The Isle of Youth as it is affectionately known is one of the most remote, idyllic locations in the Caribbean with some of the best flats Tarpon fishing in the world. Fly Odyssey has been hosting group trips every year to IDJ for nearly a decade, allowing you to fish very unpressured waters to Tarpon in excess of 100lb’s.
From the luxury and comfort your livaboard, the experience explores the remote waters between the Isle of Youth and Cayo Largo throughout the Canarreos Archipelago. This area is beyond the reach of any land-based operations and the tarpon fishing here is simply immense with big numbers of shots at fish daily in the 15-50lb range. Combine this with some outstanding bonefish and permit fishing and you have a fantastic saltwater fly fishing destination
THE ISLE OF YOUTH, CUBA
Dates: 11th July – 18th July, 2020
Host: James Laverty
Inclusions: Return Domestic air flights from Havana to Nueva Gerona, IDJ, 7 nights full board aboard the Avalon 1 including all alcoholic beverages and cocktails, 6 days guided fly fishing, ground transfers on IDJ.
Exclusions: International flights to Havana, meals and accommodation in Havana on arrival and departure, Taxi transfers, Oceans for Youth conservation fee (USD$100) and open bar fee (USD$200), Cuban visa (USD$70)Read More
Director of Fly Odyssey Australia, “Jimmy” lives for Fly Fishing and Travel. When not at the desk, he leads and guides numerous hosted group trips around the world to destinations such as French Polynesia, Colombia, Kiritimati, Cook Islands, Cuba, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea and Australia. Well organised, his relaxed, but attentive and professional approach to our clients both on and off the water ensures that they are in good hands, while also placing an emphasis on teaching and guiding to ensure a memorable and enjoyable Fly Fishing holiday.
Based near Melbourne, James has been fly fishing throughout Australia and the world since first picking up a fly rod and learning the craft in Scotland more than 25 years ago. His love of the marine environment lead to an Honors degree in Aquatic Science including Dive master and tourism roles on the Great Barrier Reef, while also embracing working with local communities in the Pacific on fisheries conservation projects and the development of the Island Initiative.
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