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Happy Fourth of July from all of us at Fly Water Travel! Dear Friends and Travelers, Needless to say, it has been quite a year and we hope that all of you and yours have remained healthy, safe, secure, and sane. Despite the hardships and disappointments of the last four months, our staff feels lucky […]

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Images and words fail to capture the magic of this exceedingly remote 6-8 person tent camp. Nestled in a remarkable mixed old-growth forest mere steps from a totally pristine and unpopulated inlet on the eastern shoreline of Baranof Island, the Base Camp is truly a treasure for nature lovers and anglers alike. With custom yurt-like […]

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We’ve learned today that the prime minister of Belize has announced that the Philip Goldson International airport (BZE) will be reopened on August 15th, 2020 to allow travel to Belize. Many airlines will be selling and servicing these routes including United, American, Delta and Southwest. Further details on the reopening plan are still being developed, […]

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Sage 2020 Trout Season

Our friends at Sage Fly Fishing recently released their 2020 Trout Season, featuring photos from around the Rockies, new products and written word by Fly Water Travel’s Pro Sales Manager Jesse Robbins. Click here to read the story “The Day Begins the Night Before” and see more. The Rockies are now open to anglers! For […]

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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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Alaska is known for great rainbow trout fishing but also has true anadromous rainbow trout or “steelhead”. Things get blurred when we talk about the few locations within the state where lake run forms of Oncorhynchus mykiss exist. These fish look like a steelhead, act like a steelhead and are as big as a steelhead. […]

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Trip Exchange

To date, we estimate that over 8,000 trips to destinations that we work with have been cancelled, with more to come. In the vast majority of these cases, the outfitters have rolled forward all or a portion of anglers’ funds to future dates. We are also sympathetic to the fact that not all guests are […]

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New Orleans, Lousiana – Redfish The southern Louisiana swamp is a beautiful and simple landscape of grassy marshlands, interspersed with a maze of channels, flats and islands. Its prized inhabitants are bull redfish that show up in the winter months and have the potential for some fish to push 40lbs. These fish are aggressive and […]

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Throughout the summer, Fly Water Travel is partnering with our friends at Native Fish Society, Women for Wild Fish, and Keepemwet Fishing to host a photo contest to celebrate the best and most creative shots of fish in the water, while promoting good fish handling practices for catch and release fishing.  About the Sponsors: Native […]

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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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Quick Getaways

After three months of travel restrictions, many are ready for a quick getaway. The following is a compilation of destinations that are a short drive from the nearest airport, offer less than week-long packages, and are taking reservations for 2020. In addition to great fishing, they all have new operating policies to help ensure your […]

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Sage Lodge, Montana Located in Montana’s Paradise Valley, Sage Lodge is an exceedingly comfortable year-round facility with two restaurants on-site and great access to the Yellowstone River, Yellowstone National Park and the private Paradise Valley spring creeks. Guests can choose from rooms within the main lodge or deluxe free standing homes that sleep up to […]

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Williamson River, Oregon The key to the Williamson River’s giant trout lies in the hypereutrophic shallows of Klamath Lake where wild rainbows can grow to 20 inches in as few as three years. As the lake warms, these rainbow trout migrate into the cold flowing tributaries, the most notable of which is the Williamson River. […]

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We have great news for those wanting to visit the great state of Alaska. On June 5th, Alaska revised Health Mandate 010 to include the option of a pre-travel COVID-19 PCR test in lieu of a 14-day quarantine to enter the state. For full details on the travel mandate and testing resources, click here. To […]

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The Bahamas is set to reopen to visiting anglers July 1, with routes to Nassau aboard Delta, American and Jet Blue. Most Bahamian operations are classically closed this time of year, but several options do exist. NASSAU, Bahamas, June 2, 2020 – The Bahamas Ministry of Tourism & Aviation, along with the Tourism Readiness and […]

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Kamalame Cay Resort, Andros – Bahamas Kamalame Cay is a stunning Bahamian beach resort surrounded by hard-sand bonefish flats and pristine beaches that stretch on for miles. Featuring a fun and friendly staff, fine dining and unlimited access to a wide array of water sports, Kamalame is quickly becoming a Fly Water Travel favorite for hardened bonefish […]

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As the country slowly begins to ease restrictions many anglers are interested in looking for saltwater options a little closer to home. Last Fall I completed an incredible trip aboard Eleven Experience’s Outpost mothership in southern Louisiana (3 hours south of New Orleans) focussing on redfish, black drum and sheeps head. Due the strong desire […]

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Updated 6.30.20 We have great news for those wanting to visit the great state of Alaska. On June 5th, Alaska revised Health Mandate 010 to include the option of a negative COVID-19 PCR test in lieu of a 14-day quarantine to enter the state. What do I need to do to enter the state? There […]

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Video – Untamed Angling

Our friends at Untamed Angling – the outfitters of Agua Negra, Pluma, and Secure in Bolivia, and Kendjam, Xingu, Pirarucu, and Rio Marie in Brazil – shared this video, which highlights the impacts of their community and environmental efforts.   For more information about destinations in Bolivia and Brazil, contact Max at max@flywatertravel.com or at […]

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Speywater – The ultimate Spey fishing boot camp for anglers keen on improving their skills. If the name of this lodge seems biased, wait until you meet the guides! Located on the Grande Ronde River, near Troy, Oregon, this low-key, high-value operation is where some of the Northwest’s finest steelheaders and Spey casters congregate for […]

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Our friends at Fishpond posted a story about giant trevally fishing, written by Fly Water Travel’s own Brian Gies. See below for some of the story and a few of the photos, then click here to read the whole piece. “Had Swedish naturalist Peter Forsskal had the good fortune of being an experienced saltwater fly angler, […]

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Private River Trips

There’s no better way to experience the outdoors than multi-day, overnight river trips. Trips are launching across the west now and there is still availability for your private group. Below are our favorites multi-day river trips from Colorado to Montana to Oregon. For more information, contact Andy or Riley at (800) 552-2729. Colorado ● Black […]

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Oregon’s North Umpqua River is the quintessential Cascadian river– steep, swift, crystal clear, and incredibly beautiful. It is also an iconic American classic that has captured the souls of countless anglers and drawn them back year after year to test their skills against one of the most challenging and rewarding races of steelhead in the […]

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Filmed at Andros South Lodge in the Bahamas, this video from Sage Fly Fishing tells the story of upcoming guide Prince Emmanuel. Saltwater Season – Running Shallow from Sage Fly Fish on Vimeo.

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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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Join Dillon and David Renton of Renton River Adventures this summer and fall on the Deschutes River. The Rentons offer both multi-day float trips and jet boat trips, targeting both “redside” rainbow trout and summer steelhead. Click here to learn more about Deschutes River trips with Renton River Adventures. To check availability and rates, contact […]

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Tapam, Nicaragua Tapam is a remote jungle fishery that focuses on fishing for tarpon in the 50 to 200-pound class. The fishing grounds include a large brackish bay, channels, and more distant inland lagoons which are the winter home and feeding ground to a great number of massive tarpon. Although a good portion of the […]

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Spring in the Pacific Northwest is here and that means longer days, beautiful water, prolific hatches, hungry trout and steelhead starting to move! For those ready to start planning their next fly fishing adventure, Oregon is a great option in 2020, as flights are domestic and destinations can be reached by car. Below you’ll find […]

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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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Idaho is now open! In the midst of lost trips to faraway places, it has become evident that many of you are looking toward domestic options for your 2020 fly fishing adventure.  While most states across the west are still in various phases of closures, we can confidently now say that as of May 16, […]

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