One Angler’s Misfortune Is Another Angler’s Opportunity

If you’re one of those fortunate anglers that can travel on short notice, last minute cancellation deals and reduced rate trips are a great way to maximize your travel dollar. Usually these trips are offered at substantially reduced rates and the financial savings you gain more than compensate for booking last minute travel accommodations. Additionally, many of our outfitters offer discounts and incentives to fill open rods that would otherwise go unfilled. Bookmark this page, we will keep it updated with the latest and greatest travel specials and hook you up with a great fishing trip.

Fantastic Last Minute Trip Specials This Summer:

There is always a prime season fishery right around the corner, and with it comes some exciting last minute opportunities to enjoy some incredible fishing at some of the world’s most adventurous fly fishing destinations.  Although rare, as seasons approach we do sometimes have last minute cancellations for some truly amazing fisheries, usually spots that are booked years in advance. These trips all have a deposit already paid, which allows us to offer them at substantially reduced costs!

Below is a short list of a few great, last minute deals that just popped open.  If you’re interested in a smoking hot deal for any of these exciting destinations, or want to learn more about these amazing fisheries, please give us a call here at The Fly Shop® at 800-669-3474, or send us an email at travel@theflyshop.com.

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Dorados On The Fly

50% Off March - Argentina

For these three weeks in March 2020, Dorados On The Fly is offering a 50% Discount! ($2,600 per week, per angler, double occupancy:

• March 01 - 08, 2020
• March 08 - 15, 2020
• March 15 - 22, 2020

Dorados On The Fly, owned by Ricardo "Pinti" Pinto - This is an exciting dorado fishing destination on the upper Parana River, located near the small fishing village of Ita Ibate, in the Northern Argentina province of Corrientes. Pinti is a passionate fly fisher and recognized expert on dorado with a sincere desire to show his guests the very best fishing experience possible. After a week with Pinti you will have a friend for life – he is just one of those special people.

Give us a call today at 800-669-3474 or email us at travel@theflyshop.com

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Royal Wolf Lodge & Big Ku Lodge

Alaska Lodges -Huge Savings 2020

Royal Wolf Lodge 2020 Special Offer Weeks:
• June 19-26, 2020
• July 24-31, 2020
• September 4-11, 2020

Standard rate $10,950 Special Offer in those 3 weeks is $7,650. ($3,300 Savings!)

Big Ku Lodge 2020 Special Offer Weeks:
• July 11-18, 2020
• August 1-8, 2020
• September 12-19, 2020

Standard rate is $7,450 Special Offer in those 3 weeks is $5,950. ($1,500 Savings!)

Royal Wolf Lodge is a full fly-out destination, offering wilderness luxury and short bush plane flights to some of the best trout rivers in Alaska.

Big Ku Lodge offers jet-boat access to four outstanding trout streams, with an option to fly-out for additional costs.

And both rates include the round trip flights from Anchorage and the lodges!

There are only a few spots lodge, so don't miss this rare opportunity to fish for wild trout rainbow trout with the best in the business.

- Space will fill quickly...call or email us today!
800-669-3474 or mercer@theflyshop.com

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Lava Creek Lodge, Alaska

Save 25% - $1,700 at Lava Creek Lodge

Lava Creek Lodge announces a spectacular deal for guests fishing during their mid-summer Grand Slam weeks.

Save 25% off the normal rate of $6,800. That brings the price down to $5,100 per person - a $1,700 savings

Space will fill quickly...call or email us today!

For the summer of 2020, Lava Creek Lodge will be offering this deal to anglers in the weeks beginning July 12 and stretching through August 16th – five weeks of fish-filled angling with shots at king salmon, chum salmon, pink salmon, sockeye salmon, silver salmon, and sea run Dolly Varden. These weeks are perfect for serious fly fishers who love swing fishing for salmon, and families, corporate groups and young anglers wanting lots of action on ocean-bright salmon and large Dolly Varden. For those booking into the July openings, expect to hook king salmon (gorgeous big fish in the 20-30 pound range); chum salmon that attack swung flies before using their size to put angler’s reels to the test; sockeye salmon that are possibly the strongest salmon, pound for pound; the chance to hook a fourth salmon species, the pink; and the opportunity to catch large sea run Dolly Varden, often on skated dry flies. In August, the species list remains much the same, though kings and sockeyes become less common, while the fishing for chums and dollies remains strong and there is now a daily possibility to hook a few early silver salmon. The early August dates will typically be the best chance for the difficult Pacific salmon slam, where an angler lands at least one each of all five salmon species during their week.

