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  We have great news for those yearning to visit a tropical flats destination, the Bahamas is reopening to travel in the near future. Restrictions on international tourism to the Bahamas will begin to ease on October 15, 2020 and be fully open to travel on November 1, 2020. For more in formation on regulations […]

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Updated 9.22.20 We have great news for those wishing to visit The Bahamas.  On October 15th the Bahamas will enter Phase 3 of the Tourism Readiness & Recovery Plan ahead of the busy holiday season, which will include the reopening of beaches and a number of hotels across Nassau & Paradise Island, Grand Bahama Island, […]

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Updated 9.17.20 We have great news for those wishing to visit Belize. Beginning October 1, 2020 guests will again be able to travel to Belize. Required for travel is a negative PCR COVID-19 test result within 72 hours of your planned arrival in to Belize City and an application loaded to your smartphone or tablet […]

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Tarpon Cay Lodge, Mexico We are excited to see one of our most beloved destinations reopening to travel this month. Our own Brian Gies will be leading a group to Tarpon Cay Lodge next month and hosting a group of 6 anglers. We are all excited to see what this fishery has in store as […]

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Jungle Tarpon Reserve, Costa Rica The Jungle Tarpon Reserve will be reopening to anglers this October with dates available through December 2020. Guest will stay in a new fully furnished 3 bedroom house overlooking the river that is complete with 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, A/C, WiFi and a small swimming pool. Images of the new […]

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Casa Vieja Lodge, Guatemala Indulging anglers from around the globe in unequaled comfort is Casa Vieja Lodge, a classically styled sportsman’s retreat surrounded by landscaped gardens and tropical foliage providing the ultimate in privacy.  The bedrooms feature luxurious linens and pillows, with either one King size bed or two Queen.  The bathrooms feature step in […]

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We are very happy to see more and more international saltwater destinations coming online this week. Countries are taking proactive steps to establish protocols for reopening to tourism as are our preferred operations. Belize still has one of the most robust and thorough programs in place for reopening and maintaining safety. The following operations have […]

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For anglers interested in a unique fall steelhead venue, consider the Alaska Steelhead Company. Located on an impressive perch overlooking the Cook Inlet, guests can fish as many as four steelhead systems. These rivers offer both walk and wade fishing as well as full-day floats where guests can target wild steelhead in the 6 to […]

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With a mandatory two-week quarantine rule in place for tourists visiting the Bahamas, the country remains largely shut down at this point. However, for guests that may wish to travel to the Bahamas, it is possible to do your quarantine at the beautiful Kamalame Cay Resort if you’re comfortable planning a two-week stay, Kamalame is […]

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Jungle Trips

For many the jungles of the Amazon Basin represent some of the last wild places on Earth. It is here that anglers come to test their skills against some of the most formidable fish on the planet. From dorado and pacu in Bolivia to arapaima and peacock bass in Brazil and Colombia to giant tarpon […]

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We are happy to report that one of our favorite operations in the world will again be accepting guests starting this month. Tarpon Cay Lodge resides in the small village of San Felipe on the northern coast of Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula. It has long been our favorite location for chasing juvenile tarpon on the fly […]

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Wilderness Tent Camps

At Fly Water Travel we are unabashed champions of tent camps and true wilderness experiences. Sleeping close to water under canvas, cold clear night skies studded with countless stars, cots, campfires, whiskey from a tin cup, and the right mix of sweat, dust, and woodsmoke collectively add a clarity and crispness to the human experience […]

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Our good friends Tana and Mike Powell just returned from fishing the Owyhee River in Oregon with guide Cory Godell and sent us this great trip report. Thanks Tana and Mike! We’re so glad you had such a good time. Mike’s report: My wife and I had only three criteria for our September fishing destination: […]

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The hot days of summer are making their slow progression to fall, and with that come cooler nights, brilliant colors and revived trout. For those looking to lock in one more fly fishing adventure in 2020, the Rockies are a great option as flights are domestic and oftentimes, the destination can be reached by car. […]

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Steelhead hold a very large and special place in the Pacific Northwest fly angler’s heart; they are an icon and symbol for the entire region. While the history of Spey casting for steelhead is relatively short compared to that of Atlantic salmon, there is no doubt that the practice is sacred to many and a […]

