Chaos, raw unadultered chaos! That is the only way to describe what it is like to hook into a large tarpon. Everything about tarpon is tailor made to get your adrenaline through the roof, and test your skill and endurance.
Costa Rica has long been a haven for adventurous anglers in search of the Silver King. Throughout Costa Rica’s history as a fly fishing destination, the fishing has remained at a very high level, and its consistency is phenomenal. The Rio Colorado, just south of the Nicaragua border, is considered the home of the Tarpon. Every year in the months of September and October, extreme numbers of tarpon congregate at the mouth of the Rio Colorado, feeding aggressively on the abundant herring which occur in this area during these times.
Hosted Trip Dates
26th October to 2nd November 2019
Meet Your Host
Nick Reygaert is the founder of Gin-Clear Travel. He has carved out a career as a celebrated fly fishing film maker for the last 16 years during which time he has traveled extensively in pursuit of the world's best fly fishing. Nick has been traveling to Latin America since he first filmed Trout Bum Diaries - Patagonia in 2002! Nick first travelled to Costa Rica when filming the tarpon segment of Leviathan he soon realised that this was the most prolific tarpon fishery on earth and that he needed to return with hosted groups one day to enable people to experience this incredible fishery. If you are looking for your first tarpon there is no better place on earth to break the duck.
Day 0 : (Oct 25th) Fly to Buenos Aires, gather at airport and catch transfer to hotel
Day 1 : (Oct 26th) Transfer as a group to domestic airport, fly to El Calafate, transfer by car to lodge (5 hours)
Day 2 - Day 8 : (Oct 27th - Nov 1st) Full days guided fishing
Day 9 : (Nov 2nd) Transfer to El Calafate airport, fly to Buenos Aires, stay in hotel
Day 10 : (Nov 3rd) Fly from Buenos Aires
7 nights / 6 days fishing = $5,750 (USD) per person sharing