Tortola Fly Fishing Guides
BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS
SALT WATER OCEAN FLY FISHING INSTRUCTION & TRIPS, ALL GEAR FLIES AND LUNCH INCLUDED. Day Trips & Half Day Guided Adventures, Off The Cruise Ship or Always Wanted To Learn Fly Fishing, We’re Your Guide Service!
A Fly Fishermen’s Paradise Surrounded By More Paradise, Give The Tortola Fly Fishing Expert’s A Call – 530-926-4540 USA
Whether it’s a ½ day or day trip, we can help you learn how to salt water fly fish. We make it easy for you to experience “chasing the Bones” on the flats around Tortola, BVI with one of our talented guides . We supply all the equipment. We target Bonefish on 7 & 8 wt fly rods with floating line on 12 – 16lb leaders & tippets using shrimp patterns like Crazy Charlies in various colors to imitate & fool these fish. We also jump tarpon & permit so call us for more information and be sure to read our gear & fly information list below for each specie we normally target depending on tides and season. We’ll make your experience and dream vacation to the British Virgin Islands a grand one, just let us know what times you’re considering and we’ll be your partners in paradise.
Tortola Fly Fishing Guides
We only offer the best fly fishing equipment and fly fishing guides who have over 20 years experience guiding around Tortola BVI. Our laid back approach and pet friendly guides will make your trip a memorable one.
We have been offering successful wading trips to the best flats for many years around Tortola, these scenic tour 4 x 4 fly fishing adventures have proved to be so popular with our clientele, especially with people wanting a short private day trip or who have tight time schedules such as cruise ship passengers, someone interested in the family or guests who have to catch a ferry back to the United States Virgin Islands. We will pick you up at a designated convenient location with a 4 x 4 car & we’ll have you on the flats in approximately 20 minutes, our clients really like these fly fishing adventures and so will you. (At this time we are not using a skiff or a boat for fishing, we are only offering wade trip by 4 x 4, which is Eco – Friendly.)
- ½ day wading for up to 2 people is $445 USD - 4 hours fishing on the flats + running time to the flats.
- Day trip wading for up to 2 people is $575 USD – Approx. 6 hours fishing on the flats + running time to the flats.
- A Great Lunch, Beverage & Gear Included On Day Trips.
- A extra person is $100 USD
Please call for group rates or custom trips. We offer instruction for any size group and can provide gear and also help you out with details on how to save money on your trip.
All rates include guide, equipment, license, great food & beverage (beverage only on a ½ day).
We have been in operation in BVI for 22 years. BVI is unique with all its atolls & small islands with amazing flats & we are the only fly fishing guide company on Tortola. The waters are pristine, not over fished & rarely will you see anyone else on the flats.
Hurricane Irma Update 2018
Nanny Cay is ideal as this is where we are based however if families are coming as well they sometimes want something different. It’s a bit different than most fishing trips where they go to a lodge. All of the accommodations below vary in their rates depending on the type of accommodation.
- http://nannycay.com/hotel/ --This is where we are based. The hotel is basic but clean, good A/C & very convenient for our fishermen/
- http://turtlebaybvi.com/ -- A bit isolated, Wyndam have just bought it. It has a beautiful beach.
- http://leverickbay.com/ ---In the North Sound, guests staying here would take the ferry to Beef Island where we meet them. It is a 20 min ferry ride
- http://sebastiansbvi.com/ ---Opening in May, right on a beach
- http://www.guavaroad.com/index.html --Small apartments, almost on the beach
- http://www.hummingbirdbvi.com/ --B & B just been refurbished, rates include a full breakfast
- http://www.fortrecovery.com/ --A really nice resort overlooking the channel
- http://www.sugarmillhotel.com/ --Opening in October, pretty high end
Most Of Our Clients Stay On Nanny Cay - We also use Sebastian’s on the north side of the island. The high end place is Peter Island which should be open at the end of the year 2018.
