Tackles and Fishing equipment
For Fishing trip on Rio San Juan, Nicaragua Lake, Solentiname, Rio Frio:
Lures, Lines, knots, reels, rods, flies...
We provide all necessary professional equipments...For Trolling, Casting ( Spinning, and Bait Casting ) 40 rods and 500 lures to choose from. Line from 12lb to 40lb for Tarpon fishing, Lighter for Snook and Rainbow bass, ( we may go down at 8lb..)
If you come fishing with us We will ask you to bring us some specific lures hard to find here . This is in order to replace the one we eventually lost , or the ones destroy by big tarpon during your fishing days ( I will buy from you the remaining at end of trip)
You are welcome to bring some of your favorite tackles, Rods, reels and Lures... ....we will be glad to try them here... .and also.. I know it's not the same to fish with Personal equipment and Guide's ones ...
Lures for Tarpon Fishing
( Some of our favorite most of them )
Rapala Floating Magnum Rapala shad rap
For Tarpon or Giant snook fishing in the water of San Juan River in Nicaragua and Costa Rica I have a preference for Rapala Lures specifically for the super Shad rap and the Floating magnum in size 11 and 14 . Almost any rapala colors may be good according to condition of the day
Some other lures can be efficient Mirow lures.. Bombers , Rebels etc etc... but our first choice go to Rapala
Some useful infos on Tarpon fishing in our area , and concerning some other efficient lures for tarpon fishing can be found on site of Mr Isaiac hernandez ( site in Spanish ) at: http://www.elanzuelo.com/la_pesca/la_pesca_del_sabalo.htm
Lures for Tarpon suffer a lot in a fishing day
Lures for Rainbow bass, Mojara , Machaca ..
in Solentiname Archipelago Nicaragua Great Lake
Again some Rapala lures , also Big O are specifically efficient.
Fishing lines and Knots
We use Traditional nylon Monofilament, and also braided lines, depend of preference of guest .. 8lb to 30 lb according to fishing.. ( I personally use more and more braided line...( to be handle with care as may be dangerous... It cuts )
For Tarpon fishing we use on trolling 10 feet of leader 100lb, on Casting , Spinning or Bait casting 2/3 feet of 100lb...
Lines and knots are set in respect of IGFA RULES, we use Bimini Twist, Uniknot, no squivel
I more and more use Braided lines, as very strong in smaller Diameter so possible to have the necessary 400yards of back up but on light reels...
Fly fishing tackles
Concerning Fly fishing equipment , I offer the best I could find in Central America... , (Sage rods and Billy Pate reels #12.13,14 ) Obviously these equipment are for responsible anglers...In case of damage to equipment ..etc etc. These equipments are expensive... and we are really fighting Giant Tarpon.. SOME ACCIDENT MAY HAPPEN.. AS BROKEN RODS.. then it would be a problem...
So to avoid any problem I suggest than you bring your own tackles, please strong equipments .
For our giant tarpon fly rod #12 or #13 #11 is a Minimum. Necessary to use strong reel with long back up I like to have 300 Yards to feel Relax...)
I provide the necessary specific tarpon flies ( WHISTLER ) , also Rainbow bass and snook flies, Please have a look at the flies recommended by Mr Peter Gorinsky..
Concerning line, for tarpon on fly fishing , we use sinking line.
For other class of fly fishing. ( Bass , Mojara, Lagunero, Rainbow or Snook...) I recommend # 6, 7, 8, 9
Above my favorite, WHISTLER ( Tarpon Fly ) under other Tarpon flies
Picture under show Some of the flies we are using for different class of fish
( Courtesy of Mr. Peter GORINSKY )
Where to find Fishing Tackle In San Jose , Costa Rica
Deportes KEKO Frente a la Junta de la Loteria , close to Hospital de Nino, Carlos, Keko is a friend since I came to Costa Rica , 15 years ago, Don Paris is working there he love to fish snook , and trust me he is a Master.. Like to go there and talk you may meet Vicente , many title of Costa Rica fishing Champion, or Mr Brenes igfa Snook World record...etc ..
BORBON In la URUCA a lot of fishing tackles available, Distibutor of RAPALA, also Outboard Engines EVINRUDE and Johnson. , Refer from us and ask for Carlos, also see the Work of Willy ... he can fix almost any fishing tackle...
GILCA S.A close to Railways station to Pacific cost ( ferocaril al Pacifico..) This place is own by Mr Carlos Barantes IGFA Representative in Costa Rica , JOSE CHANG working there is also a very good friend of us..Marine Biologis, Conventional and Fly fishing expert , he has really a great Knowledge of l fishing in Costa Rica
CLUB AND FISHING ORGANIZATION IN COSTA RICA
CLUB NATIONAL DE PESCA, a very active group of anglers organizing since many years the National Championship, several tournament all year round, Fishing is from shore.
C.A.P Club amateur de Pesca .. since 1947 , Club is member of IGFA since ever , The international Sailfish Tournament organized since so many year has been the event than made Costa Rica being known as an exceptional destination in the world for quality of it's Sport Fishing, Club house is in Rohrmoser , Mrs Grace the secretary is there in the morning every week day and will be glad to provide information upon fishing in Costa Rica.. Members of club fish from boat, apart from famous ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL TOURNAMENT several other tournament are organized.
TICO TIMES. Every week there is a column published in Local Newspaper TICO TIMES , this article is in English and Writen by MR Jerry Ruhlow , You will find there news upon fishing and some Fishing reports upon preceding weeks ....
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All Star Graphite Rods:
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Angler's Workshop - Rod Building and Fly Tying Supplies:
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CastAway Graphite Fishing Rods:
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Clan Fly Rods - Scotland:
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Filson Outdoor Clothing, Hats and Luggage:
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Padre Outfitters - South Padre Island,Texas:
Pate Fly Reels:
Paul H. Young Company - Bamboo Fly Rods:
Peetz Fishing Tackle:
Penn Fishing Tackle:
Performance Fly Rods - Dave Lewis:
Phos Precision flyreels:
PICO Outdoor Company:
Piranha Fly Reels:
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Pro Gear Reels:
Red Sky at Night Nautical Supplies:
R.L. Winston Rod Company:
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Right Angle Fly Reels:
Rocky Shoes and Boots:
Rogan of Donegal(Ireland):
Rohner Sporting Socks:
Rohner Socks Home Page:
Sage Fly Fishing:
Scott Fly Rods:
Seamaster Fly Fishing Reels:
Shakespeare Fishing Tackle:
Sharpe's of Aberdeen:
Shimano Fishing Tackle:
Shoff Tackle Company:
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Siskiyou Fly Reels:
TackleDirect - Salt Water Fishing Tackle:
Tackle and Fly Shops Worldwide:
Teton and Tioga Fly Reels:
Texas Sidewinder Rods:
Thomas & Thomas Rodmakers:
Tibor Fly Reels:
Tom Morgan Rodsmiths - Fly Rods:
Turners Ourdoorsman Online Store
CTS Fishing (www.ctsfishing.com)
Leading designer and manufacturer of rod blanks,