"I called Scott Heywood at Angling Destinations (the guru of undiscovered fishing spots) who suggested going to Xcalak and a lodge called Costa de Cocos. Xcalak (pronounced in the Mayan as “ish kalak”) lies just inside Mexico’s border with Belize and has always been one of those fabled places on the outer edges of the map. "
- Photography by: Val Atkinson
"On my first day fishing the Agua Boa, an upper tributary of the Amazon River in Brazil, I learned that a peacock bass is not like a largemouth bass..."
Mousing Around in Alaska
Unforgettable is the way anglers describe a good day of
mousin’ when big rainbows rise to the surface, often in a splashy,
all or nothing style; these fish aren’t just trying to sip in a mouse,
like a Montana rainbow might lip-kiss a PMD, they’re trying to
kill it. They have to react that way because Alaska provides some
of the harshest winter conditions in the world and those fish need
every ounce of protein they can get.
40 Years of Fishing Travel
Since the company’s founding in 1969, Frontiers International Travel has opened up some of the world’s most exciting fishing destinations.
- Photography by: Barry Beck
Call Frontiers International Travel to plan a trip of a lifetime, and you may find yourself wondering how the voice on the phone got this great job and what they've learned about fishing travel.
If you take the advice from author Jim Klug in the June 2009 feature "Total Belize" and travel to this beautiful coastal nation this year, here are a few facts to remember...
A lodge by lodge roundup of the best places in Belize for fly-fishers to experience the flats
One of the great challenges of fly-rodding is feeding a fly to these awesome flats fish. Join Fly Rod & Reel Magazine on this year's Reader & Writer Adventure down to the Lower Florida Keys, June 27 to July 1. Learn from some of the top guides in the Keys, and spend time with FR&R Editors....
"As the helicopter cleared the ridge between peaks, the aerial view of the South Island river basin laid out before me was breathtaking. It was as if we were entering a lost world—one with only mountains, native beech forest and incredibly beautiful streams for as far as the eye could see. A few minutes later, we were flying up the narrow valley of a tributary stream off the main river."
"I cast my fly behind the boat and started stripping only to find that the short right rod was bending double and everyone else occupied."