Cuba Fly Fishing Guides – Lodging & Packages – Jack Trout Fly Fishing International

FLY FISHING GUIDES & LODGING PACKAGES IN CUBA * HOSTED FLY FISHING TRIPS TO CUBA

Fly Fishing in Cuba is now a reality and a dream come true or any American who wants to go. Jack Trout Fly Fishing International, who has been contacted by Avalon fishing Centers to sell trips to Americans and people around the world has reserved and bought the exclusive rights to several weeks at Cayo Largo (Long Key), Jardines de la Reina (Gardens of the Queen), Isla de la Juventud (Island of Youth). Now Americans can finally go to Cuba and be able to fish some of the most exclusive saltwater fishing grounds left available on planet Earth. Our endless flats for permit, long channels for migrating tarpon and endless lagoonas & mangroves for bones, snook and a variety of other ocean species just waiting here for you. This is a unique and incomparable combination that Jack Trout Fly Fishing offers their clients-fishing in this exclusive marine park on the southern coast of Cuba. There is no doubt that this is a once in a lifetime opportunity. Imagine being able to choose the place where you want to fish, and go after the species you want and to do so accompanied by the most experienced and knowledgeable guides. These guides spend almost 250 days every year guiding visitors and ensuring that their guests enjoy all the benefits and opportunities that this amazing environment offers. These are some of the species that you can catch in Cuba: Bonefish or Macabi, Tarpon or Sabalo, Permit or Palometa, and other ones like Snappers, Jacks, Snooks, Barracudas, Needlefish or the combative and voracious Lemon sharks.

We Fly Out On USA & Cuban Approved Charters Daily Out Of Fort Lauderdale, Florida And Miami Florida. Call Us To Obtain More Information As We Are An Approved American Operation To Sell Fly Fishing Adventures To Cuba, We Send People There All The Time As Well Host Trips.

Jack Trout In Cuba with Senator Tom & Dianne Harman

One of the finest meals I have ever had in my lifetime was a lobster lunch we experienced in Cayo Largo, Cuba with Senator Tom Harman and his famous author wife Dianne Harman as well Dick Gebhart & Pat Connolly. My Cuba package is more than just a place to fly fish, it’s the best 4 to 5 star lodging and meal package available in Cuba and with our exclusive marine study program that limits only 4 skiff boats per week in the enormous private fishing grounds, we are sure that your week will be a successful one in angling. We target tarpon, permit and bone fish as well snook and mutton, so you can get your Super Grand Slam. Call us to go over a time and answer any question you may have as we are an approved charter outfitter to sell trips to Cuba for Americans and any other countries.

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I look forward to handling your special vacation to Cuba and being sure everything turns out right. It’s our experience that makes the difference.  ( Guide Landy Aguilar, Cayo Largo Cuba.)

Thank you, Jack & Carola Trout – 530-926-4540 or info@jacktrout.com

Jack Trout Cuba Fly Fishing

 

AMERICANS CAN NOW FLY FISH CUBA INFORMATION REPORT < Click Here for more info

We like to target the tarpon migration as well as having opportunities for permit, huge bone fish schools of 2000 and mutton snapper. Let us know what time of year you’re planning your trip to Cuba and we can draw up your itinerary for your fly fishing adventure. Ask us about staying longer and doing the Hemingway Tour Or we can tour a cigar making factory on a local ranch. We are the Cuba connection experts, give us a call we can help eliminate the mystery in safe legal travel to Cuba.

 

Cayo Largo

HOSTED BY JACK & CAROLA TROUT – 10 DAY TRIPS TO CUBA. Cayo Largo is the premier place to fly fish and lodge when considering a adventure in Cuba. It’s waters are exclusive and only 4 boats per week fish the entire marine study area which covers hundreds of square miles, for sure an excellent location for your Grand Slam.

Plenty of Dates Available For Our Upcoming 2017 Season – Cayo Largo 5 Star Package. 

Let Us Host Your Group To Cuba For Fly Fishing & Tours, It’s Our Experince That Makes The Difference.

NON-HOSTED TRIPS & DATES – 10 DAY TRIPS TO CUBA

CAYO LARGO: 2017 DATES
January, February – Still Have Some Spaces Open.
MARCH 30TH / APRIL  9TH, 2017 – We Have Slots Left For This Date
MAY 11TH / 21ST, 2017  – We Have Slots Left For This Date
MAY 25TH / JUNE 4TH, 2017 – We Have Slots Left For This Date

This is the best package going to Cuba period. Hosted by Jack & Carola Trout – 2 nights coming and going at the 5 star Iberostar Hotel in Downtown Havana. 7 Nights at the Playa Del Sol Melia On Cayo Largo.

6 Days Of Fly Fishing In Our Exclusive Marine Study Park.

24 hour open bars and restaurants included in the package. Only 6 skiffs in a 250 mile radius doing different beats daily. Exclusive private water. $6700 per person double occupancy. You fly from Fort Lauderdale to Havana on a Friday, Stay the night in the either the 5 star Melia or Iberostar Hotel in Havana. Then the next morning early on Saturday we fly you from Havana to Cayo Largo the second biggest island in the Cuban Archipelagos to our 4 star Club Sol Resort. All meals, drinks, entertainment at night including shows are included. 4 restaurants, 3 bars including a tiki bar, sports bar and swim pool bar included for your entire stay on Cayo Largo with us. Closely located to an incredible beach. Non angler activities daily. Fly fishing 6 days Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday on the best skiffs (Boats) 2 per boat or you can upgrade to get your own single skiff. The guides are very professional and know those home waters like the back of their hands. Lunch is brought from the resort each day out on on your fly fishing excursion.

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On Saturday, we fly back either at 6:30 am or 3:30 pm to Havana, you stay one more night at either the Melia Hotel or Iberostar Hotel 5 star hotels, if you decide to stay longer, we can arrange a classic car tour of Havana, Cienfuegos, Trinidad and Santa Clara excursions. We can also guide you to Viñales or to Matnazas including Hershey Town. Otherwise Sunday you fly back to the United States or Canada.

 Sign up soon!  Jack Trout – 530-926-4540 or info@jacktrout.com

Read about our entire 5 star 10 day trip to Havana and Cayo Largo Cuba below.

Tripadvisor 2016

READ OUR TRIPADVISOR REVIEWS, PEOPLE ARE TALKING ABOUT OUR COMMITMENT & DEDICATION TO YOUR SPECIAL FAMILY DREAM VACATION TO CUBA. AT JACK TROUT FLY FISHING INTERNATIONAL, WE GET WITH PROGRAM, WE WILL NEVER LET YOU DOWN.

Our Commitment To You, The Guides, Operators & Jack & Carola Trout

“Amazing Family Adventure to Cuba!”5 of 5 stars

Words can not describe how wonderful our trip to Havana and Cayo Largo, Cuba was with Jack and Carola Trout!
This world-class salt water fishing adventure to Cuba was a graduation gift for our oldest son. Our family of 6 (3 anglers and 3 non-anglers) enjoyed 9 days of travel, touring and incredible fishing with this special couple. Accommodations, dining and tours were top notch in both Havana and Cayo Largo. We encountered very few travel related issues that couldn’t be handled immediately with Carola’s Spanish speaking skills. She was a super help with our little kiddos (8 and 4 years old) as she scheduled activities and fun things for them to do during the days. It is always a good time to fish and hang out with Jack and his crew of highly trained guides. Our anglers caught the most and biggest bonefish they’ve ever caught! They also caught tarpon, snook and snapper; however, the permit was elusive on this trip. Our little ones fished, released baby turtles, found many starfish and played on the most beautiful beach in the world. We highly recommend traveling and fishing with Jack and Carola Trout and are looking forward to our next trip with them

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July 15th to July 24th, 2016 – Only 4 slots left! Cayo Largo, Cuba. $6400 for 10 day package.

