MODERN FLY FISHING TRAVEL
Because it’s impossible for anyone to know everything about fly fishing travel, these 7 contributors guide you to the best fly fishing travel for your tastes.
DOWNLOAD THE 245-PAGE PDF INSTANTLY AND FOR FREE BELOW.
THIS BOOK WILL give you…
- Top destinations that are fairly bulletproof
- Candid and honest opinions on the risks and rewards of a destination
- A thorough treatment of cold, warm, and saltwater locations
- Suggestions for specific lodges, guides, and outfitters
- Over 500 high-quality images
- Access to over 200 years of combined fly fishing travel expertise
- 3 quality/size options for downloading
- Insight into destinations from 5 continents
STANDARD PC/LARGE TABLET
BEST QUALITY/LARGE FILE
GET MORE ON FLY FISHING TRAVEL, PODCASTS, TEMPLATES, VIDEOS, GIVEAWAYS, AND MORE.
THE SEVEN CONTRIBUTORS
Gary Borger is Professor Emeritus, University of Wisconsin, Wausau. A fly angler since 1955, he has taught fly fishing schools and lectured internationally on fly fishing since 1972. As an award winning author, his books include Nymphing, Naturals, and Presentation. He pioneered instructional fly fishing videos and has designed many flies, fly lines, rods, reels, and other products. Among his national and international awards and honors, he was inducted into The Outdoors Best VFS Fly Fisherman Readers Poll Hall of Fame, received the Buz Buszek Memorial Fly Tying Award, and was named one of the seven most influential fly fishers of the last 50 years by Fly Fusion Magazine.
Justin Hanson has fly fished for almost 30 years in salt water, warm water, fresh water, and for anadromous species, with both single and two-handed rods. He has managed a fly shop, tied commercially, guided, and conducted fly casting, fly tying, and fly fishing courses. He manages the site, toflyfish.com, with its podcast, the To Fly Fish podcast, and YouTube channel with hundreds of thousands of views each year. The amazing variety available in fly fishing and the challenge of catching any species on the fly drives him on the water, while studying and discussing fly fishing is his passion off the water. He holds degrees in linguistics, history, and classics and is a professional digital marketer.
Scott Heywood has explored the world, as an experienced fly angler, mountaineer, and an elite river runner. Scott’s outdoor resume is extensive, spanning the last 50 years. He has guided sea kayak trips in Baja, Canada, the Bahamas, and Alaska; raft trips in the Arctic; and white water kayak trips in China. Scott has climbed in Canada, South America, and extensively in the United States and was inducted into the Explorers Club in 1994. For the past 35 years, Scott has been an owner, trip host, and photographer for Angling Destinations, Inc. Scott has fished all over the world both in fresh and salt water from the Seychelles to Kamchatka and from Mongolia to French Polynesia.
Russ Hyde has been fly fishing for over 30 years. He has managed a fly shop, guided, and conducted fly casting, fly tying, rod-building, and fly fishing courses. He began destination travel over 20 years ago and has travelled to many of the world’s most exotic destinations as a major contributor with Castaway Films. He lives for sight fishing and loves the challenge of stalking and fooling finicky fish. Variety is a must in the places he fishes, whether that be species or the types of water. You can see Russ in many of Castaway Films’ productions including their most recent project, Atlanticus, which presents the tarpon fly fishing experience from Costa Rica to Africa.
Meredith McCord, who resides primarily in Houston, TX, is a lodge scout, ambassador, and trip hostess for Tailwaters Fly Fishing Travel. She has extensive travel experience with both fly fishing and humanitarian projects and has appeared in fly fishing films and magazines, including Buccaneers & Bones. The IGFA named Meredith the Top Female Angler of 2015 and awarded her Most “Catch and Release” Records, Top Female on Freshwater Fly, and Heaviest Saltwater Record on Fly. She holds over 200 IGFA records and is an ambassador for Abel Reels. While she is an incredibly skilled and driven angler, she is also generous and shares her knowledge and passion with others freely.
John Sherman, who has lived on the banks of the California Delta for two decades, is an incredibly versatile fly angler. He has fished many of the world’s top destinations and is the West Coast Sales Representative for Simms Fishing Products, Hatch Outdoors, St. Croix Rods, and Waterworks Lamson. As a professional photographer, he has contributed to most of the major fly fishing magazines and in many manufacturers’ ads. From his travel experience and love for anadromous fish, he is working on a book, titled “Anadromous” The pursuit of the world’s best sea-run fly fishing. You can see more of John’s work in the book Fly Fishing the California Delta, by Mike Costello, photography by John Sherman.
Jim Teeny has travelled the world’s finest fishing destinations since the 70s. Starting the Teeny Nymph Company in 1971, he was an early pioneer of modern fly fishing and techniques with integrated sinking lines. He has been in dozens of videos, TV shows, and magazine articles and brings over 5 decades of experience with anadromous fish and the best destinations for these fish. He also won gold at the “Pacific Rim Fly Fishing Tournament” in B.C. Canada in 2007. Jim has been influential not only in fresh water, but saltwater as well, as he and his wife Donna were integral in the early success of the Andros Island Bonefish Club. He brings incredible perspective to fly fishing and fly fishing travel.
There’s nothing like watching big, white lips of twenty to thirty pound fish come up, floating like pumpkins on the surface, and dominate your popper. Sometimes they hit it so hard that the water movement from their open bucket mouth displaces the popper and they miss it.
I’m just going to throw this out there, and I’m not saying this will ever happen again, but many years ago, I and one other angler hooked 77 kings between the two of us, which set a camp record.
I think that’s one of the most amazing places on earth. It’s so difficult to get to. In the whole week we were there, I never saw a single jet cloud trail in the sky.
The place is truly amazing to the point that I named both of my children after tributaries [of the river system]. This is a really special place that has really kind of captured my soul.
It’s like Alaska was when I first started going up there, which was probably the early seventies.
This is a country of breath-taking scenery: majestic mountains, fields of wildflowers, and sparkling waters so clean they seem like mere currents of air. Of course, there are big trout…