Honestly, is there only one "trip of a lifetime?" I hope not... I hope there's more adventure ahead of me than there is behind me. Time will tell.
Yellowdog Fly Fishing Adventures offers a lodge-based trip where anglers can catch all three subspecies of peackock bass. I didn't even know there were three subspecies. Very cool.
9) This one was a popular choice--both George Benevidez and Brian Kozminski said they'd head off to New Zealand if they had their druthers. Who can blame them? Crystal clear water and massive unmolested rainbows and browns, coupled with Lord of the Rings scenery. Tough to beat. On the list, for sure.
|Nothing quite like Alaska.|
7) Steven Smith (aka, The Fly Fishing Bowhunter) has the right idea. Just drop him off on the banks of some previously unknown river that's never been fished and forget about him. That sounds heavenly.
6) Reader Merrill Hulse has an excellent plan--his trip of a lifetime would be a lot closer to home than some might suspect, but he's inadvertently given away a really great secret. He'd be happy to chase rainbows on the Lost River in Idaho with his dad. The Lost River, from top to bottom, might be the best fishery in Idaho. But don't tell anyone I said that.
5) Eric Rausch, too, has a domestic dream trip in mind. He says he'd be happy wandering the backcountry headwaters of West Virginia's Tygart River in pursuit of wild and native brook trout. Eric, I love brookies, especially where they belong, and I share your passion for the small waters in which they thrive. I won't ask twice ... but can I join you sometime on the Tygart?
|Here you go, Chad Chorney... Hope it works out for you ;-)|
|Yeah... that's what I'm talking about.|
Thanks to High Arctic Lodge for
2) The high Arctic around Hudson Bay. It's on my list, and has been since I saw some photos of fly fishers posing with 15-pound Arctic char and lake trout caught in shallow water. The char were a brilliant orange and looked absolutely deadly. I hope to get the chance to chase these big ocean-going char one day--it looks like an absolute blast.
|Some day... thanks to Three Rivers Lodge for the photo.|