5 Star Havana Hotel Included And Playa Del Sol Resort – Unlimited Drinks, Activities & Food Package! $6400 for 10 days or bring Your Wife or Non Angler For Only $1860 Extra. Paradise Beach, #1 On Tripadvisor.

Or stay at the VILLA MARINERA CABINS for $4700 and $1760 for a Non-Angler on Cayo Largo 10 Day Package.

2017 Price Will Be $6700 per person for 10 day exclusive fly fishing & resort Havana & Cayo Largo package.

1st Day -We Pick You Up At Havana Airport

Stay With Us In Havana On the First Night & On Your Return Back From Our Private Resorts.

Jack Trout hosted fly fishing Cuba Adventures

Let Us Host Your group, Family Or Friends On Your Special Dream Fly Fishing Vacation To Cuba.. We Do It All The Time For Folks Just Like You. Let Us Take The Mystery Out Of Traveling To Cuba As Americans, We Know All The Necessary Procedures And Guidelines To Travel Legally And Safely To Cuba. We Can Help You From Start To Finish And Always Be There To Answer All Your Questions. We Are An International Fly Fishing Adventure Travel Agency, Organizing Trips Likes These Since 1994. My Chilean Wife Carola And I Are Both Fluent In Spanish, We Can make Sure You Are Informed About Any News From Cuba Regarding Your Travels There. We Want To Be Your Partners In Cuban Travel For Fly Fishing & Touring.

All The Best, Jack & Carola Trout – 530-926-4540 or info@jacktrout.com

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Down Town Havana, Cuba, The Capital Building And The Ingaterra (England) Hotel, Right Across from Central Park.

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The Pool On Top Of Our 5 Star Lodging In Havana, Cuba.

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All the amenities of a true 5 star hotel.

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A great bed is always good after a long flight and a night out on the town.

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Wifi Available By Purchasing a Wifi Card In The Hotel And Out At Cayo Largo.

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You Will Enjoy Every Moment You Spend In Havana At Our 5 Star Hotel With Historic Hospitality.

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Sloppy Joe’s Was Where The First Sloppy Joe Was Invented Here In 1917.


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Frank Sinatra, Ernest Hemingway, Humphrey Bogart All Hung Out And Experienced The Cuban Culture Of Their Era.

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A Great Place To Head To Your First Night You Visit Havana, Only One Block from Our 5 Star Iberostar Hotel Lodging.2354

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The Views From Your Room Of Central Park Havana, Cuba.

Take a tour with us in one of Cuba’s Classic Cars for a tour before and after you fish. www.cubaclassictour.com

Cuba Classic Tours

CAYO LARGO – 6 AM Be Ready For Our Shuttle To Come Get You, We Have To Fly To Cayo Largo, The Adventures Begin!

WE PICK PEOPLE UP FROM HAVANA AIRPORT CLASSIC TOUR AND A RIDE TO YOUR HOTEL.

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Anglers As Well As Non Anglers Will Enjoy Our Resort On Cayo Largo As Everything Is All Inclusive, We Three Different Open Bars And 3 Open Restaurants All Included In Your Fee.

Jack Trout Cuba Fly Fishing Package



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Swim Up Bar, Pool Restaurant, Our Program Has It All In Cayo Largo Cuba.

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THE PlAYA DEL SOL CLUB * Fly Fishing & Non Angler Packages
Cayo Largo, Cuba

The Playa Del Sol, Club Cayo Largo is a beautiful all-inclusive Resort located on the southern shore Cayo Largo
del Sur. Cayo Largo is situated in the Canarreos Archipelago, on the southwestern coast of Cuba
and belongs to “Municipio Especial Isla de la Juventud”. (Island of the Youth.)

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It is 177 km from Havana City and has 27 km of cool fine-grain white sandy beaches.
The Resort is only 5 minutes from the International Airport. It offers a total of 296 comfortable
rooms with a terrace or balcony overlooking the ocean, including 8 Junior Suites and 52 deluxe
rooms. This is the perfect destination to bring along a non-fishing wife or girlfriend.
The hotel provides a broad array of services and attractions: a club House for daytime activities,
three restaurants, Spanish classes, cocktail and cooking classes, party hall, karaoke night club, a dive
school nearby, health Center with gym, sauna, massages at bargain prices, jacuzzi and steam bath,
two tennis courts with artificial lighting, multi-purpose courts, bikes, ecological excursions, dancing
classes, water sports center for non-motorized water sports, Cuban Club for cultural activities, and
theater.

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In the late part of the season, the weather gets hot but the fishing is still very productive, especially
for tarpon and permit. Fishing for bonefish is also very good in the morning and in the evening. Our
statistics indicate a very surprising summer phenomenon: that the same number of fish are caught
during the hot months as in the peak season, but by half the number of rods. This illustrates how
fabulously productive the summer months in Cayo Largo can be for our anglers.

Jack Trout Fly Fishing Cuba

As of September of 2015, the incredible Cayo Largo (Long Key) fishery came under the management of
and partnership of Avalon Fishing Centers who Contacted Jack Trout Fly Fishing International to sell these trips to Americans and the world . With this new undertaking we strive to achieve a paradise that fishermen can enjoy and share with their families and non-fisherman friends.
In Cayo Largo you can bonefish on white sand flats while your family enjoys the breathtaking
beaches, enjoy a cocktail in the hotel pool, or participate in one of the numerous activities the resort
offers.
Fish during the day and relax while watching an incredible sunset in style and comfort in one of the
most beautiful pristine natural environments in the world. When you combine this stunning eco
system with the personal touch and excellent service that  is renowned for, our 15 years of
experience in providing top notch fly fishing trips you are guaranteed a great experience.
One of the great benefits to this destination is that Cayo Largo also has a modern international
airport where Canadian, European, and South American aircraft can now fly to directly. There are 3
weekly flights directly from Canada, Italy and soon the United States.

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Fly fishing in Cuba is far different from other destinations in the Caribbean. Only in recent years has this flats fishery been developed, and you are fishing waters that have not seen sport fishing for nearly fifty years. Cuba has given these pristine areas protection as Cuban National Marine Parks, where no commercial fishing is allowed other than for lobster. Flats fish like Tarpon, Permit, Bonefish, Snook, Mutton Snapper, Barracuda, and a variety
of Jacks are found in incredible numbers and since the fishing pressure is so light in these areas the fish rarely encounter sport fishermen and are unusually easy to catch. Think about a place where you can fish more than 100 miles of flats without seeing another fisherman, a place where the flats fishing is so good, you can catch seven species of fish in one day, a place where big bonefish run toward your fly even when it hits the water too hard, rather than
streaking off the flat in the other direction, a place where you have a legitimate chance for a Grand Slam every day
of the year, a place where big permit are as plentiful as they were in the Florida Keys 30 years ago, a place where you can wade miles of white-sand flats in your bare feet for big bonefish, a place where you‘ll find enough big tarpon, jacks, cudas, and sharks on the flats to wear you out!

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Only our 4 boats are allowed to fish these 6 areas that range about 30 miles in length. Some of the most beautiful areas one could only imagine to fly fish in until now.

