Re: Honduras Fly Fishing


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Posted by LeeH on 2013-06-28 10:22:18 in reply to Honduras Fly Fishing posted by Gary Slater on 2013-06-27 17:55:59

Hi Gary,

I spent about a month in Honduras, back in the late 70's, and had a chance to travel all over the country. We crossed many rivers that were absolutely beautiful, and I fished several of them with no good news to report. My father fished near the Nicaraguan border and found some incredible snook fishing in the surf, and some baby tarpon in the lagoons, but the rivers were empty.

As you mentioned, the Bay Islands are where you want to be!
They are a short flight and worth the effort.
I caught my first bonefish, cast to my first permit, and jumped my first adult tarpon, on Utila. Roatan is very rocky and hilly, so not much in the way of flats fishing. Guanaja is probably the best, with plenty of coral flats, and even some tarpon on one side.
I still recall spending the day on Morgan Key (Utila), which was for sale for $42K, at that time. According to my "guide" (a kid who lived on Utila) I was the first person he had ever seen, or heard of, who fished there for bonefish. There were only two small flats, which certainly couldn't sustain a lodge, or much pressure at all.
I'm sure that much has changed in all these years, but thought I would give you the report anyway.

Have a great trip!

Cheers,
Lee


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