2010 Hosted Fly fishing Adventures
Here is the schedule of fly fishing adventures that we are hosting in 2010. Please check back, as we are still revising and adding destinations to our 2010 trips schedule. The final list should be complete by mid-June. If you are interested in joining us on one of these trips, or if you have any questions, please call us at 716-479-2327, or e-mail us. More info on each location is below.
We hope you can make it--these trips are a blast--great fishing, food and camaraderie, and some of the most spectacular scenery anywhere. Remember, booking your trip with us doesn't cost any more than booking directly with the lodges. Plus, you'll receive the added advantage of having a trip host on your adventure, who is there to make sure that your trip is enjoyable and hassle-free. Your trip host will be available to help with any tackle questions or problems that arise, as well as offering any guidance or advice on fishing techniques. We will have extra gear in the event of equipment failure or breakage. Extra leaders, tippet and flies will be available too. If you need help booking your flight and making travel arrangements, we can help. Our goal is for all guests to have the adventure of a lifetime!
Turneffe Flats Lodge, Belize (February 13-20, 2010)
Grey's Point Lodge, Acklins Island, Bahamas (February 13-20, 2010)
Long Island, Bahamas (March 6-13, 2010)
Acklins Island, Bahamas (March 13-20, 2010) FULL
Eleuthera, Bahamas (April 17-24, 2010) FULL
Turneffe Flats Lodge, Belize (May 15-22, 2010)
Catskills Trout Camp (May 30-June 2 & June 6-9 2010)
Gaspe, Quebec Atlantic Salmon trips (June, July & August)
Fernie, British Columbia (July 31-August 7 & August 7-14, 2010)
SIlver Hilton Lodge, Babine river, BC (October 29-November 5)
Belize--Turneffe Flats Lodge February 13-20 & May 15-22
Grand Slam Opportunity!
You may have already read the trip report and viewed the photos from our recent trip to Turneffe Flats Lodge in Belize. Well, we were so impressed with the lodge and fishing that we have decided to return again. Cattaraugus Creek Outfitters is hosting a trip to the lodge that runs from February 13-20.
This week has tides on a full moon, which is good for tarpon & permit fishing. Turneffe Flats Lodge is a great place to get a grand slam--a permit, tarpon and bonefish in one day, on the fly!
Turneffe Flats Lodge runs a great operation--we hope you can join us! And don't forget, couples are welcome, with plenty to do for the non-angler at Turneffe Flats Lodge. A DVD on Turneffe Flats Lodge is available upon request
Price is $3900/person for seven nights, six full days of guided fishing. (based on double occupancy) *Cost includes guides, oceanfront accommodations, all meals & non-alcoholic drinks, and airport transfers from airport to the Lodge. These rates have been lowered from last year's rates.
Grey's Point Lodge, Acklins Island, Bahamas (February 13-20, 2010)
An old favorite of ours located directly on bonefish flats, with lots of great bonefishing and beautiful wading flats very close by.
If you're looking for a great fishery a bit off the path of most anglers, come to Acklins Island with us. As more fishing pressure is put on the well traveled destinations, Grey’s Point lodge on Acklins island is a wonderful escape to a friendly, family run lodge that has some of the most beautiful flats in the Bahamas. If you like to wade, this trip is for you. Grey’s Point is a world class bonefishery and a very comfortable place to spend a week, so if you’re looking for great bonefishing, (with triggerfish, barracuda, boxfish, jacks, snapper, sharks and occasional permit), clean, comfortable accommodations, hearty meals centered around fresh local seafood, and excellent guides, join us at Grey’s Point Lodge for a week of fishing. There is also great “after hours” angling, as the lodge is located on a beautiful bonefish flat, with miles of wade-able flats out the back door.
The cost is $2895.00 per person for seven nights, six full days of guided fishing. (based on double occupancy) *Cost includes guides, oceanfront accommodations, all meals & non-alcoholic drinks, and airport transfers from island airport to the Lodge. *You pay for airfare to Acklins Island, one night’s lodging, taxi & dinner in Nassau, tips, and alcohol, if desired.
Long Island, Bahamas-bonefishing paradise (March 6-13, 2010)
a great value in bonefishing on beautiful Long Island, Bahamas
The beautiful white sand flats of Long Island offer perfect year round bonefishing opportunities to the visiting angler. The lodge is well located for easy access to the fishing and offers guests clean comfortable accommodations for rest and relaxation, not to mention amazing views, atlantic breezes and a nice sandy beach.
The Lodge, Gems at Paradise, sits just south of Clarence Town, Long Island Bahamas, situated on 16 acres of beach front property overlooking low-lying Clem Cay, a pretty and popular anchorage and the Atlantic Ocean as far as the eye can see. Gems at Paradise occupies a rare and beautiful site. The elevation of the land coupled with over 200 feet of beautiful sand beach make this an idyllic spot to spend a week.