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The greatest hours of my life saltwater fly fishing are spent out in the archipelagos cayes of Cayo Largo Cuba. Give us a call to set up your fly fishing adventures to Cuba in 2016. Thank you, Jack & Carola Trout 530-926-4540 / info@jacktrout.com Check out our Cuba Blog at  http://www.mtshasta.com/americans-can-now-fly-fish-cuba/

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Here’s My American Passport With My Cuban Passport Stamp. Now We Can Help Americans Gain Legal Access To Cuba Through Our Foundation We Have Set Up With The Help Of The American & Cuban Governments. (For more information scroll down this site.) We Are Experts During The Entire Length Of Your Trip For Safe Saltwater Fly Fishing Travel In Cuba. Expect Not To Be Hassled Or Questioned By US Customs Or Immigration Upon Return To The United States, Though Cuban Cigars & Cuban Rum Are Still Not Allowed For Americans To Bring Back To The US. Maybe This Law Will Be Changing Too, In The Near Future. We Hope Congress Lifts The Embargo On The Cuban People.  Would The English & Canadians Be There If It Was Really That Bad Of A Place.

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Our Client Julian Robertson Had The Trip Of A Lifetime Oct 22nd to Oct 31st, 2015 When In One Week He Had Accomplished A Grand Slam, (Permit, Tarpon & Bone Fish In One Day.) A Double Grand Slam (2 Permit, 2 Tarpon, 2 Bonefish In One Day.)  & A Super Double Grand Slam. (2 Permit, 2 Tarpon, 2 Bonefish & 2 Snook In One Day.) Most People Have a Better Chance Of Winning The Lottery 3 Times In A week Or Getting Struck By Lighting Twice In One Day, Possible Lunch With A Great White Shark. Way To go Julian!

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Snook Caught Near Cayo Largo Cuba To Start Things Out.

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Resident Baby Tarpon To Get The Heart Started And You Start To Think, It’s Time To Go Look For A Pemit.

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Permit Landed, How About That A Grand Slam In One Day!! The Most Coveted Fly Fishing Endeavor The Sport Knows Today. You Could Do This Too In Cuba 2016.

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Another Amazing Permit!! Only In Cuba With These Kind Of Exclusive Waters That Are Limited To Only 8 Anglers Per Week In 6 Beats Spread Out Over 30 Miles. Only Our Groups Can Fish These Waters – Period. Now, So Can You.

FLY FISHING
Fly fishing in Cuba is far different from other destinations in the Caribbean. Only in recent years has
this flats fishery been developed, and you are fishing waters that have not seen sport fishing for
nearly fifty years. Cuba has given these pristine areas protection as Cuban National Marine Parks,
where no commercial fishing is allowed other than for lobster. Flats fish like Tarpon, Permit, Bonefish,
Snook, Mutton Snapper, Barracuda, and a variety of Jacks are found in incredible numbers and
since the fishing pressure is so light in these areas the fish rarely encounter sport fishermen and are
unusually easy to catch.

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Some of the days you might just want to lounge and chill on the side of the beach in this chair watching sweet nothings as you enjoy a cocktail or a beer from our bar. The choice is up to you, but relaxing waves crashing and great oceans views never get old in Cuba.

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Peak fishing season is from March to June, when all species are present in the area. Tarpon, bones,
permit and jacks will all be encountered during these months. The migratory tarpon, up to
80/100lbs (average 15/30lbs) are regularly spotted and shots at permit are very frequent. Our peak
season is the best time to try the Gland Slam. Numerous Grand Slams are achieved each season as
well as a few Super Grand Slams (Tarpon, Bonefish, Permit and Snook).

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Cayo Largo Del Sur Cuba
Fishing Price List – Season 2016
PRICES (US $) AND CONDITIONS (Sept 1, 2015 – Aug 31, 2016)
Departure every Saturday
Prices per Angler
Week starting Saturday
and ending Saturday
Low Season
Sept 5 (2016) – March 4 and June 25 – Sep. 2

$ 6,400
$ 1,860  Non Fishing Guest
High Season
March 5 – June 24

$ 7,990
$ 2,700 Non Fishing Guest
Peak Season
May 7 – May 27

$ 8,850
$ 2,500 Non Fishing Guest

LOW SEASON RATE INFORMATION –

  • FOR THOSE FISHING ON DOUBLE SKIFF / SLEEPING DOUBLE ROOM: US$ 6,400 EACH
  • FOR THOSE FISHING ON DOUBLE SKIFF / SLEEPING SINGLE ROOM: US$ 6,950 EACH
  • FOR THOSE FISHING ON SINGLE SKIFF / SLEEPING DOUBLE ROOM: US$ 6,950
  • FOR THOSE FISHING SINGLE SKIFF / SLEEPING SINGLE ROOM: US$ 8,450
  • FOR NON ANGLERS SHARING ROOM WITH ANGLERS (DOUBLE ACCOMMODATION): US$ 1,860
  • FOR NON ANGLERS SLEEPING ON SINGLE ROOM: US$ 2,410

RATES INCLUDE:

  • Reception in Havana airport.
  • All transfers inside Cuba as per program below.
  • 2 nights in HAVANA in 5-star hotel, double room, breakfast included (before/after fishing week)
  • 7 nights in CAYO LARGO in 4-star hotel, double room, full board at Hotel Sol Club.
  • 6 full days fishing, sharing a skiff.
  • Beverages while fishing on skiff, 4 drinks (beer, water, soft drinks), each fishing day.

RATES DO NOT INCLUDE:

  • VIP Service in Havana Airport.
  • Transfers: International airport to Hotel Havana on arrival and departure.
  • Extra beverages and food.
  • Tips
  • Cuban visa
  • Airport tax (CUC 25 to be paid at the airport before leaving)

SUPPLEMENTS:

  • Single skiff
  • $ 3,000 in High season.
  • $ 1,500 in Low season.
  • Single rooms (2 nights in Havana and 7 nights in Cayo Largo) – $ 550
  • Port Fee per person $ 220

DEPOSIT AND CANCELLATION POLICY:

On Booking, send passport number, Date of Birth and full name (as in passport). A deposit of 20% of your package is required within 2 weeks of invoice to confirm a reservation. An extra deposit of 40% is due 6 months before trip. Deposits are refundable (minus a $ 800 handling fee per person until 60 days prior to the start of your trip). Within 60 days of your trip, your deposit is non-refundable unless we are able to resell your spot. No refunds are available for unused portions of packages. Full payment is due 60 days prior to arrival. NO CREDIT CARDS. Trip cancellation insurance is highly recommended. In the lodge, credit card payments cannot be accepted. All programs and execution of them remain subject to weather and other unforeseen circumstances. Claims for refunds will not be accepted.

Jack Trout Fly Fishing International, its subsidiaries, management, staff, personnel, any of its affiliated or associated companies, agents, sub-agents, sub-contractors or anyone, either directly or indirectly, involved in the organization or execution of the programs or services will not become liable or responsible in any way in connection with accommodation, lodge, restaurant, transfer and expedition services, information supplied, or for any loss, injury or damage to or in respect to any person or property howsoever caused or arising. Prices mentioned are based on present exchange rates and tariffs and remain subject to change.

*CUBAN LAWS ARE AGAINST ANY KIND OF DRUG AND THE USE IS ABSOLUTELY FORBIDDEN IN ANY PLACE, TRYING TO ENTER THE CUBAN COUNTRY WITH DRUGS IS CONSIDERED A SEVERE CRIME.

