Flyfishing the Planet

While Tailout Anglers is no longer guiding in WA, I am still hosting trips and hopefully will be doing even more fly fishing travel in the future. All the information on this travel page is updated and accurate. If you wan to join a hosted trip or want me to send you and your fishing buddy on a trip of a lifetime, just shoot me an email and we can find the right trip for you.







Trout and steelhead are our bread and butter, but we like to throw flies at all sorts of species from permit to chinook 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:






Our November Christmas Island hosted trip was an absolute blast! The group caught a plethroa of species in a variety of waters around the atoll. The lodge and staff were awesome and of course the weather is always ideal. We ahd a bit of clouds and rain through the week, but mostly 85 degrees and sunny with light winds. Other than the typhoon that rerouted our homebound travel (that's another story and the typhoon was nowhere near CXI) we had a fantastic week on the island.



CXI is home to massive schools of bonefish, multiple speceis of triggerfish, golden, bluefin and the king of them all, the giant trevally. Offshore opportunities include shots at tuna, sailfish, milkfish, dorado, snapper, grouper, trevally and more. CXI is one of the most affordable and wild saltwater destinations on the planet. It's easily the most affordable and accessible GT fishery on Earth too.


Christmas Island Lodge is located away from the towns in a quiet setting on the north end of the island. With immediate access to the beach and nearby private access to the massive inner lagoon, this is the perfect location for the fly angler to experience the best of CXI. Single occupancy accommodations and private bathrooms are standard and the lodge only takes 8 anglers a week. This gives the group and lodge maximum flexibility to put their anglers in the right place at the right time. In one week you can wade the inner lagoon flats for bones and triggers, patrol the outer beaches for GT's and fish offshore for billfish and tuna. The lodge has also taken pains to provide better food than is traditionally offered on CXI. The remote nature of the island makes it difficult to get fresh food on a consistent basis, but Christmas Island Lodge has food flown in weekly from Hawaii to make sure their anglers and staff are well fed and happy. Beer and wine is also included in the package price (other lodges on the island charge up to $8 a drink). Relaxing on a tropical beach at sunset with a beer in hand, after a long day of stalking the flats, is about a good as life gets.


Cost: $3605-4950, includes 7 nights/6 days guided fishing, single or double occupancy lodging, three meals a day, beer/wine, fishing license, transportation from/to CXI airport.


Does not include: fishing gear, liquor, gratuities or airfare. ***There is only one flight a week to CXI and it usually runs $1300-1500 round trip.


If you want more info or want to go see Christmas Island for yourself, please contact Brett:


Here's a small sample of photos from the trip:








After an incredible trip to Jardines de la Reina in Cuba, we have secured another week during the migratory tarpon season next year! This next trip is 6/15-22, 2024-Avalon FII boat in Jardines de la Reina (Gardens of the Queen), Cuba.


Its difficult to explain how incredible and special the JDR is. Among the least developed and most pristine marine ecosystems left on the planet, the JDR hosts abudant numbers of fish and wildlife. The 800 mile long archipeligo is a national park and marine sanctuary. There is no commercial fishing, no DIY fishing, no towns, no nothing. Just fish, birds and magroves. The three main flats species--bonefish, permit and tarpon--are present in large numbers. Barracuda, snappers, jacks, grouper and more are also readily available. The fishing variety and health of the reef and flats ecosystem is unparalleled. While juvenile tarpon are available all year, the migratory tarpon (up to 100 lbs) show up in late March and stick around well into July. The week we have reserved for nest year is a prime tarpon week. This is sight fishing with floating lines over sand and turtle grass flats, not blind casting heavy sink tips into a brown river. This fishing is similar to tarpon fishing in the Florida Keys, but with one huge difference: there's no competition in the JDR. That's right, the 6 skiffs our group will fish from are the only boats allowed to fish an area over 250 square miles.


