Costa Rica Fly Fishing Vacation
Fly fishing in costa rica is not limited to streams and rivers when you take your tackle box on a deep sea sportsfishing expedition with your family on a vacation There’s something magical in the process of fly fishing. Learning how to tie irresistible flies, how to choose the best line gauge, rod and lure to use and in the precise art of casting: presenting a fly in the most natural fashion possible, tantalizing the catch with a tasty morsel that could end up being the last. Imagine beating the IGFA record on the 92 kg Blue Marlin caught in 1991 on Costa Rican waters, on a fly! Fly fishing has evolved from the Ancient Greek practice of catching fish on a hook dressed in red yarn. Although it has long been known as a “gentleman’s sport”, fly fishing knows no age and gender. Fly fishing could be described as the most relaxing and peaceful vacation you’ll ever have. Traveling to exotic beaches where you can set out in peaceful waters and hook up the speeding Wahoo or tease in the Roosterfish. And how about the lush canals in Barra del Colorado in the Caribbean North, where Tarpon and Snook reign. For freshwater fishing, you can camp out on a kayak, catch trout on rivers and streams, or boat in the placid Lake Arenal, and provide yourself with a tasty meal of Rainbow Bass or Guapote, as it is known to locals. VacationCity can arrange a complete fly fishing vacation for you, at no extra cost than if you booked everything on your own.
In Costa Rica, you could fish in the Caribbean at dawn, set out for Guapote, Machaca, Mojarra and Bobo in the streams, lakes and rivers and then see the sunset while out in a boat in the Pacific. It is amazing how such a small territory can hold so many wonderful fishing spots! Tarpon is found in the North Caribbean along with Snook. As the Tarpon jumps, leaps and twists reflecting sunlight it’ll be you who gets hooked on fishing in the bountiful waters in our country. Tarpon you’ll find year round, and Snook peaks from August to November but can be found until January. Voracious Jacks can be found year round presenting a challenge for the angler due to its strength and endurance. There’s so many inlets, unexploited lagoons and creeks in the canal system that fishing is ever changing and presents new adventures for the fly fisher. In Arenal Lake and mountain streams, you can fish rainbow trout, Machaca, drum, Guapote, Mojarra and Bobo, along with other seasonal species. The most accessible location is Lake Arenal, where not only can you enjoy casting your flies during your day, but relaxing in the hot springs at the foot of Arenal volcano in the evening. You will need a fishing license, and there’s a 5 specimen maximum daily limit for freshwater fish of the same species. We can get you connected with the best boats and guides, just contact our Travel Agents with your requests.
If fishing for trout is your thing, the descendants of the rainbow and cutthroat hybrids brought to Costa Rica have thrived and populate streams and rivers such as Río Torro Amarillo, Río General, Río Copey, the lower Río Tapantí and Río Providencia. Although some fishing charters carry fly fishing equipment, the best would be to bring your own. After all, you don’t want to miss your shots of great fishing due to an unfamiliar rod. Flies should be tied beforehand as well. When tackle is provided a “you break it or lose it and you bought it” policy is applied and prices can get quite hefty. Besides, part of the fun of fishing in exotic destinations is the chance to make new flies and get inspired streamside into producing the next nymph or fly that will out-fish every fly you’ve previously tied. If fly fishing in costa rica strikes your fancy, contact one of our travel advisors who will be able to assist you in picking hotels, contacting charters and arranging transportation within the country, at no extra charge to you.