Photos: Discovering the Bonefish Flats of Belize

Written by: Seth Berger, Orvis Adventures


During his week at El Pescador, Seth landed quite a few ghosts of the flats.
Photos by Seth Berger

On my first trip to Belize, I wasn’t quite sure what to expect. I’d seen the videos of bonefish taking you into your backing, and 100-pound tarpon tail-walking across the flats, but I tried to manage . . .

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“Fear and Loathing in Belize, Part II,” by William G. Tapply

Written by: William G. Tapply


Although a trout angler at heart, Bill Tapply also loved casting in the salt.
Photo courtesy Vicki Stiefel

The first time I went to Belize, the wind howled for a week. Andy and I stayed in a lodge with ten other fanatical tarpon anglers, and in that entire week, twelve fishermen, supervised by six . . .

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“Fear and Loathing in Belize, Part I,” by William G. Tapply


Former Orvis Cleveland Fishing Manager Jim Lampros shows off a Belize tarpon.
Photo by Dan Davala

About four feet of Mason leader material was looped around Andy’s bent knee. He kept fiddling with the Mason and frowning at the book he’d propped open on the table beside his . . .

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Photos and story: The Benjamin Button of Flats Fishing

Written by: Michael “Misha” Gill


The author with his first-day first permit from the flats of southern Belize.
Photo by Jason Westby

I think I’m the Benjamin Button of flats fishing. It’s like I started at the end and regressed over the course of the day. I mean, who goes flats fishing for the first time and catches a. . .

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