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D EST I N AT I O N S

TRAVEL CATALOG TA I LWAT E R S

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FISHING


FRESHWATER DESTINATIONS 10 ALASKA 10 // Alaska Rainbow Lodge 11 // Rapids Camp Lodge 12 // Bristol Bay Lodge 13 // Royal Coachman Lodge 14 // Unalakleet River Lodge 14 // Nushagak Camps

16 USA WEST 16 // Upland Angler Lodge 17 // Teton Valley Lodge. Idaho

18 RUSSIA 18 // Kamchatka Peninsula

22 CHILE 22 // El Saltamontes 23 // La Posada De Los Farios

24 ARGENTINA 24 // Patagonia River Guides 28 // Patagonia River Guides - North 30 // Jurassic Lake 31 // Tierra del Fuego

32 BOLIVIA 32 // Tsimane Lodges & Camps

34 BRAZIL 34 // Rio Marié 35 // Kendjam


SALTWATER DESTINATIONS 38 MEXICO 38 // The Palometa Club 42 // Holbox Flyfishing Lodge 43 // Tarpon Town Anglers

44 BAHAMAS 44 // Abaco Lodge 46 // Bair’s Lodge 48 // Deep Water Cay 49 // Mangrove Cay Lodge

50 HONDURAS 50 // Faraway Cayes

52 BELIZE 52 // Blue Horizon Lodge 54 // El Pescador 55 // Turneffe Flats Lodge 56 // Copal Tree Lodge 57 // Victoria House

58 LOUISIANA REDFISH 58 // Woodland Plantation

62 SEYCHELLES 62 // Alphonse Island Resort 64 // Cosmoledo Atoll Eco-Lodge 65 // Atove Atoll Lodge


TEXAS’ FLY SHOP

ABOUT TAILWATERS TRAVEL OUR TRAVEL SERVICES ARE FREE OF CHARGE!

YOU THE CLIENT DON’T PAY A PENNY FOR OUR TRAVEL SERVICES! Our destination recommendations, organization, and pre-trip planning services are completely free of charge – and oftentimes less expensive than booking direct with a lodge or outfitter. We can assist with every question, concern, or special request related to your adventure at zero cost!

WE HAVE BEEN THERE

We do not send our clients to any destination we have not visited ourselves. From the remote rivers of the Kamchatka Peninsula, the marshes of Southern Louisiana, to the sandy flats of the Seychelles, we have experienced the travel involved, eaten the food, fished with the guides, understand the seasonality, and exactly what gear and tackle is most productive.

FINDING THE DESTINATION THAT IS RIGHT FOR YOU

Whether you are looking for a family holiday, a long weekend getaway, or a hard-core fish camp, we have assembled a catalog of destinations that fits the billing. Super exotic trips to far-off spots like Seychelles, Patagonia, or Bolivia are today’s cutting edge epic adventures, while the beachfront home in the Bahamas with tailing bonefish out back may be what you are after. The affordable three-day trip to Louisiana for trophy redfish is a home-run, specialized permit fishing trips may be on the menu, or a mountain destination with loads of non-angling activities for the whole family is an option. We have the first-hand experience and personal relationships in place to send you and your group to the right spot at the right time of year.


NOT EVERYTHING TO EVERYONE

We do not pretend to be the experts on every single fishery or fishing lodge on the planet. Some competing agents will list dozens of lodges or outfitters in a single region. We know from over fifteen years experience there is no way to maintain a sincere or realistic connection with a specific lodge with such a cumbersome catalog of offerings. Managers, politics, food, travel logistics, guides, the health of the fishery, and personal relationships change at fishing lodges often! Tailwaters takes a less is more approach by choosing to represent the best of the best operators in the business. Tight relationships and legitimate partnerships with our operators ensure our clients are properly paired up with a destination at the top of its game. What’s the point of offering two dozen fly-out lodges in Alaska when you can cherry pick the best? We are not the Wal-Mart of the fly-fishing travel industry – and don’t want to be.

BEST PRE-TRIP PLANNING IN THE BUSINESS

When you book a trip with us you will receive one of our destination specific pre-trip planner & outfitting guides. These comprehensive packets contain everything from maps to gear & tackle recommendations, information about commercial travel arrangements, lodge policy, country information, itinerary, travel insurance and much more. Our outfitting guides have been meticulously prepared to provide you with the most informative and up to date pre-trip planning reference in the industry. Although we are always on call at the office, our outfitting guides are the ultimate go-to resource for questions or concerns about planning your trip. YOU WONT FIND A MORE THOROUGH, INFORMATIVE, OR USEFUL PRE-TRIP ANYWHERE


TEXAS’ FLY SHOP

MEET THE OWNER

David Leake has nearly twenty years of experience in the fly fishing travel and retail industry. In addition to being the owner of the company, David manages the travel department at Tailwaters. He has traveled throughout the world developing our travel offerings. David is the copywriter for all of Tailwaters brochures and pre-trip information and editorial content for the company. David is a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin, and has three children, Lynsie, Patrick, and Sam, with his wife, Melissa.

"Since 2001 we have worked tirelessly to compile the greatest catalog on angling destinations and build an all-star staff of knowledgeable professionals. We strive to offer the most personalized and detailed service in the industry today, and I am certain you will be impressed. Thank you in advance for considering Tailwaters for your next trip or shop visit!”

WE ARE TEXAS’ FLY SHOP

Our beautiful retail storefront was originally opened in Dallas in the May of 2007. The shop relocated in 2016 to our current 5000+ square foot showroom warehouse in Dallas’ Design District right on the banks of the Trinity River. Our expert staff is here to assist you gear up for your next trip or day on the local waters of North Texas. Our assortment of gear, clothing, tackle, flies, and accessories is second to none. We are the only independent dealer of the fly-fishing industry’s most respected vendors in North Texas. Tailwaters is a global top ten producing dealer for nearly every vendor we carry, We also offer a Federation of Fly Fishers (FFF) certified fly fishing education program for both newcomers and experienced anglers. Collectively, our ownership, management, and staff have decades of experience in fly-fishing travel, retail, and education. Please allow us to share our passion and experiences with you on the water. We are Texas’ Fly Shop. Come see us!


FRESHWATER DESTINATIONS

ALASKA U.S. ROCKIES KAMCHATKA RUSSIA CHILE ARGENTINA BOLIVIA BRAZIL


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ALASKA RAINBOW LODGE // ALASKA $9850

7 NIGHTS / 6 DAYS FISHING

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laska Rainbow Lodge is located in the heart of Alaska’s best trout and salmon region, thirty-five miles north of King Salmon, AK. Alaska legend Ron Hayes built the lodge in 1982 on the Kvichak River -- one of the most famous trophy rainbow trout rivers in the world. Hayes’ intimate knowledge of the scores of fishable rivers and lakes in the Bristol Bay region, and willingness to fly to all of them, earned Alaska Rainbow Lodge the reputation of providing the best fly-out service in Alaska. Now operated by native Texans Chip and Amanda Ferguson, Alaska Rainbow Lodge continues to put clients in the right place at the right time, regardless of which species the client chooses to target. In addition to trophy rainbows, the area’s waters receive huge runs of all five species of Pacific salmon, and are home to arctic char, dolly varden, grayling, northern pike, and lake trout. But while clients have seemingly endless fly-out options, many choose not to fly every day and instead target world-class rainbows on the lodge’s home river, the Kvichak. Comfortable accommodations in five double occupancy bedrooms with private baths plus three private bedroom duplex cabins allow a maximum of sixteen guests -- intimate by Alaskan standards. The picturesque lodge perched on a bluff overlooking the Kvichak features an outdoor gazebo, a large common area with a fully stocked bar, outstanding food, wifi internet and telephone access. Two professional chefs prepare gourmet meals that are perhaps the best we have sampled at any fishing lodge anywhere in the world! With its location, superb fly-out program, excellent guides, inviting accommodations, scrumptious cuisine, and storied history, Alaska Rainbow Lodge has it all. NOTE: Historic fly-out program on the famed Kvichak River with new ownership. Freshest Alaska lodge in our catalog and quickly one of our favorites. SEASONALITY: Open June - September

