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#12004462 - 12/26/16 03:13 PM Belize Questions?
taguzman Offline
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Registered: 02/15/13
Posts: 20
Loc: Granbury, TX
I'm planning on going to believe for the 1st time in June.
Looking for any suggestions on places to stay (in/around Ambergris Caye), local guides,types of flies, tips/tricks, etc...

I've read that the bonefish are small enough that using an 8 wt rod with 9 wt line should be enough backbone to use. I'll tie up plenty of flies in sizes 4 thru 8.
Any other suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks,

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#12004561 - 12/26/16 04:48 PM Re: Belize Questions? [Re: taguzman]
Catfish676 Offline
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Registered: 04/20/14
Posts: 170
Loc: Fort Worth
El Pescador.

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#12004694 - 12/26/16 06:15 PM Re: Belize Questions? [Re: taguzman]
Jim Ford Offline
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Registered: 01/28/12
Posts: 1327
Loc: Texas
Another vote for El Pescador. A five weight will handle those bonefish; it's the wind that will make you go heavier. Also, shots at snook, tarpon, and permit may present themselves.

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#12005579 - 12/27/16 08:28 AM Re: Belize Questions? [Re: taguzman]
justhrowit Offline
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Registered: 02/15/05
Posts: 217
Loc: Dallas
El Pescador
I've fished with them half a dozen times. Best guides in the island. Stay there. I prefer to use their stuff. When out Tarpin fishing I just use their Orvis Helios 2 rods and Hatch reels. I bring an 8 weight to fish bone fish from shore when I do t go out on the boats. As for bonefish flies, look at Drew Chicone's Cocaine Crutacean. The bones from shore are TOUGH. They are well educated to fisherman and the fly. They are darn fun when you lay into them. Wil Fleck with Tres Pescados Fly Shop @Belizefly is also an awesome guide.
June will be the middle of the Tarpon migration in Belize. The big girls will be there. Good luck.

J

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#12005769 - 12/27/16 10:18 AM Re: Belize Questions? [Re: taguzman]
JdDurango Offline
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Registered: 05/13/13
Posts: 97
You can fish and stay with El Pescador or stay whereever and fish with Wil Fleck's Tres Pescados: http://belizefly.com/


Edited by JdDurango (12/27/16 10:19 AM)

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#12006167 - 12/27/16 02:25 PM Re: Belize Questions? [Re: taguzman]
taguzman Offline
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Registered: 02/15/13
Posts: 20
Loc: Granbury, TX
Thanks to everyone for your reply.

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#12006197 - 12/27/16 02:51 PM Re: Belize Questions? [Re: taguzman]
Texjbq Offline
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Registered: 02/10/15
Posts: 71
Loc: San Marcos, Tx
I don't know anything about Belize, but here are three episodes on Belize from the Fish On The Brain Podcast I enjoy. You an also find them in the primary podcast app on whatever type of phone you have if you search Fish On The Brain.

http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/fish-on-...-curry-44947786

http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/fish-on-...pisode-45180343

http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/fish-on-...n-caye-45290880

All in all I highly recommend this podcast. Guy just talks about all these cool trips he goes on.

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#12006379 - 12/27/16 05:46 PM Re: Belize Questions? [Re: taguzman]
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#12006386 - 12/27/16 05:54 PM Re: Belize Questions? [Re: taguzman]
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#12006794 - 12/27/16 10:25 PM Re: Belize Questions? [Re: Doublehaul]
taguzman Offline
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Registered: 02/15/13
Posts: 20
Loc: Granbury, TX
she will be with me, it was her idea.
But she doesn't fish

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#12006904 - 12/28/16 05:25 AM Re: Belize Questions? [Re: taguzman]
RC Fisherman Offline
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Registered: 07/01/13
Posts: 75
El Pescador
Great place to do some diving also.
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#12011970 - 12/30/16 09:47 PM Re: Belize Questions? [Re: taguzman]
Catfish676 Offline
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Registered: 04/20/14
Posts: 170
Loc: Fort Worth
Trust the responses - the answer to all of your questions lies with El Pescador. Any remaining mysteries in your life will be thence be resolved. It is your destiny.

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#12012506 - 12/31/16 09:38 AM Re: Belize Questions? [Re: Catfish676]
JdDurango Offline
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Registered: 05/13/13
Posts: 97
Originally Posted By: Catfish676
Trust the responses - the answer to all of your questions lies with El Pescador. Any remaining mysteries in your life will be thence be resolved. It is your destiny.


There are really only two choices..>El Pescador or Wil Flack's guide shop. It really comes down to where on the island you want to stay and what your budget is. El Pes is north on the island and access anywhere is via their "boat taxis" that take you back and forth to town and the lodge. Or you can stay elsewhere, closer to town and restaurants and rent a golf cart (think of golf carts like local taxis...that's what everyone uses for transportation).

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#12013926 - 01/01/17 08:06 AM Re: Belize Questions? [Re: taguzman]
ironmike Offline
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Registered: 01/12/06
Posts: 294
Loc: Saginaw
I'd look at Turneffe Flats Lodge on the Turneffe Atoll. I've been to both places and your shots at catchable fish are WAY better. I took my son for his first flats trip over thanksgiving and we roughly caught 250 bonefish in 4 days of chasing. Some fish came from wading, some came from poling in the boat. The bones are also bigger at Turneffe, 2-3 lb avg, with some 5-6lb. The snorkeling is also off the charts amazing. If you call David at Tailwaters Fly Shop in Dallas, he can usually beat the rates advertised on each companies web site. PM me if I can answer any questions. Good luck

Ps- Take plenty of white gotchas, crazy Charlie's, and Christmas Island special. Smaller sizes.
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#12015744 - 01/02/17 09:25 AM Re: Belize Questions? [Re: ironmike]
JdDurango Offline
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Registered: 05/13/13
Posts: 97
Man that sounds awesome...all of it!

How the heck can ya beat scuba diving and fly fishing!



Originally Posted By: ironmike
I'd look at Turneffe Flats Lodge on the Turneffe Atoll. I've been to both places and your shots at catchable fish are WAY better. I took my son for his first flats trip over thanksgiving and we roughly caught 250 bonefish in 4 days of chasing. Some fish came from wading, some came from poling in the boat. The bones are also bigger at Turneffe, 2-3 lb avg, with some 5-6lb. The snorkeling is also off the charts amazing. If you call David at Tailwaters Fly Shop in Dallas, he can usually beat the rates advertised on each companies web site. PM me if I can answer any questions. Good luck

Ps- Take plenty of white gotchas, crazy Charlie's, and Christmas Island special. Smaller sizes.

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