The lodging, food and hospitality are second to none on the Avalon FII mothership. This boat was custom built for anglers and divers and leaves nothing to be desired. It hosts 10 air conditioned cabins (each with their own bathroom), a full bar, hot tub, waterslide, indoor and outdoor lounge spaces, full kitchen (where they cook absolutely fantastic meals from scratch) and even USB charging outlets. This boat is as comfortable as it gets for while staying in such a remote location.


Logistics for this trip are as follows: Fly into Camaguey, Cuba on 6/14, explore the city and stay the night. Board a private charter bus on 6/15 for a two hour bus ride to the port of Jucaro where we board the Avalon FII mothership for a four hour run to the JDR. After 5.5 days of fishing we steam back to Jucaro where we spend the night on the mothership and then bus back to Camaguey to catch flights back to the US. Travel to Cuba is perfectly legal and this trip meets all US and Cuban government travel requirements.


Cost: $8885 includes 7 nights/5.5 days guided fishing, single or double occupancy lodging, three meals a day, all alcohol, transportation from/to Camaguey.

Does not include: fishing gear, overnight in Camaguey, gratuities or airfare.


NOTE: It is highly unlikely you will see this price point again for a JDR trip during migratory tarpon season. Going forward this trip will run north of $11,000/week. If you want to experience big tarpon in Cuba, jump on this trip now!







Mexico Bass!

Do you want to catch portly largemouth bass in Mexico. We have the trip for you! Lake El Salto is easily host some of the biggest and best largemouth fishing in the world. Not to mention the food, hospitality and affordable pricing. This trip is  December 5-10, 2024. Includes four full fishing days each comprised of a morning and evening fishing session, as well as an evening session on arrival day and morning session on depature day for a total of vie days fishing, five nights lodging at Anglers Inn International on the shores of El Salto (single rooms available for $100/night). Top notch meals prepared by professional chefs and all drinks in are included too. The food and service here takes a back seat to nobody. Cost is $2400/angler. Deposit is $1000. Balnce due 9/1/24. Travel is straightforward as you only need to fly to Mazatlan. You can be fishing the same afternoon. This is the first time Tailout Anglers has done this trip, but we are going with our good friends at Dirty Water Fly Co.  in Texas who have done this trip many times and have it dialed in for us. The max group size on this one is 20 anglers. The lake and the lodge are enormous, we have plenty of room. If you are interested in this trip contact us to get on the list and we will get you all the details you need to get prepped for some bass thumb!



In the future:


Magdelena Bay in Mexico, giant peacock bass in Brazil and Colombia, golden dorado in Argentina (on dry flies!) among other marinations are all on the menu. If any of these options sound interesting please contact Brett.


We don't only do hosted trips. We can send you to any number of incredible fishing destinations around the world, including Belize, the Yucatan in Mexico, Baja Mexico, Christmas Island, Cuba, Southwest Alaska and more.

A few photos from our trips outside the Pacific Northwest

A short film from Mission Lodge, Bristol Bay, AK

Travel Deposit and Cancellation Policy


Unless otherwise noted, a 50% deposit is due at the time of the reservation to secure a spot. Deposits are non-refundable. Final payments will vary based on lodge/outfitter policy. Usually final payments are due either 60 or 90 days prior to trip departure date. For trips booked less than 90 days out, full payment is required to secure a spot. If a guest needs to cancel for any reason, no refunds will be made, unless the guest or Tailout Anglers can find a replacement angler to take that spot. In this case, Tailout Anglers will make a good faith effort to find a replacement angler, but cannot guarantee it. If no suitable replacement can be found, the canceling angler is still responsible for the balance of the trip cost. Tailout Anglers STRONGLY reccommends trip insurance that covers these situations so the angler can be reimbursed by the insurance agency for sunk trip costs.


Tailout Anglers and the destination lodge/outfitter are not responsible for loss of fishing days due to missed flights, sickness, injury, weather delays, act of God, or any other reason. Gear/luggage problems with the airline is out of the control of Tailout Anglers and the responsibility of the angler. These issues can be covered by trip insurance and again, we STRONGLY recommend all anglers purchase trip insuranceat time of booking.




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