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RAPIDS CAMP LODGE // ALASKA $9495

7 NIGHTS / 6 DAYS FISHING

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deally located in the heart of Alaska’s best trout and salmon fisheries just outside of King Salmon, AK, Rapids Camp Lodge has earned the reputation of being one of the premier Western Alaska fly-out operations. In addition to their premium jet boats, Rapids Camp Lodge operates four float planes including three DeHavilland Beavers on floats and turbine powered DeHavilland Otter. Situated on the world-renowned Naknek River, the lodge can provide all the fishing gear, waders, flies, and tackle required free of charge. Comfortable accommodations in eight double occupancy bedrooms with private baths plus a small cabin allow a maximum of twenty guests. The ten-acre riverfront property boasts incredible food, a cozy great room with high-speed wireless internet, satellite TV, and a lively bar. Their fishing program is founded on an endless array of angling options for all species of salmon, char, trout, and more with the use of the largest fleet of aircraft in the business. With four planes and a maximum of twenty guests per week, the aircraft/angler ratio is lower than all competing lodges. They are also the only fly-out lodge with a legitimate saltwater program for halibut, salmon, ling cod and other species at Geographic Harbor. Rapids Camp also provides round-trip air transport between King Salmon and Anchorage on two private planes – allowing guests to avoid commercial travel with Pen Air to King Salmon.

NOTE: Operates with four float planes for only 16-20 guests maximum. Best “plane : guest” ratio in Alaska. SEASONALITY: Open June - early October

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BRISTOL BAY LODGE // ALASKA $10250

7 NIGHTS / 6 DAYS FISHING

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ounded in 1972, Bristol Bay Lodge sits on a wooded rise overlooking Lake Aleknagik and the surrounding mountains of Wood-TikChik Park. The lodge presides over a quiet scenic bay some forty air miles northwest of the small and remote town of Dillingham. Bristol Bay Lodge is perhaps the most upscale fly-out lodge in the famous Dillingham area, and is an excellent candidate for ladies, families, and hard-core anglers alike. The lodge has fine tuned a fishing program that maximizes the opportunities in terms of variety of rivers fished, species caught and even methods of fishing during any given week. If you want the full Alaskan experience, seeing lots of different rivers and catching many species in one day, BBL is right up your alley. Bristol Bay Lodge offers a totally unique opportunity for guests to enjoy two intimate, comfortable outpost camps on very rare private water. Just four guests (six from time to time if an intact group) enjoy the creature comforts of a private camp on private water with incredible fishing. The lodge maintains exclusive leases on the two most exceptional river fisheries in the Bristol Bay region. Northwest of the lodge is Birch Creek Camp. Directly west of the lodge is Rainbow Camp, located on the tidewater/confluence of two exceptional rivers. This overnight experience is often what is remembered as one of the highlights of a trip to BBL.

NOTE: Combine upscale charming lodge with two nights at remote out-camps and one of the finest Alaskan lodges available. SEASONALITY: Open June - October

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ROYAL COACHMAN LODGE // ALASKA $9500

7 NIGHTS / 6 DAYS FISHING

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he Royal Coachman Lodge is located in the heart of the world famous Bristol Bay region of Southwest Alaska. The lodge sits on the banks of the Nuyakuk River in the middle of the Wood River Tikchik State Park. “The Coachman’s” approach to fly-out fishing in Alaska is to provide a very small and intimate guest and angling experience – with private access to some of Alaska’s best fisheries. Unlike most lodges that operate with 20-30 guests per week, Royal Coachman maxes out at 10-12 guests. Couple the small guest load with an awesome home river, two Beaver aircraft, and nine exclusive use permits on world class rivers inside the park and refuge, and guests enjoy solitude and well rested fishing. High-end Alaska lodges these days oftentimes target the same productive areas – and congested rivers are too often a complaint. Not so with Royal Coachman. Anglers can expect no crowds as well as a very flexible and customizable fishing program each and every week. The lodge sits on a grandfathered property with a class five rapid above and below the lodge, and no roads within 60 miles. You can only get to the lodge by float plane. This means if the weather prohibits flying you will still enjoy great fishing on the Nuyakuk. It also means that when you are sitting at the fire pit looking over the river watching the sunset, you will never see another boat go by.

NOTE: Perhaps the highest repeat booking rate in Alaska so be prepared to be put on the wait list! Coachman’s exclusive water and 10-12 guest max is worth the wait. SEASONALITY: Open June - early October

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UNALAKLEET RIVER LODGE // ALASKA $5300

6 NIGHTS / 5 DAYS FISHING

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he Unalakleet River is one of Alaska’s best kept secrets. It is the lodge you go to when you simply want to indiscriminately catch A LOT of big fish. It is the perfect venue for anglers seeking a remote lodge as well as constant and productive fishing for salmon, dolly varden, arctic char, and grayling. If you are looking for an affordable Alaskan wilderness experience where there is a bend in your rod all day — look no further than Unalakleet River Lodge. The Unalakleet boasts one of the most prolific silver (coho) and pink (humpy) runs in Alaska. Pinks make for great fun on a five or six weight, and are perfect for beginners or smaller children. During the peak season for silvers, catching 40-80 fish a day in the 7-12 pound range is common. Chum salmon are around a good part of the season in prolific numbers, and the early season Chinook fishing is very reliable. Add grayling on large dry flies, colorful char and sea run dollies to the mix, and anglers enjoy a week with continuous fishing success. The village of Unalakleet is located 400 miles northwest of Anchorage in a very remote corner of Alaska… almost a world away from the hectic and often crowded fly-out fisheries to the south. Unalakleet River Lodge is the only operation on the entire river system, with over ninety miles of spring creek-like river and multiple gin clear tributaries — providing a level of exclusivity and privacy that is very rare in Alaska these days.

NOTE: Tried and true salmon, char and grayling factory – and a river all to yourself in far NW Alaska. Unalakleet is perfect for anglers of all skill levels. SEASONALITY: Open June - September

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NUSHAGAK CAMPS // ALASKA $5995

7 NIGHTS / 6 DAYS FISHING

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his no-frills approach to Alaska puts the emphasis on great wilderness fishing. There are still places in Alaska to fish in total solitude; where you have the river all to yourself. Founded in the 1982, Dave and Kim Egdorf’s camp is still the way Alaska used to be… Nothing has changed, and the upper Nushagak is still stuffed with two to five pound rainbows, along with more char and grayling than a fly fisherman can count. A week on the upper Nush consists of solitude, red hot fishing, and good company at the day’s end. Guests enjoy all the creature comforts imaginable for such a remote camp. The 100 river miles of fly water available from camp is made up mostly of shallow, gravel-bottomed, fish-filled riffles and runs. While the lower 40 miles of the Nush are accessible to everyone, there’s just one place on the upper river where a plane can land, and it takes a special kind of aircraft to do it. There are no man-made trails leading to or through the woods here; no 4-wheeler tracks, and certainly no roads. Totally remote and isolated rainbow trout fishing and a true wilderness experience – yet at a very affordable price point.