There are 3 ferry services from St Thomas –
SOGGY DOLLAR BAR IS THE HAPPENING SPOT WHEN YOU’RE NOT OUT ADVENTURING ON THE OCEAN (White Bay on Jost VAN Dyke Island)
LIST OF FLIES FOR FLY FISHING TORTOLA CARIBBEAN
BONE FISH ~ COLOR ~ SIZE
- CRAZY CHARLIES - WHITE, PINK, TAN & BROWN 8 & 6
- MINI PUFFS - PINK 8 & 6
- SKINNY WATER CLOUSER'S MINNOW- CHAR/WHITE 6
- (WEEDLESS) TAN/WHITE 6
- OLDEN STONES - (BABY LOBSTER) 4
- CLOUSER'S DEEP WATER MINNOW (GLOVER'S REEF USED WITH INTERMEDIATE LINE) - CHARTEUSE/ WHITE 6
- BAUER'S FLATS CRAB - LIGHT OLIVE/TAN 4
- CAPTAIN CRABBY, VEVERKA'S - TAN 4
- CHERNOBYL CRAB, BORSKI'S - TAN 2
- BONE FISH CRITTER - CRAB - 4
- McCRAB, ANDERSON'S - CRAB - 2
- PERMIT CRAB, DEL BROWN'S - TAN/BROWN 4
- SAN PEDRO CRAB, AUSTIN'S - OLIVE / TAN 6/8>/li>
- SALT CRAB, WHITLOCK'S - CRAB 4
- RNIFF CRAB, MATHEWS - OLIVE / CREAM 8, 6 4
- SWIMMING CRAB, BRANHAM'S - TAN 6
- TARPON BUNNY, WYATT'S - OLIVE, BLACK, YELLOW SMALL
- COCKROACH - GREY SMALL
- BLACK DEATH - BLACK SMALL
- BIG EYE TARPON - FURNANCE/SQUIRREL SMALL
- ORANGE BUTT TARPON, BORSKI'S - GREEN SMALL
- LAID-UP TARPON, RUOFF'S - CHARTREUSE - TAN SMALL
- TARPON SNAKE, LEMAY'S - BLACK LARGE
- HOT FLASH MINNOW, BURKE'S - MACEREL / SHAD 4 / 2
- LEFTY'S BIG FISH DECEIVER, KREH'S - BLUE / WHITE 3/0
- GUMMY SAND EEL, CHOCKLETT'S - SILVER 1
- HALF AND HALF, CLOUSER'S/KREH CHARTREUSE 1/0
- FLASHFIRE, SKOK'S - GRAY / WHITE - OLIVE/WHITE 2/0
- GLADES MINNOW. CONNER'S - OLIVE/GREY 4
- E-Z ZONKER, SKOK'S - TAN/PEARL 4
- CLOUSER'S DEEP MINNOW - CHARTREUSE/YELLOW 6
Photo courtesy of BVI Traveller see their update here
Gear Recommendation for Tortola bvi
- Fish species: Permit, Tarpon, Bone Fish
- Fishing season: All Year
- Nearest airport: St. Thomas, BVI
- Recommended fly fishing Tippet & leader Bone Fish: 12lb
- Recommended fly fishing Tippet & leader Tarpon: 40lb to 60lb
- Recommended fly fishing Tippet & leder Permit: 16lb
- Best fly fishing rod Bone Fish: 7 or 8 wt. Best fly fishing rod Tarpon: 11 or 12 weight
- Best fly fishing rod Permit: 9 or 10 weight
- Best floating fly lines for Bones : WF Salt Water Rated Lines – 8wt
- Best sinking fly line: Tarpon Lines – 11 / 12 weight intermediate & sink lines – Call for details
- Best floating fly lines for Permit: WF Salt Water Rated Lines 9/10 weight
Nanny Cay This Is Where You’ll Be Lodging & Fishing
Getting to Tortola From The United States: The easiest airport to fly into from USA is STT – St Thomas & take the ferry across to Tortola, last ferry leaves at 4.15 pm.
We do have an airport here in the BVI - EIS Beef Island & can be accessed via San Juan Island & St Thomas for U.S. clients although it is often cheaper to fly directly into STT.
FLY FISHING CHECKLIST FOR tortola bvi. JACK TROUT FLY FISHING INTERNATIONAL
- Flats boots
- Wading booties or sneakers and socks elasticized at the calf
- Hat (s) (long billed, wide brimmed, etc.)
- A good quality pair of Polaroid sunglasses , with straps. Wrap around style gives most complete eye protection. Scarf/ Bandanna
- Simms Protective gloves (VERY IMPORTANT)
- Lightweight shirts Lightweight long sleeve shirts
- Lightweight shorts
- Lightweight pants
- Tennis shoes
- Rain Jacket
- Bathing suits
- Fishing towel
- Dew Rag
- Face Protection
- Spray Bottle With Water
- Hand Alcohol
- Peets Coffee & Gold Swiss Filter – Non Dairy Creamer
- Hook hone
- Knot-tying tools
- Waterproof camera
- Large Leatherman / long-nosed pliers
- Swiss Army knife
- Small waterproof flashlight
- Waterproof matches
- Fanny pack
- Water purification tablets
- Water bottles
- Aqua-seal (knot coatings)
- Prescription medications
- First-aid kit
- Sunscreen High factor
- Deet/ insect repellent
- Skin/hand lotion/ moisturizer
- Mask, snorkel, fins
- Regulator and Buoyancy Compensator
THINGS TO DO BEFORE YOU LEAVE:
- Check to see that your passport is valid for up to 3 months past your date of return.
- Advise post office to hold mail.
- Place valuables in safe deposit box.
- Stop delivery of newspapers, milk etc.
- Put away all yard equipment and furniture.
- Put address labels on all baggage (inside and out).
- For the purpose of fast identification, please print name and address legibly on your baggage tags, last name first in capital letters.
- Leave extra house key and itinerary with relative or friend.
