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Catching tarpon on flies is always an incredible endeavor especially when you take into account their raw crude prehistoric brute force when hooked with metal like chromed body armor for stealth protection when out ambushing meals. These fish when caught are so strong they can burn the line into the skin of your index finger right after setting because the burst speed of these sea missiles are measured at the speed of the eye. One should consider wearing a finger sock to lay the line in as a form of respect or fear. Right now our guides are busy taking our clients out to atolls and reefs around Belize, wading the flats looking for bone fish and cruising the mangroves looking for lurking tarpon or my favorite, seeing the tails poking up of a permit feeding on crabs and they eat mine!
Wading the flats can be a lot fun, it always amazes me how my guides can see fish so easily when most folks can’t see anything at all. The bone fish in Belize aren’t as big as bones you might catch out at Easter Island or around Florida but the numbers are usually more favorable especially out towards Glover’s Reef.
Due to the winds that frequent the area daily, it’s good for the seasoned angler to learn how to double haul cast. Beginners can learn out on the water casting with the guides or cast from the boat to schools of feeding fish.
Brian enjoyed his trip to Belize with my guides and they caught many quality ocean fish on this trip. We’re pretty excited about it folks.
Hard fighting bone fish is always great for the ego, there’s no end to the amounts of bone fish that frequent the flats looking to feed on your small pink crazy charlie.
This is a good place for a beginner to learn fly fishing, these fish are user friendly and you don’t have to cast that far to catch them.
Then on another day Brian caught this incredible tarpon in the mangroves on a black death fly on 80 lb tippet. A true knight in shining armor, you’ll need to pull out your best excalibur to land this heavy metal legend.
It was a perfect day to be out on the water and Brian’s wife enjoyed the views, but cover up the sun can be a scorcher on some of the days.
My guide Lloyd and his son Ivan, heading out for another day out on the ocean reefs of Belize, the second biggest reefs in the world. Lloyd and I have been working together for 15 years and this year is our best year ever.
Brian thanks for coming down and hooking all those fish and taking great pics, look forward to seeing you in Chile in the future.
Good job King Lloyd the Guide, you are truly an accomplished fly fishing guide and Belizean fish finder. Over the years clients have loved your service, your knowledge, your dedication and commitment to being a top fly fishing Belize guide.
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Jack was very helpful preparing me for my trip by supplying local flies. He connected me with the region’s best guide and we caught a ton of fish. The permit escaped me, however, so I’ll be back. Hopefully with Lloyd.
Yea, Lloyd and I have had a lot of good times together over the years.
Meanwhile not too far away our guide Lincoln is got our another client into his first permit. John really enjoyed this hard fighting ocean fish that would make anyone’s day.
These fish fight so hard, I remembered when I caught my first permit on an 10 wt fly rod, it was like hooking into car door with a motor!
Contact us to go over the gear you need for your trips and the tides for the day of your guide trips. We are always on top of what’s going on in fly fishing in Placencia and Hopkins Belize.
info@jacktrout or 530-926-4540 ~ Jack & Carola Trout – Belize fly List for fishing
Jack Trout International Fly Fishing & Scenic Tours ~ Argentina * Belize * Chile * Nor Cal ~ 1004 SO. Mt Shasta Blvd. Mt Shasta, California 96067 www.jacktrout.com www.mtshasta.com Web log 530-926-4540 email: email@example.com
My good friend and head guide Abel Garcia who has personally discovered many Mayan caves and Mayan Mountain spiritual passages out in the jungles of Belize. I remember one time over 10 years ago he had just discovered on his birthday this cave up in the hills that led to many Mayan tunnels and sacrificial chambers, the place was incredible and untouched. I remember seeing perfect unscathed pots and green gem stones as well as tunnels that led to more tunnels and stairs that led to stair cases that eventually dropped us out into this huge gathering area. An obvious ritual center, this area was totally open to the sky with lush green ferns hanging down from the sunlight, like an ancestral Seattle Super Dome . Later the next year Abel shared his discoveries with the Discovery Channel and the show was equally impressive. We can book your trips to Cave Branch Resort and request Abel Garcia to guide you.
When you’re visiting us for fly fishing we highly suggest you have us book your trip at Caves Branch Jungle Adventure Resort. the whole family will love it here. The river cave float trip is a real hoot!
This a great place to try something new and exciting, hope you can make it here.
We can lodge you in this cabin for a weekly package or do daily fly fishing trips out to the reefs, flats and atolls.
BELIZE PRICE LIST
Fly Fishing Trips with our very experienced local fly fishing guides from Hopkins Village & Placencia, Belize. Bones, Permit, Tarpon are what we mainly fish for in a 22 foot professional flats boat.
