Belize bonefishing is famous among anglers. The bonefishing is amazing on our island, and one of the reasons is we have a resident school. We often see the school pass by when snorkeling. Here a snorkel diver captures the passing of this huge school of bone fish at Long Caye on Glover’s Reef.
I ran across this excellent travel blog, Pebble Pedalers, written by two young men as they rode their bikes, self-supported, 17,000 miles through 15 countries—from Prudhoe Bay, the northernmost point accessible by road in Alaska, to Tierra del Fuego, the southernmost tip of Argentina. But it seems they did a lot of fly fishing along the way, especially when they got to Belize.
If you love fly fishing, you’ll want to read their first-hand account of fishing on the reef in Belize (the section on Belize starts half-way down the page at the section titled Tarpon Caye Lodge. Here’s a sample about their pursuit of their most difficult prey, the permit:
“Casting to permit is like taking a freethrow to win the game with one second on the clock. The pressure is always on, you have one shot and if you miss your chance you replay the scenario over in your head a thousand times. God it is addicting.”