Talamanca

Towering over southwestern Costa Rica, the majestic Talamanca Mountains stretch from the Central Valley to the Panamanian border. Costa Rica’s tallest mountain, Cerro Chirripó, overlooks the region. This stretch of rainforest-dominated terrain is an important biological corridor, giving animals such as tapir and jaguars an unimpeded route through southern Central America. The high altitude rivers of the cloud forests are surrounded by lush tropical plants and exotic birds, and contain bewildering numbers of rainbow trout. As one moves down the drainages, warmer water species such as the tepemechín, machaca, and numerous cichlids fill the eddies and pools. A true paradise for the fly fisher who heeds the call of the river.

Talamanca

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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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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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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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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Cloud Forest Trout

Cloud Forest Trout

Catch Wild Rainbows in the High Mountains of Costa Rica Mention Costa Rica to most fishermen and their common reaction is saltwater playground, but an often overlooked fly fishing opportunity lies hidden in the cloud forest shrouded mountains of the Talamancas. The mountainous streams in this part of southern Costa Rica run clear and cold, and many host thriving wild populations of rainbow trout. The […]

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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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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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