Guanacaste

Guanacaste is a region unlike any other in Costa Rica. The misty forests of Monteverde transform into rolling, windswept hills studded with meandering rivers. Some of the most exciting fly fishing in Costa Rica can be found here. The ripening of the wild cashew (espavel) signals the start of an all-out machaca frenzy, with unbelievable topwater action fished from a whitewater raft. Rainbow bass lie in wait near submerged structure, and tepemechín dart around in the swift currents. These rivers slowly wind their way to the idyllic beaches of the Nicoya Peninsula. The coastlines hold countless coves and bays, where ravenous packs of roosterfish and jacks corral schools of sardinas to be devoured. And if you venture offshore, it's an epic pelagic playground.

Guanacaste

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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Costa Rica’s Wild Pacific Coast

Costa Rica’s Wild Pacific Coast

Sailfish, Roosterfish, Marlin, and More on Fly The Pacific Ocean is a vast place. Encompassing over sixty-eight million miles, it holds innumerable species and secrets in its depths. While Costa Rica’s Pacific coast is only 631 miles long, every one is packed with fly fishing opportunities for the intrepid angler. Those who wish to explore […]

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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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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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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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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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