Category Archives: Trip Reports - Destinations

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

March Brazil Peacock Bass Trip Report to Agua Boa Amazon Lodge

Agua Boa Fly Fishing
I have always had a passion for off the beaten path fishing locations and find myself continuously searching for waters a little farther from the paths most traveled. Whether it is hiking a little farther, running a white water canyon or tossing a raft off of a bridge, the fish always seem a little...Read more

Argentina Patagonia Trip Report: San Martin de Los Andes region 2017

Argentina fly fishing trip report
It’s mid-January in Bozeman, Montana. Temperatures have plummeted to below zero for days on end, making it hard for a fishing guide who watches a two-year-old in the off season to get outside. Cabin fever is setting in. The phone rings, its Brian the owner of Montana Angler. He says “hey do you...Read more

Belize Trip Report: Turneffe Flats Atoll

Saltwater fishing trip to Turneffe Flats lodge
Fly fishing at Turneffe Flats If catching a permit on a fly was easy, it wouldn't have the same allure. If it was possible to catch a permit at will, it would be treated more like catching a mountain whitefish. And let's face it... no one really likes to catch a 'whitey' and no self respecting...Read more

Tierra Del Fuego, Argentina Sea Run Brown Trout Trip Report: Kau Tapen

Argentina sea run brown trout with Montana Angler
Tierra Del Fuego – Kau Tapen – Feb 26 th – March 4 th For me, when planning any trip , fish are generally the excuse but rarely the reason. As the Henry David Thoreau quote states “Many men go fishing all of their lives without ever realizing that it is not the fish they are chasing”. Thankfully...Read more

Alaska Fly Fishing Trip Report: Intricate Bay Lodge September 2016

Alaska fishing with Montana Angler
Everything in Alaska seems to be supersized. Not only is Alaska the largest state in the union; it is also home to North America’s largest mountains, moose, bearded men, crabs, salmon, sled dog race, and most importantly: rainbow trout. When it comes to fishing for rainbow trout Alaska holds the...Read more

Mexico Fly Fishing Trip Report: Costa de Cocos Lodge, Xcalak

Costa de Cocos Fly Fishing Lodge Xcalak Mexico
Myself and fellow Montana Angler guide Tony Nahorny traveled south to our partners at Costa de Cocos Lodge in Xcalak, Mexico in late February for a week-long escape from the Montana winter. It would be my second trip chasing saltwater fish on the flats, while Tony is a fairly experienced saltwater...Read more

Patagonia Trip Report: Rio Pico Argentina 2016

Rio Pic fly fishing Argentina
There is something about driving a little farther and working a little harder that always appeals to me when it comes to fly fishing. I guess I am always hoping that the grass IS a little greener on the other side of the fence. Perhaps this is why the Rio Pico region of Patagonia in Argentina has...Read more

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