When we created Nomada Fly Fish in 2019, we committed to providing our guests the best fly fishing travel experience at a fair price. This means ensuring every Nomada trip is the highest quality and that we provide a level of service unmatched by our competitors. We look forward to earning your trust and your business!

The Nomada Difference

We aren’t trying to be the world’s biggest fly fish travel agency, but we do strive to be the best! This means getting to know our guests on a first-name basis and only offering trips to destinations we’ve actually visited before and have intimate knowledge. Furthermore, your trip host is available by email or personal phone to answer any questions you have along the way. This ensures your adventure is smooth and enjoyable every step of the way.

We want to help our guests meet their personal fly fishing goals. If you’re new to the sport, we’ll suggest trips that are beginner-friendly to help boost your confidence and provide a clear path for advancement. If you’re an old hat with the long stick, we can help you knock off exotic species and destinations from your fly fish bucket list. Either way, we’ve got you covered with trips that won’t break the bank.

Did we mention we only offer trips to destinations we’ve visited before and have intimate knowledge? Of course, this means we’ll make sure you know what equipment to pack and what kind of weather to expect. But, it also means knowing what airlines offer the best flight times, what car rental companies are located inside the airports, or if you need to allow extra time for a shuttle service. And if you have any additional questions, we’re only call, text, or email away!

We strive to offer the fly fish industry’s most competitive destination travel rates. In most cases, this means offering trips for the exact cost as booking them directly through the outfitter! Additionally, we provide free expert advice and guidance and access to extra “group perks” supplied by our lodge and outfitter partners. Lastly, we know nobody likes surprises, so our flat-rate prices include taxes and any hidden fees whenever possible.

Meet the Nomada Team


Gentry Smith

Travel and Marketing Director

Gentry is an avid fly angler, a freelance outdoor writer, photographer, and speaker who lives in Chandler, Arizona. His fly fishing resume includes over 20 published manuscripts and countless published photos, including three cover shots for Southwest Fly Fishing, and American Fly Fishing magazines. He’s also served as a past president of the Desert Fly Casters club and is a longtime board member for the nonprofit White Mountain Lakes Foundation, both based in Arizona.

In his professional life, Gentry is a self-employed graphic/web designer at Gentry Smith Design, LLC.

Mike Faulkinbury

Trip Host

A self-proclaimed dry fly junky from Arizona, Mike is an accomplished fly angler with decades of experience on his home streams, as well as many western rivers. As a former partner in Arizona Fly Fishing–a fly shop once located in Tempe, Arizona–he’s hosted numerous trips. He’s also served as a past president of the Desert Fly Casters club. In addition to his angling accolades, Mike is an award-winning fly tyer, contract fly tyer for Montana Fly Co., and he teaches tying classes for Dry Creek Outfitters in Tucson, Arizona.

Mike’s expert knowledge of fly fishing and salt of the earth personality make him a great addition to the Nomada team.