Hosted Trip aboard the Parana Gipsy (mother-ship) located a few hours north of Buenos Aires in Argentina, in search of Golden Dorado

If you haven't fished for Dorado, this is a must see fishery. These fish are aggressive and ferocious with their eats and the acrobatic jumps once hooked keeps you wanting more. Their Dorado fishing program utilizes a mobile mothership to keep anglers into the prime water throughout their fishing week.

These mid February dates have been known in the past to be prime dates for top water fishing and water conditions are perfect for the opportunity to get into lots of fish. Expect many hookups on fish 2 to 7 pounds and there is always a chance at a fish over 10 pounds.

The Parana Gipsy (mother-ship) is 75 feet long and 25 feet wide and easily cruises at about 6 - 10 knots. She has full range of navigational electronics onboard and is powered by two Fiat Diesel engines (Ivecos), twin screws.

The Delta is the meeting of the waters, where the Paraná and Uruguay Rivers join and fabulously rich ecosystem and supports the largest migrations of bait fish - sábalo, pejerrey and sardines all of which are the main food source of dorado, as well as other predatory fish, such as the Chafalote (Paraná River Payara fish), Palometa, Surubi (big catfish), Pira Pitá, Wolf Fish, and Pacu.

The majority of the fishing is carried out from 17 foot Carolina Skiffs powered by 90 hp Yamaha 4-stoke outboards and move at a max speed of just over 30 mph. Each skiff has a Minn Kota remote control electric motor that the guide uses to keep the boat within casting distance of the shore line and structure. These boats are spacious enough for two anglers to cast forward and aft, and the skiffs are in tip-top condition and excellent crafts to fly fish from.

The nature of the river and its fish rewards competent casters, so it is advisable that you practice your accuracy with big, wind resistant flies. To be successful you must cover a lot of water and keep your fly in the water as much possible while at the same time, eliminating as many false casts as you can. The reason; much of the fishing is centered on trying to hit specific targets near tree stumps, behind rocks, under overhangs and along cut banks. Accurate casts are paramount to success and being a double haul and generate line speed will assure you can cast your fly (BIG streamers) accurately and with the least amount of casting.

When: February 7-13, 2025, (6 nights/5.5 days)
Availability: 8 guys plus host(9 total) - 4 spot available
Price: $4,800/person

Inclusions: Airport reception, roundtrip ground transfers to the live aboard, lodging, meals, open bar, guided fishing and fishing license for anglers.


Non-Inclusions: Airfare, fishing equipment, flies, and tackle, phone calls, gratuities, and anything not mentioned under the inclusions. Flies will cost approximately $200.00 for a week’s supply.

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Gold River Lodge - Northern California -2024

Eric Fields and Bryan Quick Hosted Trip with Gold River Lodge.

Come fish prime time on the Lower Klamath with The Fly Shop’s Eric Fields and Bryan Quick at Gold River Lodge.

The entire Klamath drainage has seen some spectacular steelhead returns these past several years, and this fall promises to be just as good if not better for half pounders and adult fish returning to spawn. As you may or may not be aware, the Lower Klamath is the chokepoint for all three forks

of the Trinity, the New, Scott, and Shasta Rivers. Every fish that is heading back up to one of these passes within yards of the front stoop of the lodge, and September generally has the estuary teeming with life as Harbor Seals and Sea Lions chase adult Chinook and Coho Salmon schooling in the estuary prior to making their journey upriver.

We will fish two days on the Klamath on this three night, two day, single occupancy trip. Primarily we will be swinging flies on the long, easily-waded riffles with two-hander Spey rods and Scandi heads. Heading upriver on jet boats in the morning, we will have access to thirty miles of the lower river, we will get everyone sorted out and banging casts into prime lies all day. And if you are looking to complete the California Heritage Trout Program, chances are we can get you tied up to a Coastal Cutthroat right on the lodge’s dock.

September is great weather, we will wake up to the cool coastal fog, wader up for the morning session, and may be getting out of them for the afternoon as the day warms. The lower Klamath drainage is remote, wild and gorgeous during the fall.

Hosts: Bryan Quick and Eric Fields
When: September 26-29, 2024 (3 nights/2 days)
Availability: 6 spots available
Price: $1,295.00/person - Single occupancy
Inclusions: Lodging, meals and some complimentary alcoholic beverages. Rods, flies and tippet can be provided. Transportation to the lodge from Crescent City or Arcata Regional airport can be arranged.
Non-Inclusions: California fishing license, steelhead report card, waders and boots.

Please contact Bryan Quick at The Fly Shop® for more information, and to confirm your reservation.
bryan@theflyshop.com
800-669-3474