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Why We Are... Who We Are

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Our Mission

The mission of Wanderlust Flyfishing Adventures is to provide safe and enjoyable international angling services for our guests. It is always our policy to do so in the most professional and good-humored manner possible. We believe that global angling travel is one of the most rewarding endeavors that can be experienced not only because of the exciting fishing opportunities but because of the friendships and relationships that blossom along the way. If you share our philosophy, please join us on an adventure you will never forget!

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Bryant Dunn - Outfitter

Having worked as an outfitter and guide for 25 years, Bryant has pioneered several Himalayan and southeast Asian river systems with flyrod in tow. With 50 countries and six continents to his credit, Bryant loves nothing more than sharing remote fisheries with his guests. When he is not outfitting anglers in the most unique and majestic fisheries in the world, Bryant can be found working on his non-profit organization, Himalayan Rivers United, and running his stateside business, Sun Valley Outfitters, in the American Rocky Mountains.

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The WFA Team

Consisting of passionate lifelong flyfishing guides and outfitters from all over the world, the WFA Guide Staff is one of the most experienced and knowledgeable outfitting teams on the planet. The Team includes several internationally certified Casting Instructors who have logged literally hundreds of years guiding flycasters in some of the most productive and unknown watersheds across the globe. WFA is an outfit you can trust and our Guide Staff is second to none!

Guide Staff

Darren McFadden

Darren McFadden

Darren McFadden

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"D" has been exploring the world's finest flats, mountains and river valleys for over two decades. As WFA's Lead Guide and Technical Director, Darren is equally at home guiding the spring creeks and freestones of the Himalayan range as he is pursuing jungle species throughout southeast Asia or the flats of the South Pacific. Darren brings professionalism, class and fun to every WFA expedition.

Denny Saunders

Darren McFadden

Darren McFadden

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Denny hails from America's Colorado Rocky mountains. Denny has guided in Wyoming for many years and loves to chase steelhead and trout throughout the USA in addition to exploring unknown fisheries in the most remote reaches of the globe. The lonely landscapes of Asia and the South Pacific are among his favorite stomping grounds with Bhutan, Mongolia, and Fiji at the top of his list.

Jake Nelsen

Darren McFadden

Karma Tshering

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Jake has been guiding flyfishermen in the USA for 20 years in addition to his WFA work in southeast Asia and the South Pacific. Jake is also passionate about introducing anglers to the excitement of fishing in eastern Europe, specifically Serbia and Croatia. Jake is equally adept at pointing out the subtleties of Blue Mahseer fishing in Thailand as he is the Marble Trout angling of Europe. 

Karma Tshering

Karma Tshering

Karma Tshering

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Karma, known by his guests as "Good Karma" is Bhutan's leading flyfishing and cultural guide. His calm demeanor and superb sense of humor make for a memorable day on any Asian river or by a campfire under the Himalayan stars.

Xplore Bhutan

Karma Tshering

Xplore Bhutan

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One of Asia's most knowledgeable guide teams and a WFA outfitting partner, Xplore Bhutan brings decades of experience to any Himalayan adventure. 

Misty Dhillon

Karma Tshering

Xplore Bhutan

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Misty is the world's foremost Golden Mahseer flyfishing expert. One of WFA's outfitting partners, Misty brings unrivaled competence and experience to the pursuit of Tor Putitora, the hardest fighting freshwater fish in the world.

Eco-Documentary: Power of the River

Wanderlust Flyfishing Adventures is proud to have spearheaded Power of the River: Expedition to the Heart of Water in Bhutan, a film produced and directed by Greg I. Hamilton, formerly of Warren Miller Entertainment. As WFA continues to break ground in some of the world's most remote and productive fisheries, it is central to our philosophy to operate with a strong conservation ethic as our guiding light. If you share our philosophy, please join us on one of our unique and exciting adventures! 

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Himalayan Rivers United: Non-Profit Organization

We recommend HRU, a non-profit organization working to promote river conservation in the Himalayas.

How You Can Get Involved - Join HRU in the Himalayas!

Himalayan Rivers United believes that there are many effective ways to promote positive change. However, it is our approach to do much of our work on the ground with the people who are most directly affected. Therefore, each year, HRU hosts volunteer visits to our focus areas. Volunteers are responsible for the cost of their travel expenses but HRU will provide all logistics and leadership. By offering this service to our volunteer contributors, HRU benefits the indigenous populations in a face-to-face manner that is intended to maximize our impact. If traveling to the Himalayas and connecting with local people in a powerful and meaningful way is attractive to you and your lifepath, join us! For more information, contact us here.

Contribute

Not everyone has the time or energy to travel around the world on behalf of important non-profit efforts. But you can still make a huge difference! By making a financial contribution, you can help to promote these important issues and affect change in the Himalayas today!

Travel Insurance and Emergency Medical Coverage Links

Securing Travel Insurance is an excellent way to protect your globetrotting budget in case of sickness, hurricanes, earthquakes, flight cancellations or any unforeseen act of God or Mother Nature! We highly recommend it! Emergency medical and evacuation coverage is also a way to assure the best possible outcome in any unexpected emergency, especially when traveling to remote corners of the globe.