Casting a Line for Tranquility: Fly Fishing in Costa Rica

Posted by on Monday, October 15th, 2012 with 2

Fly Fishing Solo

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With the hectic pace of modern life and stress people are under today, Costa Rica is one of the best places in the world to escape to for an outdoor adventure especially for fly fishing. You can form a deeper camaraderie with the people important to you or use the time to fly solo and reflect on your own life. From the fresh water lagoons to the remote jungle rivers to the deep saltwater, you can take on just about any kind of fishing experience that you can imagine. There is a something very therapeutic about the ancient art of fly fishing on these waters. It is a tranquil adventure. 

Fly Fishing for Sailfish

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With the improvement in fishing rods, you can now take an elegant approach to catching big game fish in both salt water and fresh water. The incredible diversity of the terrain from freshwater to ocean allows you pretty much any kind of sport fishing experience you can dream up. Freshwater and Ocean offer very different experiences and if you are seeking a tranquil adventure inshore fly fishing is the way to go.

On the quiet shallows of the lagoons and rivers, you can find places in the Osa Peninsula where you can fish for hours without ever seeing another human being and where you can get lost in the sounds of the surrounding jungle.  Heading out to the lagoons or rivers can also be a time to connect with family and loves ones and spend some quality time together. If you are looking for a more challenging fishing experience, offshore fly fishing for big game is it. The technique of fly fishing is elegant and you can take your rod just about anywhere there is water, and throw a line.

Fly Fishing Catch

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Now a common fishing technique, fly fishing can be traced back to Macedonia were there they were able to successfully catch fish by using artificial flies on six foot poles. It later became fashionable during the 19th century in England and Scotland before rising in popularity in the USA.  The technique used to be limited to smaller fish because the weight the rods could handle was limited. With the development of new technology and materials fly fishing has expanded into saltwater species such as Wahoo, Tuna, and Marlin. Any fish can be caught on a fly as long as the main feed source is effectively replicated by the fly itself and suitable gear is used.

Father and Son Fly Fishing Costa Rica

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Fly fishing can be done solo or with a group of people. So if you are on vacation in Costa Rica and want to get away for the day and spend some time on your own reflecting, fly fishing is a great way to do it. In fact, studies show that fly fishing is a great way to reduce mental stress and relax. It contributes to your overall well-being. It is a meditative practice and with the intense amount of stress and pressure many people are under these days, this outdoor activity provides a positive way to relieve tension and raise your overall mood. Crocodile Bay organizes fly fishing trips to just about anywhere in the Osa Peninsula.

 

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