NOTE: Old school Alaska in a permanent camp and completely off the grid with no crowds – the way Alaska used to be. SEASONALITY: Open June - September

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UPLAND ANGLER LODGE // MONTANA $2250

5 NIGHTS / 4 DAYS FISHING

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ailwaters Travel does not represent many lodges in the western U.S. because they rarely combine all essential ingredients to meet our standards: comfortable accommodations, good food and other amenities, responsible and trustworthy managers and staff, reasonable travel logistics, high quality guides, and of course excellent fly fishing opportunities. That is why we are so excited to discover Upland Angler Lodge. While we do not have a ton of history with Upland Angler yet, we believe that it offers all of the above and more. Located between Great Falls and Helena on a blue ribbon section of the Missouri River, it is easy to get to. Its management and ownership are outstanding. The cuisine is delectable. The lodge manages to be both rustic and luxurious in a gorgeous natural setting. The guides are great and the fishing is out of this world, virtually year-round. On top of all that, the lodge is adjacent to some really interesting historical sites; it is on Lewis & Clark’s route and the famous bridge from the movie Untouchables is within walking distance. The fishing on the Missouri and several tributaries in the area offers a good variety within easy driving distance. The Missouri itself has three distinct sections with completely different character -- an upper section, middle canyon section, and lower section with spring creek qualities. This variety also means a broad range of fishing scenarios, from straightforward presentations perfect for beginners to technical situations that will challenge the most experienced trout angler. These sections of the Missouri are tailwaters, which means it is almost never “blown out” and has relatively consistent flows year-round. These waters also support prolific hatches, leading to wonderful dry fly fishing. Best of all, these sections of the Missouri boast an unbelievable number of browns & rainbows over 20 inches. We really do feel that Upland angler has it all. NOTE: It should cost much more to stay at a historic property with this level of service and fish a Blue Ribbon section of the Missouri. Destined to become one of our most popular trips. 16

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USA WEST

TETON VALLEY LODGE // IDAHO $2400

4 NIGHTS / 3 DAYS FISHING

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or the angler looking for a super easy trout trip out west, it is hard to beat non-stop flights to Jackson Hole and hopping over the Tetons into Driggs, Idaho and Teton Valley Lodge. For over fifteen years , Teton Valley Lodge has been the go-to spot for both small parties of hard core anglers, families, as well as the perfect venue for larger corporate groups. This multi generational family business has been running for over one hundred years and is considered one of the most respected lodges in the Rockies. Located only forty minutes from Jackson Hole, guests enjoy a huge diversity in fishing venues on the Teton, Henry’s Fork, and South Fork Rivers. Teton Valley guides love their dry flies, and offer dozens of unique float trips and some walk and wade opportunities on these famed NE Idaho rivers. The lodge sits on a huge property alongside the Teton with multiple buildings and improvements allowing guests to spread out in the main lodge as well as private cabins for families and smaller parties. This is the perfect destination to consider for the quick and easy trout fix as well as the longer full week of fishing.

NOTE: Easy to get to NE Idaho Lodge fishing some of the most fabled Rocky Mountain trout rivers. Beautiful property and 100 year family owned business. SEASONALITY: Open May - October

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KAMCHATKA PENINSULA // RUSSIAN FAR EAST $6850 - $7850

6 NIGHTS / 5 DAYS FISHING

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ords simply cannot describe the world-class trout fishing, the adventure, or cultural education experienced on a trip to the Kamchatka Peninsula in eastern Russia. It is impossible to convey the feeling of excitement when the engines are lit on the Russian made Mi-8 helicopter bound for one of the most remote and seldom fished trout streams on Earth. The Kamchatka Peninsula is without question one of the most special wildernesses remaining on the planet. Kamchatka is a true peninsula approximately the same size as California with only 375,000 residents (less than one person per square kilometer). There is no development, no roads, no logging, no pollution, no poaching, and certainly zero fishing pressure. In many ways the Kamchatka Peninsula is very similar to Alaska, only without the crowds or the development. It is a place of breathtaking beauty and unique wildlife, mixing striking scenery of mountains, active volcanoes, tundra, forests and rugged coastline. Tailwaters represents diverse fishing programs in three separate regions of Kamchatka. Whether it is high volume dry fly and mouse fishing on a perfect spring creek, or swinging flies on a larger freestone for enormous JUMBO sized Rainbows in the 30+ inch range (or a little of both)— Kamchatka offers a setting, accommodation type, and style of fishing for every type of angler. Less than forty anglers a year fish our rivers for a short eight-week season. The historical and political significance of this formerly Soviet naval hotbed is a perspective jolt for even the most adventurous traveler. Our Russian Outfitters have been rock solid for over ten years, and deliver a safe and organized program in one of the worlds most remote and beautiful wildernesses. Tailwaters has been involved with the fishing programs in Kamchatka since 2003, and understand the ins and outs of traveling, exploring, and fishing this rainbow trout fantasy-land. NOTE: Perhaps the greatest wilderness and rainbow trout fishing experience imaginable – only 4.5 hours non-stop from Anchorage! SEASONALITY: Open mid July - early September

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Monster Lower Zhupanova River Rainbow from Zendzur Lodge. Photo: Patrick Duke


EL SALTAMONES // CHILE $4900

7 NIGHTS / 6 DAYS FISHING

// 6 NIGHT / 5 DAY TRIPS AVAILABLE

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l Saltamontes is one of the oldest and most polished fly fishing lodges in Chile. Also a 5,000 acre working cattle ranch, El Saltamontes offers a perfectly managed fishing program with a legitimate private ranch lifestyle. It might be the most upscale and luxurious lodge in the region, and yields some of the most consistent walk and wade dry fly fishing in Patagonia. True to its name, El Saltamontes (“the grasshopper”) offers up consistent hopper fishing most of the summer. The ranch’s home river, Rio Nireguao, is one of the world’s most tailor-made river systems for fishing terrestrials nearly an entire season. Traditional dry fly fishing here and on the ranch’s smaller creeks is also very dependable.

The rich tradition of El Saltamontes is synonymous with Chilean fly fishing. The Gorronos family practically started the “lodge” concept in Chile, and have it down to a science. The superb lodge is nestled in a beautiful river valley and is luxurious, by any angling standards. Each of the nine guest rooms have private baths, and magnificent views. A small and intimate experience, El Saltamontes allows only eight to ten fishermen and four non-anglers each week of its short season. A legitimate horseback riding program is also a huge bonus for non-anglers interested in stunning rides through the Andes. If you are seeking a really nice place to entertain your spouse or non-angling companion, El Saltamontes should definitely be at the top of the list.

NOTE: Smaller private water, a gorgeous ranch, and all the foamy high floating terrestrial and dry fly fishing you could ask for. SEASONALITY: Open January - April

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LA POSADA DE LOS FARIOS // CHILE $3850

6 NIGHTS / 5 DAYS FISHING

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a Posada de los Farios (“The Inn of the Brown Trout”) was founded in 1994 by American, Rex Bryngelson. Rex and his wife Maike run their charming lodge located on the banks of the Cisnes River. They offer the ideal trip for anglers interested in a more intimate and private angling / wilderness experience. With only three bedrooms, the family-run outfit offers what we believe to be the most personalized and intimate experience available in Chile. The Cisnes Valley and the other venues frequented at La Posada de los Farios are exclusive of competing operations (3.5 hours drive north of Coyhaique) and guarantee a peaceful escape with zero angling pressure from other lodges in the Aisén Region. This quiet, homey lodge offers a diverse week-long program as well as shorter visits based upon availability. The typical week would include floating on the Cisnes, walk and wading on spring fed tributaries and hidden lagunas feeding the Cisnes, and spending a day or two fishing one or more private lakes for HUGE browns and rainbows. There are also trips down to the coastal fjords for trophy native and sea-run browns and rainbows as well as salmon when conditions are favorable. La Posada de Los Farios combines incredible fishing opportunity, stunning scenery and genuine hospitality… the complete Chilean trout fishing experience.

NOTE: Intimate lodge (6 guests max) ideal for small groups with exclusive access to the famed Cisnes River, spring creeks, lakes, and add-on trips to the Chilean Fjords. SEASONALITY: Open January - April

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// Massive brown trout taken on a streamer in Rio Pico

PATAGONIA RIVER GUIDES // ARGENTINA $7000 - $7700

7 NIGHTS / 6 DAYS FISHING

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atagonia River Guides, or “PRG”, is American owned and operated by Rance Rathie and Travis Smith. Rance and Travis are born and bred fly fishermen who have been guiding anglers in Montana since their teens. Their passion for fishing and guiding ultimately led them to Argentina where they saw a unique opportunity to apply their extensive knowledge and expertise to build the most comprehensive and professional fly fishing operation in Patagonia. Whether its their modern and well maintained trucks, boats, and fly fishing tackle, their all-star staff of guides and staff, amazing fishing, distinct scenery, ridiculously good cuisine and wines, or their “fish a different river everyday” philosophy – there is no question PRG offers the most complete and dynamic cultural and angling experience in Patagonia for hard-core anglers as well as adventurous couples. In addition to their world-class fly fishing programs, PRG also offers some of the finest wild quail and red stag hunting in South America allowing guests the unique opportunity to combine fly fishing and hunting from the same lodge. PRG operates in three separate and distinct regions: the Esquel and Los Alerces National Park Area (Trevelin); The Rio Pico Area (Tres Valles Lodge); and the San Martin and Junin del los Andes Area (PRG North). PRG has unique lodges in each area and extensive fly-fishing programs covering almost all of the trout regions of Argentina.

