BAHAMAS – BRITISH COLUMBIA – HONDURAS – MEXICO – CUBA – ALASKA -BELIZE – CHILE – BOLIVIA – LOUISIANA MARSH – HAWAII

Let Matt Heron Fly Fishing be your host for an incredible, once in a lifetime fishing adventure. With over a decade of exploring the worlds finest destinations and lodges, Matt has put together an ever growing network of exceptional locations you won’t want to miss!


Tsimane Lodges, Bolivia

September 17-25 2022

(SOLD OUT

In late September of 2020 we’re headed to the jungles of Bolivia to chase the legendary golden dorado!
 
A few things of note. This is by far the most demanding trip we’ve ever put together from the standpoint of time (week and a half), travel logistics, physical ability (hiking mountainous terrain) and financial commitment. 
 
That said, it is also the most adventurous and rewarding. This is truly an all time bucket list trip for many serious anglers.  Fishing will be a mix of walk and wade sight fishing in ‘trout like’ rivers as well as bigger rivers out of huge dug out canoes. 
 
On top of the famous, hard fighting dorado we’ll also be in search of the infamous Pacu, a huge piranha like fish know for taking dry flies!
 
We’ll be fishing out of the Secure Camp, one of three golden dorado options run by the famous Tsimane Lodge crew. 
 
Due to the logistics of this trip, I have once again termed up with my friends at Fly Water Travel to help with everything. 
 

Rate: $6,950 per person for a 9 night/6 day package, based on double occupancy.
 

What’s Included
– Accommodations and meals at the camp, arrival night and departure night lodging in Santa Curz, guided fishing, alcohol, charger flights , native community fee ($570), travel host fee (10% of base price).


What’s Not Included

– International airfare, fishing tackle an flies, staff and guide gratuities, gift items, departure taxes. 


To join the trip contact Matt Heron: mattheronflyfishing@gmail.com or 518.225.6587



Christmas Island, South Pacific- 2023

March 21-28: Sold out

March 28-April 4: 4 Open Spots

Join as we explore one of the world’s most remote and sought-after saltwater destinations, Christmas Island!

This is one of the few locations that has been on my list for as long as I can remember. I’ve always had a fascination with walk and wade bonefishing on endless, white sand flats. Not to mention chasing the Gangster of the Flats, the notoriously strong and aggressive Giant Trevally.

A few things of note about our trip and Christmas Island.

The Island has been closed since Covid started. To make a long story short they reopened on April 4th of this year. The first flight on brought Covid and the island was immediately shut down again.

The reopening of the island is currently in limbo, however local info seems to indicate that later this summer or early fall Christmas may open things up again.

This means a few things for our group.

  1. The island hasn’t been fished! Any trips booked within reopening window will have the best fishing the island has seen in decades or more.
  2. Most lodges are not taking bookings until they are sure their guests can make it. Meaning there are almost no anglers booked this year at all. Great news for us.

Rate-

$3,520/pp, double boat, single room. 


Included-

7 nights, 8 days lodging, individual room, three daily meals, bottled water, beer/wine/sodas, six days of 2×1 guided fishing, fishing license, departure tax, laundry service, pick up/drop off from/to CXI airport, transportation while on Kiritimati, 12.5% VAT on your lodge stay & Host Fee.


Not Included-

Recommended 15% guide/staff gratuities, alcoholic beverages (other than beer/wine; liquor available in HNL and NAN duty free stores), airline transportation to/from CXI airport or gear, flies or lures. 


To join the trip contact Matt Heron: mattheronflyfishing@gmail.com or 518.225.6587

 



Bristol Bay, Alaska- 2023

September 30-October 7: 6 open spots

October 7-14: 5 open spots

**This is one of our new favorite spots with Matt Heron Fly Fishing, this will sell out!**

Katmai Trophy lodge is located on the Naknek river just below a section of water known as “The Rapids”.  Its location between Naknek lane and the lower stretches of the river allow for easy access to the famous Naknek itself and many of its productive smaller tributaries. This perfect location allows for a short boat ride leading to a diversity of fishing
opportunities in the area.  Its access also allows for easy fly-out trips into more remote areas of the Bristol Bay region for a more solitary and expansive experience.

Please note our group will specifically be going late in the season to target the biggest rainbows possible. Other species may include Char, and Dolly Varden.

Although there are many other lodges in the region, there will only be two or less in operation by the time our group arrives!

The Naknek river system and surrounding areas of Bristol Bay offer it all. Bucket list rivers in the likes of the Moraine, Brooks and Alagnak are within easy reach and fishing distance for the angler.  There is also good fishing for dolly varden, arctic char and grayling.  The beauty of these fish can make for a wonderful day on the water for anyone.

Rainbow Trout fishing– The bucket list for many on the fly is trophy rainbow trout fishing in Alaska.  The Katmai Trophy Lodge is in and around some of the best trout fishing in the world.  The Naknek itself is considered by many as one of the finest year round resident rainbow fisheries available.  It’s here that the magical 30 inch trout can be caught on a
realistic basis. 

Charter fly-out out trips into smaller and more remote areas of Bristol Bay can offer the angler an experience of solitude searching for spotted leopard rainbows and giant char that may never have seen a fly.   Depending on the season, the tactics will change for these native fish and the manner in which the angler will pursue them.

2019 Trip Report- https://mattheronflyfishing.com/katmai-trophy-lodge-trip-report/

2019- Phot essay- https://mattheronflyfishing.com/capt-sage-indendi-photo-essay/


Rate: $5,714 per person for a 7 night/6 day package, based on double occupancy.


What’s Included
– Seven nights lodging, six day of guides fishing on the Naknek, all meals, pick up and drop off from King Salmon Alaska, all fishing gear as needed, travel host fee (10% base fee)


What’s Not Included

– Flights to Anchorage and King Salmon, all liquor, in room snacks, park fees and taxes $161, tips for guides and staff


To join the trip contact Matt Heron: mattheronflyfishing@gmail.com or 518.225.6587


A few pics from our past adventures! @sageindendi photography.


Soul Fly Lodge, Bahamas

February 2-9, 2024: 4 open spots

Why Soul Fly?

  • Untapped, high quality fishery. NO other Lodges on Great Harbour Cay. Bonefish, permit, triggerfish, mutton snapper, barracuda, etc.
  • Our sustainability ethos is carried through all of our efforts. We strive to reduce our impact, source local, eliminate waste, and offset our carbon footprint. We aren’t perfect but each year we promise to make progress; through your support we’ll constantly improve. 
  • Ease of Access.  Brand new airport. Official port of entry that caters to private jets, daily flights from Nassau and direct flights from Florida.
  • Brand new skiffs – Maverick 17 HPX-V & S 2021 lodge edition.   
  • Full restaurant run by our top notch Bahamian Chef.
  • A 20’ by 50’ pool with plenty of comfortable seating provides the perfect setting to swap fishing stories and catch up with old & new friends. 
  • Short runs combined with options to fish the boat or focus on wading will give you the opportunity to tailor your day exactly as you please. 

Rate- $7,182/pp double room, double boat


Included In Packages

Fishing, Lodging, All Meals, Non-Alcoholic & Alcoholic Bevs, Airport/Marina Transfer, Fishing License, VAT tax and Host fee.


Not Included In Packages

Gratuities, International & Domestic Transport to Great Harbour Cay, Terminal Tackle

To join the trip contact Matt Heron:  mattheronflyfishing@gmail.com or 518.225.6587