The Deadman's Cay area of Long Island is home to some of the most beautiful white sand flats in the
world. There are over two hundred square miles of flats available inside the laguna, a paradise to the angler that loves to wade for bonefish.
You will be met each day at the lodge by your expert guide who will take you to the flats around Deadman's cay. Boat rides to the flats are via skiffs equipped with outboard engines. The white sand flats of this laguna make for great sight fishing to cruising and tailing fish, with light flies in sizes 4 - 8 fished on 7 - 9 wt rods a good choice. Travel to Long Island is easy with daily flights from Nassau to Deadman's Cay Airport (LGI).
$2250/week, double occupancy, fully guided, lodging and meals and airport transfers from Long Island airport to the lodge (alcohol and non-alcoholic drinks extra)
Acklins Island, Bahamas Hosted do-it-yourslef adventure (March 13-20, 2010)
There is room for 5 anglers to fish with me on this do-it-yourself adventure to remote Acklins Island. As your host, I will be available to help with any tackle questions or problems that arise, as well as offering guidance and advice on fishing techniques and spotting fish.
We'll be fishing and exploring this wonderful island in the Bahamas—long days exploring and fishing are the norm here—there is not much else to do! We'll be wade fishing interior sand and turtle grass flats, ocean-side sand and coral flats, and stunning beaches, for mostly bonefish, but barracuda, jacks, snappers, boxfish, triggerfish, sharks and palometa are common. We may even have shots at permit.
This trip includes everything that the all-inclusive lodges do, except the guides. So, for anglers with intermediate fly fishing skills and some saltwater experience, this is a great adventure at a great price. Guided days are available if desired.
Cost: $1750.00 for a week of fishing. This price includes your beachfront hotel, all your meals, maps and kayaks. Your flight to Acklins, one night’s lodging, taxi & dinner in Nassau, alcohol, tips & rental vehicle (if desired) are extra. This is not a guided fly-fishing trip. The group is limited to five anglers and intermediate fly fishing skills are required. You must also be physically fit as the trip involves lots of wading and hiking.
Eleuthera, Bahamas Hosted do-it-yourself adventure (April 17-24, 2010)
There is room for 2 anglers to join me each week on Eleuthera for some hosted do-it-yourself saltwater angling. As your host, I will be available to help with any tackle questions or problems that arise, as well as offering guidance and advice on fishing techniques and spotting fish. We set our own fishing hours, and explore this wonderful island in the Bahamas. We'll be fishing together for four of the six days; the remaining two days you're own your own to explore further, or get a guide, and put into practice what you've learned.
We'll be wade fishing for mostly bonefish, but barracuda, jacks, snappers, boxfish, triggerfish, sharks and palometa are common. The Eleuthera DIY trip is a great deal when compared to an all-inclusive lodge. In fact, this trip includes everything that the all-inclusive lodges do, except the guides. So, for anglers with intermediate fly fishing skills and some saltwater experience, this is a great adventure at a great price.
Cost: $1750.00 for a week of fishing. This price includes your beachfront hotel for 7 nights, all your meals & non-alcoholic beverages, & vehicle (based on double occupancy). Your flight, alcohol & tips are extra. This is not a guided fly-fishing trip. The group is limited to between 2-4 anglers and intermediate fly fishing skills are required.
Catskills Trout Camps (May 30-June 2 & June 6-9, 2010)
Join us on our 4th annual hosted trout camp in the Catskills
This year we are offering two package options: Fully guided and unguided.
The fully guided trip is just that--fully guided. The cost of this option is $650/person with three persons sharing a guide, $850/person with two persons sharing a guide, and $1275/person with your own guide. (includes 3 nights riverfront lodging, breakfasts, lunches & dinners, all non-alcoholic drinks, plus two days of guided fishing)
The unguided option is unguided. We are still the hosts, and we provide assistance stream side in the form of fly selection, finding the runs/pools, and fishing locations within the runs/pools. But we are not at your side for the entire day--we will fish the rivers with you. This option is cheaper than the guided option and is great for anglers who don't need a guide at their side, but find some direction and minimal assistance helpful. The cost of this option is $450/person, and includes 3 nights riverfront lodging, breakfasts, lunches & dinners, all non-alcoholic drinks.
We will be staying on the banks of the West Branch of the Delaware river, and we'll fish the area rivers of our choice, depending on which ones are fishing best.
Classic Atlantic Salmon fishing on the beautiful rivers of Gaspe, Quebec
This is a great trip for anyone interested in classic atlantic salmon fishing!
