Trout and steelhead are our bread and butter, but we like to throw flies at all sorts of species from permit to kings and everywhere in between. We organize and host trips in Alaska, the Caribbean and Central America, New Zealand and plenty more. The best destinations, the best fishing and the best lodges and camps. Contact us if you're searching for something specific or just need suggestions.
Our upcoming hosted trips are:
November 2018-Redfish in Louisiana. Experience some of the best flats fishing on the planet and take a couple extra days to relax in New Orleans.
Spring 2019-We are hosting a week at the Crystal Beach Lodge on Christmas Island, April 23rd-30th, 2019.
This is a chance to fish one of the most diverse and storied fisheries on the planet. Xmas is the largest coral atoll in the world. It's possible to catch bonefish, triggerfish, giant trevally, bluefin trevally, milkfish, sailfish, dorado and many more all in a week. Bonefish are the mainstay, and if you've never been flats fishing before this is an excellent opportinity to do it right, the first time. GT's are the big game on Xmas and if you're willing to work hard and stay focused you might just catch your unicorn. Triggerfish are another fun and tricky species. Easy to spot but finicky and they sport sharp teeth!
All fishing is done wading (except the bluewater fishing), which is the most enjoyable way to flats fish, I promise! And, unlike the Carribean, the weather on Xmas is very stable and almost always good for sight fishing, due to it's close proximity to the equator.
The cost is very reasonable, at $2570 per person for 7 nights/6 days fishing, meals, lodging and ground transfers. Airfare is not included and a night in Honolulu at the beginning of the trip is required. The flight from Honolulu to Xmas only flies on Tuesdays and is around $1000. All in all the costs are about the same or less than a week at most lodges in the Carribean.
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A few select destinations we book:
Bristol Bay is the centerpiece of fishing Alaska. With the most prolific salmon runs in the world and some of the biggest trout on Earth thi is fly fishing nirvana. Mission Lodge is located in the village of Aleknagik and outfitted with three float planes to access all the best, remote rivers and lakes in the region. Variety is Mission's strength, fishing for all five Pacific salmon species, dolly varden and arctic char, big rainbows and grayling. From their base at at the fringe of the largest state park in the nation, Mission covers more terrain than any other lodge in the region. You can share the world famous waters of Katmai National Park with brown bears one day and fish the Goodnews River on the edge of the Bering Sea the next. Accomodations are top notch with single rooms, a hot tub and sauna and massage therapist on staff. Whether grilling salmon over an open fire on the river bank or gourmet plates at the lodge, you will not go hungry here either. Check out the video below for a taste of the action.
The silver king lives in Costa Rica, along with its friends, permit, triggerfish, bonefish and jacks. This is a premier giant tarpon destination for anglers that like big fish in a wild environment. Tarponville sits literally in the jungle, at the end of the road, near the Panama border. The open-air lodge is comfortable and small with excellent food. Howler monkeys will be your alarm and toucans buzz the canopy. Check out this short film about the lodge.
The California Delta is one of the largest and most diverse fisheries in the country. Striped bass upwards of 40lbs swim the vast network of lakes, canals and rivers that make up the Delta. While essentially freshwater, the fishery is uniquely tidal and changes daily. Largemouth bass over 10lbs live here too, along with smallmouth. The Bay Area and Sacramento are short drives away and we have several, excellent captains that specialize in throwing flies for these beasts.
If you're stuck in San Francisco proper we also have a captain that guides SF Bay, where you can catch stripers within sight of the Golden Gate Bridge.