Lava Creek Lodge is one of the most remote fishing lodges in Alaska, which means it is very rare for guests to ever see other lodge’s anglers on any of the rivers they fish. Even in Alaska, that is becoming increasingly rare. There is no need to get up early to beat others to the best water – it will always be there waiting for you! Located in a beautiful setting between the mountains and the sea, it is a small operation limited to a maximum of eight anglers per week. This translates into flexibility with the daily fishing program. With so few anglers, the fish remain happy and aggressive to the fly, meaning plenty of fish hooked each day.

Daily fishing is accessed by jet boat on the amazing home river, or, weather permitting, limited bush plane access. This puts guests on some of the best salmon rivers on the planet, and because you are not dependent on flying to daily fishing, you are assured to be on the water all day, every day, regardless of the weather. The rivers fished are relatively shallow and easily-waded rivers, with classic swing water. Light sinking tip lines are standard for the kings and chums, and floating lines are about all that is needed for the other species. This makes casting and fishing all day - even for such impressive numbers of large fish - much less tiring and more enjoyable. The wading is easy and straightforward, a perfect fishery for anglers that don’t like to wade to their armpits in fast water with a slippery bottom, chucking heavy lines.

Accommodations are comfortable, with each two guests sharing a cabin complete with its own bathroom and shower. The main lodge is a warm and welcoming environment where guests gather before and after the daily fishing, both to share hearty, savory meals, and to re-live each day’s exciting experiences. As a part of the package there are some fascinating non-angling options, as well, for those wanting to take advantage. There is a large walrus colony a short flight away, and owner Phil Byrd is happy to fly guests over and land on the beach to observe them and take photographs. The ocean beaches are all quite remote and pristine, and are rarely if ever walked by human beings; this can make for some remarkable beachcombing opportunities. Phil can also land in the crater of a nearby volcano, where a lake has formed – an incredibly scenic and desolate environment.

New for 2020, the round trip air charter between Anchorage and the lodge is included in the package rate! This makes the trip logistics simple. Fly to Anchorage the day before your trip begins and overnight, then get on a plane the next morning and fly straight to the lodge. Reverse the process coming home, sometimes with the option to take a red-eye flight home the same evening to avoid another night’s stay in Anchorage.

Best of all, you are hosted by a seasoned owner/operator, with years of experience operating in the Alaskan bush. He and his guides know all the details that help turn a good trip into a great one. All you need to do is fish and have a great time - the rest of your trip is taken care of and well-orchestrated, which is impressive in such an isolated and challenging part of the Alaskan bush.

7 night/6 day package (Sunday - Sunday) (2:1 angler/guide ratio)

GRAND SLAM SEASON: JUL 12 - AUG 16, 2020 ($5,100 per person - 25% savings of $1,700!

Inclusions: Seven nights double occupancy lodging and six days guided fishing (a mix of fishing on the home river and some limited fly-out fishing, weather permitting), all meals, (limited wine and beer), round trip air charter between Anchorage, Alaska, and the lodge, flies and leaders, as well as the use of lodge fly rods and reels, if needed.

Non Inclusions: Alaska State Sport Fishing License, and King Salmon Stamp (the latter only needed in June and July) available online to purchase before your trip, fly fishing equipment (though there is some loaner gear at the lodge where needed), gratuities, alcohol (limited wine and beer, otherwise BYOB, usually purchased in Anchorage or brought from home), and items of a personal nature.

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Robby's Place - Bahamas - DIY

Design your own bonefishing package!

