Category Archives: Trip Reports - Destinations

Ascension Bay Mexico Flats Fishing Report: Grand Slam Lodge

Ascension Bay Tarpon
I recently had the opportunity to spend a week targeting the legendary flats of Ascension Bay in southern Mexico . We have been looking to add a new Mexican lodge partner that allowed easy access, mixed species fishing and flexible stay alternatives. The fly fishing community is a tight knit bunch...Read more

Patagonia Chile Fishing Report: Magic Waters Lodge February 2020

Magic Waters Patagonia Lodge
On a February morning, a foot of fresh snow blanketed my yard in Bozeman as I stared at the vast array of fly rods, dry bags and camera gear piled on my living room floor. The dichotomous situation of organizing boxes of large foam dry flies as I watched fat flakes of snow falling through my...Read more

Jurassic Lake Lodge Argentina Fall 2019 Trip Report

Giant Jurassic Lake Rainbow
This was it, I was finally going to check off a long-standing bucket list trip: fly fishing in Argentina . I was sure the fishing at Jurassic Lake (aka Lago Strobel) couldn’t live up to the hype. Stories of endless numbers of giant rainbows that are eager to eat scuds, leeches and large dry flies...Read more

Steelhead Scouting Mission to Southeast Alaska

Spring Steelhead Fishing in Alaska
Wild fresh run Pacific steelhead are considered by many to be the ultimate gamefish on a fly rod. These electric sea run brethren of the rainbow trout grow large in the prolific waters of the North Pacific before entering coastal rivers prior to spawning. One of the most remote and least explored...Read more

Jurassic Lake Lodge Argentina Fishing Trip Report

Huge Jurassic Lake Rainbow
The quantity of amazing fly fishing destinations around the globe can keep the venturing angler busy for a lifetime. In the world of cold water salmonid fishing there are a handful of locations that are so uniquely different that they have no equal. Locations such as the Rio Grande sea run brown...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

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

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