Video: How to Tie a Crab Fly, with Tom Rosenbauer

Tom Rosenbauer fishes almost exclusively with flies that he ties himself, and he's no slouch at the vise. Last time he was in Belize, at El Pescador, with the folks from The New Fly Fisher, they shot some cool tying videos. Here, Tom shows the version of a . . .

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Video: How to Tie a Lefty’s Deceiver for Tarpon, with Tom Rosenbauer

Tom Rosenbauer fishes almost exclusively with flies that he ties himself, and he's no slouch at the vise. Last time he was in Belize with the folks from The New Fly Fisher, they shot some cool tying videos. Here, Tom shows the version of the venerable . . .

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Video: Two Grand Slams in Two Days!

Here’s a cool video about an amazing experience in Belize, featuring Damien Nurre, the former owner of Deep Canyon Outfitters, the 2014 Orvis Endorsed Expedition of the Year. Although he is by no means a saltwater specialist, Damien had incredible . . .

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Photos: A Silver King on a 6-weight in Belize

Written by: Jenny Mayrell-Woodruff,  Fly Fish Beavers Bend


That's no bonefish, even though it was landed on a set up more approriate for smaller quarry.
Photo by Rob Woodruff

My husband, Orvis-endorsed guide Rob Woodruff, and I were married at El Pescador in Belize back in 2013. Since then, we have been fortunate enough to return at least twice a year on our hosted . . .

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Photos and Story: An Angler’s First Tarpon in Belize

Written by: Cynthia Harkness, Orvis Dedham (MA)


Cynthia is all smiles after achieving her dream of landing a tarpon on the fly.
Photos courtesy Cynthia Harkness

In September, I hosted a fantastic group of female anglers on a fly-fishing adventure to El Pescador, in Belize, through Orvis Travel. It was a trip of many firsts: . . .

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Photos: Discovering the Bonefish Flats of Belize

Written by: Seth Berger, Orvis Adventures


During his week at El Pescador, Seth landed quite a few ghosts of the flats.
Photos by Seth Berger

On my first trip to Belize, I wasn’t quite sure what to expect. I’d seen the videos of bonefish taking you into your backing, and 100-pound tarpon tail-walking across the flats, but I tried to manage . . .

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Travel Tips: Where to Go for Your First Flats-Fishing Trip


A Grand Bahama Island bonefish.

My younger brother recently asked me where he should go for his first flats-fishing trip. He's a longtime trout, bass, and striper fisherman, but he's never tried the tropics. As far as I’m . . .

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Photos: Birthday Permit(s) in Belize!

By Benjamin Gossett, Fishing Manager, Orvis Houston


Birthday boy Gordy (left) celebrates both his birthday and Trey Oliver's first permit.
Photo by Benjamin Gossett

Anytime I get to head to down to Belize is special, and El Pescador is a special place, so I was excited to be there for the last Belize Bonefish Bonanza of 2016. A rain-filled cloudy start to . . .

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Photo of the Day: It’s a Tarpon Bonanza in Belize

Written by: Dan Davila, Orvis Adventures


Angler Geoff Burke battles his first tarpon on the fly in Belize.
Photo by Dan Davala

We had a blast during the the October Bonefish Bonanza at El Pescador, and the fishing and weather were great! I had the privilege of watching my friend, Geoff Burke, catch his first . . .

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“Fear and Loathing in Belize, Part II,” by William G. Tapply

Written by: William G. Tapply


Although a trout angler at heart, Bill Tapply also loved casting in the salt.
Photo courtesy Vicki Stiefel

The first time I went to Belize, the wind howled for a week. Andy and I stayed in a lodge with ten other fanatical tarpon anglers, and in that entire week, twelve fishermen, supervised by six . . .

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