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We are excited to announce that some of our favorite locations in the saltwater world ware reopening for travel this fall. Casa Blanca and Playa Blanca, on Mexico’s Yucatan peninsula, offer saltwater anglers some of the very best locations in the world to target permit, bonefish, and tarpon. Most major airlines are flying to Cancun […]

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First Saltwater Trips

For most, fly fishing begins as a freshwater riverine endeavor. But as we progress as anglers, we become aware of more exotic and challenging locations and species, and we learn that there lay a plethora of opportunities in pristine, tropical waters. Stepping into the saltwater flats fishing arena often involves a steep learning curve, as […]

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Pebble Mine Update

Pebble Mine Delayed – But It Isn’t Over Yet On August 24, the U.S. Army Corps paused its federal permit for the Pebble Mine in Alaska, acknowledging the significant damage Pebble would cause to streams and wetlands in the Bristol Bay watershed. Mine developers now have 90 days to come back with a plan to […]

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Colombia Afloat Fly Water Travel’s Jon Covich traveled to Colombia in early 2020 on an exploratory fishing trip with outfitter Colombia Afloat, targeting peacock bass. He returned very impressed with the country, operation and fishery. Enjoy his video trip report below and scroll down for more information on this trip and to learn about traveling […]

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As of June 5th, the state of Alaska revised their travel restrictions include the option of a pre-travel COVID-19 PCR test in lieu of a 14-day quarantine to enter the state. With the reopening of the state comes some truly exceptional opportunities for anglers this summer – uncommon open dates at premier Alaska destinations! Below […]

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Belize is set to reopen for tourism October 1, 2020. Originally planned for a scheduled reopening of August 15, the date was pushed back due to rising COVID-19 infections stemming from the arrival of an illegal border crossing. Numbered infections are currently somewhere around the 200 mark for the country and appear to be on […]

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Sea-Run Brown Trout

Without question, the southern tip of South America’s mainland and the adjoining archipelago of Tierra del Fuego host the greatest returns of sea-run brown trout on the planet. The three best systems in the region vary greatly from one another, offering anglers a great deal of variety and a range of unique and rewarding challenges. […]

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Fishing & Culture Trips

As travelers, we know well that the journey is often of equal significance to the destination itself. It is common, when reflecting upon angling adventures, to recall the people and communities we engaged with along the way more than the fish we caught. While there is indeed much to be said for ultra-remote and solitary […]

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Trout season is in full-swing across the Rockies and Pacific Northwest, and the Southern Hemisphere’s season is only a few months away. To help anglers prepare for their time on the water, our good friends at RIO Products have produced a great selection of How To videos. See below for our favorite trout fishing videos. […]

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New Zealand Trout Hunting

For a number of reasons we consider the New Zealand angling experience the most distilled and rewarding trout fishing in the world. Over the years we have seen it described primarily as challenging and technical, and a game for advanced anglers. But we see it differently. Our take is that this is a fishery where […]

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Motherships

For adventurous and seaworthy anglers, motherships offer the utmost in access and exclusivity, and also provide an incredibly unique angling experience incomparable to traditional, land-based operations. By spending each night on the water, anglers awake in the heart of the fishery, oftentimes in areas that other outfitters simply cannot reach in a standard day trip. […]

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Never before have private-party buy-outs of small, high-quality fishing operations been in higher demand. After all, what could be better than a totally exclusive private-party fishing experience where the only people you will be sharing accommodations and meals with are the people you know and trust? To that end, we are sharing a list of […]

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Tsimane Secure Camp, Bolivia The six-person Secure Camp is the furthest upstream of the three Tsimane camps and focuses on the uppermost reaches of the Secure River. It is accessed from an airstrip in the little village of Asunta, where it is common for many members of the community to come out and have a […]

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The United Kingdom boasts many historical references in both its culture and architecture yet none maybe more impressive than the fact that this is where the very sport we dedicate our lives to was born over 700 years ago. For many, fishing here is a right of passage as a fly angler.  A true bucket-list […]

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Summer in the Rockies is about to start and that means long days, beautiful water, prolific hatches and hungry trout! For those ready to start planning their next fly fishing adventure, the Rockies are a great option in 2020, as flights are domestic and oftentimes, the destination can be reached by car. Below you’ll find […]

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