NOTE: Our most popular Argentine operation, and perhaps the highest standard for all fishing lodges worldwide. Expectations are always surpassed with PRG. SEASONALITY: Open November - April

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An incredible Argentina Brown Trout from the Lodge at Trevelin.


// Arroyo Verde, one of the finest fishing lodges and locations within the PRG North program.

PRG NORTH // NORTHERN PATAGONIA, ARGENTINA $6300 - $7000

7 NIGHTS / 6 DAYS FISHING

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anaged by partner and local San Martin resident, Alex Knull, PRG North is the newest addition to the PRG portfolio of programs offering fishing in the renowned San Martin and Junin de los Andes Region. This northern Patagonia fishery is home to some of the largest, oldest and most established estancias in the country. From the genuine working polo or sheep ranch to the super polished luxury lodge, PRG North guides out of a half dozen estancias for you to choose from in the region. Incredible rivers such as the Chimehuín, Aluminé, Collón Cura, Limay, and Malleo offer guests some of the finest fishing in all of South America. Classic hatches of mayflies, caddis, and stoneflies are prevalent, and other phenomenon such as world-renowned minnow runs, unique pancora crabs, and unforgettable willow worms “hatch” at distinct times of the season. Hundreds of miles of productive rivers and wide-open spaces await, and guests can choose to float and fish from PRG North’s RO drift boats or wade fish on private access. Every PRG North trip is custom designed based on guest’s desires for accommodation, fishing choices, non-angling activities, and skill level. Trips as short as three days fishing are possible and any estancia stay can be combined with unique wilderness camp trips better known as PRG Unplugged. Like all of PRG’s signature programs, PRG North provides the finest equipment, gear, tackle, guides, and service that have set them apart for more than ten years.

NOTE: Dynamic menu of multiple estancias, camping, proximity to San Martin, and loads of non-angling activities. Perfect for the strict angler, the family or the couple’s trip. SEASONALITY: November - April

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ESTANCIA LAGUNA VERDE // JURASSIC LAKE $5400

7 NIGHTS / 6 DAYS FISHING

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ago Strobel, or “Jurassic Lake,” is located 4.5 hours from the closest airport of El Calafate, Argentina . . . right smack in the middle of nowhere! Jurassic is a massive lake stocked decades ago with rainbow trout that have evolved to enormous sizes by feeding on the huge populations of scud and baitfish. It is a one-of-a-kind destination where the average sized rainbow weighs in at a solid ten pounds, and fish exceeding twenty pounds are brought to hand each season. The size of the fish earned Jurassic fame in the fly fishing world, but the style of fishing -- often sight casting to cruising fish in crystal clear water -- is what brings anglers back year after year. Guests at Laguna Verde enjoy the world-class fishing on Lago Strobel as well as private access to Moro creek and another dozen smaller lakes on the property – all loaded with huge rainbows. Additionally, exclusive access to the Barrancoso River is a tremendous bonus for anglers when fish congregate at its mouth, often yielding excellent sight casting opportunities for dinosaur-sized ‘bows on foamy dry flies.

Estancia Laguna Verde is the only traditional lodge near Jurassic Lake. Whereas competing operations put up tent camps on the shores of the lake, guests at Laguna Verde enjoy all the amenities expected at a proper fishing lodge. In addition to five spacious bedrooms with private baths, the lodge has a lovely dining room and bar, outdoor wooden deck, and a wader drying room.

NOTE: Comfortable lodge on the famed Lago Strobel – home to the largest rainbows on the planet. Easily combined with a trip to Tierra del Fuego. SEASONALITY: Open November - April

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MARIA BEHETY // TIERRA DEL FUEGO $5520 - $7900

7 NIGHTS / 6 DAYS FISHING

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ierra del Fuego (“Land of Fire”) is literally located at the end of the earth on the southern tip of South America – only a few hundred miles from Antarctica. The Rio Grande River is the most popular sea-run brown trout river in the world. Estancia Maria Behety operates two separate lodges on the same massive property: The main EMB Lodge and the luxuriously restored mansion called La Villa Maria Behety. The fences of the Estancia Maria Behety surround 275,000 acres (495 square miles) of cattle and sheep grazing country. Both lodges are within minutes of more than 100 of the finest pools on the river.

The brown trout of Tierra del Fuego return to their natal waters on the Rio Grande River to spawn each year, offering an incredible opportunity for anglers to catch some of the largest and liveliest brown trout on earth! Fish average 10 – 14 lbs, and experienced fly rodders usually hook about a half dozen per day. Trophy fish in excess of 20 pounds are not uncommon and about one in 50 is a monster pushing 30 pounds or more. Shallow, wide and slow moving with a gravel bottom, the Rio Grande is a simple river to wade, easy water to read – and is perfect habitat for swinging flies with heavy single handed or spey rods. For good reasons, the two Estancia Maria Behety lodges are rated by veterans as the finest on the river.

NOTE: The go-to sea-run brown trout lodge with the most coveted beats of the Rio Grande and the best Tierra del Fuego has to offer. SEASONALITY: Open December - mid April

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TSIMANE LODGES & CAMPS // BOLIVIA $5380 - $7600

7 NIGHTS / 6 DAYS FISHING

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xotic fly fishing destinations like Tsimane don’t come around very often. Rarely do all the essential ingredients meld to create a true “once in a lifetime” fishing trip. Pristine wilderness, complete remoteness, luxurious lodging, a top-notch outfitter, stunning scenery with abundant wildlife, and absolutely jaw-dropping fishing opportunities for the ultimate badass predatory gamefish. Tsimane’s rivers not only hold huge dorado (averaging almost 15 lbs and growing up to 30 lbs), but allow anglers to pursue them -- often sight casting -- while wading pristine freestone mountain rivers. This awesome species truly offers it all: size, aggression, power, and challenge, all in a breathtakingly beautiful setting. To top it all off, Tsimane’s waters hold three other species of exotic gamefish for the fly angler, including the highly sought after pacu, the “permit of the jungle.” Tsimane is located in a Bolivian national park and indigenous territory where the Andes Mountains meet the Amazon Jungle. It is only accessible by charter flights to a remote airstrip in the heart of the jungle. Tsimane Indians serve as camp staff and guides, proudly demonstrating their traditional techniques for surviving and thriving in the jungle. Interaction with these people and their culture from another era is often described as a highlight of the trip. Tsimane now operates three different lodge options -- Pluma Lodge, Secure Lodge, and Agua Negra Lodge. All three programs run 7 night / 6 day fishing itineraries with a well managed beat rotation system. Simply put, Tsimane offers the most unique and impressive golden dorado fishing on the planet, in a wild wilderness jungle experience unlike anything else available today. NOTE: So often referred to as “the coolest trip I have ever been on”, Tsimane defines the greatest jungle fishing adventure possible for the true bad-ass of all freshwater fish. SEASONALITY: May - October

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RIO MARIÉ // BRAZIL $7325

8 NIGHTS / 6 DAYS FISHING

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he waters of the Rio Marié system are home to incredible numbers of peacock bass and the largest peacock bass in the world — by a wide margin. This is due in part to the hyper-remote location, deep inside the most pristine part of the Amazon jungle. The Rio Marié system has more than 500 miles of fishable water with exclusive, fly fishing-only access. The program’s home base is a mobile, luxurious, technologically advanced yacht that moves to new water every day. Unlike virtually all other peacock bass destinations, this incredible mobility allows the operation to fish the entire watershed, effectively manage water level fluctuations, and keep fishing pressure nonexistent. Local peoples have long referred to the Marié as the “Rio de Gigantes” (“River of Giants”), but it was only recently “discovered” by the international angling community as the best peacock bass fishery on earth. The Brazilian Institute of Environment and Renewable Natural Resources (IBAMA) and the intrepid fly fishermen at Untamed Angling (the same outfitters who introduced the world to Tsimane in Bolivia) made several exploratory biological studies of the river system. The studies revealed that the average Rio Marié peacock bass is 15 pounds, and the population of 20+ pound peacocks is higher than anywhere else in the Amazon, or in the world. Each angling skiff is operated by both a native guide who knows the water intimately, and a top-notch international fly fishing professional. The perfectly designed fishing program is paired with deluxe accommodations, experienced managers, chefs who create the perfect mix of local and international dishes to go along with fine accommodations and services, virgin waters that hold the last bastion of giant peacock bass, and perfected techniques to pursue them on a fly rod. NOTE: Finally an exclusive, reliable and remote trophy peacock bass fishery set on board a luxurious new houseboat and 800 kilometers of well rested Amazon basin. SEASONALITY: September - January

