Fishing Destinations

I doubt that there is a fly fisher alive that has not wanted to pack up the gear and go somewhere you have never been. Whether it is that river or lake two counties over or something in another state or country...it is just something we all want to do. I have been fortunate enough to do quite a bit of "packing" over the years. From dozens of rivers and lakes primarily in the West to Belize, the Bahamas, Florida Keys, several locations in Mexico and more. I have stayed in fancy lodges and cheap motels, I have camped, I have slept in my truck. I have had guides that didn't know a dry fly from a streamer, I have have been in boats in the saltwater that leaked so bad that one guy had to bail while the other fished...it was all great fun and usually worth the money spent.

Note: I have no intention of just listing a bunch of places to go fishing...If I do not have personal experience or can gather information from trusted sources, it will not appear in these pages. As I am early in this process, there are only two destinations listed so far...the Yellowstone area and Belize.

Unless you know someone who has been there, it is often difficult to really know what to expect. Brochures and web sites may not answer many of the the important questions... Is there something for my wife to do? Are your guides experienced with fly fishermen? I hope to answer these questions and more. Over time, I will list a lot of destinations and will, wherever possible get reviews from fly fishermen who have been there. This will be a process and will take time but is a specific goal of OnlyOnFlies.com. Here again, if you have first hand experience and want to make suggestions or share experiences, please do so. I will usually post your "review".

Destination by Geographical Location...click here...

A Word About Guides...

There may not be a more important resource when fishing or planning to fish a new destination than an experienced fly fishing guide. Not only do they know the water and geography, they know what is happening now...not last week, they understand the hatches and the methods that are most productive in the area you will be fishing. If you need a boat for access, they have the right boat for the job. I have been blessed to personally know some of the best and most experienced guides in the country. Read more here...

Copper River Steelhead

credit: David Lambroughton