- GUIDED PER DAY FLY FISHING REEF TRIPS (NO LODGING) -
1 or 2 Anglers All Day ~ Blue Grounds/South Water Caye $400 1 or 2 Anglers All Day ~ Glovers Reef $450
Extra Angler ~ Blue Grounds/South Water Caye $175 – Glover’s Reef $200
5 Star ~ Tarpon Permit Reef Fly Fishing Package
$3250 per week per person. Double Occupancy
8 days 7 nights 6 days fly fishing or 5 days fly fishing, one day Mayan Cave River Tour. All Meals, Lodging, Transportation, Guiding, Flats Boat 2 days out to Glovers Reef with this package.
Hopkins & Placencia Fly Fishing Package
3 Star ~ Hopkins Village or Placencia Fly Fishing Package $2150 per week per person. Double Occupancy 8 days 7 nights 5 days fly fishing, one day Mayan Cave River Tour. All Meals, Lodging, Transportation, Guiding, Flats Boat. This packages Includes one day out to Glovers Reef. Home is located right on the beach and within walking distance to restaurants, pub and Sittee River.
We can also entertain the Non-Angler with these activities:
Mayan Tours, Scenic River Tours, Snorkeling, Diving Blue Hole or Glover’s Reef, Atoll Bar Hopping (Very Popular!!) or Fishing / Atoll Bar Hopping
Hi I’m Jack Trout, I would like to welcome you to Belize and we look forward to helping your fly fishing adventures be a total success. We have the experience and the best fly fishing guides that service the area with gear rentals and the right flies and tippets. First rate lodging for all budgets at a resort or a home on the beach or an island. There’s something to do for everyone in the family as a whole or individually. I have recently seen airfare around $759 round trip from most terminals to Belize City, then you take a small hop flight to where we are and we pick you up there.
Give us a call and we can discuss your adventure family trip to Belize. 530-926-4540 or firstname.lastname@example.org
We look forward to making your Belize fly fishing vacation a memorable one. Jack & Carola Trout
BELIZE AIRLINE & FLIGHT INFORMATION FROM UNITED STATES, CANADA, UNITED KINGDOM
From the United States:
Direct flights to Belize (Philip Goldson) International Airport (BZE) are available from:
Atlanta(ATL):-Delta 1-800-221-1212 http://www.delta.com
Charlotte (CLT):-US Airways 1– 800-428-4322 http://www.usairways.com
Dallas (DFW):-American Airlines 1-800-433-7300 www.aa.com
Houston (IAH): Continental & Group Taca 1-800-523-3273 http://www.continental.com
Miami (MIA): American Airlines 1-800-433-7300
Newark (EWR):-American Airlines 1-800-433-7300 http://www.americanairlines.com
American Airlines for example from Calgary (YYC), Montreal (YUL) or Toronto (YYZ) through Dallas (DFW) to Belize (BZE) – flight times 7hrs:35min, 8hrs:20min & 8hrs:25min respectively.
Or with American Airlines from Ottawa (YOW) through Chicago (ORD) & Dallas (DFW) 9hrs: 40 min.
Connecting flights with Continental for example from Calgary; Montreal (YUL); Toronto (YYZ) and Vancouver (YVR) through Houston (IAH) to Belize (BZE) – flight times: 8hrs, 7hrs:44min , 6hrs:23min & 9hrs:53min respectively.
Or with Continental from Ottawa (YOW) through Newark (EWR) – flight time 10hrs:16min.
Delta Airlines from Toronto via Atlanta – flight time 7 hrs
TACA from Toronto via San Salvador 7hrs
US Airways from Toronto via Charlotte 7hrs
From the United Kingdom & Continental Europe:
Connecting flights with British Airways – London Heathrow (LHR) via Miami with American Airlines (overnight stay in Miami on outbound flight).
Connecting flights with Condor – Frankfurt (FRA) via Cancun with Maya Island Air (overnight stay in Cancun on outbound flight).
Other connecting flights from almost all major European cities through United States gateways to Belize listed above: Atlanta with Delta; Charlotte with US Airways; Dallas:-American Airlines
Houston: Continental & Group Taca; Miami: American Airlines and Newark:-American Airlines, all however require overnight stay in US on outbound flight.
Contact details for airlines from Belize:
American Airlines +1 225-4145 www.aa.com
British Airways http://www.ba.com
Continental +1 800-226-3822 http://www.continental.com
Delta +1 225-3423 www.delta.com
Taca +1 225-2163 www.taca.com
US Airways +1 800-622-1015 http://www.usairways.com
Dangriga is located approximately 30 minutes by air from mainland Belize. Daily flights from the Philip Goldson International Airport as well as hourly from the Belize City Municipal Airstrip to Dandriga are provided by the local airlines Maya Island Air http://www.mayaregional.com/ and Tropic Air http://www.tropicair.com/ Tel: Belize +501 226-2012
Guest are met and greeted at Dangriga airstrip and taken with their luggage by one our guides or staff directly to the our lodging, cabin or house – 40 minutes away.
Call us and we can help you set up your flights and make sure your Belizean dream vacation all goes correct! Jack & Carola Trout – Team Belize Jack Trout International
We can also help you with your fly fishing, snorkeling, diving, Mayan tours, rent a cars and information on traveling in Belize, just give a shout! email@example.com
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