Hosted by Ann Smith, owner of Quebec Sporting (http://quebecsporting.com/). Ann runs a great operation, and her guides will show you the beautiful and wild rivers of the Gaspe region. Ann is always on hand to ensure that your trip goes smoothly, from meeting you upon your arrival to checking in each day after fishing and helping to prepare for the next day's adventure.
I first met Ann at the Somerset Fly Fishing show in New Jersey, and several good friends of mine have been going to Gaspe for 10+ years each June to catch Atlantic Salmon. They return each year to fish for large, fresh atlantic salmon up to 30+ lbs!
This is one of the best deals in classic Atlantic Salmon fishing on beautiful, remote and pristine rivers.
6 fully guided days, and 7 nights lodging, is $4800 Canadian based on two anglers (approx. $4500 US) or $2250/person US dollars. This also includes your daily license and regulated water fees, along with catch & release licenses. You pay for your food, and transportation to/from Gaspe, and tips for your guide. (no car rental needed if you fly to Gaspe)
http://www.motelplante.com ( the motel is right in town, a 2 minute walk to restaurants & bar)
Dates available: May 25-June 1; May 31-June 7; June 29-July 5; July 16-23; August 6-13; September 24-October 1
Space is limited.
Elk River, B.C. Dry Fly Adventure (Jul 31-August 7 & August 7-14 2010)
Free dvd available-just ask and we'll send it to you
Finding great “new” spots is tougher today--here’s one to consider: while not unknown, the area around Fernie, British Columbia has earned a great (and closely guarded) reputation. The good news is that this area has some of the best dry fly fishing in North America and it has not been widely publicized. The bad news is that word is getting out and this ideal situation may begin to change in the future.
Regardless, right now this area has fantastic fishing with the main focus being some fifty miles of the Elk River. Unlike on the Missouri, Madison and many other rivers, the chances of seeing the typical “drift boat hatch” on the Elk River is small. You may only see a few other boats in a full day of fishing! There are also several other small streams that flow into the Elk and hold good populations of big fish. Most of these small streams see very little pressure and can only be reached by foot. These streams may require a bit of an effort to fish, but the rewards make it very worthwhile.
The primary target is West slope Cutthroat Trout, a species alternately snubbed as too easy to catch or adored for its slow motion, dry fly take. And while both are true, it is also true that the larger they grow, the smarter they become... and the Elk River has some cutts’ with thick shoulders and deep bodies!
There will be three package options to choose from:
The first package will be $2250/person, and includes your lodging for seven nights, four days of guided fishing, all breakfasts & lunches, pick up and drop off at Glacier International Airport, and all transportation while in Fernie. The other non-guided days we'll be fishing and exploring together. You pay for your flight to Kalispell, MT, dinners, fishing license, alcohol & tips. (Depending on the # of people in our group, renting your own vehicle may be required, in which case a discount will be given) (this package price is based on two people sharing a guide)
The second package will be $2000/person, and includes your lodging for seven nights, three days of guided fishing, all breakfasts & lunches, pick up and drop off at Glacier International Airport, and all transportation while in Fernie. The other non-guided days we'll be fishing and exploring together. You pay for your flight to Kalispell, MT, dinners, fishing license, alcohol & tips. (Depending on the # of people in our group, renting your own vehicle may be required, in which case a discount will be given) (this package price is based on two people sharing a guide)
The third package will be $1750/person, and includes your lodging for seven nights, two days of guided fishing, all breakfasts & lunches, pick up and drop off at Glacier International Airport, and all transportation while in Fernie. The other non-guided days we'll be fishing and exploring together. You pay for your flight to Kalispell, MT, dinners, fishing license, alcohol & tips. (Depending on the # of people in our group, renting your own vehicle may be required, in which case a discount will be given) (this package price is based on two people sharing a guide)
Silver Hilton Steelhead Lodge (October 29 through November 5, 2010)
on the famous Babine River, British Columbia
Here is special opportunity to fish for native Pacific steelhead on the most prolific big fish river in the northwest. The exclusive Silver Hilton is considered by many to be the best steelhead lodge in the world.
Join our friend & host Rick Kustich on this late season adventure that offers a great possibility of encountering steelhead exceeding twenty pounds. Rick Kustich has been avid steelheader for more than thirty years and is co-author of the acclaimed Fly Fishing for Great Lakes Steelhead. He is a regular contributor to regional and national fly fishing magazines.
The picturesque Babine is a true jewel tucked away in the wilderness of the Skeena River drainage. This late season timing normally provides low, clear conditions not which are not consistently found in the earlier weeks.
The trip is fully guided and spacious jet boats offer access to nearly twenty miles of pristine pools and runs. Each day ends with a gourmet meal at the main lodge. For more information on the lodge check out http://silverhilton.com/ Space is limited to eight anglers
Trip cost is $5,285