Stafford Creek Lodge

One of the top angling operations in the Bahamas, Stafford Creek Lodge offers the perfect blend of comfort, tranquility and outstanding inshore fishing. The lodge owner and head guide is Prescott Smith, son of legendary bonefish guide Capt. Charlie Smith, who concocted the popular “Crazy Charlie” fly. Prescott and his stable of seasoned guides constantly

Blue Horizon Lodge

Why We Like It This is a permit-focused operation. If your goal is to catch your first permit or your fiftieth, Blue Horizon is a really great bet. The lodge is located smack-dab in the center of “Permit Alley,” offering its guides and clients first shots at several of the most productive reefs and flats

Black Bear Lodge

Why We Like It From Black Bear Lodge you’ll fish for wild rainbow trout that behave like steelhead—and sometimes grow to similar sizes. Swung flies work during spring and fall, making this a “steelhead-esque” game for fish that may range past 25 inches. During late spring and summer the trout are tuned in on dry

Copal Tree Lodge

Why We Like It Solid permit fishing and access to some of the most productive permit flats in the Caribbean. Anglers could expect double digit shots on most days, with the average fish weighing between 10 and 20 pounds. Tons of on-angling activities, cabins and suites immersed in a jungle setting with howler monkeys serenading

Rapids Camp

Why We Like It This is daily fly-out fishing at its finest. Rapids Camp is located at the epicenter of the famous Bristol Bay “leopard” rainbow trout fishery, and right on the banks of the Naknek River. Lodge guests can simply walk from breakfast to a private dock where multiple boats and a fleet of

The Steelhead Ranch

Why We Like It There aren’t many summer-run steelhead options left in the Pacific Northwest, and there aren’t any rivers like the Klickitat. Pure and simple, the Steelhead Ranch is a summer steelheading paradise. Situated on 40 acres above the Klickitat River, guests fish for some of the hardest fighting summer-run steelhead found anywhere in

Thanks Alaska Mothership

Why We Like It Thanks Alaska offers some of the most unique steelhead fishing on the planet with plenty of shots at bright, spring-run wild fish ranging between eight and 14 pounds, and some that grow much larger (our personal record measured 42 inches long). The 17-million-acre Tongass National Forest offers more than 200 of these

3Camps en Gaspésie

Why We Like It Pure and simple, this is one of the classic fly-fishing experiences found anywhere in the world. Atlantic salmon are one of the most desirable species in fly fishing and Quebec’s Gaspé Peninsula offers opportunity in spades. Guests at 3Camps en Gaspésie may fish private beats on three remarkable rivers, those being

Northern Lights Lodge

Why We Like It Simply put, the waters around Quesnel Lake and Northern Lights Lodge are rainbow trout Nirvana. Guests here will fish four major rivers and countless lakes from the classic Canadian wilderness lodge, with chances to land six distinct strains of wild rainbow trout that range between 16 and 26 inches. (The lodge

Missoula River Lodge

Why We Like It This is Norman Mcclean country and anglers still find A River Runs Through It style experience on the Big Blackfoot River and many other streams. If you are into the dry fly you can’t find a better place to drop an anchor—super productive hatches begin in March with the skwala stonefly and end