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KENDJAM // BRAZIL $6250

7 NIGHTS / 6 DAYS FISHING

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ike the entire lineup of Untamed Angling’s programs, Kendjam is incredibly unique and remote. It is a destination for anglers willing to trade luxury for true adventure to the Brazilian Amazon on the headwaters of the Iriri River. The Iriri is brand new to fly anglers, previously explored and fished only by the native Kayapo Indians. Kendjam is a multi-species program offering something very rare for Brazil, a super clear water fishery where sight fishing is the rule. Variety is the name of the game, more so than any other fishery in the Amazon. There are opportunities for over ten species including peacock bass, matrinxã, piranha, wolf fish, a variety of pacu species, and if luck is on your side, payara. Fishing methods vary from stripping streamers in pools and around structure for peacocks or wolf fish, to dead drifting terrestrials to rising pacu and matrinxã, to swinging large flies in heavy current for payara. The river system has a wide variety of structure, allowing anglers to experience a different style of fishing daily. The wildlife and landscapes are equally impressive, with awesome bird life and the occasional leopard or tapir. The Kayapo people still don traditional face/body paint and colorful headdresses, adding an unforgettable cultural element to the trip. Accommodations are very comfortable considering the remote location deep in the jungle. Guests stay in double occupancy safari style tents, with comfortable beds, electricity, fans, and a fully functional bathroom with hot/cold water. If you want a serious wilderness adventure with plenty of species variety, Kendjam is your place!

NOTE: This one is not for sissies! Kendjam is the definition of remote and adventurous – with over ten jungle species to target sight fishing gin clear moving river on light tackle. SEASONALITY: May - November

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SALTWATER DESTINATIONS

MEXICO BAHAMAS LOS ROQUES BELIZE LOUSIANA REDFISH HONDURAS SEYCHELLES


SALTWATER DESTINATIONS MEXICO | BAHAMAS | LOS ROQUES | BELIZE | LOUISIANA REDFISH | SEYCHELLES


THE PALOMETA CLUB // ASCENSION BAY $4350

7 NIGHTS / 6 DAYS FISHING

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“If you want to catch a permit on the fly, there is no question that you stand a better chance here than any place I know.” – Lefty Kreh

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he Palometa Club is a boutique fishing lodge located on the famed flats of Ascension Bay on the Yucatan Peninsula. As the name implies, Palometa (local colloquial word for Permit) Club is tailor made for anglers in search of a specialized fishing trip targeting the most elusive and glorified of all saltwater species. Palometa Club’s scientific and sophisticated approach to permit fishing techniques, tackle, and methodology is unmatched. The Club has assembled, hands down, the best crew of guides in the region (2 Guides and 2 Anglers Per Boat or 1 on 1 guide : angler ratio). While the brand and reputation for success is geared around permit, guides don’t neglect the other species of Ascension Bay that make the fishery so diverse. Bonefish, tarpon, snook, jacks, barracuda, sharks, and many other reef species are also available year round. The lodge offers comfortable accommodations, a lively atmosphere, and incredible Mayan-Mexican cuisine. The Palometa Club is anything but a “fishing motel” – rather a laid back, comfortable, fun, old school fishing lodge in the purist form. The Club is a home away from home for our whole staff at Tailwaters - and a client favorite for hundreds of anglers of all skill levels.

NOTE: Recognized as the #1 Permit fishing program with the best permit guides in the Caribbean. Also an old school, boutique, and sincere fishing lodge in the purist form. SEASONALITY: January - September

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HOLBOX FLYFISHING LODGE // ISLA HOLBOX $2350 - $2695

5 NIGHTS / 4 DAYS FISHING

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sla Holbox (pronounced HOLE-BOSH) is a small remote island located in the Mexican state of Quintana Roo on the most northerly tip of the Yucatan Peninsula. Holbox offers a slow paced and charming atmosphere with stunning beaches, sandy streets, a couple of hotels, and a half dozen restaurants. The lodge sits directly on the secluded white sand beach just a ten minute walk from the center of town and is a completely updated and modernized facility that will accommodate up to ten anglers in five comfortable air conditioned rooms. The island is approximately twenty miles long and is composed of vast inland flats and mangrove lined lagoons — perfect habitat for juvenile tarpon & snook. This nursery fishery and reliable summertime adult tarpon fishery combine to create a year round, quiet, and affordable alternative for the serious tarpon angler exhausted with the overpriced and crowded Florida Keys. Anglers run in comfortable panga style boats approximately ten – twenty minutes in search of large schools of adult tarpon from May – September. On a flat day anglers usually encounter schools of rolling, cruising, and feeding adults in the 60 – 180 pound range. 95% of the fishing is done sight casting to pods of fish on or close to the surface. This “run and gun” style of fishing is super exciting and unique for even the most experienced tarpon pros.

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TARPON TOWN ANGLERS // CAMPECHE $2490

5 NIGHTS / 4 DAYS FISHING

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he fishing features more that eighty miles of mangrove coast with hundreds of creeks and channels. Campeche is exclusively a juvenile tarpon fishery, and is considered on of the world’s most consistent and prolific baby tarpon destinations. There are very few tarpon exceeding 30-40 pounds… but lots of juvenile fish! The two main venues are the shore or backcountry mangrove fishing for 5-15 pounders on 7-8 weights, and turtle grass flats (812 feet deep) for schools of cruising fish in the 20-40 pound range. The backcountry tarpon fishing is extremely productive and lots of fun with topwater, tons of fish, and good sport on small rods. The turtle grass flats are a bit of a boat run and you need good conditions to pull it off, but this is really a special part of the fishery if it comes together. It is really cool to hop on the boat right in the heart of a busy city built on the waterfront. When you get the right conditions you will get exhausted with catching little tarpon. The old Spanish colonial town of Campeche is located on the western side of the Yucatan Peninsula on the Gulf of Mexico and the Sea of Campeche. With approximately 350,000 inhabitants, Campeche offers a cultural experience unlike any other in the Caribbean angling community. The area is rich in both Mayan and Spanish colonial history, and the city has been named a UNESCO world heritage site. Stunning 17th century architecture, lively markets, incredible hospitality, great seafood, little tourism, nearby Mayan Ruins, and a remarkably clean and safe city make Campeche a delightful place to explore between fishing sessions. Tarpon Town Anglers is owned and operated by Raul Castaneda. Raul is the consummate host who ensures every aspect of your time fishing and experience in Campeche exceeds your expectations.

NOTE: Charming, clean, affordable, and safe colonial city and perhaps the best baby tarpon fishery out there. You will be sick of catching sábalitos after a few days in Tarpon Town. SEASONALITY: Year-round

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// The beautiful waterfront Abaco Lodge

ABACO LODGE // ABACO ISLAND $5560 - $5775

6 NIGHTS / 5 DAYS FISHING

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baco Lodge is the only fishing operation located on the famous “Marls” of Abaco, which allows anglers quick access to a vast labyrinth of flats, mangroves, and bonefish in numbers like nowhere else in the Bahamas. Most fishing is done from the boat, but there are some wading opportunities if the tide is right to stalk bonefish on foot. The fishery also offers very good tarpon fishing, plus permit and other species such as barracuda.

