Henry's Fork Success



Henry's Fork August 2021.... They Killed It!
These six ladies came to the Henry's Fork and each one landed a bunch of fish every day! We learned together, laughed together, made new friends for future adventures, and there are many fishy pics to share the memories. Kathie fought an epic battle with one large fish after it wrapped around a large stick and dove into the rocks; she won the long battle! Kat had a great final day with four Ranch Rainbows over 19" on the last day. Well done ladies!

“Such a fun time! I am very new to the sport so this trip was an awesome environment to learn in with a group of women who were very welcoming. The environment was relaxed and made for a wonderful experience getting to know the sport of flyfishing. I couldn’t recommend these trips enough!” -Kam Allison
“So much fun. Everyone was welcoming; no drama. It was fabulous. I was fortunate to fish three different sections of the Henry’s Fork while we were there. All were unique and very different from each other. All were so beautiful.  This was a great learning experience. We had two members of the group in their twenties and four in their seventies and we all learned from each other. I have passed along the fliers for next year's trips to friends and am looking forward to some of them. I couldn’t recommend these trips enough.” -Kathie






Women's Trip -Ascension Bay, Mexico
Feb 28 - March 6, 2022
Only 3 Spots Left!
Pesca Maya with Co-Host Patty Reilly

These dates offer a great moon phase at one of the favored Ascension Bay destinations, Pesca Maya. Located 90 miles south of Cancun in the Sian Ka’an Biosphere Reserve, we’ll be targeting Bonefish, Tarpon, Permit, Snook, Barracuda, Jack’s, and more. This area is known for having solid numbers of the
‘big 3’, Tarpon, Permit, and Bones. 

New anglers will have plenty of shots to land fish on their first saltwater trip as many species are plentiful. Patty Reilly will be offering casting lessons and each boat will have two guides and two anglers. With two trip hosts, all levels of anglers can rest assured they will have the care and attention they need to achieve personal trip goals and have a great time!

Each boat goes out with a senior guide and a junior guide. Senior guides at Pesca Maya have been at the lodge and guiding for many years. Some since the lodge opened 24 years ago and the ‘youngest’ has been guiding for 15 years at Pesca Maya. A two-guide system is great because you’ll have someone with experienced eyes up front helping you spot fish, manage your line and work on your cast.. The other guide is poling and looking for more opportunities. Flyfishing service at its finest! 

Package includes 6 nights lodging, 5 days fishing, all meals beer/wine and most mixed drinks, all food, and transportation to and from the Cancun airport. Double occupancy $3,785. 14 rods available and this one is filling up fast!





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One of the missions of Finatical Flyfishing is to highlight some of the women leading the fly-fishing industry today. 

We’re honored to introduce you to Patty. She has built a resume that is arguably one of the most impressive in the industry. She’s been guiding for 35 years in addition to teaching fishing schools, and building her international outfitting and consulting business.  She started guiding in Jackson Hole Wyoming beginning in the late 70’s and then moved on to guide in Alaska from Iliamna, Montana from the Firehole Ranch near West Yellowstone, the South Fork of Snake in Idaho, horseback and fishing trips through the Wind Rivers, and steelhead guiding on the North Umpqua, and the Grande Ronde rivers in Oregon- to name just a few places.

Patty and a fishing cohort were the leading outfitters to begin commercial trips in the Bariloche region of Argentina by obtaining the first issued commercial river running licenses in that country. Having fallen for Patagonia in a big way, Patty spent over a decade guiding there and has explored and fished much of Argentina and Chile. As the world continues to re-open post-Covid, Patty will be hosting additional fishing trips and outdoor eco-adventure trips in both Argentina and Chile.


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Mangrove Cay Club on Andros Island, Bahamas
February 4-9, 2022

Bonefish are one of the most fun saltwater targets you can find. Watching them eat and hearing your reel sing will quickly raise your addiction to saltwater flyfishing!

The flats surrounding Andros Island are some of the best bonefishing in the world. The fish are plentiful and average 3 to 5 pounds with regular appearances of 6 to 10 pound fish. Several 11, 12 and 13 pound fish are landed every season. In fact, some of the largest fish have been taken within sight of the lodge! You’ll have plenty of shots whether your new to saltwater or an expert. 

Mangrove Cay Club is located on the north shore of Mangrove Cay. This location was chosen for the lodge to allow access to mile after mile of prime bonefish water without ever having to trailer a boat or take a rough boat ride in the open ocean. Walk out of the lodge, load your flats boat and you’ll have access to all of the waters of the Bights, the Eastern Flats and the remote and legendary West Side.

Six nights, five days guided fishing, all food and beverages  $5,299 double occupancy. We're offering this special price for our first year out! It is less than the lodge rate for that same time period and substantially less than some nearby Andros competitors. All levels of anglers are welcome and you'll enjoy the ocean view from your room and the exquisite food Chef Ike prepares every day. Wine beer and most other adult beverages are included!






Olivia Elia -Live & In Person!
One of the goals of Finatical Flyfishing is to highlight some of the amazing women in flyfishing today. We previously introduced you to Olivia Elia.... one of the first women to build Bamboo rods. If you missed it check out the blog here.  She will be speaking at to the Women of Sierra Pacific Flyfishers on September 24th at 6 PM. Here is the zoom link to join:


Meeting ID: 411 294 1257        Passcode: SPFF2020


-Oliver Wendell Holmes

Andros Island, Bahamas, Mangrove Cay Club, February 4-11, 2022

Ascension Bay, Mexico, Pesca Maya Fishing Lodge, February 28 - March 6, 2022

Green River, Pinedale, Wyoming, June 23-27, 2022

Henry's Fork, Idaho, July 14-18, 2022

Silver Creek, Wood & Salmon Rivers, Idaho, September 16-20, 2022

Rio Negro, Brazil, Peacock Bass, TBD 2023






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