November 29, 2013
Author: Will Rice
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again. I am a MUCH better person to be around when I have a saltwater trip on the books. For me, half of the fun about a trip to new and exotic fly fishing locations is the preparation, research and planning that goes into a trip. Like a brown trout who can feel the winter approaching with the changing of the Aspens, the fall for me means that it is time to get a trip on the calendar.
Last year around this time I was planning for Honduras and a return trip to Ascension Bay, Mexico. This year, I have my sights set on South Andros Island, Bahamas.
Whether it is bonefish in Belize, fresh water dorado in Bolivia, a permit mission in Mexico or monster migratory tarpon in Southern Florida, the prospect of having a saltwater adventure lined up for 2014 is something every fly angler should try to explore. Most international destination fishing adventures fall into two camps: all-inclusive guided trips or do-it-yourself excursions. Both approaches to piscatorial exploration have their advantages – pros and cons that can be weighed based on your situation.