Owner/operator Nervous Waters spares no expense when it comes to making guests feel as comfortable as possible. From brand new Maverick skiffs with fully stocked YETI coolers, to Sage rods provided at no charge, single occupancy rooms, made-to-order breakfast, a variety of lunch options, to being greeted back at the lodge by a hostess with cold towels and freshly made cocktails, Abaco Lodge’s attention to detail and superb service are truly unique among fishing lodges. Abaco Lodge’s gorgeous waterfront property is only minutes from Marsh Harbour, which receives direct flights from several U.S. cities. The ease of travel and idyllic setting make Abaco Lodge a great choice for non-angling companions seeking a relaxing vacation with world-class service and accommodations. Of course, the fantastic fishing also makes it a top destination for anglers of all skill levels. Huge schools of tailing, average size bonefish are perfect for ramping up the learning curve of anglers who do not have a lot of saltwater experience. Big solitary single bonefish, permit, and tarpon keep veteran anglers coming back time and time again.

NOTE: The lodge that reinvented fishing the famed Marls of Abaco with top notch equipment and guides, over-the-top service and single occupancy accommodations. SEASONALITY: Closed July & August

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// A school of bonefish holding on to the last bit of tide they have left before entering the flats

BAIR’S LODGE // SOUTH ANDROS $5560 - $5775

6 NIGHTS / 5 DAYS FISHING

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air’s Lodge is located on the world famous South Andros, 25 minutes south of Congo Town at Little Creek. Three things that best describe this fishery are massive hard bottom flats, beautiful blue crystal clear water, and HUGE bonefish. Anglers will not go long without spotting and stalking double digit fish, which is why South Andros is such a special place. The lodge is in a prime location on the south bight, lending easy access to the interior flats of Little Creek, west side flats, and the pristine flats of the southern portion of Andros. As mentioned, South Andros is home to many large bonefish! Anglers can fish from both the boat or choose to wade white, hard bottom flats if the tide is right. Owned and operated by Nervous Waters, no expense is spared when it comes to making guests feel like the star of the show. Anglers start their day with an a la carte breakfast, and then head out for a day of fishing in brand new Maverick skiffs, with fully stocked YETI coolers. A variety of options for lunch are available for order including the daily special, cold sandwiches and salads. Arriving back at the lodge, one of Bair’s hostesses greets guests with cold towels and a freshly made cocktail. No better way to end a day of fishing! The lodge is a combination of six double occupancy rooms, with a large common area loaded with couches and a television.

NOTE: Historic lodge with high-end accommodations and a super dynamic fishing program offering lots of wading for some of the biggest bones in the Bahamas. SEASONALITY: Closed August - mid October

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DEEP WATER CAY // GRAND BAHAMA $4875 - $5200

6 NIGHTS / 5 DAYS FISHING

// BEACHFRONT HOUSES AVAILABLE

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eep Water Cay is located on the furthest east end of Grand Bahama Island – approximately forty-five minutes from the commercial airport in Freeport. Situated on a 2.2-mile private island, Deep Water Cay Club combines the charming history of an old-school Bahamian fishing club with the modern amenities of an upscale boutique resort. Founded in 1958 by Gil Drake and Field and Stream editor, A.J. McLean, it is hard to imagine a nicer bonefishing lodge. The best way to encapsulate Deep Water Cay is to imagine “bonefish lodge meets country club”. Sound over the top? It’s actually just right, and they really do pull it off in an unpretentious way. DWC has incredible food, beautiful accommodations, pleasant staff, and a very tangible and charming vibe from 60 years of rich history. It is also a venue for the hardened saltwater angler as well as the couples or family holiday. A multi-generational experienced guide staff runs top of the line Hell’s Bay skiffs targeting some of the biggest and least pressured bonefish in the Bahamas, as well as reasonably frequent opportunities for permit, tarpon, sharks, cudas, and more. With tastefully refurbished guest cottages or private home rental options, gorgeous clubhouse and infinity pool, stunning beaches, easy access with commercial air service, private airstrip on island, legit non-angling programs, tip top equipment, and 250 square miles of pristine surrounding flats – Deep Water Cay has it all.

NOTE: Where the country club meets the bonefishing lodge. Perfect spot for the family holiday, the couple’s vacation or the discriminating angler. SEASONALITY: Closed late August - early October

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MANGROVE CAY CLUB // ANDROS $4900

5 NIGHTS / 5 DAYS FISHING

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he Mangrove Cay Club is an upscale, but not pretentious, lodge run by amazing hosts, Liz and Alton Bain. Mangrove Cay’s efficiency is somewhat of an anomaly in the Bahamas – five star accommodations, timely guides and staff, amazing food, as well as top-notch boats and equipment. Mangrove Cay is located on the middle bight of Andros Island. The lodge is well situated away from the busiest lodges to the north, and offers convenient access to the north & middle bights as well as a reliable off-shore program for dorado & wahoo. In addition to having miles and miles of productive flats in the immediate area, Andros’s famous west side flats are also a practical boat run away. First and foremost a bonefish fishery, however guests will also frequently encounter barracuda, snook, jack crevalle, and the occasional tarpon or permit. Guests stay in double occupancy freestanding ocean view duplexes adjacent to the lodge’s main bar and restaurant. Rooms are air-conditioned, each with sitting area, as well as private bath and porch. Andros Island’s most famous chef, Iyke Moore, prepares unique meals with a Bahamian twist. Construction was completed in 2000, so the entire facility has a very new and fresh feeling. The grounds are perfectly manicured, and all the villas are situated next to a small beach and flats inhabited by the occasional cruising bonefish, barracuda or shark.

NOTE: Tried and true Androsian institution with stunning duplex style accommodations. Access to the middle and north bights as well as the west side on a calm day. SEASONALITY: Closed July - September

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// The two guide system that is signature for the success of Palometa Club guests

FARAWAY CAYES // HONDURAS $9550

7 NIGHTS / 6 DAYS FISHING

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he Faraway Cayes of Honduras is a permit fishery so remote it is not on Google Earth. The only way to get there is by helicopter. It is full of fish, as one would expect in a pristine flats environment in the heart of the Caribbean. Each of our clients who made the trip in the inaugural 2018 season said, without hesitation, that it was the best permit fishery he had ever seen. Fly Fish Guanaja has solved the logistical riddle of running a first class fly fishing operation so far out, doing so with plenty of style, awesome accommodations, cuisine, and other amenities given the ultra-remote location. The program runs from March until the first week of June. During those three months, a max of five anglers fish the Faraway Cayes only four days per week, with an entire week off every month. The other two fishing days each week are spent on Guanaja, an impressive permit fishery in its own right, with big bonefish, triggerfish, tarpon, and other species as well. The short season and limit of five anglers per week make this program very exclusive and translates to a tiny fraction of the traffic on the flats compared to virtually all other permit fisheries. Only a few very lucky anglers will be able to experience Faraway Cayes firsthand. What they will find is excellent permit, bonefish, and triggerfish fishing, and a wild adventure with no other fly fishermen for hundreds of miles in any direction.

NOTE: The 2018 film “Beyond the Horizon� helped make Faraway Cayes one of the hottest saltwater destinations on earth. But there is no hype out there, only solitude and flats filled with uneducated fish. SEASONALITY: March - early June

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// Faraway Cayes, Honduras. No GPS coordinates revealed.

ARGENTINA // PATAGONIA RIVER GUIDES $6395

7 NIGHTS / 6 DAYS FISHING

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atagonia River Guides, or “PRG”, is American owned and operated by Rance Rathie and Travis Smith. Rance and Travis are born and bred fly fishermen who have been guiding anglers in Montana since their teens. Their passion for fishing and guiding ultimately led them to Argentina where they saw a unique opportunity to apply their extensive knowledge and expertise to build the most comprehensive and professional fly fishing operation in Patagonia. Whether its their modern and well maintained trucks, boats, and fly fishing tackle, their allstar staff of guides and staff, amazing fishing, distinct scenery, ridiculously good cuisine and wines, or their “fish a different river everyday” philosophy – there is no question PRG offers the most complete and dynamic cultural and angling experience in Patagonia for hard-core anglers as well as adventurous couples. In addition to their world-class fly fishing programs, PRG also offers some of the finest wild quail and red stag hunting in South America allowing guests the unique opportunity to combine fly fishing and hunting from the same lodge. PRG operates in three separate and distinct regions: the Esquel and Los Alerces National Park Area (Trevelin); The Rio Pico Area (Tres Valles Lodge); and the San Martin and Junin del los Andes Area (PRG North). PRG has unique lodges in each area and extensive fly-fishing programs covering almost all of the trout regions of Argentina.