ITINERARY:

FRIDAY
  • Flight arrival in Havana.
  • Greeted by Jack & Carola Trout & Jack Trout FFI representative, transfer to hotel (not included).
  • Night at 5-Star Hotel (included in package)
SATURDAY
  • 5:00 am Meet in Hotel lobby for transfer to Cayo Largo.
  • 7:00 am Flight Havana/Cayo Largo.
  • 7:30 am Arrive in Cayo Largo, greeted by Jack Trout FFI representative.
  • Transfers to your hotel.
  • Free afternoon
  • Night at Hotel Sol Club Melia Cayo Largo – 3 open bars 24 hours per day, no charges for any drinks everything including meals are included in the price.
  • Restaurant and buffet dining area for breakfast, lunch and dinner all included.
  • 2 huge resort swimming pools and easy white sand beach access.
  • Easy taxi ride to world famous and highly praised Paradise Beach only minutes away, not included.
SUNDAY – FRIDAY
    7.30 am wake-up call, breakfast.

  • 8.00 am, transfer to the fishing dock (5 min ride)
  • Fishing full day with packed lunch (prepare your own at Sol Club)
  • Return in the afternoon.
  • Transfer to accommodation Dinner.
  • Nights at Hotel Sol Club Melia Cayo Largo (included in package)
SATURDAY
  • Wake-up (breakfast and lunch depending on plane schedule)
  • Transfer to the airport.
  • Cayo Largo flight back to Havana local airport, possibility of extra day’s extension.
  • Night at 5-Star Hotel (included in package)
SUNDAY
  • Morning at leisure in Havana.
  • Call taxi from hotel to Havana International airport (please call your own taxi, not included)
  • Departure flight

FOR MORE INFORMATION OR BOOKING PLEASE CONTACT:

Booking Department: Tel: 530-918-8879
E-mail: info@jacktrout.com Skype: jacktrout24
Find more information at: www.cubanflyfishguide.com

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Just You And Your Guide In The White Sand Flats, You Can See Everything That Moves In There.

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The period January to March brings with it the risk of cold fronts from the north-east. Planning your times with our expert staff will only enhance your first experience in salt water fly fishing’s final frontier.

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Sunrise On A Calm Day In Cayo Largo Is Incredible, Some Of the Calmest Oceans We’ve Seen, You Start To Realize Why All The Pirates Hid Out Around Here, Lots Of Cover And Good Weather.

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Near The Mangroves, Resident Tarpon Lurk, Looking For Dinner, Often The Guide Will Hit The Water With His Boat Pole And This Attracts Schools Of Tarpon Looking For An Easy Opportunity.

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Everyday, Expect To Jump Tarpon, Bring At Least An 11 Weight Rod With An Intermediate Sinking Line Or A Shooting Head With 80Lb Tippet And A Perfection Loop Knot.

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JARDINES DE LA REINA
TORTUGA SHIP:
MARCH 17th to 26th, 2017 – We Have Slots Left For This Date
APRIL 21st to 30th, 2017 – We Have Slots Left For This Date

Garden Of The Queens Means The We’ll Be Right In The Middle Of The Annual Tarpon Migration In May 2017.

CALL 530-926-4540 OR INFO@JACKTROUT.COM  Hosts Jack & Carola Trout

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The safe oceans of Cuba and our paradise white sands beaches are perfect for roaming on when you’re not out on one of our skiffs.

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The marina is only minutes away where we run our skiffs out of everyday.

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Out on your deck of your villa, you will have incredible views mixed with an ocean breeze and delightful smells of nature.

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Expect to have opportunities daily to catch, permit, tarpon and bonefish as we as a variety of saltwater fish that migrate through or reside as residents in the mangroves or the lagoonas.

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We have a hot tub for sunsets, lounging and afternoon drink & hors d’oeuvres time. Most of your time will be spent outside fishing, roaming and discovering.

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Huge Bones Are Caught Daily, Where In Cuba It’s Not Uncommon To see Schools Of 2000 Bones With Permit & Mutton Snapper Lurking Within.

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The tarpon are always frequenting the areas we fly fish in, but April through June is prime months for the tarpon migration. This year our dates at Cayo Santa Maria May 8th to May 15th, 2017. $4760

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Fishing in Cuba is a delight and a continual mixture of incomparable sensations. In the exclusive
fishing centers with Jack Trout Fly Fishing International at Jardines de la Reina (Gardens of the Queen), Isla de la Juventud (Island of Youth), Cayo Largo (Long Key), Sur Ana Maria (South Ana Maria) and at our newest destination
on Cayo Cruz, you will be tempted with the most combative and acrobatic species, while enjoying
the exclusiveness of a vast area of endless flats just for you. This is a unique and incomparable
combination that  Jack Trout Fly Fishing International offers their clients- fly fishing in Avalon’s exclusive own marine park on the southern coast of Cuba. There is no doubt that this is a once in a lifetime opportunity. Imagine being able to choose the place where you want to fish, and go after the species you want and to do so accompanied
by the most experienced and knowledgeable guides. These guides spend almost 250 days every
year guiding visitors and ensuring that their guests enjoy all the benefits and opportunities that this
amazing environment offers. These they are some of the species that you can fish in Jack Trout Fly Fishing International, Cuba: Bonefish or Macabi, Tarpon or Sabalo, Permit or Palometa, and other ones like Snappers, Jacks,
Snooks Barracudas, Needlefish or the combative and voracious Lemon sharks.

GEORGIANA SHIP

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The Georgiana Saltwater Fly Fishing Cruise Ship Is Modern And We Always Anchor In Places That Area Strategic For The Serious Fly Anglers.

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If You Like Lobster, This Trip Is For You. Enjoy Complimentary Drinks, Appetisers And Wonderful Dinners And Breafast’s Onboard.

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Just Your Group Up And Ready Every Morning, We Breakfast Being Served At 7 am And Off You Go, Lunches Out On The Water.

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We Run A Tight Ship, Everything Is New And Up To Standards For Being Out On The Oceans Of Cuba.

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3 Professional Skiffs, Outfitted  Daily With Soft Drinks, Beer, Water And A Great Box Lunch.

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Bunk Beds For Group Outings, This Is All About Fly Fishing Folks.

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Georgiana IDJ
Fishing Price List – Season 2016
PRICES (US $) AND CONDITIONS (Jan. 1 – Jul. 31, 2016)
Departure every Saturday during the season
Prices per boat, 3 skiffs, 6 clients in single room base
Week starting Saturday
and ending Friday
Low Season Avg.

