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!

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!

Bristol Bay, Alaska- 2021.

October 2-9, 2 open spots

October 9-16, 4 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-

2019- Phot essay-

Rate: $4,725 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: or 518.225.6587

A few pics from our 2019 adventure! @sageindendi photography.

Eleven Angling Mothership, Louisiana Marsh

November 17-22, 2021- SOLD OUT

We were just able to secure 3 nearly impossible spots with Eleven Angling this year for their Louisiana Mash Mothership operation. These spots are very hard to come by during this time of year. 

Join us as we chase the biggest redfish in the world with 8 and 9 weight rods on our own private boat for a few days. 

Our own private chef will prepare daily meals with authentic, southern Louisiana flavors, guaranteed to make anyone’s mouth water!

We have a very small window to fill these spots due to high demand this time of year and these spots won’t last long!

Our 2020 trip report, a must read!

Check out this amazing article by the Angling Report. 

Outfitter Critique: Eleven Experience – Louisiana Outpost

Rate- $5,980/pp, double boat, single room. 

Included- 3 nights accommodations, 3 full days guided fishing (2 half, 2 full), water transfers, all fishing equipment if needed, chef-prepared means and all alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages,  travel host fee (15% base fee).

Not Included- Commercial air fare to New Orleans, optional hotel stays in New Orleans or Houma, ground transfers to the maria from hotel, gratuities for guides and crew. 

To join the trip contact Matt Heron: or 518.225.6587


Enjoy a few pics from our 2020 trip!

X Flats, Southern Mexico

January 1-8, 2021: 4 open spots

Whether you are searching for the elusive permit specifically or are just looking for the best salt-water fly fishing experience in Xcalak, Mexico down in the Yucatan, the X Flats has it all. Established in 1982, this is a privately-owned saltwater fly-fishing lodge that combines the luxury of a resort, yet still maintains the casualness of beach front living. Find your paradise in the Caribbean waters of the Mesoamerican Reef, in “the flats” where permit, bonefish and tarpon thrive.

Every visit to our Mayan inspired lodge is an experience to be treasured; with a remote beachfront of over 150 feet, this year-round retreat awaits your rod and reel. Nestled just north of the rustic village of Xcalak (pronounced ish-kalak), The Xflats at Tierra Maya is immersed in the lush greenery of Yucatan’s ancient forests and harbors with an  abundance of reefs, making it an exquisite tropical all-inclusive experience. The world-renowned flats of Xcalak provide a haven for saltwater fly-fishing, activities such as diving and snorkeling and the perfect spot for a well-deserved getaway.

Rate- $4,615/pp for double occupancy room, double boat. $250 add on option for an open bar tab.

Included In Packages– The number of nights lodging and days fishing as specified in your package, airport reception with air-conditioned, professional shuttle service to and from the lodge, all meals, snacks, non-alcoholic beverages, daily happy hour with alcoholic beverages, and a guide (8 hours per day) and boat per the specified fishing days in your package. Also includes a 10% host fee. UPDATE: lodging – all rooms now air conditioned!

Not Included In Packages– Airfare to and from Cancun, accommodations outside of the specified package dates, meals during your travels to and from the lodge, fishing equipment, gratuities for guides, staff and the shuttle driver, alcoholic beverages outside of happy hour and travel insurance. Shuttle Service with packages not booked Saturday to Saturday.

To join the trip contact Matt Heron: or 518.225.6587

Images provided by Xflats & Adam Barker Photography

Sage Indendi Photos from our trip!!

Tsimane Lodges, Bolivia

September 17-25 2022


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.

Whats 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: or 518.225.6587