The flats inside the Barrier Reef vary from 50 yards to perhaps 1/2 mile across bordered on all sides by 100 feet of the Caribbean Sea. These flats, with such close access to deep water, are some of the world’s best Permit habitats, Placencia also holds large numbers of bonefish. The Quality of the permit fishing often overshadows this fact, but the bonefishing here is as good as most anywhere else you can cast a fly. Tarpons can also be found here in the channels, lagoons, and rivers. Tarpons are abundant and give the angler a good shot at a grand slam should they succeed with the permit and bonefish. Permit, bonefish, and tarpon are found here year-round.
Fly gear can vary according to conditions. On a calm day, a #6 outfit is great. With stronger winds, use a #8 or #10. Reels should hold 200 yards of 20 lb. test. Dacron backing plus floating fly line. Fly lines should be neutral-colored. Leaders should be at least 9′ long. Tippets are typically 8-10 lb. tests and should be clear. Flies should be unweighted and tied predominantly on a #6 hook. The best colors are orange or patterns in white, brown, and pink.
For Fly Fishing it is best if you have some experience, and it is recommended that if you bring your own equipment, please check it by setting it up and taking a few practice casts on the front lawn.
What to Bring:
- 8-weight fly rod
- Good reel with at least 150 yards of backing and floating line
- Good selection of flies (tans, olive, pink and white work best)
We do have some equipment, but you should bring flies.
A typical day starts between 6 to 8 in the morning and ends at your discretion
$500US 2 persons
The price includes a guide, a boat, equipment, a light snack, lunch (in some cases), and refreshments.