This is our top-rated fishing charter for fly fishing in Playa Flamingo, Costa Rica (click on the image to see boat info).
23 ft. Regulator
About Fly Fishing in Costa Rica
Fly fishing in Costa Rica is a popular activity among anglers looking for a unique and challenging fishing experience. The country offers a wide variety of freshwater and saltwater fly fishing opportunities, with a diverse range of fish species to target.
In Costa Rica, the most popular species for fly fishing are Tarpon and Snook, both species that can be found in the estuaries and mangroves. Tarpon are known for their powerful and acrobatic fights, and are considered one of the most challenging species to catch on a fly. Snook, on the other hand, are known for their stealth and agility, and are considered a prized catch among fly anglers.
Fly fishing in Costa Rica can be done from both boats and shore. Some specialized local fishing guides and charters offer fly fishing trips, and can provide all necessary gear, including rods, reels, flies, and waders or you can bring your own. These guides are knowledgeable about the local waters, and can help anglers find the best spots for fishing.
Costa Rica Fishing Charters offers fly fishing lessons and fishing trips in the area of Flamingo, Guanacaste, you can target species as:
- Mahi Mahi
- Yellowfin tuna
- Golden trevally
- Black tuna (Skip Jack or Bonito)
- Green jack
- Lady fish
The best time for fly fishing in Costa Rica depends on the species and location, but in general, the best time to target Tarpon is from May to October and Snook from December to April. The fishing style used most frequently in the estuaries is using the “sight fishing” technique, which involves spotting fish in the water and casting to them.
Fly fishing in Costa Rica can be a challenging and rewarding experience, but it’s also important to note that the weather in Costa Rica can be unpredictable, and anglers should be prepared for the possibility of rough sea conditions. It is always recommended to check the weather forecast before going out on the water, and to dress appropriately for the conditions. The best places to go fly fishing in Costa Rica are Los Suenos, Quepos, Tamarindo, Playa Flamingo, and El Coco.