Archive for December, 2010

The first week of December I lead a small group of friends and exceptional anglers to Nonouti Island in the Republic of Kiribati.  The government is trying to open the island up as a flats destination and the trip was designed to help them understanding what it will take to open the island to traveling anglers from the US.  In short the trip had many highlights including getting to see the culture on this remote and seldom visited Kiribati Island, being the first US anglers to walk the islands beautiful flats, and catching decent numbers of much larger than expected bonefish, as well as seeing and catching bluefin and giant trevally.  We were also met with some of the challenges of unexplored flats, on a remote island with limited services.

Without going into full detail we all left the island with the sense of being true explorers and I am sure our lives are richer for the experience.  The island is not quite ready for prime time but it has some very promising features.  Australian based guide Gavin Platz is leading the charge and will be on and off the island for the next two years working on understanding the flats, training a local guide team, getting proper equipment, and refining the lodging.   Fly Water is currently working with Gavin to help him with these projects and if all goes well we will put together additional exploratory trips in 2011.   If you would like to talk to me about the experience in detail please feel free to give me a call any time.

Brian 800-552-2729

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Welcome to the first installment of a  column which is dedicated, in part, to the idea that fishing with feathers, fur, tinsel and wool is an imperative, even when the odds are against you, something which may seem a little on the odd side to those among us who use worms or chicken guts…or worse yet, simply stay on dry land.

Heads and Tales:  By Lani Waller

Lani Waller
email:       laniwaller@gmail.com
Phone:     415-883-2620

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We are very pleased to publish our first addition of Flow.  Over the past 12 years we have generated massive libraries of photos and have numerous stories, thoughts and philosophies that we have just not been able to share in our traditional media.  Thus we came up with the idea of Flow.  Flow will be dedicated to a wide variety of images and words.  As the name insinuates the publication will be quite fluid in the nature of its content and the dates of publishing.  We are not making this as a separate financial enterprise so you will not see advertising and the text will not lead you down the path to your next fishing spot but it will have some of our best images and hopefully some insight into how we see life, fishing, travel, and the greater world we live in.

FLOW photos and Text from Fly Water’s Greatest Destinations

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Due to late cancellations Estancia Despedida on the world famous Rio Grande is offering a substantial discount on a number of rods.
Discounted Rate:  $3900.00 per person
Jan 29th – Feb 5th:            6 rods
March 19th – 26th:            2 rods
March 26th – April 2nd:  3 rods
April 2nd – 9th:                   6 rods

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Tongariro Lodge is one of the most established lodges in New Zealand.  They have expert guide team and special access to some of the North Island top rivers.  To see a discount for this type of operation is quite rare.  Discount packages represent a 25% savings.
4 night – 3 day package:                      $2400.00NZ or approx $1800.00US
7night – 6 day  package:                      $4465.00NZ or approx $3300.00US

These rates are good for January – April 2011 and must be confirmed by January 20th, 2011.


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It could be said that Tiamo Resort has it all.  The private, white sand beach, walk and wade fly fishing right outside the door, skilled guides, elegant accommodations, and numerous high quality activities for non-anglers.  No they are offering a discount as well.
For bookings between January 28th and February 28th they will offer the special rate of:
$2825.00 per person for a 4night – 4 day fishing package.  Package must be confirmed before January 31st, 2010

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March 11, 12, 13

Leading California Two Handed Casting Instructors, Chris King, Jeff Putnam, Jon Hazlett and Craig Nielsen are offering an exclusive weekend Klamath River Spey and Switch Rod on-stream workshop hosted by Klamathon Lodge. All of the guides are certified casting instructors with the Federation of Fly Fishers. The two night two day weekend includes demonstrations, on stream instruction and guided opportunities to cast for and catch both half-pounder and adult steelhead on the legendary Klamath River.

All meals, snacks and non alcoholic beverages are provided as well as transportation to the river, including boat access to prime runs each day. Rods, reels and lines will be available for guests to sample and use. The Klamathon Lodge is located on the banks of the most productive section of the Klamath River with a fabulous run just a few steps from the door. This weekend is limited to eight anglers, double occupancy and a guest to guide ratio of two to one! Invite a friend. Priced at only $795.

Contact us now as space is limited and we anticipate this trip filling quickly.

We’ve just completed our first-ever spey casting weekend at Klamathon Lodge this past weekend. Everyone in attendance had a great time and each person was able to learn and practice new aspects of spey casting and fishing.

Give us a call if you’re interested in taking your spey casting to the next level!

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