Fly fishing the flats of Ascension Bay with Fly Odyssey

Fly fishing the flats of Ascension Bay with Fly Odyssey

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Speeding bonefish, leaping tarpon, cute and crafty permit – and a whole lot more besides! Meet up with the Fly Odyssey team at the Sportfish Show and turn your fishing dreams into reality.

Fly Odyssey is a specialised travel agency and tour operator providing the finest angling opportunities throughout the world and here, for his Sportfish Show blog, Travel Director Mathew McHugh has highlighted just one of the many diverse angling adventures they offer.

Ascension Bay, Mexico, is the flats’ angler’s fly fishing dream; it is one of our most popular saltwater fly fishing destinations and one which consistently produces excellent saltwater flats fishing to our clients.

Known widely as the ‘Grand Slam’ capital of the world, there is no place better to go to try and tempt a bonefish, a tarpon and a permit all on the same day.

To stop a bonefish that is speeding across the flat, then land the acrobatic tarpon and finally to tempt a permit – the most fussy fish of them all – is the ultimate achievement in saltwater fly-fishing.Fly_Odyssey_Blog1

Ascension Bay is a year round fishery, yet it is the permit and bonefish that make this place extraordinary. There are an abundance of permit on the flats and getting one of these fish to eat your fly will test your fly-fishing skills to the limit – and that is what saltwater fly-fishing is all about!

The bonefish are also present in large numbers and it is a great destination for fly fishermen looking to experience the joys of wading the flats after these grey ghosts.

There is also an extensive fishery for baby tarpon and snook with the odd large resident tarpon also to be found. Jack crevalle, barracuda, sharks and a variety of snapper species add to the variety of the destination.

Fly_Odyssey_Blog2Ascension Bay is ideal for both the novice and expert saltwater flats fishermen with the diversity of species ensuring this is a great introduction to saltwater fly fishing for the newcomer, while the for the more experienced angler the permit fishing ranks with the world’s finest.

Fly Odyssey has developed an affordable fly-fishing package to enable UK and European anglers the chance to experience the Ascension Bay ‘Grand Slam’ fishing from Casa Veijo Chac and at under £2000 per week this is the best value flats fishing in the Caribbean.

Fly Odyssey also works closely with all the best lodges in the bay including Casa Blanca and Playa Blanca lodges and Pesca Maya. Our strong relationships with the various operators in Ascension Bay ensures you will receive the best advice when planning a trip to Mexico, so make sure you stop by our stand and turn those fishing dreams into reality!flyodyssey logo

You can view the full Fly Odyssey digital brochure HERE and, what is more, they have kindly offered the chance to WIN a FREE hosted trip to Ascension Bay with Paul Proctor to everyone attending the Sportfish Show – just spend £250 in the store in a single transaction and you go into the draw to win the trip of a lifetime!

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