Fly Fishing Tackle






Flies and terminal tackle that work best at Turneffe are available at the lodge. 








Recommended Bonefish Tackle


Rod : 7 or 8  weight 
Reel : Saltwater reel holding at least 200 yards of 20 pound backing
Fly Line : WF floating
Leader : 9-14 feet depending upon the fishing situation
Tippet : 2X - 0X (there are recognized advantages to using fluorocarbon)
Flies : #10 to #6

Recommended Permit Tackle

Rod : 9 or 10 weight
Reel : Saltwater reel holding a minimum of 200 yards of 20 pounds backing
Fly Line : WF Floating
Leader : 9-12 feet
Tippet : 1X - 0X
Flies : #4 to 1/0

Recommended Tarpon Tackle

Rod : 11 or 12 weight 
Reel : Saltwater reel holding a minimum of 200 yards of 30 pound backing
Fly Line : Intermediate or sink tip
Leader : 4 - 6 ft. butt section, 16 pound - 20 pound class tippet and 60 - 100 pound shock tippet
Flies : Size 3/0 to 4/0

Recommended Barracuda Tackle

Rod : 8 to 10 weight
Reel : Saltwater reel holding a minimum of 200 yards of 20 pound backing
Fly Line : WF floating
Leader : 20-30 pound wire shock tippet (8 to 12 inches in length)
Flies : Size 1/0 to 3/0

Rental Equipment

We rent top-quality fly rods and reels (Sage rods and Hatch reels) as well as Patagonia Marlwalkers and Simms Flats Sneakers. Although we have a substantial inventory on hand, it is a good idea to confirm rental arrangements prior to leaving to ensure that we have your size.


Don't Forget to Bring
  • Polarized sunglasses
  • Sunscreen and lip balm
  • Cap with dark under bill
  • Rain gear
  • Insect repellent
  • Hemostats
  • Nippers
  • Hook sharpener
  • Wading pack
  • Camera, batteries and plenty of film if you don't use digital
  • Snorkeling gear
  • Prescription medications
  • Wading Shoes. These need to be firm soled shoes designed for flats wading with a sole impermeable to sharp pieces of coral. Light tennis shoes or dive booties will not suffice.