$5200 to $7800 per person per week depending on time of year.
Jan.1 – March.5
June 25 – July 31
$ 31,700
High Season
March 5 – June 24
$ 43,950
Peak Season
May 7 – May 27
$ 46,450
RATES INCLUDE:
Reception in havana airport
All transfers inside Cuba as per program below
2 nights in double room, breakfast included (1 night before / 1 night after) 5-star hotel in
Havana
6 nights accommodation, full board at Georgiana,
5 full days fishing + 1 half day, sharing a skiff
Beverages on board – 15 beers & 35 drinks (water & soft drinks);
RATES DO NOT INCLUDE:
VIP service in Havana airport at arrival
Transfers: International airport to Hotel Havana on arrival and departure
Beverages
Tips
Cuban visa
Airport tax (CUC 25 to be paid at the airport before leaving)
SUPPLEMENTS:
Single skiff ($ 3,800)
Port fee per person $ 220
DEPOSIT AND CANCELLATION POLICY:
On Booking, send passport number, Date of Birth and full name (as in passport). A deposit of 20% of
your package is required within 2 weeks of invoice to confirm a reservation. A deposit of 40% is due 6
months before trip. Deposits are refundable (minus a $ 800 handling fee per person until 60 days prior
to the start of your trip). Within 60 days of your trip, your deposit is non-refundable unless we are able
to resell your spot. No refunds are available for unused portions of packages. Full payment is due 60
days prior to arrival. NO CREDIT CARDS. Trip cancellation insurance is highly recommended. In the
lodge, credit card payments cannot be accepted. All programs and execution of them remain subject
to weather and other unforeseen circumstances. Claims for refunds will not be accepted.
Avalon, Cuban fishing centers, its subsidiaries, management, staff, personnel, any of its affiliated or
associated companies, agents, sub-agents, sub-contractors or anyone, either directly or indirectly, involved
in the organization or execution of the programs or services will not become liable or responsible in any way
in connection with accommodation, lodge, restaurant, transfer and expedition services, information supplied,
or for any loss, injury or damage to or in respect to any person or property howsoever caused or arising.
Prices mentioned are based on present exchange rates and tariffs and remain subject to change.
*CUBAN LAWS ARE AGAINST ANY KIND OF DRUG AND THE USE IS ABSOLUTELY FORBIDDEN IN
ANY PLACE, TRYING TO ENTER THE CUBAN COUNTRY WITH DRUGS IS CONSIDERED A SEVERE
CRIME. JACK TROUT FLY FISHING INTERNATIONAL FISHING & DIVING CENTER IS AGAINST ANY KIND OF DRUGS
ITINERARY:
Friday,
Flight arrival in Havana
Greeted by Jack Trout representative, transfer to hotel (NOT INCLUDED)
Night at 5-Star hotel (included in package)
Saturday,
Free morning and mid day transfer to Airport for the domestic flight to Island of the
Youth (35 min. flight)
Transfer from Island of the Youth airport to your accommodation (Georgiana)
Sunday, – Friday,
7.00am wake-up call, breakfast and at 7.30am, Fishing full day with packed lunch;
return in afternoon at time depending on tide and fishing.
Note: Schedule can be changed according to your preferences and your guide’s
suggestions.
Friday
A.M. fishing and arrival in the afternoon at Nueva Gerona Airport
Afternoon flight to Havana,
Transfer to Hotel in Havana
Night at 5-star hotel (included in package)
Saturday,
Taxi to Havana International Airport (please call your own taxi, as it is not included)
Departure flight
FOR MORE INFORMATION OR BOOKING PLEASE CONTACT:

Jack Trout Fly Fishing International * 530-926-4540 * 530-918-8879 USA World Wide Cell

HALCON SHIP CUBA

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All Aboard The Halcon Ship! This Delightful Catamaran Type Ship Can Entertain Your Corporate Business Group Or Family Outing.

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Very Comfortable Lounging Will Make Your Week Out On The Ocean A Memorable One.

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The Inside The Ship The Rooms Are Accommodating As Well As Clean And Constructed In Natural Woods.

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A Great Home Based While Chasing The Annual Tarpon Runs.

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We Go Out Fly Fishing Daily But Have No Problem Running Clients Inland For Special Needs Or Contact With Civilization.

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 Beach & Scenic Excursions For Non-Anglers, Also Seafood Lunches With Fresh Lobster And Snapper Caught That Day.

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Meanwhile, Out Jumping Permit Is One Of Our Most Favorite Things.

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Halcon – JDR
Fishing Price List – Season 2016
PRICES (US $) AND CONDITIONS (Sept 1, 2015 – Aug 31, 2016)
Departure every Saturday
Prices per Angler
Week starting Saturday
and ending Friday
Low Season
Sept. 5 (2015) – March. 4 and
June 25 – Sept. 2
$ 5,550
High Season
March 5 – June 24
$ 6,280
Peak Season
May 7 – May 27
$ 8,050
RATES INCLUDE:
Reception in havana airport
All transfers inside Cuba as per program below
2 nights accommodation in double room base in 5-star hotel in Havana (on arrival and departure),
breakfast included
Transfer to/from Jucaro port to/from Jardines de la Reina,
6 nights on Halcon on double occupancy; 6 days on full board basis;
5 full days + 2 half days fishing (two people per skiff);
Beverages on board – 10 beers & 30 drinks (water & soft drinks);
RATES DO NOT INCLUDE:
VIP service on arrival at the Havana Airport
Fishing tackle: (please notify of interest in rentals at time of booking) Fly rod and reel are
available at the cost of CUC 25 / day. On Tortuga there is also a small store to rent or buy
all tackle and lures.
Cuban visa Boarding tax (CUC 25 to be paid at the airport before leaving)
Tips, personal expense; and drinks other than stated above.
Transfer on arrival and departure, Airport Havana – Hotel Havana
Dives: $ 150 each.
S UP P LEMEN TS :
Personal boat and guide for single angler: $ 2,300 / week, subject to availability
Double cabin single $ 2,000 / week, subject to availability
Por t F e e $ 22 0
DEPOSIT AND CANCELLATION POLICY:
On Booking, send passport number, Date of Birth and full name (as in passport). A deposit of 20% of
your package is required within 2 weeks of invoice to confirm a reservation. A deposit of 40% is due 6
months before trip. Deposits are refundable (minus $ 800 handling fee per person until 60 days prior to
the start of your trip). Within 60 days of your trip, your deposit is non-refundable unless we are able to
resell your spot. No refunds are available for unused portions of packages. Full payment is due 60
days prior to arrival. NO CREDIT CARDS. Trip cancellation insurance is highly recommended. In the
lodge, credit card payments cannot be accepted. All programs and execution of them remain subject
to weather and other unforeseen circumstances. Claims for refunds will not be accepted. Avalon Fishing Centers in association with JACK TROUT FLY FISHING INTERNATIONAL, Cuban fishing, its subsidiaries, management, staff, personnel, any of its affiliated or associated companies, agents, sub-agents, sub-contractors or anyone, either directly or indirectly, involved in the organization or execution of the programs or services will not become liable or responsible in any way in connection with accommodation, lodge, restaurant, transfer and expedition services, information supplied, or for any loss, injury or damage to or in respect to any person or property howsoever caused or arising. Prices mentioned are based on present exchange rates and tariffs and remain subject to change.
*CUBAN LAWS ARE AGAINST ANY KIND OF DRUG AND THE USE IS ABSOLUTELY FORBIDDEN IN ANY
PLACE, TRYING TO ENTER THE CUBAN COUNTRY WITH DRUGS IS CONSIDERED A SEVERE CRIME. JACK TROUT FLY FISHING INTERNATIONAL FISHING & DIVING CENTER IS AGAINST ANY KIND OF DRUGS

PEROLA SHIP CUBA

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Perola Is Ready To Make Your Fly Fishing Dreams come True.

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This Upscale Cata-Ship Is Full Of Old Tales And You Can Add To The Legends and The Legacies This Ship Will Always Carry Out On The Best Areas Of Cuba For Saltwater Fly Fishing.

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You Will be Treated As A King As You Are The Most Welcomed Guest On Our Ship.

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Couple Will Enjoy The Atmosphere And All Of the Romantic Experiences When Not Out Adventuring.

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Truly An Upscale Ship with Historic Hospitality.

