While more hosted trips are in the pipeline, below is a brief list of what we have inked for next year. While 99% of our travel business is not based upon our hosted trips, joining a hosted trip is a great opportunity to travel with one of our staff and meet new angling friends.
For more information about our hosted trip opportunities, please contact David Leake at the shop anytime!
David Leake Phone: (214) 219-2500
Patagonia River Guides Hosted Trips – January 19-30
Trevlin and San Martin, Argentina (6 Spots Open)
Matt Jones is hosting two back to back trips with Patagonia River Guides that could be combined into one all-encompassing adventure during perhaps the most coveted dated of the season. Join the group in the San Martin Region at Estancia Huechahue, January 19-24, and then migrating south to the Esquel region for five more days at Estancia Trevelin, January 24-31.
This is an opportunity to experience the best of the best in Patagonia from two distinctly different regions and over a dozen rivers such as the Chimehuin, Malleo, Collon Cura, and Alumine in the north to the Rio Grande, Rividavia, Arroyo Pescado, Corintos, and Corcovado (to name a few) out of Trevelin. The trip can be broken up for some participants – or commit to the whole thing!
$4000 – PRG North (January 19-24)
$4800 – PRG at Trevelin (January 24-31)
$8300 – Discounted 11 Night / 10 Day Combo
Palometa Club Hosted Trip – January 31 – February 7
Ascension Bay, Yucatan Peninsula (8 Spots Open)
Our annual early season hosted trip to Palometa Club is always a no brainer and a ton of fun. Palometa Club is located in Punta Allen, Mexico on the northeastern edge of the famed shallow saltwater flats of Ascension Bay. Owned and operated by Americans, the Palometa Club offers a laid back and familial angling holiday from their comfortable and charming lodge right on the beach in Punta Allen.
Most notably, Palometa has also earned their reputation as the planet’s premier permit fishing program. While permit on fly is their brand, the flats of Ascension Bay offer anglers consistent opportunities for bonefish, tarpon, snook, barracuda, jack crevalle, and more. They hang their hats on a 1:1 guide to angler ratio, unique techniques and approach, and an all-star staff of local, professional guides.
El Pescador Lodge Hosted Trip – March 16-22, 2014
Ambergris Caye, Belize (7 Spots Open)
Join Haskell Stricklen at one of the Caribbean’s most respected lodges for 6 nights / 5 days of fishing and fun. The island’s incredible fishing diversity (bonefish, permit, tarpon, much more), the liveliness of nearby San Pedro Town, loads of non-angling activity, family friendly atmosphere, as well as stunning accommodations, food and amenity make El Pescador one of our all-time most popular destinations. With 2.5-hour direct flights from Dallas, Houston and Miami to Belize City, there is perhaps no Caribbean fishery easier to get to that Ambergris Cay. El Pescador has standard hotel rooms as well as multi-bedroom villas available for larger groups. Guests are welcome and encouraged to bring non-angling companions in tow to enjoy a wide array of eco-tours and explore nearby San Pedro.
Ambergris Caye is known for its frequent shots at plentiful bonefish, good chances for permit and tarpon, and loads of other species on the flats and around the reef. Whether you are an experienced saltwater pro or a novice first timer, Ambergris Caye if a fishery that guarantees a bend in the rod!
Pricing: $3260 / person
Kamchatka Hosted Trips – July 18-24 & July 25-31
Kamchatka Peninsula, Eastern Russia (1 Spot & 3 Spots Open)
When we saw the calendar filling up quickly for next summer, we decided to gobble up two of the most coveted weeks in Kamchatka while we had a chance. Join Travis Moore on his second trip to the Zhupanova River Float trip, July 18-24, follow up by a second week on the lower Zhupanova River from Zendzur Lodge, July 25-31. You may choose to attend one or both weeks. Two-week discounts are available and only a few spots remain open.
Pricing: $6500 – $8000 / week