Fishing Travel Experts

  • By: Thomas Keer
  • Photography by: Barry Beck
Joe Codd of Frontiers International Travel


Frontiers International Travel, the leading outdoor travel planning company, turns 40 this year. What a cool job it must be to help people plan fishing travel, right? Let’s find out some of their insights into travel planning.

Joe Codd, department head, saltwater and big game, just rolled over a decade with Frontiers. “I’ve seen a significant change in our customers,” he says. “They are better informed, well-traveled, and very knowledgeable fishermen. Our staff conducts regular site inspections, and we frequently travel with our customers to venues. Frontiers is a socially conscious company, and many of our customers choose us as a result.”

Denise Schreiber, senior program manager for the U.S. West and Belize, has spent 16 years with Frontiers. “It’s amazing how fast nearly two decades have gone,” Schreiber says. “We’ve tripled our employees, added a UK office, and quadrupled the number of our venues. We’re a family-oriented company, and everyone who is here wants to be here. That kind of environment is rare these days, but we all work well together and are able to deliver a first rate experience to our customers.”

Joe Linscott, program director for United States Wing-shooting, Bahamas, and Eastern Trout fishing, is relatively new to the company. “I’ve worked in the fly-fishing and shooting industry for nearly 20 years,” he says. “My family has been in the guiding and outdoor writing business since the early 1900’s. Fly-fishing and wing-shooting is as much a part of my life as my hair color. Working for a traditional company like Frontiers is a natural fit. I can draw on a century of experience when detailing a trip for a customer.”

Joe Koziara, a four year veteran, worked in a remote fly shop in North Carolina. “I remember seeing a poster of a bonefish flat that was advertising a Frontiers destination,” he says. “It struck a nerve. Prior to working at Frontiers I fished mostly locally. It’s great to have the opportunity to work in the fly fishing industry and share the excitement of getting veteran travelers to new venues. I even work with two friends of mine from high school.”

TOP FRONTIERS TRAVEL DESTINATIONS

Need to get away to fish this year? Consider one of these excellent lodges.

Three Rivers Ranch
Eastern Idaho
208-652-3750
www.threeriversranch.com

The High Lonesome Ranch
DeBeque, Colorado
970-283-9420
www.thehighlonesomeranch.com

Three Forks Ranch
40 miles Northwest of Steamboat Springs
970-583-7396
www.threeforksranch.com

Rios Azules, Chile & Patagonia
1-866-999-3218
www.fly-fish-chile.com

Boca Paila Fishing Lodge
Yucatan, Mexico
800-245-1950
www.bocapaila.com

The Zancudo Lodge
Costa Rica
800-854-8791
www.thezancudolodge.com