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Price includes 3 skiffs, full charter in exclusivity
Week starting Saturday
and ending Friday
Low Season

$5200 TO $7800 Per person depending on time of year.
Jan.1 – March 5
June 22 – July 26
$ 31,700
High Season
March 2 – June 21
$ 43,950
Peak Season
May 4 – May 24
$ 46,450
RATES INCLUDE:
Reception in Havana airport
All transfers inside Cuba as per program below
2 nights in double room, breakfast included (1 night before / 1 night after) 5-star hotel in
Havana
6 nights accommodation, full board at Perola Motor Yacht,
5 full days fishing + 1 half day, sharing a skiff
Beverages on board – 15 beers & 35 drinks (water & soft drinks);
RATES DO NOT INCLUDE:
VIP service in Havana airport at arrival
Transfers: International airport to Hotel Havana on arrival and departure
Beverages
Tips
Cuban visa
Airport tax (CUC 25 to be paid at the airport before leaving)
SUPPLEMENTS:
Single skiff ($ 3,800)
Port Fee per person $ 220
DEPOSIT AND CANCELLATION POLICY:
On Booking, send passport number, Date of Birth and full name (as in passport). A deposit of 20% of
your package is required within 2 weeks of invoice to confirm a reservation. A deposit of 40% is due 6
months before trip. Deposits are refundable (minus a $ 800 handling fee per person until 60 days prior
to the start of your trip). Within 60 days of your trip, your deposit is non-refundable unless we are able
to resell your spot. No refunds are available for unused portions of packages. Full payment is due 60
days prior to arrival. NO CREDIT CARDS. Trip cancellation insurance is highly recommended. In the
lodge, credit card payments cannot be accepted. All programs and execution of them remain subject
to weather and other unforeseen circumstances. Claims for refunds will not be accepted. Avalon Fishing Centers in association with JACK TROUT FLY FISHING INTERNATIONAL, Cuban fishing centers, its subsidiaries, management, staff, personnel, any of its
affiliated or associated companies, agents, sub-agents, sub-contractors or anyone, either
directly or indirectly, involved in the organization or execution of the programs or services
will not become liable or responsible in any way in connection with accommodation,
lodge, restaurant, transfer and expedition services, information supplied, or for any loss,
injury or damage to or in respect to any person or property howsoever caused or arising.
Prices mentioned are based on present exchange rates and tariffs and remain subject to
change.
*CUBAN LAWS ARE AGAINST ANY KIND OF DRUG AND THE USE IS ABSOLUTELY
FORBIDDEN IN ANY PLACE, TRYING TO ENTER THE CUBAN COUNTRY WITH
DRUGS IS CONSIDERED A SEVERE CRIME. JACK TROUT FLY FISHING INTERNATIONAL FISHING & DIVING CENTER
IS AGAINST ANY KIND OF DRUGS

TORTUGA SHIP CUBA

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If this Ship Could Speak, The Stories He Would Tell Of Happy Going Fishermen With Classic Cuban Tales.

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Only The Finest Being Served As The Chef On This Ship Is One The Very Best In The Region.

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Comfortable Quarters And Smooth Sailing With Make This Adventure One of Your All Time Greatest.

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Sunset Arrives, Another Party & Fine Cuisine Begins.

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Your group will simply love their Cuban Outing And Fly Fishing Adventures Daily In Every Direction, Because You’re Exclusively In The Middle Of It.

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Fishing Price List – Season 2016
PRICES (US $) AND CONDITIONS (Sept 1, 2015 – Aug 31, 2016)
Departure every Saturday
Prices per Angler
Week starting Saturday
and ending Friday
Low Season
Sept. 5 (2015) – March. 4 and
June 25 – Sept. 2
$ 5,950
High Season
March 5 – June 24
$ 7,900
Peak Season
May 7 – May 27
$ 8,450
RATES INCLUDE:
Reception in havana airport
All transfers inside Cuba as per program below
2 nights accommodation in double room base in 5-star hotel in Havana (on arrival and departure),
breakfast included
Transfer to/from Jucaro port to/from Jardines de la Reina,
6 nights on La Tortuga on double occupancy; 6 days on full board basis;
5 full days + 2 half days fishing (two people per skiff);
Beverages on board – 10 beers & 30 drinks (water & soft drinks);
RATES DO NOT INCLUDE:
VIP service on arrival at the Havana Airport
Fishing tackle: (please notify of interest in rentals at time of booking) Fly rod and reel are
available at the cost of CUC 25 / day. On Tortuga there is also a small store to rent or buy
all tackle and lures.
Cuban visa Boarding tax (CUC 25 to be paid at the airport before leaving)
Tips, personal expense; and drinks other than stated above.
Transfer on arrival and departure, Airport Havana – Hotel Havana
Dives: EURO 90 each.
SUPPLEMENTS:
Personal boat and guide for single angler: $ 2100 / week, subject to availability
Double cabin single $ 2000 / week, subject to availability
Port Fee per person $ 220
DEPOSIT AND CANCELLATION POLICY:
On Booking, send passport number, Date of Birth and full name (as in passport). A deposit of 20% of
your package is required within 2 weeks of invoice to confirm a reservation. A deposit of 40% is due 6
months before trip. Deposits are refundable (minus a $ 800 handling fee per person until 60 days prior
to the start of your trip). Within 60 days of your trip, your deposit is non-refundable unless we are able
to resell your spot. No refunds are available for unused portions of packages. Full payment is due 60
days prior to arrival. NO CREDIT CARDS. Trip cancellation insurance is highly recommended. In the
lodge, credit card payments cannot be accepted. All programs and execution of them remain subject
to weather and other unforeseen circumstances. Claims for refunds will not be accepted. Avalon fishing centers in association with Jack Trout Fly Fishing International, Cuban fishing centers, its subsidiaries, management, staff, personnel, any of its affiliated or associated companies, agents, sub-agents, sub-contractors or anyone, either directly or indirectly, involved in the organization or execution of the programs or services will not become liable or responsible in any way
in connection with accommodation, lodge, restaurant, transfer and expedition services, information supplied,
or for any loss, injury or damage to or in respect to any person or property howsoever caused or arising.
Prices mentioned are based on present exchange rates and tariffs and remain subject to change.
*CUBAN LAWS ARE AGAINST ANY KIND OF DRUG AND THE USE IS ABSOLUTELY FORBIDDEN IN
ANY PLACE, TRYING TO ENTER THE CUBAN COUNTRY WITH DRUGS IS CONSIDERED A SEVERE
CRIME. JACK TROUT FLY FISHING iNTERNATIONAL FISHING & DIVING CENTER IS AGAINST ANY KIND OF DRUGS
ITINERARY:
Friday,
Flight arrival in Havana
Greeted by Jack Trout Fly Fishing International representative, transfer to hotel (NOT INCLUDED)
Night at 5-Star Hotel (included in package)
Saturday,
4:00 am Meet in Hotel Lobby for pick-up and transfer to Jardines de la Reina at Jucaro Port
09:00 am Transfer to La TORTUGA
Early afternoon fishing!
Sunday, – Friday,
LA TORTUGA
7:00 am Wake-Up call
7:30 am Breakfast
8:00 am fishing
Note: Schedule can be changed according to your preferences and your guide’s suggestions.
Friday,
Lunchtime, Transfer back to Havana city
8:30 pm approximate arrival in Havana
Night at 5-Star Hotel (included in package)
Saturday,
Taxi to Havana International Airport (please call your own taxi,
as it’s not included ) Departure flight
FOR MORE INFORMATION OR BOOKING PLEASE CONTACT:
Booking Department: Tel: 530-926-4540 OR 530-918-8879 USA WORLD CELL
E-mail: info@jacktrout.com Skype: JACKTROUT24
Find more information at: www.jacktrout.com

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TARPON
“BRUTAL“ IS THE RIGHT WORD TO DESCRIBE FLY FISHING FOR TARPON.

