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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Photo: “Accidental” Permit in Belize

Written by: Sarah Thies, Manager of Orvis Travel

When it comes to permit, landing one of any size is a real accomplishment.
Photo by Sy Traub

Above is a photo of an accidental permit. Darren Traub and his father, Sy (from Allentown, Pennsylvania), have been fly fishing together for years throughout the U.S., including. . .

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Rare: Managed Access on a Roll

Beautiful Dangriga in southern Belize
Photo by Rare

For the past two years Orvis and its wonderful customers have helped to fund Rare Conservation’s Fish Forever campaign in Belize. Preserving and protecting vitally important (and breathtakingly beautiful) sites like the one above through Managed Access not only helps to save our natural resources but also leads to economic stability. Everyone wins

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Photos: Of Crabs and Permit in Southern Belize

Joe and guide Bruce Leslie show off another permit caught on the “secret fly.”
Photos courtesy Joe Carabello

Prior to last year’s trip to Placencia, Belize, I stopped by the Orvis Flagship store in Manchester, Vermont to pick up a few crab flies. It was the first time I had seen the Grand Slam Crab, . . .

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Photo of the Day: Dan’s First Savannah Flats Tarpon

Written by: Dan Davala, Orvis Arlington

It took three trips, but Dan finally got his first belize tarpon.
Photo courtesy Dan Davala

Here’s a shot of the tarpon I caught today on Savannah Flats in Belize. The colors on these fish are so incredible, mottled blues and greens that perfectly blend with the surroundings. This is. . .

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