- Arrange for pets.
- Check with doctor about malaria prevention and other health concerns.
BEFORE YOU LOCK THE DOOR. HAVE YOU:
- Turned off all appliances and taps?
- Closed and locked windows and doors?
DO YOU HAVE: (DO NOT PACK IN YOUR SUITCASE)
- Domestic air tickets.
- Name tag so you can be identified at the airport.
- Travelers checks and money.
- Luggage keys.
- Sunglasses. Camera, film, flash, extra batteries, silica gel packets and zip-lock bags for keeping camera, lens, film and binoculars dry and fungal free.
- Prescription medicines required while traveling.
- NO CELL PHONES CUBAN GOVERNMENT TAKES THEM.
ESSENTIAL THINGS TO TAKE:
- Favorite remedies for headache, colds, upset stomach, including Lomotil or Pepto Bismol (for lower intestinal distress), nerves, insect bites, skin irritations, motion sickness, etc.
- Special medicines and prescriptions including malaria prophylactic.
- Insect repellent.
- Binoculars and field guides.
- Lightweight rain poncho.
- Small flashlight.
- Alarm clock.
- Zip-lock baggies (quart size, and plastic trash bags for wet clothes).
- Hat with brim for sun protection.
- Ballpoint pen and pad. Sunscreen lotion and chapstick (a must in tropical sun). Mask, fins, snorkel.
USEFUL EXTRAS TO MAKE TRAVELING EASIER:
Kleenex mini packs. Wash n’ Dry pre-moistened towelettes. Towel for supplemental use and between-hotel swims. First aid kit. Postcard address list. Credit cards (For places before and after Cuba, credit card.) Water bottle. Swiss army knife. Field guides and reference materials. Insurance certificates Address and telephone number of whom to contact in case of emergency.
CLOTHING, EQUIPMENT AND IMPORTANT FACTS:
The items on this list represent everything that you will need on your trip. Since space for baggage is often limited in the field, it is important that you do not bring extra items. Your own experience should help you choose individual items, but don’t overestimate the predictability of the weather. On many of our trips you should be prepared for showers and hot sun.
CLOTHING – CASUAL CLOTHES FOR TRAVEL IN CITIES AND AIRPLANES.
- Shirts: Cotton, or light synthetic blend such as those sold by Ex Officio, short-sleeved, or T-shirts; one light long-sleeved NOTE: Many travelers enjoy purchasing T-shirts throughout their trip and, therefore, pack accordingly.
- Trousers: Jeans or light hiking pants. Shorts can be worn in all places except town.
- Underwear: Cotton is comfortable, synthetic blends dry better overnight.
- Headwear: Light hat with wide brim, including back of neck, for sun protection. Tie under the chin is advisable to prevent possible loss due to wind on boats.
- Foul Weather Gear: Poncho – lightweight but sturdy (with any rain garment make sure the seams are sealed). Small folding umbrella can be useful while walking trails or in boats. Light- weight jacket or wind breaker for nights in the mountains or boat rides. A heavy cotton sweat shirt can be substituted for a windbreaker and feels great on the boat after snorkeling.
- Socks: Cotton, athletic.
- Shoes: Trails are often wet and therefore slippery, so your footwear is important. Walking shoes that grip or two pairs of tennis shoes (in case one pair gets wet and muddy). Flip-flops or shower togs. NOTE: Most landings on islands are wet landings and we recommend always wearing shoes in the field.
- Swimsuit: An extra swimsuit may be helpful.
SNORKELING / DIVING
NOTE: Snorkeling and diving equipment are available for rent. Due to the difficulty in getting a proper fit it is recommended that you bring your own mask and snorkel.
- Mask: Be sure that it fits properly. (Those with mustaches should bring Vaseline.) The best type is the strap-behind-the-heel type worn with dive booties. Flippers should fit properly because blisters can make marine activities very painful. NOTE: Those who are new to snorkeling may wish only to use tennis shoes for standing up on rocks in the shallows.
- Booties: Slip-on rubber dive booties protect from blisters and protect ankles against coral scrapes.
- Snorkel: Many varieties are available. Be sure the mouth piece is comfortable. Gloves – Cheap artificial leather or cloth garden gloves. NOTE: IT IS DESTRUCTIVE TO THE REEF TO HANDLE CORAL, SPONGES, ETC. PLEASE DO NOT TOUCH!
- Divers: NOTE: You must have your own dive certification card with you.
- Weights and tanks are available for rent.
- Dive light if you are taking a night dive. Wet suit jacket or shorty wet suit (optional for those who are cold natured, otherwise use a T-shirt).
- Buoyancy compensator and gauges are required of all divers. Divers should have depth and pressure gauges, watch and knife.
ONE DAY FLY FISHING EXCURSIONS FROM tortola british virgin islands – A LEADER IN caribbean CRUISE SHIP SHORE EXCURSION adventures SINCE 1994 ALL GEAR & LUNCH PROVIDED