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BELIZE

BLUE HORIZON LODGES // TURNEFFE ATOLL $3990 - $4490

7 NIGHTS / 6 DAYS FISHING

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lue Horizon is a fly fishing operation located in “Permit Alley” near Placencia, Belize. The fishery is huge and the permit fishing as good as anywhere. The flats are easily the most beautiful of any permit-centric destination. Almost every flat is ringed with scuba-quality coral. And almost every flat is topped with happy, tailing permit.

Legendary permit guide Lincoln Westby founded the operation decades ago and, at 76 years young, is still putting anglers on permit with amazing consistency, along with the guide team he personally trained. Westby and his team practice a conservation ethic that should be a model for guides everywhere, treating the flats and fish with utmost care. This philosophy ensures a healthy fishery and happy permit for years to come. The Blue Horizon lodge built by Westby decades ago is currently undergoing a comprehensive renovation/reconstruction, but during the interim there are several excellent lodging options. Most anglers stay at Thatch Caye, a large island with high-end accommodations and wonderful service that hosts lots of couples and honeymooners. Other options include family-style resorts in Placencia and Hopkins, plus an exclusive, luxurious private island in the center of the fishery. These options allow great flexibility depending on budget and non-angling companions. But regardless of where they choose to stay during their trip, all anglers experience the same gorgeous flats, highly skilled guides, and incredible opportunities at permit on the fly.

NOTE: Called the “dry fly fishing of the permit world” due to the insane number of tailing permit. Stunningly beautiful flats and Lincoln Westby is one of the most iconic permit guides alive today. SEASONALITY: Year-round

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EL PESCADOR LODGE // AMBERGRIS CAYE $4420

7 NIGHTS / 6 DAYS FISHING

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l Pescador Lodge on Ambergris Caye is one of the fly-fishing industry’s most tenured and respected operations. Known for its convenient travel, diverse fishing opportunities, diving program, comfortable accommodations, and laid back atmosphere, El Pescador is one of our all time favorites. The nearby village of San Pedro offers the best nightlife, shopping, and restaurants in all of Belize, adding a social alternative to the solitude of the more remote fishing camps. In addition to a comprehensive eco-tourism program, the lodge also operates a diving and snorkeling outfit that frequents many of the world’s greatest dive sites. The main lodge’s twelve double occupancy rooms are private, recently updated, comfortable and air-conditioned. Guests can also upgrade to beach houses / villas that are ideal for families or guests looking for additional privacy and the added square footage. The lodge’s lively bar (equipped with pool table, darts, shuffleboard, internet, satellite TV) is a nighttime favorite, and the pool and multi-bedroom lodge villas have hosted hundreds of happy children on holiday with the family. Anglers enjoy zillions of uneducated bonefish, frequent shots at permit, and a year-round tarpon fishery that rivals the Florida Keys. Whether you are looking for a hard-core angling vacation, an intimate family getaway, or hosting a corporate meeting, El Pescador should be at the top of the list.

NOTE: A simple travel schedule and a true family friendly eco-resort, El Pescador offers upscale accommodations at one of the Caribbean’s most consistent grand slam fisheries. SEASONALITY: Year-round

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TURNEFFE FLATS LODGE // TURNEFFE ATOLL $3990 - $4490

7 NIGHTS / 6 DAYS FISHING

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urneffe Flats is one of the most respected destination fishing lodges in the saltwater fly fishing community. Located approximately thirty miles from mainland Belize, Turneffe Atoll is one of the most beautiful and ecologically diverse islands in the Caribbean. It is also one of the easiest to get to. Belize City is less than three hours direct from Dallas/Ft. Worth, Houston, and Miami! Anglers enjoy fishing miles of flats and inshore habitat ideal for bonefish, permit, tarpon, and numerous other species. Bonefishing is orchestrated wading ocean-side flats for tailing fish in the two – five pound range, while other fishing is done from a 16’ Dolphin skiff exploring the labyrinth of flats, creeks, and mangrove lagoons. Turneffe’s permit fishery is considered one of the best in the world, resident baby tarpon are around year round, and larger migratory tarpon also show up in the summer months. Guests stay in beach front, air-conditioned cabanas with private baths. The lodge’s social areas include the dining room, veranda, open bar, swimming pool, and a well stocked fly shop. T-Flats also has two villas with multiple bedrooms for larger cohesive parties. T-Flats operates a full service PADI diving and snorkeling program as well as a combo diving / fishing package. Non-angling guests can also partake in the flexible “Atoll Adventure” package that includes numerous guided activities such as snorkeling, kayaking, beach combing, bird watching, or simply napping in a hammock.

NOTE: With one of the world’s top permit fisheries, endless wading for bones, legit tarpon, and one of the most charming and remote lodges anywhere, T-Flats is one of our favorites. SEASONALITY: Year-round

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COPAL TREE LODGE // PUNTA GORDA $3175 - $3725

6 NIGHTS / 5 DAYS FISHING

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opal Tree Lodge may be the best value in fly fishing travel today -- especially for those interested in targeting permit on the fly. The Punta Gorda permit fishery is as good as anywhere on earth, and Copal Tree is one of the finest lodges in Central America. In fact, “lodge” is a huge understatement -- Copal Tree is an eco and health conscious boutique resort, secluded by jungle on a 12,000 acre nature preserve and farm-to-table operation. Around 70% of the award-winning cuisine served at Copal Tree is produced on the property. A ton of thought and care go into the exceptional cuisine, amenities, and activities at Copal Tree Lodge. Angling guests at Copal Tree fish with the Garbutt family, who are legendary guides in permit fishing circles. They are true watermen who know the area and fish better than anyone, are tons of fun to fish with, and they flat know how to put permit in the boat. The fishery itself has both a huge lagoon system and also hundreds of cayes and pancake flats offshore. These two very different habitats likely account for the fishery’s amazing consistency; if there are not many fish on the outer flats, there are usually lots of fish in the lagoon, and vice versa. The main lodge perches on a hill overlooking the jungle, Rio Grande River, and Caribbean Sea. Suites each have a private veranda, canopy bed, spa-style bath and walk-in shower, locally made soap, bathrobes, and floor-to-ceiling views outside. They are spacious, air-conditioned, equipped with wifi, and come with complimentary laundry service. The lodge has a full service spa and a ton of non-angling activities both on site and around the area. But even though it offers far more amenities than most fishing lodges, Copal Tree Lodge is surprisingly affordable. We love everything about Copal Tree, the people, and of course the fish.

NOTE: Incredibly prolific, consistent permit fishery and easily the nicest fishing lodge at a permit-centric destination. Wonderfully laid-back vibe and unbeatable value. SEASONALITY: Open year-round

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BELIZE

VICTORIA HOUSE // AMBERGRIS CAYE $1250 - $6500

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ocated on Ambergris Cay in the lively village of San Pedro, Victoria House offers a traditional resort / hotel style vacation for couples, families and mixed groups seeking an alternative to the “fishing lodge” experience. Victoria House Hotel offers some of the most upscale accommodations and first class (yet affordable) service in Belize. With rooming options ranging from one bedroom “casitas” to their multi-bedroom villas with a private pool, Victoria House has several different rooming styles to accommodate your group’s size, expectations, and budget. The property is beautifully landscaped and sits a few steps from a beautiful beach. All rooms are air-conditioned. Victoria House also has an upscale restaurant, a lively bar, and is within two minutes golf cart ride from the restaurants and nightlife of San Pedro. Victoria House is a great destination for honeymooners – and also hosts weddings. Don’t confuse the upscale accommodation and service as a compromise to the fishing or eco-tour experience. Victoria House employs some excellent guides that operate a first rate inshore angling program for bonefish, permit, tarpon, snook, jack crevalle, and numerous other species. Their eco-tour program includes organized and professional activities ranging from snorkeling and diving, visits to the mainland, helicopter tours, cave tubing, and much more – only three hours direct from Dallas, Houston, or Miami!

