The Fly Nation team head to the Atlantic coast of Florida, where under the expert guidance of Capt John Meskauskas they target the Tarpon that gather in large shoals, feeding just offshore. There are plenty of other large species, Permit, Cobia and Crevalle Jack that also provide some lively entertainment.
April Vokey and brothers Naoto & Yoshi Aoki are on the Midfjardara River in Iceland. It is one of the world's top destinations if you want to catch Atlantic Salmon. It's also stunningly picturesque. They are not disappointed as local guide Rabbi Alfredsson knows where to find the fish and how to have a bit of fun.
In the first half of this episode April Vokey spends time on the Petite Cascapedia River in Gaspe, Canada, fulfilling her lifelong ambition of catching an Atlantic Salmon on a dry fly. Although she is shocked at the size of the creation suggested by her local guide. Then Naoto Aoki is on the Saugeen River, Ontario where the slightly stained water provides the perfect conditions to catch Pike on the fly.
April Vokey is taught a lesson by her East Coast hosts, forget your salmon rod and use Glo Bugs and indicators to catch Great Lake Steelheads. She is then taught another lesson, this time by Spey Casting instructor Simon Gawesworth in her attempt to earn her own FFF instructor's badge.
April Vokey and the Fly Nation team are in Louisiana, where local guide Travis Holeman obviously knows his way around the flats. He recommends his favourite, brightly coloured streamers to catch the huge Redfish to be found here. Then Yoshi & Naoto Aoki head to Northern Ontario to fish for Aurora Trout, a species unique to this area and one that almost became extinct a few years ago.
Carp & Gar on the Fly
Fly Nation's Paul Castellano and Tom Barry are fly fishing for Carp in the shallow shoreline waters of Georgian Bay in the Great Lakes. In beautiful sunny conditions and with gin clear water they are sight casting to the many fish found here. Then we take a look at the Longnose Gar, an unmistakable looking fish that provides great sport throughout the Ontario region.
Fly Nation's Yoshi & Naoto Aoki attempt to break the world record for Drum fish caught on an 8lb fly line. There are plenty of huge examples to be found in their local Moira River, Belleville but can they deliver the goods? Then we're on the one of the tributaries of the St Lawrence River after the large sea-run Brook Trout that pass through here.
Bow River Special
During four visits over the course of a year, the Fly Nation team chart how the world famous Bow River is affected by the seasons. The Bow has one of the highest growth rates for Brown and Rainbow Trout of any river in the world. So the fly fishing is pretty special come rain, shine or snow.
Canada is one of the top fly fishing destinations and here we take a look at two of its must see destinations for any trout angler. The mountain rivers in Southern Alberta are breathtakingly beautiful and provide classic trout waters, home to Rainbows, Bulls and Cutthroats. And the migratory small rivers of Ontario hold some monster brown trout.