Booking, travel and fishing logistics of a “hosted” fly fishing trip
Having the ability to assist anglers in traveling the world and discover new fisheries had been a life-long goal and dream of mine. Here is a full breakdown of a hosted trip!
How it Works
We work with a lodge that we have visited (or will be visiting before-hand to gain first-hand knowledge on the travel process and fishery) and reserve the entire lodge for a number of days; typically ranging from five to seven. From here, we put together a group of like-minded anglers that want to experience these destinations while having confidence in our prior knowledge.
Upon booking a destination trip, we send out a detailed information package that outlines everything one could possibly want to know regarding the trip. What the travel will look like, what rods to bring, what flies to tie or purchase prior, how much to tip your guides, what the cuisine is like, everything.
Aside from this, we are always available to answer any additional questions regarding the trip, even if it is 10pm on a Sunday night. Enjoyment comes from being able to remove any anxiety associated with booking a destination fly fishing trip, ensuring that realistic expectations regarding the fishing and the accommodations are set. We do not work with lodges that we wouldn’t willingly travel to ourselves.
Let’s use this past week in Belize as an example. Our group of five (plus myself being the “host”) landed on Ambergris Caye, Belize, checked into our hotel and went out for the best lobster burrito found on planet earth. We hopped around to a few different oceanside bars and restaurants, explored the wonderful town of San Pedro, and arrived at the lodge the following day.
We got everyone’s rods set up with appropriate flies and did a briefing on the week to come. We deciphered boat and guide pairings the night before each day of fishing, knowing the personalities and styles of each guide is imperative in making sure that they work in unison with anglers of different skill sets and experience levels.