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Our Mission Statement
Kiene's Fly Shop Travel is a premiere fly fishing travel service. Our expertise and passion comes from traveling the planet in search of wild fish on the fly! Our expert staff originates from legendary fly shops, Kiene's Fly Shop
and American Fly Fishing Co.
We are built on the foundations of adventure and fly fishing. Whatever species you are looking for - we book the best fly fishing travel destinations in the world. Our combined staff has extensive worldwide travel experience and our collective knowledge allows us to put you in the best locations. Name a place to fly fish and it is likely we have been there!
Our Fly Shop owner, Gary Eblen has spent years angling for fish across the globe. With travel director like Mark Merrill, who has more trips to saltwater destinations than anyone we know... you will talk to a professional who has been there! All our travel advisors, like Al Bunch, Andy Guibord, Mike Powers and Paul Thick have invaluable passion and experience. Whether it be Golden Dorado in Argentina, Permit in Mexico, Tiger Fish in Africa, Salmon in Alaska or Brown Trout in Montana, you can go anywhere in the world!
It doesn’t cost you anymore to book with us
than directly with the destinations.
We are there to help. 

Meet Our Travel Experts

Gary Eblen - Kiene's Fly Shop Owner
Gary began his fly fishing addiction in 1956 in South Eastern Minnesota.  He graduated from the University of Minnesota in 1966 and promptly moved to California where he explored most of Northern California in search of trout, steelhead and anything else that swam.
In 1991 Gary started his career in the fly fishing industry. He has traveled to most parts of the globe fly fishing, and his special love is saltwater fly fishing. 
You can call Gary at (916) 296-6199 or e-mail him at
Mark Merrill - Director of Travel Services
Mark Merrill is Kiene’s Fly Shop’s Director of Travel Services.  Mark has traveled the world in search of anything that swims.  Mark is a recognized expert in New Zealand, Bahamas, Alaska, Mexico and Montana.  Mark is easy to talk to and will help you select the perfect fly-fishing vacation for individuals, couples or groups.  Mark has over 35 years of travel services experience.  
You can reach Mark at  Kiene's Fly Shop Travel Services. or (916) 544-1991
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