International Trips

We have been guiding and leading fly fishers on fishing trips for over 26 years, having started out in 1994. In 1999 we acquired a New Zealand Guiding licence, and we have booked out 12-20 weeks there each season ever since, and in 2010 we began taking groups to Idaho and Montana.

We have trips to suit all fly fishers regardless of age, experience level or budget. While we’ve led countless trips to many amazing destinations around the globe during that time, the three trip offers below are the standouts of all the international travel we have done.

Our New Zealand trips are for fly fishers of any experience level, with the only expectation being that you have a base level of fitness that allows you to walk the riverbanks. Book with a friend and we can further lower the fitness demands by choosing water to suit you as a pair.

Our guiding team will suit the tempo of the trip to suit you and your fishing partner. We can do massive days and push you to your physical limits. Or we can go at a more leisurely pace to suit those after a more typical fly fishing experience.

Nearly all the fishing is with dry flies to large sighted brown trout. At $4,590 AUD (approx $3,200 USD); this is by far our most popular trip.

Our Idaho and Montana trip is an amazing journey to the spiritual home of fly fishing, where fishing is seen as a part of everyday life. Experience tremendous hatches and ‘match the hatch fishing’, while wading and floating through some of the prettiest country on earth.

See Yellowstone National Park, walk the streets of a genuine ghost town, and  visit the Battlefield of the Little Bighorn where Custer and the 7th Cavalry fell to Sioux warriors in that most famous of battles that spelled the end of the free Indians roaming the plains of North Dakota and Montana.

This trips is suitable for fly fishers of any skill level, with the sheer number of fish meaning that most beginners return to Australia having caught good numbers of trout.

Comfortable accommodation rounds off what is a very attractive package that is often booked by husbands+wives or pairs of fishing mates.

Last, but by no means least, is our Patagonia trip to Argentina. This is a five star experience to one of the best lodges to be found anywhere.

Fine dining, amazing rivers that see next to no pressure, incredible lodging, and the sort of trip that can only be put together by a team like Rance and Travis. Second generation fishing guides from Montana, they have what we believe is a Patagonian package without peer.

Ask about this trip. We were fortunate to secure a group booking for a week in late November, a minor miracle given how popular their trips are.

Please read on for more information and don’t hesitate to phone us on 03 5773 2513 between 8am – 10pm on any day of the week. We are always here to help.

SOUTH ISLAND, NEW ZEALAND

Features

  • best value and shortest trip we offer running Sunday to Sunday and only $4,590 AUD.
  • 6 days guided fishing / 7 nights accommodation
  • sight fishing to big brown trout and dry flies.
  • only 3 hours flying time from Australia.
  • Small groups, 1:2 guide:angler, best guides.
  • NEXT AVAILABLE DATES: 12th – 19th JANUARY, 2020 and 23rd FEBRUARY – 1st MARCH, 2020.
  • TRIP PRICE: $4,590 AUD.

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MONTANA, USA

Features

  • 9 days guided fishing / 11 nights accommodation
  • Incredible scenery, wildlife and fishing.
  • Small groups, 1:2 guide:angler ratio, drift boats and wading.
  • Big hatches, dry flies and warm summer days.
  • Trade winter at home for high-summer in the USA.
  • DATES: TRIP 1: 7th – 18th July, TRIP 2: 2020 & 19th – 30th July, 2020.
  • TRIP PRICE: $6,995 U.S.D. per person.

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PATAGONIA, ARGENTINA

Features

  • 6 days guided fishing / 7 nights accommodation
  • 5 star American style fly fishing lodge experience combined with Argentinian cuisine and culture.
  • Superb fly fishing (drift boat and wade). Fish a different river every day. 
  • Small groups,1:2 guide:angler ratio with each pair having a guide and an assistant guide.
  • private room for each guest with en suite.
  • Travel light as all fishing gear is provided including SIMMS waders / boots / jackets, Winston Rods and Hatch Reels.
  • DATE: 21st – 28th November, 2020.
  • PRICE: $7,000 U.S.D. + tips and gratuities.