The King of Silver has an insatiable appetite, and gets very violent. Tarpon take with power,
and show stamina and acrobatic qualities that make tarpon a formidable adversary on a fly rod.
Fishing Tarpon or Sabalo, as it is known in Cuba, can be divided into three categories: Baby Tarpon (those
that they weigh up to 30 Lbs), Medium Tarpon (those that weigh 30 Lbs up to 80 Lb) and Monster
Tarpon (those of more than 80 Lb and sometimes can surpass the incredible mark of 200 Lbs). Obviously,
the last category is hunted hard, but unfortunately these behemoths are much less common.
When nearing a school of Tarpon, holding an 11 or 12 wt. rod, legs shake and a matchless sensation
of adrenalin invades the body, as you anticipate a battle with one of these marine monsters.
Sighting and casting accurately play a major role as the angler must reach the school of Tarpon that
swim slowly in a circle within meters of the boat. At all times it is important to control one‘s nervousness
and to never feel intimidated by the presence of these extraordinary beasts. The beginning
of the road to success is to strip strike the fish precisely and firmly. the violent reaction of the Tarpon
when it feels the fly in its mouth is going to send him skyward. so you have to bow to the king to
keep that line slack and then hold your rod low and keep him under control – easier said than done.

TARPON FLIES FOR CUBA

    • TARPON BUNNY, WYATT’S – OLIVE, BLACK, YELLOW SMALL
    • COCKROACH – GREY SMALL
    • BLACK DEATH – BLACK SMALL
    • BIG EYE TARPON – FURNANCE/SQUIRREL SMALL
    • ORANGE BUTT TARPON, BORSKI’S – GREEN SMALL
    • LAID-UP TARPON, RUOFF’S – CHARTREUSE – TAN SMALL
    • TARPON SNAKE, LEMAY’S – BLACK LARGE

HOT FLASH MINNOW, BURKE’S – MACEREL / SHAD 4 / 2

  • LEFTY’S BIG FISH DECEIVER, KREH’S – BLUE / WHITE 3/0
  • GUMMY SAND EEL, CHOCKLETT’S – SILVER 1
  • HALF AND HALF, CLOUSER’S/KREH CHARTREUSE 1/0
  • FLASHFIRE, SKOK’S – GRAY / WHITE – OLIVE/WHITE 2/0
  • GLADES MINNOW. CONNER’S – OLIVE/GREY 4
  • E-Z ZONKER, SKOK’S – TAN/PEARL 4
  • CLOUSER’S DEEP MINNOW – CHARTREUSE/YELLOW 6

ALL FLIES CAN BE FOUND at http://www.umpqua.com Or call us at 530-926-4540 Enjoy Superb Fly Fishing with Jack Trout Fly Fishing International. We can help you with all your travel needs, FISHING, DIVING, SCENIC TOURS, LODGING and RESERVATIONS.

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(Avalon photo)  Mauro, The Manager For Avalon Fishing Centers In Cayo Largo & Your Host.

PERMIT IN CUBA
FABULOUS ADVERSARY.

To guarantee success when fly fishing for permit is something that we simply cannot do. This wonderful
fish is the ultimate flats challenge and many fly fishermen have been taken to school by this
wary fish. To cast to, hook, and land a permit on a fly is a true angling milestone and one that most
fly fishermen who have fished the salt will eventually aspire to. It is a gift that with patience, agility,
modesty, and great humility, a lucky few will be rewarded.
Fly fishing for Permit is extremely challenging and the odds are often stacked against the intrepid
angler who looks to target this fabulous adversary. Wind, sun and the erratic nature of this fish all
conspire against fly fishermen in their quest to tail one of these majestic fish. We can think of no
other fish that is so difficult to predict, to understand, and worse still, to deceive. What a challenge!
The best locations in Cuba to consistently find permit are in Cayo Largo and Jardines de la Reina.
Both of these locations are 60-80 miles offshore, along Cuba‘s southern coast. The optimal times
to fish for permit in Cuba are between March and July, as well as in the month of November, when
the tides are high.

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which the permit will then eat before the ray has a chance to get its meal. Cayo Largo is the best location in the world for finding big permit on the backs of rays and the guides are experts at reading the water and tides in order to find this unique phenomenon. Fifteen to 25 pound permit are commonly found feeding on the backs or rays at Cayo Largo, so if you are dreaming of landing a big permit, Cayo Largo is the destination of choice. Cuba‘s south coast permit can also be found swimming with large schools of bonefish. This scenario presents its own set of challenges
because bonefish will often take the fly before the permit has a chance to eat it, unless the fly is cast to just the right location. This kind of precise angling will get your heart pounding and put all your fly fishing skills to the test.

PERMIT FLIES FOR CUBA

  • BAUER’S FLATS CRAB – LIGHT OLIVE/TAN 4
  • CAPTAIN CRABBY, VEVERKA’S – TAN 4
  • CHERNOBYL CRAB, BORSKI’S – TAN 2
  • BONE FISH CRITTER – CRAB – 4
  • McCRAB, ANDERSON’S – CRAB – 2
  • PERMIT CRAB, DEL BROWN’S – TAN/BROWN 4
  • SAN PEDRO CRAB, AUSTIN’S – OLIVE / TAN 6/8
  • SALT CRAB, WHITLOCK’S – CRAB 4
  • TURNIFF CRAB, MATHEWS – OLIVE / CREAM 8, 6 4
  • SWIMMING CRAB, BRANHAM’S – TAN 6

ALL FLIES CAN BE FOUND at http://www.umpqua.com Or call us at 530-926-4540 Enjoy Superb Fly Fishing with Jack Trout Fly Fishing International. We can help you with all your travel needs, FISHING, DIVING, SCENIC TOURS, LODGING and RESERVATIONS.

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BONEFISH FLIES FOR CUBA –  AMAZING COMBATIVE FISH.

The Bonefish prefers areas of shallow water along the coast. It can be located in depths between
centimeters and 2 meters. Normally, it is possible to see them swim in schools of fish with numbers
between 4 and 20. This grand specimen has a solitary life. They are fish that reproduce throughout
the year in open waters. Nevertheless they return quickly to the coast. They are fish that have a great
tolerance to waters with little oxygen since they have a biofunctional characteristic that allows them
to do so.
The Bonefish must be never be fought with extreme force, since this could break the line. The fisherman
must control the fight and tire but not exhaust the fish. so he can be released unharmed.

BONE FISH FLIES FOR CUBA ~ COLOR ~ SIZE

  • CRAZY CHARLIES – WHITE, PINK, TAN & BROWN 8
  • MINI PUFFS – PINK 6
  • SKINNY WATER CLOUSER’S MINNOW- CHAR/WHITE 6
  • (WEEDLESS) TAN/WHITE 6
  • BLACK EYED SHRIMP, PALMER’S – PEARL 4
  • BONE FISH SCAMPI – PINK / TAN 8
  • CHILI PEPPER’S – GOLD 6
  • POXY BACK GOLDEN STONES – (BABY LOBSTER) 4
  • CLOUSER’S DEEP WATER MINNOW (GLOVER’S REEF USED WITH INTERMEDIATE LINE) – CHARTEUSE/ WHITE 6

ALL FLIES CAN BE FOUND at http://www.umpqua.com Or call us at 530-926-4540 Enjoy Superb Fly Fishing with Jack Trout Fly Fishing International. We can help you with all your travel needs, FISHING, DIVING, SCENIC TOURS, LODGING and RESERVATIONS.

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For legal entry to Cuba the United State government has been issuing a “People to People” Educational License or Travel Letter, that can be obtained by making a 250USD donation to one of the following non-profit organizations:

BTT
Ocean Foundation

Example on how it works:
The Ocean Foundation has a license from the US Treasury Department to provide travel letters to US citizens traveling to Cuba as part of the ‘people to people’ program. Here is the way it works:
– you arrange your travel through Jack Trout Fly Fishing and their partners (flights, dates, etc)
– you send all the travelers information (passport copies and mailing address for each traveler) to Jack Trout Fly Fishing and their partners.
– once travel is arranged, Jack Trout Fly Fishing and their partners will ask each traveler to make a contribution ($250) to Ocean Foundation to obtain travel permission.
– once your travel is arranged and your contribution received, Ocean Foundation will provide you with the travel letter.

