cloud forest trout – CATCH WILD RAINBOWS IN THE High Mountains OF COSTA RICA
Mention Costa Rica to most fishermen and their common reaction is saltwater playground, but an often overlooked fly fishing opportunity lies hidden in the cloud forest shrouded mountains of the Talamancas. The mountainous streams in this part of southern Costa Rica run clear and cold, and many host thriving wild populations of rainbow trout. The trout are rarely huge, but the mighty strikes on small dry flies and magnificently colored fish make this a truly memorable experience while in Costa Rica.
This area is a unique high mountain paradise; birds like the vividly colored resplendent quetzal fly overhead and giant old growth forest creeps down the valley walls towards the cold streams. The streams are strewn with giant mossy boulders framed by tree branches covered with orchids and bromeliads, and one can spend entire days hopping from pool to pool sight casting at feeding rainbows.
Come marvel at this singular fly fishing experience high in the mountains of Costa Rica.
A true ultra-light fly fishing aficionado’s dream, recommended tackle ranges from 0-3 weight fly rods. The character and size of these streams are also perfect for tenkara. Flies vary with the season and time of day, but generally speaking hopper-dropper combinations and many traditional dry flies get it done. Our favorites include the Griffith’s Gnat, Adams, various Wulff patterns, beadhead prince and beadhead hare’s ear.
New to fly fishing or interested in learning the ancient Japanese art of tenkara? No experience is necessary as your guide is a traveled and highly experienced expert in the practice and teaching of casting both traditional fly rods and tenkara. We also have rental equipment available and specialize in introducing folks new to the sport.
Also, check out our tenkara program.
SINGLE AND MULTI-DAY EXPERIENCES AVAILABLE
ONE-DAY TOUR INCLUDES:
- All transportation from your location within San Jose
- Early morning traditional breakfast and coffee
- Stream-side box lunch
- Instruction & guidance
- Custom hand-tied flies supplied
- Top quality fly and tenkara equipment available for rent
- No experience necessary