Category Archives: Trip Reports - Destinations

Chile fishing trip report: Magic Waters Patagonia Lodge March 2022

Fly Fishing Chilean Patagonia
Montana Angler’s 2022 trip to Magic Waters Lodge in Chile marked our first hosted fishing trip to Chile since the COVID-19 pandemic upended travel. The trip came with many questions about the ability to travel from the United States to Chile. Fortunately for our group, Chile opened travel for the...Read more

Agua Boa Amazon Lodge 2022 Trip Report

Double digit peacock bass in Brazil
Our recent visit to Agua Boa Lodge in Brazil was nothing short of spectacular. Once the fly fishing travel bug takes hold, the adventuring angler will soon be faced with the difficult choice between exploring new places and returning to special destinations. Despite the vast angling destinations...Read more

Belize April Trip Report To Turneffe Flats Lodge - 2021

Belize Tarpon
Belize is home to some of the world’s most diverse saltwater fisheries. Home to the 2nd longest barrier reef in the world, the interior flats are teaming with bonefish, tarpon, snook and permit. Beyond the reef lies one of the largest atoll systems in the Caribbean: Turneffe Atoll. This island...Read more

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