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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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You are invited to join Fly Water Travel’s Jon Covich in beautiful Colombia to experience a new and exciting Peacock Bass destination. Colombia is now on the move as a tourist destination, and Medellin is bustling, safe, and very interesting. Guests will overnight here before heading to the jungle, and the remote camp that Colombia […]

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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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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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Umpqua Summer Basecamp, OR Dillon Renton, head guide at Oregon’s North Umpqua Summer Basecamp, shared some words and photos with us as he recently wrapped up his 2020 season at the camp. We hope you enjoy, and please feel free to reach out if you have any additional questions about this program or are interested […]

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Eastslope Adventures, Alberta In the heart of endless farm and ranch country in southwest Alberta lies an undiscovered area with impressively large trout, wide open country and very little angling pressure. It is in this area that Cam Jensen has set up his Eastslope Adventures. Eastslope Adventures guides a host of productive and unspoiled trout […]

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Rapids Camp Lodge, Bristol Bay, Alaska In rare instances, geology and ecology come together to create ecosystems that are truly extraordinary. The interior of Alaska’s Bristol Bay region is one of those places, and it is home to Rapids Camp Lodge. The region is the epicenter of our planet’s highest-functioning salmon-based ecosystem. Characterized by massive […]

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Patagonia Trout

Patagonia is a vast, wild region spanning the 40th and 55th parallels south. It is made up of both Chile and Argentina, and at over 400,000 square miles, it is more than twice the size of California. While its signature feature is the incredibly dramatic spine of the Andes Mountains, Patagonia is comprised of an […]

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Hoodoo Sandy River Lodge, Alaska On the lower end of the Alaskan Peninsula’s remote and prolific Sandy River, there is a camp catering to serious steelhead and king salmon anglers. This cozy, compact lodge caters to six anglers and also offers great meals and guiding. Anglers fish two per jet boat and swing fish the […]

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San Martin de los Andes region, Argentina Founded in 1898, the picturesque town of San Martin de los Andes in Patagonia is perhaps the epicenter of Argentina’s finest wild trout fly fishing. Surrounded by the Andes and Lanin National Park, this area of Patagonia is an outdoor enthusiast’s paradise, and the ultimate hub from which […]

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We are excited to announce that Eleven Experience will be offering 4 night trips aboard the beautiful Eleven mothership in the Florida, Everglades beginning October 1st and extending through November, 2020. With all the uncertainty surrounding international travel, we are seeing increased demand for domestic offerings and this is an exciting development. At the moment, […]

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Umpqua Summer Basecamp, Oregon The Umpqua Summer Basecamp has quickly become one of Fly Water Travel’s most popular steelhead programs in the lower 48, and for good reason. We don’t know of a better way to experience Oregon’s North Umpqua River, an iconic American classic, than with David and Dillon Renton of Renton River Adventures.  […]

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Owyhee River, Oregon If you are looking for a last-minute, walk & wade trout fishing trip that you can drive or fly to, the Owyhee River is one of the best options currently available. Even better, this outdoor camp caters to small groups of 2-4 anglers, so it is the ideal “COVID getaway.” The months […]

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Turneffe Flats, Belize Fly Water Travel’s Saltwater Destination Manager Dylan Rose recently sat down for a conversation with Dr. Craig Hayes, owner of Turneffe Flats in Belize. The conversation covers a variety of topics including an overview of the lodge, fisheries and target species, the current status of travel in Belize, a summary of Turneffe’s […]

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Veto Pebble Mine!

Urgent! Today the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers released their Final Environmental Impact Statement of the proposed Pebble Mine, opening the door to a permit to build the mine. The only way to stop the mine is to act now, and tell the EPA to veto Pebble Mine. Click here to read more and take […]

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As we continue to work on highlighting fisheries and relationships available closer to home, we are pleased to illuminate Sage Elite Pro Tim O’Rouke’s incredible fishery out of Montauk, NY. Captain Tim is available for day trips and multi-day trips with close and comfortable lodging nearby.   For more information please contact Dylan at 800.552.2729 […]

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Middle Fork of the Salmon River, Idaho The most prolific and unspoiled westslope cutthroat trout fishery in the world, the Middle Fork of Idaho’s Salmon River offers what many consider the finest multi-day wilderness float trip in America. While the fly fishing is excellent throughout the season, the early season favors big white water, and […]

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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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