FLY FISHING – CUBA, ISLA JUVENTUD
Fly fishing for Tarpon, Permit, Snook and Bonefish in Isla Juventud in Cuba. Fishmaster will arrange fly fishing trips to Isla Juventud. Isla de la Juventud is considered to be an excellent tropical fishing destination.
Aside from its fascinating culture and Caribbean hospitality, Cuba has long been synonymous with some of the finest fly fishing in the world. For the last 15 years of fishing operation has brought together the most exclusive areas of the country combined with a high level of service in what are logistically complex environments.
This huge Isla de la Juventud area consists of several different types of flats that can be waded and fished from special boats. The fishing season is long and fishing can be done with single hand fly rod. Tarpon, bonefish, permit, jacks and big barracudas are plentiful. Local fishing guide will take you by boat to a range of interesting and challenging fishing locations and show where and when to cast. The guides know the local waters intimately and speak well English.
FLY FISHING TACKLE
9 feet long 7 or 8 weight fly rod is good for bonefish and one 9 or 12 weight for tarpon and permit. High-performance reels with a good brake system are required, capable of holding 200-250 yards of 20-pound backing. We recommend weight forward tropical floating fly lines for bonefish and permit. For bonefish and permit we recommend 12-foot knotless leaders, and 12-pound fluorocarbon shock tippet. For tarpon we recommend 60-80-pound test fluorocarbon level leader.
Good bonefish flies are for example Crazy Charlie, Bonefish Special and small crabs tied on hooks 4 or 6, sand and light-brown. Permit files: Avalon fly, Rag Head Crab, Brown Special, Velcro Crab and Del´s Merkin tied on hooks 2 and 4. Flies for tarpon and snook: streamers, deceivers on hooks 1/0-4/0 in colours brown and orange, black and yellow, orange and yellow, olive and white, Black Death and Purple Death.
Accomodation will be in double person cabins/bedrooms with air conditioning at mothership in Isla de la Juventud. All meals in mothership are included in price. In Havana we stay two nights in hotel and have shared double bedrooms.
Hosted Fishmaster fishing trips. Fishing trips to Isla de la Juventud will be arranged during the fishing season. Anglers take flight to Havana, stay one night in hotel there and continue next morning to destination.
- Dates: 23.2-5.3.2017
- Price: Starting from 4500 eur/person
- Trip length: 6 fishing days/7 nights in Isla Juventud, 2 nights in Havana
- Fishing trip includes: Ferry Havana/Isla Juventud/Havana, Accomodation, Meals, Fishing licenses, Guiding, Boat transports
- Fishing trip does not include: Flights to Havana, Hotel nights in Havana, Helicopter Havana/Isla Juventud/Havana, Meals in Havana, Gratuities (280 CUC = 280 eur), Visa, Conservation fee eur 100
- Species: Tarpon, Permit, Snook, Bonefish, Jack Crevalle, Barracuda, Snapper
- Fishing season: 1.2-31.7