The Finest Fly Fishing Adventures in Costa Rica and Around the World

TOP-001RELEASE FLY TRAVEL – fly fishing adventures in COSTA RICA AND BEYOND

Release Fly Travel specializes in the finest fly fishing (and sometimes light tackle) adventures  in Costa Rica and around the world with an emphasis on positive local impact, diverse cultural exposure, and overall superb angler experience. By integrating top quality fly fishing, the right balance of roughing it and comfort, a bit of local flavor, and an air of authentic adventure, we ensure you experience an unforgettable trip.

Being based in Costa Rica gives us a clear advantage in the region. We have our fingers on the pulse and our toes in the sand, spending time on the water with clients and on our own, refining our local knowledge, exploring new and hard to reach waters and species, and developing exciting programs to offer the fly fishing world. We see a great deal of potential in our small but extremely biodiverse country, and we are in the business of pushing ourselves and the sport of fly fishing to bring our clients the very best the destination has to offer.

Whether you seek heart pounding triple digit tarpon, powerful roosterfish and billfish, delicate dry fly or tenkara fishing for rainbow trout, connecting with an array of warm water exotics, or combining many species into a custom-built angling quest around this pristine country, Release Fly Travel is your number one resource for planning and executing the tropical fishing adventure of a lifetime.

We also offer hosted & exploratory trips to some of the finest and most remote fisheries around the world, offering the same emphasis on high quality angler experience from start to finish.

BIO-001About Release Fly Travel’s Owner/Head Guide – Tom Enderlin

With a background in fly rodding New England striped bass in the surf, a drive for adventure has propelled Tom throughout the Americas, Europe, and Oceania with fly rods and cameras in tote. More recently, Tom has dedicated years to chasing fish across Costa Rica’s tropical freshwater and saltwater landscapes, and his local expertise will help you make the most of your fly fishing adventure. Besides fly fishing, Tom is also an experienced birding and nature history guide, and he will take great pride in showing you a side of this striking country that sometimes goes unnoticed by traveling anglers. Tom is also a professional photographer and writer specializing in adventure, nature and conservation subjects.

To contact Tom to discuss a trip please email him:

Commitment to conservation

It’s no secret that some of the finest fishing destinations on earth are also the most pristine or remote. That said, we are also aware that the planet’s remaining intact wild places are becoming a finite resource needing strong long-term protection.

For this reason, we operate a small non-profit called Conservación Bosque del Sábalo as a conservation initiative supporting our Jungle Tarpon Reserve program in Costa Rica. The goal of this project is to create an internationally recognized tarpon sanctuary together with the surrounding rural communities in order to conserve a globally unique freshwater tarpon habitat in the Caribbean watersheds of Costa Rica by implementing environmental stewardship, community awareness and education, enhanced scientific understanding, and the creation of sustainable economic opportunities. The project uses the vast wetland system of the Jungle Tarpon Reserve as a project nucleus and will eventually scale up efforts to other parts of this unique tarpon habitat/migration route.

With any luck, this strong commitment to conservation will not only protect and improve these globally significant habitats for the future, but it will also ensure our clients experience the very best the destination has to offer, whether that’s this season or many seasons down the road.