OUR FAVORITE DESTINATIONS
OUR FAVORITE DESTINATIONS
Interested in fly fishing for bonefish in Belize, permit in Ascension Bay, or Giant Trevally on Christmas Island? Perhaps you have another species, or exotic locale you are interested in? The staff at the Idaho Angler has a great deal of experience in exotic fishing travel, and we can help you experience it.
In fact, we love to talk about it, so if you are interested, contact us.
We help Idaho Angler customers travel in two ways:
First, we have built relationships with a number of lodges and can help you book your trip to these lodges.
Second, each year the Idaho Angler conducts a few “hosted” group trips. On a “hosted trip”, one of the Idaho Angler principals or staff member organizes and leads the trip. Trips can vary from six to twelve anglers depending on the location. The advantage of having an experienced Idaho Angler staff member leading the trip is that we are available to assist you in your preparations and during your stay. We are available to advise and assist you with any questions you may have regarding tackle, casting, and general fishing information. Our expertise will help ensure that your travel experience is relaxing, enjoyable, and one of which you will have fond memories.
Following are some of the travel destinations we recommend and book. Contact us for more information.
Located at the south edge of Ascension Bay, off the Yucatan Peninsula in Mexico. This small island, far away from the tourist trails, is a premier saltwater destination. The waters abound with plentiful bonefish, and it is also one of the best locations in the world to pursue permit. Tarpon and snook can also be targeted. This is an American owned, classy, comfortable lodge.
On an island off the coast of Belize. Also American owned and operated, with a very comfortable classy lodge. Relatively easy to catch and plentiful bonefish, a great permit fishery, and tarpon too.
Classic, famous bonefish location with miles of easily wadable flats, but increasingly popular for its giant trevally fishing. Consistent year round weather and fishing. New smaller lodge with excellent guides. This is a good trip for the novice or experienced saltwater angler.
This is a captivating island lodge miles off the coast of Venezuela. Miles of classic bonefish wading flats in an incredibly beautiful setting. Los Roques is a classic atoll. Large (4 to 6 pound) bonefish are common, and much larger fish (the lodge record is 13 pounds) are around. Prime time: March and October.
On the Agua Boa River, a clear water tributary to the Amazon River, this is a truly classy fishing operation. Peacock bass fishing in clear water, with plenty of large fish. An incredible jungle with wildlife all around you. You’ll never forget the howler monkeys (or the explosive fights of the bass).
One of the finest steelhead locations anywhere, with great runs of huge fish, classic fly water, and great guides. Fishing on more than 80 miles of river with pristine canyon overnight stays. Spey rods, skating, flies, and BIG steelhead. We love this place.
We can book a number of lodges for rainbows and/or salmon. Tell us what you’re interested in, and we’ll make some recommendations. Alaska lodges come in all shapes and sizes, some excellent, some pretty bad. We only work with quality lodges that cater to fly fishermen.
A NOTE ABOUT RETRIEVE: Reels are designated as either left and or right hand retrieve, which simply refers to the hand used for reeling in line. Modern reels convert easily between right or left hand retrieve. However, it is important for an angler to designate how they want the reel set up before the backing and line are spooled onto the reel. Many right-handed casters use left hand retrieve on their reels so they don’t have to switch hands between casting and fighting a fish. Other anglers prefer to use their dominant hand for both casting and reeling, so they switch hands on the rod after a fish is hooked.