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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 05-25-2012, 01:16 AM Thread Starter
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Puerto Rico?

Anybody have some insight on the fly rodding in Puerto Rico?

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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 05-26-2012, 09:44 PM
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I found this website a while back. Have Family in PR and have seen a lot of tarpon in the Ponce Marina but have never fished there. I would love some info also.

http://www.culebraflyfishing.com/
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post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old 05-27-2012, 08:24 PM
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I fished for 5 days near San Juan airport with professional fly fishing Captains in March 2012 for Tarpon and Snook. Forget it. I have fished extensively around the world and would say that my experience in PR was one of the worst. Go to the Florida Keys instead--you will be light years ahead there. Cheers, Pete Bracken
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Opportunistic fishing trip

Unfortunately it's not really a fishing trip. It's a family trip with (hopefully) a side of fishing!
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OK. I got it. The only flies that worked for me in PR were Pulisi style Shad Flies in white (belly) and an Olive color wing, and a black and purple shad style EP fly. Tie them about 3 to 4 inches long with large eyes and make sure you tie in the red gill material. I had tied lots of other flies recommended by my guides before the trip--including every Clouser color known to man. The Clousers didn't work. If you don't tie, buy the EP flies thru his web site or a salt water fly shop. But don't leave home without these two flies.These were the only two flies that worked. I tried every Tarpon fly that works for me in Florida -- but none worked in PR--lots of refusals on Toads ,for example. Also, use 40 lb fluro shock tippet with 20 lb mono tippet. The tippet should have biminis in both ends. Overall leader length only needs to be 7 to 9 feet long. You can use a 10wt or an 11wt or a 12 wt rod. Best of luck! Cheers, Pete Bracken
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Head to the SW corner of the island, find Capt "Pochy" (he has a web presence) and book a trip. As far as I know he is the only one guiding in the area. First time fishing tarpon and jumped 6 and landed one over 100 lbs. From what I understand the tarpon on the NE side are juvies, the SW side has juvies as well as those migrating to the keys.
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