NOTE: Mix the traditional tropical luxury hotel holiday with an awesome fishing experience. Rooms available from 1-bedroom studios to 4-bedroom villas. SEASONALITY: Closed late August - mid October.

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LOUSIANA REDFISH // WOODLAND PLANTATION $1815

3 NIGHTS / 3 DAYS FISHING

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he marshes and mud flats of southern Louisiana are home to the best redfish fishing in the world. This affordable, year round fishery is only 45 minutes south of New Orleans. Combine the convenience and fantastic fishing with the charm, comfort, and hospitality at the Woodland Plantation bed and breakfast – and you have the most popular destination in our travel catalog. The Woodland Plantation, a 180-year-old restored sugar plantation on the west bank of the Mississippi, can accommodate any group type with spacious private rooms, multiple condos and houses across its fifty acres of bottomland hardwoods, wetlands, and gorgeous landscaping. Spirits Hall, a converted Baptist church, serves as Woodland’s restaurant and lively bar. The late autumn and winter months must be booked a year in advance, but far too many anglers ignore the spring, summer, and early fall fishing, which can be every bit as spectacular. The marsh is also crawling with black drum, speckled trout, sheepshead, and frequent encounters with jack crevalle. Our summer inshore/offshore combo trips provide opportunities for bull reds, cobia, jacks, snapper, dorado, sharks, mackerel, tarpon and more. Plaquemines Parish has become a second home to everyone at Tailwaters Travel. It is a part of the world loaded with great friends, rich history and a beautiful fishery. We send over 350 anglers a year down to the marsh and know the angling opportunities there better than anyone in the business.

NOTE: Tailwaters Travel knows the fishery, the Plantation, and the best guides better than anyone in the business. Period! SEASONALITY: Year-round with October - December most popular for “bull reds”

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// Massive brown trout taken on a streamer in Rio Pico

ARGENTINA // PATAGONIA RIVER GUIDES $6395

7 NIGHTS / 6 DAYS FISHING

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atagonia River Guides, or “PRG”, is American owned and operated by Rance Rathie and Travis Smith. Rance and Travis are born and bred fly fishermen who have been guiding anglers in Montana since their teens. Their passion for fishing and guiding ultimately led them to Argentina where they saw a unique opportunity to apply their extensive knowledge and expertise to build the most comprehensive and professional fly fishing operation in Patagonia. Whether its their modern and well maintained trucks, boats, and fly fishing tackle, their allstar staff of guides and staff, amazing fishing, distinct scenery, ridiculously good cuisine and wines, or their “fish a different river everyday” philosophy – there is no question PRG offers the most complete and dynamic cultural and angling experience in Patagonia for hard-core anglers as well as adventurous couples. In addition to their world-class fly fishing programs, PRG also offers some of the finest wild quail and red stag hunting in South America allowing guests the unique opportunity to combine fly fishing and hunting from the same lodge. PRG operates in three separate and distinct regions: the Esquel and Los Alerces National Park Area (Trevelin); The Rio Pico Area (Tres Valles Lodge); and the San Martin and Junin del los Andes Area (PRG North). PRG has unique lodges in each area and extensive fly-fishing programs covering almost all of the trout regions of Argentina.

LOCATION: Trevelin, Chubut - Argentina | TRAVEL TIME: 12hrs | TARGET SPECIES: Trout 60

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// Aerial view of St. Francois atoll, the primary fishing location at Alphonse Island Resort

ALPHONSE ISLAND RESORT // SEYCHELLES $9560

7 NIGHTS / 6 DAYS FISHING

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ver the last fifteen seasons, the Tailwaters Travel staff has collectively spent dozens of weeks on Alphonse Island and facilitated hundreds trips there. We are real experts on all aspects of this destination, and are here to tell you that there is simply no better shallow saltwater fly-fishing experience to be found. Conjure up an image of the most idyllic sight-fishing venue imaginable, and then set your expectation level a notch higher… Welcome to Alphonse Island! Anglers fish a very well defined fishery known as the St. Francois Lagoon; a 4 X 7 mile conglomerate over 10,000 acres of pristine flats and channels completely surrounded and protected by barrier reef. Alphonse and St. Francois can easily boast of the best bonefish fishing on the planet. In addition to the bonefish, Alphonse and St. Francois are also recognized as a top giant trevally fishery. 90% of the world’s fly caught milkfish are landed here, and around every corner there are shots at dozens of other species including hard fighting triggerfish, permit, parrotfish and much, much more – including a legitimate bluewater program for sailfish, tuna, and other pelagics. The accommodations and facilities at the Alphonse Island Resort are completely over the top. Fantastic cuisine, a gorgeous beachside restaurant and bar, freshwater pool and luxurious, single occupancy chalet buildings are as nice as you will find at any fishing lodge – and more than suitable for slow paced non angling companions.

NOTE: Species diversity that does not compare. The greatest all around saltwater flats fishing imaginable. What more is there to say? SEASONALITY: Open October - May. There is no “best time to go”

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COSMOLEDO ATOLL ECO-LODGE // SEYCHELLES $14950

7 NIGHTS / 6 DAYS FISHING

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osmoledo Atoll, a raised coral atoll, is one of the most remote fishing destinations in the world, situated 560 nautical miles SW of Mahe Island. In past years, Cosmoledo has become known as the best GT fishery in the world and has become the benchmark for anglers searching for the ultimate saltwater flats destination full of hungry GTs. The sheer numbers and variety of fish species has amazed the fly fishing world, with anglers from across the globe lining up to sample the ultimate fishing playground. Giant Trevally are not the only species that can found here in fantastic numbers. Bonefish, milkfish, the finicky indo-pacific permit and a host of triggerfish species all call Cosmoledo home. The Cosmoledo Group is comprised of a larger white sand lagoon surrounded by 18 islands, numerous pancake flats and two main channels.

Formerly only made possible by mothership liveaboards, this dreamlike fishery is made accessible to ten anglers each week at the brand new lodge on Wizard Island completed in December 2018. “Cosmo” books years out (especially with the good tides), so make sure to get in front of planning this incredible adventure.

NOTE: Recognized as the “GT capital of the world”, and of course all the other species are abundant as well. Bucket list trip #1. SEASONALITY: November - April

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ASTOVE ATOLL LODGE // SEYCHELLES $12950

7 NIGHTS / 6 DAYS FISHING

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stove Atoll is one of the most unique and remote fly-fishing destinations you are ever likely to experience. By Seychelles fishing standards it is truly one of a kind. Alphonse is a twelve-angler/week program with over the top accommodations and Cosmoledo offers the 10-guest lodge option. At Astove only six guests per week enjoy exclusive access to the entire atoll while relaxing in the comfort of the newly renovated lodge. Its shallow lagoon with one small entrance that is surrounded by sheer drop-offs ensures that this destination is full of variety. Astove is diverse with opportunities at catching giant trevally, bonefish, permit, barracuda, milkfish, bluefin trevally, triggerfish, grouper, snapper, yellowfin tuna, dogtooth tuna and wahoo. It is a world filled with color, where the daily dramas of a pristine ecosystem play out in front of your very eyes, a rare exclusive opportunity and privilege to gaze into a world, which has changed very little in the years that have passed. The “Wall” which runs the entire length of the Western side of the atoll drops off to over a 1000 meters within a few hundred meters from shore. It’s an amazing place that is teeming with both pelagic and resident fish species. Jacques Cousteau made this incredible place famous in 1956 when he filmed part of “The Silent World” along its edge. Six lucky anglers per week will have this atoll all to themselves. Teams will comprise of two anglers and one guide fishing either from a skiff or on foot depending on the chosen fishing area and tide. The accommodation is comfortable, comprising of six en-suite single occupancy bedrooms.

NOTE: Home to the biggest and baddest giant trevally fishing in the world – plus all the other species that make Seychelles... Seychelles. Only six guests maximum. SEASONALITY: November - April

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Cosmo.... arguably the greatest giant trevally fishery in the world.


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