the salt is calling
For decades the warm salty air, brilliant turquoise waters, and thrilling fish of the saltwater flats environment have beckoned us during the cold winter months in Big Sky Country. Like Tarpon returning year after year, we migrate south to feel the warmth of the tropics and the abundance of the flats.
ON THE FLATS
In many ways, hunting for fish on the flats is reminiscent of our favorite fishing at home in Big Sky Country. Stalking a tailing permit or bonefish requires the same stealth, strategy, and delicate presentation needed to fool a sophisticated rainbow on the Railroad Ranch, or an old cutthroat on the glassy water of Slough Cr. The accuracy and finesse essential to deliver a long cast to cruising gulpers on Hebgen Lake are very much in demand when a string of prehistoric tarpon slides into casting range.
Few things rival the accomplishment and thrill of catching a tarpon on the fly. The explosive, reel-screaming strength of the fish. The skill required to impart life into a fly, entice the eat, and hook it by hand. It will draw you in and keep you coming back year after year.
Jardines de la Reina
The Jardines is considered one of the best and most well preserved ecosystems in all of the Caribbean, it was established as a marine reserve by Fidel Castro many years ago under the urging of his amigo Jacques Cousteau. Its distance from the mainland has kept it protected from Cuban and international fishing vessels and it is a remarkable environment. The reefs here are spectacular and are well known for diving as well as fishing. This is one of the best locations in the world to Flyfishing for tarpon.