Your Destination for Fly Fishing

Specialized & Experienced Fly Guides

World Renowned Fly Fishing

The pristine back-country and flats of Belize are revered by Fly-fishermen worldwidlegintroe! When your excursion is coupled with an experienced fly-guide from Action Belize, you can be guaranteed the best that the sport has to offer. While most come here as spin and
conventional fishermen, we recognize the special ability and expertise required on the fly rod. We have guides who are specialists in this field and will be able to relate to the special needs of this unique ability. Our location allows for access to ALL the best that Belize has to offer… and on those challenging windy days, we have three rivers and back-country access without going outside to the rough waters. You have options with Action Belize… now celebrating 33 years in Belize. While we provide spinning and conventional equipment, the fly-fisher will usually bring his/her own equipment. Below are some tips to help you in your trip planning and equipment decisions.

Tackle used by Action Belize

Fly Fishing List:

RODS: Bonefish: 6 – 8 wt; Tarpon, Snook, Permit, & Barracuda: 9 – 12 wt
REELS: Anodized with excellent drag systems, capable of holding your fly line and at least 150 yards of 20 lb. or 30 lb. backing.
LINES: Light Rod: Saltwater taper floating line
Heavy Rod: Saltwater taper floating and intermediate sink. “Mastery Series” by Scientific Angler are good.
LEADERS: Tarpon – Custom Fly Leader 20 Lbs – 100 Lbs
Snook – Custom Fly Leader 20 Lbs – 80 Lbs
Toothy Critter Wire Leaders 71/2′ – 30 Lb
Bonefish Tapered Leaders 10′ Long – 10 Lb Permit Leaders 10′ Long – 15 Lb
SHOCK TIPPET: Jinkai or Mason (clear 10 yds to 30 yds coils in test 60 lb, 80 lb, & 100 lb)

FISH
BUTT SECTION
CLASS LEADER
TIPPET
Bonefish
12″ – 24″ – 20 lb.
9 or 10′ ft. Tapered
10 Lb.
Permit
12″ – 24″ – 20 lb.
9 or 10′ ft. Tapered
12 – 16 Lb.
Tarpon
4 ft of 40 Lb.
2 ft. of 12 – 20 Lb.
1 ft. of 100 Lb.
Snook/Jacks
4 ft of 40 Lb.
2 ft. of 12 – 20 Lb.
1 ft. of 60 Lb.
Barracuda
4 ft of 40 Lb.
2 ft. of 12 – 20 Lb.
1 ft. of Wire

Suggested Flies:
*indicates most successful
Tarpon
*Cockroach
3/0 or 4/0
Marquesa Sunrise
3/0 or 4/0
*Red/White Tarpon
3/0 or 4/0
Streaker
3/0 or 4/0
*Grizzly Orange Tarpon
3/0 or 4/0
*Whistlers
3/0 or 4/0

 

Bonefish & Permit
Bonefish are in very shallow water, all bonefish flies should have small eyes or no eyes.
Horror
6,8
*Rootbeer Shrimp
4
*Chico’s Bonefish Special
6,8
*Bonefish Slider – Tan
4
Christmas Charlies – Tan or Pink
6,8
Matthew’s Turneffe Crab
6
*Gotcha
6
Mangrove Critter
4
*Crazy Charlie – Tan or Pink
6,8
*McCrab
2,4
Snapping Shrimp – Tan or Pink
4,6
*Merkin
4,6

 

Snook & Jacks
Snook – A – Roo
2/0, 3/0
*Big Popper – Yellow
3/0
*Grizzly Deceiver – Green
2/0, 3/0
Big Popper – Blue
3/0
*Grizzly Deceiver – Blue
2/0, 3/0
Pencil Popper
2/0
*Clouser – Tan or White 4, 1, 2/0 *Seducer 2/0, 3/0

 

Barracuda
*Cuda Fly – Green
3/0
(double hooked tandem wire)
Tight lines and good fishing…

Serving You Since 1979

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