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Tarpon School in Belize

Thu Oct 29 at 03:53 PM

Have you ever been out on the water and felt you had just been "schooled" by a fish? Haven't we all? Well, here's your chance to finally do something about it. Enroll today in our annual Tarpon School in Belize. The school runs from Saturday, April 2nd through Saturday, April 9th, 2011 at the Turneffe Island Resort and is open to the first ten (10) anglers to register. Don't miss out on one of the most anticipated fly fishing events of the new year!

Join hosts, Conway Bowman of Bowman Bluewater Guides and Outfitters and Rob Provost of Grand Slam Fly Fishing Destinations for a fun, challenging, informative, action-packed week on the saltwater flats, rivers and cayes of central Belize. Your trip includes six full days of guided fly fishing for large resident and migratory Tarpon, combined with numerous chances to stalk Bonefish, Snook and the ever-elusive Permit. These pristine waters are also abundant with Barracuda, Snapper and Jacks.  All lodging, transfers and meals are also included.


Airborne Tarpon

The Tarpon School in Belize has been carefully designed for the intermediate to advanced angler looking to: 1) improve their knowledge of and 2) hone their fly fishing skills and tactics against arguably the most spectacular saltwater game fish around! Additionally, it will provide each participant with ample opportunity to pursue the Saltwater Grand Slam, the Saltwater Super Grand Slam and/or the Back-Country Slam


Tarpon School Curriculum:

In addition to six full days of guided fly fishing, the Tarpon School will include the following:

Day 1:  Tarpon presentation - life cycle, feeding habits, fly fishing techniques, proper handling and release, etc.

Day 2:  Casting clinic - demonstration of proper cast(s), explanation of common flaws, 1-on-1 instruction and assessment

Day 3: Fly tying workshop - hands-on seminar on local Tarpon (and other saltwater) patterns

Day 4:  Casting competition - highlighting accuracy, distance, and obstacle avoidance skills

Day 5 & Day 6:  Fishing competition - points-based, catch and release format, officiated by local professional guides



We would like to express our thanks to this growing list of sponsors for this event:  

Kaenon polarized sunglasses

Buff - the original multifunctional headwear

Dyna-King vices

Stripping Guards



The Hook SetThis 6-Night / 5-Day package costs $2,850 per person, double-occupancy. Round-trip airfare to/from Belize, tips for guides, bar tab, and departure tax are not included in the trip price.

A 50% deposit is required at time of booking on/or before December 3rd, 2010. The final trip balance is due no later than Friday, January 14th, 2011.


Contact Rob Provost, Grand Slam Fly Fishing Destinations, at (808) 224-2035 or via email at or Conway Bowman, Bowman Bluewater Guides and Outfitters, at (619) 822-6256 or via email at to reserve your spot.