After that We take over arrangements with the Travel Letter provider after the donation has been made.

Don’t worry you have plenty of time to make the donation, each organization gives us top priority when it comes to issuing these out.

Here are the links for each organization:

Option 1 “Ocean Foundation”
https://www.oceanfdn.org/donate/support-ocean-foundation?caid=701A0000000VZ2V

Option 2 “BTT”
https://www.bonefishtarpontrust.org/donate-now.html?view=Contributions

Most important thing to remember is that the donation must be 250USD per person.
We take over arrangements with the Travel Letter provider after the donation has been made.

Each organization gives us top priority when it comes to issuing these out.

 

Fly Fishing Checklist For Cuba

JACK TROUT FLY FISHING INTERNATIONAL

Clothing:

  • Flats boots
  • Wading booties or sneakers and socks elasticized at the calf
  • Hat (s) (long billed, wide brimmed, etc.)
  • A good quality pair of Polaroid sunglasses , with straps. Wrap around style gives most complete eye protection.
  • Scarf/ Bandanna
  • Simms Protective gloves (VERY IMPORTANT)
  • Lightweight shirts
  • Lightweight long sleeve shirts
  • Lightweight shorts
  • Lightweight pants
  • Sandals
  • Tennis shoes
  • Rain Jacket
  • Bathing suits
  • Fishing towel
  • Dew Rag
  • Face Protection
  • Spray Bottle With Water
  • Hand Alcohol
  • Peets Coffee & Gold Swiss Filter – Non Dairy Creamer

Tools:

  • Hook hone
  • Knot-tying tools
  • Waterproof camera
  • Large Leatherman / long-nosed pliers
  • Swiss Army knife
  • Small waterproof flashlight
  • Waterproof matches

Miscellaneous:

  • Fanny pack
  • Water purification tablets
  • Water bottles
  • Aqua-seal (knot coatings)

Medications/ Lotions:

  • Prescription medications
  • First-aid kit
  • Snscreen High factor
  • Deet/ insect repellent
  • Skin/hand lotion/ moisturizer

Snorkelers Divers:

  • Mask, snorkel, fins
  • Regulator and Buoyancy Compensator

THINGS TO DO BEFORE YOU LEAVE:

  • Check to see that your passport is valid for up to 3 months past your date of return.
  • Advise post office to hold mail.
  • Place valuables in safe deposit box.
  • Stop delivery of newspapers, milk etc.
  • Put away all yard equipment and furniture.
  • Put address labels on all baggage (inside and out).
  • For the purpose of fast identification, please print name and address legibly on your baggage tags, last name first in capital letters.
  • Leave extra house key and itinerary with relative or friend.
  • Arrange for pets.
  • Check with doctor about malaria prevention and other health concerns.

BEFORE YOU LOCK THE DOOR. HAVE YOU:

  • Turned off all appliances and taps?
  • Closed and locked windows and doors?

DO YOU HAVE: (DO NOT PACK IN YOUR SUITCASE)

  • Passport.
  • Domestic air tickets.
  • Name tag so you can be identified at the airport.
  • Travelers checks and money.
  • Luggage keys.
  • Sunglasses.
  • Camera, film, flash, extra batteries, silica gel packets and zip-lock bags for keeping camera, lens, film and binoculars dry and fungal free.
  • Prescription medicines required while traveling.
  • NO CELL PHONES CUBAN GOVERNMENT TAKES THEM.

ESSENTIAL THINGS TO TAKE:

  • Favorite remedies for headache, colds, upset stomach, including Lomotil or Pepto Bismol (for lower intestinal distress), nerves, insect bites, skin irritations, motion sickness, etc.
  • Special medicines and prescriptions including malaria prophylactic.
  • Insect repellent.
  • Binoculars and field guides.
  • Lightweight rain poncho.
  • Small flashlight.
  • Alarm clock.
  • Zip-lock baggies (quart size, and plastic trash bags for wet clothes).
  • Hat with brim for sun protection.
  • Ballpoint pen and pad. Sunscreen lotion and chapstick (a must in tropical sun). Mask, fins, snorkel.

USEFUL EXTRAS TO MAKE TRAVELING EASIER:

Kleenex mini packs. Wash n’ Dry pre-moistened towelettes. Towel for supplemental use and between-hotel swims. First aid kit. Postcard address list. Credit cards (For places before and after Cuba, credit card.) Water bottle. Swiss army knife. Field guides and reference materials. Insurance certificates Address and telephone number of whom to contact in case of emergency.

CLOTHING, EQUIPMENT AND IMPORTANT FACTS:

The items on this list represent everything that you will need on your trip. Since space for baggage is often limited in the field, it is important that you do not bring extra items. Your own experience should help you choose individual items, but don’t overestimate the predictability of the weather. On many of our trips you should be prepared for showers and hot sun.

CLOTHING – Casual Clothes for travel in cities and airplanes.

  • Shirts: Cotton, or light synthetic blend such as those sold by Ex Officio, short-sleeved, or T-shirts; one light long-sleeved NOTE: Many travelers enjoy purchasing T-shirts throughout their trip and, therefore, pack accordingly.
  • Trousers: Jeans or light hiking pants. Shorts can be worn in all places except town.
  • Underwear: Cotton is comfortable, synthetic blends dry better overnight. Headwear: Light hat with wide brim, including back of neck, for sun protection. Tie under the chin is advisable to prevent possible loss due to wind on boats.
  • Foul Weather Gear: Poncho – lightweight but sturdy (with any rain garment make sure the seams are sealed). Small folding umbrella can be useful while walking trails or in boats. Light- weight jacket or wind breaker for nights in the mountains or boat rides. A heavy cotton sweat shirt can be substituted for a windbreaker and feels great on the boat after snorkeling.
  • Socks: Cotton, athletic.
  • Shoes: Trails are often wet and therefore slippery, so your footwear is important. Walking shoes that grip or two pairs of tennis shoes (in case one pair gets wet and muddy). Flip-flops or shower togs. NOTE: Most landings on islands are wet landings and we recommend always wearing shoes in the field.
  • Swimsuit: An extra swimsuit may be helpful.

SNORKELING / DIVING

NOTE: Snorkeling and diving equipment are available for rent. Due to the difficulty in getting a proper fit it is recommended that you bring your own mask and snorkel.

  • Mask: Be sure that it fits properly. (Those with mustaches should bring Vaseline.) The best type is the strap-behind-the-heel type worn with dive booties. Flippers should fit properly because blisters can make marine activities very painful. NOTE: Those who are new to snorkeling may wish only to use tennis shoes for standing up on rocks in the shallows.
  • Booties: Slip-on rubber dive booties protect from blisters and protect ankles against coral scrapes.
  • Snorkel: Many varieties are available. Be sure the mouth piece is comfortable.
  • Gloves – Cheap artificial leather or cloth garden gloves. NOTE: IT IS DESTRUCTIVE TO THE REEF TO HANDLE CORAL, SPONGES, ETC. PLEASE DO NOT TOUCH!
  • Divers: NOTE: You must have your own dive certification card with you.
    • Weights and tanks are available for rent.
    • Dive light if you are taking a night dive.
    • Wet suit jacket or shorty wet suit (optional for those who are cold natured, otherwise use a T-shirt).
    • Buoyancy compensator and gauges are required of all divers. Divers should have depth and pressure gauges, watch and knife.

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