Design it Yourself Packages at Robby’s Place are designed for those independent anglers looking for an economical bonefishing trip and represent a significant savings compared to full service packages at Robby’s Place. But if you can cook your own meals, choose your own bottle of wine or beer, make your own bed (or not) and purchase your own groceries you can have fishing every bit as good as what the full service packages offer, but without all the fluff. The bones of the trip still exist; Robby’s Place is a cozy, comfortable private fly fishing retreat on

the remote northern tip of Andros Island, near Nicholls Town – a place called the Joulters. These flats are perfect for stalking bonefish on foot and the shallow hunt for bonefish begins in the ankle-deep cove just beyond the porch at Robby’s Place and continues for tens of thousands of acres.

The northernmost Andros lodges need to trailer for an hour or two before launching their skiffs at the edge of Joulters, while guests at Robby’s literally walk out the front door, stroll down to the beach, jump in the guided skiff, and are wading the flats within minutes – usually surrounded by tailing bonefish!

The fully furnished, spacious, 3-bedrooom, beachfront villa accommodates 6 anglers and as many as 8 guests. The Deluxe DIY packages include guides with modern skiffs each day and maid service every other day. Guests can opt for an extra skiff and guide (depending on group size), a modestly priced car rental, bring in a local chef, or handle their own meals. Nearby Nicholls Town has shopping, and an eclectic selection of restaurants. Robby’s is the perfect spot for a bunch of fishing pals or the angling family!

2020 Robby’s Place Deluxe Design it Yourself Rates (per person)

7 nights/ 6 days
2 anglers/1 skiff $4,325.00
4 anglers/2 skiffs $3,160.00
6 Anglers/3 skiffs $2,770.00

6 nights/ 5 days
2 anglers/1 skiff $3,660.00
4 anglers/2 skiffs$2,660.00
6 Anglers/3 skiffs$2,330.00

5 nights/ 4 days
2 anglers/1 skiff $2,995.00
4 anglers/2 skiffs$2,160.00
6 Anglers/3 skiffs$1,885.00

4 nights/ 3 days
2 anglers/1 skiff $2,330.00
4 anglers/2 skiffs$1,665.00
6 Anglers/3 skiffs$1,440.00

Tailoring your own DIY bonefish trip at Robby’s Place is simple and a great option for those anglers that want to take care of their own food service. The prices above offer a significant savings on full packages and can be custom tailored to your requirements. For instance 2 anglers can secure the lodge exclusively for themselves with private rooms for nearly a $1,000 off the normal package rate, just by taking care of their own meals. For two couples, two anglers and two non-anglers the price of the package becomes even more attractive. For a group of six anglers, utilizing three guides and skiffs, the price is close to 50% of the full package rate. The idea here is to create an à la carte menu of angling options that best fit your budget and requirements.

For multiple interest families that want a private beach house right on the water Robby’s Place is a perfect vacation home. Anglers can bonefish each day (or alternate days), while non-anglers have access to sea kayaks, stand-up paddle boards, and snorkeling gear, all included in the package. A rental car will give everyone mobility to check out the many tourist sites on the island, as well as shopping and restaurants in nearby Nicolls Town. Again, the Deluxe DIY Packages at Robby’s Places are designed with maximum flexibility and we will work with you and the outfitter to custom tailor a Bahamas Holiday that is not only affordable but sure to please everyone in the family or your inclusive group of friends.

Give us a call and let us help you design a vacation to your specifications – 800-669-3474 or email us at travel@theflyshop.com.

Robby’s Place Deluxe DIY package includes:
• Meet and greet at San Andros Airport (SAQ)
• Help with securing rental car
• Orientation to Grocery Store
• Round trip transfers from airport to lodge
• Property Orientation (walk through)
• Housekeeping, every other day
• Use of kayaks, paddle-boards, snorkel gear.
• Minimum one guide with flats skiff
• Guided fishing (MINIMUM three days)
• Nights lodging (MINIMUM four nights)
• Wi-Fi at the lodge
• Bahamas Fishing License

Non Inclusions:
• Airfare to and from San Andros (SAQ)
• Baggage and overweight charges
• Guide and staff gratuities
• Meals
• Items of a personal nature
• Alcoholic beverages
• Bahamas 12% VAT Tax