Caribbean

A melting pot of cultures, the Caribbean coast is more than just an intense experience of spice-filled Afro-Caribbean music, cuisine, and a more laid-back vibe. The region also holds one of the world’s best tarpon fisheries. Thick lowland rainforest frame remote beaches, many of which host staggering annual sea turtle nesting events. Just beyond the breakers, one enters the realm of Megalops atlanticus, or the famous tarpon. The immense river mouths and deep reefs that dot the coast have been the fabled haunts of fly fishing legends reaching back more than half a century. If you dream to duke it out with these prehistoric heavyweights - many of which are bigger than you - then this is certainly a part of Costa Rica not to miss. But be sure to take your journey into fly fishing history one step further and throw in some exotic cichlid or machaca fish! It will soon become your favorite part of this diverse country, as it is ours.

Caribbean

Machaca, Costa Rica’s Fruit Eater

Machaca, Costa Rica’s Fruit Eater

Intense Topwater Fly Fishing in the Costa Rican Jungle A distant relative to the Amazon’s piranha, Brycon costaricensis or the machaca, is an interesting and highly enjoyable fish to pursue on fly. The fish inhabit lakes and fast moving rivers in lowland drainages of Costa Rica. At first glance, the row of ferocious teeth lining the machaca’s grin speaks of a savage predator of smaller fish, and yet […]

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Diversity in the Costa Rican Jungle

Diversity in the Costa Rican Jungle

An Array of Wild Tropical Species in the Lowlands of Costa Rica The rivers crisscrossing the lowland forests of Costa Rica are a hidden gem of fly angling possibilities. Each has its own special characteristics and size, from large fast-moving rapids to small and slow eddying flows, and with that come a host of different […]

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Costa Rica’s Tarpon Combo

Costa Rica’s Tarpon Combo

Experience Tarpon Fly Fishing Diversity Around Costa Rica Costa Rica has long been celebrated as a legendary tarpon destination. One such heralded trophy tarpon hunting ground is the Rio Colorado on the northern Caribbean coast. At key times of the year huge schools of adult tarpon congregate in various river mouths like the Colorado, where […]

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Costa Rica’s Fly Fishing Grand Slam

Costa Rica’s Fly Fishing Grand Slam

An Expedition to Catch Costa Rica’s Most Iconic Gamefish Chasing Costa Rica’s “big three” is a coast-to-coast adventure of legendary proportions. While it can be done in a single day using a helicopter, we’ve expanded our Costa Rican Grand Slam expedition into a week in order to maximize opportunity for success as well as allow […]

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Fin and Feathers Birding & Fly Fishing Trips

Fin and Feathers Birding & Fly Fishing Trips

Biodiversity Around Every Corner of the Country Costa Rica is one of the most biodiverse countries on the planet. Some 5% of the world’s flora and fauna live in a relatively small geographic space. With such an abundance of incredibly wildlife watching opportunities coupled with great access to the wildest of spaces, it’s no wonder […]

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Rio Colorado Tarpon Club

Rio Colorado Tarpon Club

Best Ocean Tarpon Fishing in Costa Rica Many fly anglers dream of catching a large adult tarpon, and Costa Rica´s northern Caribbean coast is one of the best locations on the planet to tick this incredible fish off the bucket list. The coastline consists of sparsely settled rainforest and lagoon systems, where dark volcanic beaches […]

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Family & Eco-Travel Adventures

Family & Eco-Travel Adventures

Costa Rica is Not Just Your Typical Fly Fishing Holiday Now that you’ve decided to plan a trip to Costa Rica, there’s a lot more you should know and consider during your visit. Costa Rica offers some of the world’s finest opportunities for eco-tourism, family adventures, and much more. And while some destinations have a […]

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Jungle Tarpon Reserve, Costa Rica

Jungle Tarpon Reserve, Costa Rica

Experience Fly Fishing for Giant River Tarpon Like Never Before Many fascinating species of fish inhabit the world’s tropical freshwaters, and Costa Rica is no exception. For a fly fisherman seeking diverse new species or angling situations nothing is more exciting than floating down a new piece of water surrounded in unfamiliar vegetation and scenery, […]

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Tenkara Expeditions in Costa Rica

Tenkara Expeditions in Costa Rica

Art, Tradition, and Sport Combined The ancient Japanese art of tenkara is fly fishing in its very simplest form. A long flexible rod, line, and fly are all one needs to reach a zen-like bliss while gently presenting specially tied flies to selective fish. But modern tenkara has taken its roots from Japanese mountain stream fishing […]

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