Category Archives: Destination Travel

Hairwing Flies for Summer and Fall Steelhead

Hairwing Flies for Summer and Fall Steelhead
Many of our guides at Montana Angler enjoy chasing steelhead in the fall. Trips to the Pacific Northwest are priorities on some of our calendars, time chasing these elusive anadromous fish can be highly addictive! A fun aspect of being a steelhead angler is spending time tying flies for fish that...Read more

Brazilian Amazon Trip Report: Agua Boa Lodge

Bill's Big Peacock Bass in Brazil
It was a clear morning as the Cessna Caravan lifted above the city of Manaus Brazil. Our group was flying two hours over the Amazon jungle to spend a week fishing for peacock bass and a variety of other species at the Agua Boa Amazon Lodge . I peered thru the window, anxious to get a look at this...Read more

Terrestrial fly fishing in Chile: The Cantaria Beetle

Fly Fishing in Chile: The Cantaria Beetle
Do you like fishing huge dry flies? Chile is the perfect place! The Chilean Cantaria beetle is a unique food source that makes for some incredibly exciting fishing opportunities on our Chilean fishing trips . Most flies that we use to imitate this giant food source tend to be tied on size 1-4 hooks...Read more

Alaska Spring Steelhead

Fly fishing for remote, wild coastal Alaska Steelhead
VIAGGIO Steelhead Explorer Trip Report – Bill Buchbauer April 26th – May 8th 2017 Petersburg, Alaska Each Spring I am drawn back to SE Alaska in search of steelhead and adventure . In April and May thousands of wild steelhead make their spawning runs into the pristine streams and rivers of the...Read more

Patagonia Baker Lodge Trip Report

Chile fly fishing Patagonia Baker Lodge
Patagonia Baker Lodge trip report for March 13th - 17th 2017 Arrival / Baker Having heard and read about the mighty Baker River in southern Chile for years, it finally fell into the crosshairs for myself to host a trip with 3 great fishing buddies. As we walked through the doors of the Patagonia...Read more

3 Best Destinations to Catch Your 1st Permit

One lucky angler with his first permit on a fly
Fly Fishing for your first permit Fly Fishing for permit often becomes a lifelong endeavor. But before anglers become consumed with hunting, stalking, casting, and hopefully hooking, you'll need to catch your first permit. Like so many other things in life, not angling related things, the first...Read more

Cuba Fly Fishing Trip Report

Cuba fly fishing trip report
There is something about Cuba… Maybe it’s the allure of traveling to a forbidden (or once forbidden) land that creates the attraction for many citizens of the US. Is it the rebellious pride that comes from telling friends, family, and acquaintances that you are traveling to Cuba, or that you’ve...Read more

Fly Fishing Chile Trip Report: A Wilderness Backcountry Adventure

Chile fly fishing trips overnight river camps
We recently enjoyed a unique adventure into one of the most remote regions of Patagonia to sample a new back country camp with our friends at Magic Waters Lodge. After years of staring at maps of a large but untouched river system our friend Eduardo let us know that they had pioneered a route into...Read more

New Zealand South Island Trip Report: Cedar Lodge 2017

International fly fishing trips Montana Angler New Zealand Cedar Lodge
Cedar Lodge New Zealand – January Most people I know have a bucket list of activities that they hope to accomplish on their brief stay on the planet. I for one am no different. My problem - in the past 10 years, my list hadn’t gotten any smaller and time seemed to be flying by. So one day in March...Read more

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