Fly Fish Money Flats


Added by Josiah Roe

10 pristine miles of turtle grass perfect for permit, bonefish, and even barracuda fly fishing.

The unique nature of the proximity of the reef to the shore of Roatan makes for some of the finest tropical fly fishing to be found in the Caribbean, particularly along the northwest shore at Sandy Bay aka the "Money Flats".

These narrow turtle grass flats, averaging 1' - 8' in depth, allow for permit, bonefish, and barracuda to come up off of the reef to hunt. Like all fly fishing it is a good idea to book a guide.

Medium weight weedless flies are the go-to and having a few cuda flies handy is a good idea. Some kind of waterproof shoe is recommended for wading such as the Vivo Swimrun or Ultra

Spinning gear is a great way to target permit too and 12 lb gear with live crabs or soft baits such as berkley gulp shrimp and crabs. Many prefer 1/0 circle hooks and some light split shot. 8-10 weight rods with good reels and weedless crab and mantis shrimp patterns in browns and greens. Floating lines and 12' 15-20 lb leaders as well as a spool of 15-20 lb fluorocarbon tippet.

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