3 Of The Top Saltwater Destinations That Should Be On Your Bucket List: No. 3 – Mexico



Few destinations offer the variety that is available in Mexico. Permit, Bonefish and Tarpon are all available as well as a multitude of other species all willing to take your fly.

This is the perfect destination for the first time saltwater angler. The abundance of fish and diversity of species will help you hone your saltwater techniques. The more experienced angler will find plenty of exciting options including targeting the much sort after Grand Slam. A Bonefish, Permit and Tarpon in the same day. Fishing in Mexico offers much variety in style of fishing, wading flats for bonefish, casting from a Skiff for permit or casting over blue water for large tarpon.

There is a variety of lodges available from fairly basic to five star resorts suitable for all of the family. Which ever you choose you will have an unforgettable experience. Mexico is easily accessible with regular flights into Cancun with a selection of airlines. Mexico is a year round destination with fantastic fishing available every month.

A Sample Itinerary For Saltwater Fly Fishing In Mexico Created For You By Frontiers Travel:

Day 1Depart from Home City to Cancun Mexico.Depart Home City for Cancun Mexico.Arrive Cancun Airport.Clear immigration, collect you luggage and pass through customs.Met by representative of Grand Slam Lodge.Transferred to the Sensatori Hotel.Overnight at Sensatori Hotel
Day 2Transfer to the Grand Slam LodgeMeet your driver from Caribbean Ways in the hotel lobby at 6.30am.The hotel restaurant does not open until 7.00am so you should order room service for your breakfast.

Your driver will transfer you to the Ultimo Maya Pier (2 hours) where a guide from the lodge will be waiting to complete the transfer via the inside waterway system.Boat transfer to the lodge.Upon arrival at the lodge, the lodge staff will transfer your luggage to your rooms.As soon as you have your fishing tackle ready you will leave the dock for your day of fishing.Overnight at Grand Slam Lodge
Day 3 – 86 days of fishing on Ascension Bay.Six days fishing. Start your morning with a good breakfast, and head for the dock with your gear to start your assault on Ascension Bay fish. Eight hours of fishing per day typically running 8 am to 4 pm when the light is best for spotting fish.Continued overnights at Grand Slam Lodge.
Days 9Depart Grand Slam LodgeDepart Grand Slam Lodge for your return journey to Ultimo Maya Pier.Depart Ultimo Maya Pier to Cancun International Airport. Journey time 2 hours.Check in for your return flight home.Depart Cancun for Home City.
Day 10Arrive HomeArrive Home City and continue with independent arrangements.

Fly Fishing Kit List For Mexico:

Scott Tidal Saltwater Fly Rods – £499.00

Saltwater fishing can be tough on your gear, it is a tough environment and weaknesses will be exposed quicker than when fishing in freshwater. For this reason it is important to choose gear specifically designed for these conditions. The Scott Tidal fly rod is designed to help you make the most of your time on the water. They are designed to load quickly, and create high line speeds which helps you present the fly perfectly, even when the wind gets up. They pack enough power to give you the upper hand when playing fish. A 7 or 8wt is ideal for bonefish, a 9 or 10wt for permit and baby tarpon and a 12wt is ideal for larger tarpon.

Simms Solarflex Shirts – £44.99

Casting all day in the carribean heat can be tiring. Simms Solarflex shirts will keep you comfortable while casting flies in the sun. These shirts are designed to be quick drying, light to wear and designed to support a full range of movement. Inbuilt UPF50 means that only one fiftieth of the suns rays will pass through the fabric meaning you will be protected from the sun all day.

Hatch Fly Reels – £729.99

When chasing saltwater species, you need a smooth, reliable reel with a good drag. Hatch Fly reels possess all three of these in abundance. The fully sealed drag protects the guts of the reel from salt, which has destroyed so many reels over the years. A reel that is packed full of features to give you the upper hand when the fish of your trip makes one final lunge for freedom. Available in a range of sizes and colours.

RIO Permit Fly Line –  £84.99

Permit can be infuriatingly fussy but many see them as the holy grail of saltwater fly fishing. If you want to catch one, you need to do everything you can to sway things into your favour. The RIO Permit fly line has been specifically designed with these finicky fish in mind. A taper that allows for delicate presentation but still able to cast heavy crab patterns long distances if needed. 

C&F Grand Slam Fly Boxes – £44.99

Hatch Large Fly Box

Boxes specifically for your bonefish, permit and tarpon flies. Colour coded for easy identification in your bag. These boxes are designed to hold securely the larger hooks that are needed for saltwater fishing. They are also fully waterproof so will help prevent your flies from rusting.

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