Chapi Los Roques



Overview


Los Roques Fly Fishing – Overview

Los Roques Fly fishing for bonefish in Venezuela.

Los Roques is one of the most famous destination for bonefish in the world.  It ranks right along side the worlds elite fly fishing destinations  like the Seychelles and Christmas Island.  Much easier to get to than the others Los Roques is benefiting from 25 years of National Park status which means bigger and more bonefish now than ever before.

Your vacation begins when you are met by our staff at the Caracas Airport which is actually over an hour away frm Caracas and quite safe.  Will will stay at the one of the hotels at the airport in preparation for the eaarly morning flight to Los Roques.  After a 35 minute flight you will arrive at  your Lodge known as Posada Aricefe.

The guides are ready to go when you are and the flats are 20 minutes to 1 hour away.   Los Roques is actually a collection of 48 different islands which are almost all unihabited.  We use sea worthy 28 foot skiffs to get to and from the flats.  Alll the fishing is by wading.  The boat will have a captain who will pick you up when the guide gives teh signal. No need to trudge back to where the boat was anchored , it comes to you.

Bonefish are the main quarry but there are tarpon, snook, barracua, jacks, permt and countless other species that will come to a fly. Los Roques fly fishing – Fly Fishing Heaven style!


Lodging


Los Roques Fly Fishing – Lodging

Los Roques Fly fishing for bonefish in Venezuela.

Our lodge is actually a small hotel that we rent while we have fishermen on board.  They provide all the meals for us and it is the nicest place the island.  It has 5 rooms with air conditioning and double or single beds. The rooms are tastefully decorated with many diving and bird photos of the area.

The food is prepared in the open bar area and most meals are served outdoors on the rooftop terrace.  Of course there is a lot of seafood as well as a daily selection of non seafood items.  It is an international collection of foods and recipes.

Los Roques Fly fishing for bonefish in Venezuela.


Fishing


Los Roques Fly Fishing – Fishing

Los Roques Fly fishing for bonefish in Venezuela.

Los Roques fly fishing is legendary.  There are now more bonefish here than ever before and sizes range from 2-12 pounds.  Much bigger than Ascension Bay or Belize and on par with some of the Bahamas. These fish just receive a lot less pressure! All the fishing is wading so you ge more fishing in than fishing from the boat, all the anglers are fishing 100% of the time. Like Christmas Island, this wade only approach saves flats from prop scars and allow both fishermen to be fishing the entire time . We use sea worthy 28 foot skiffs to get to and from the flats.  Alll the fishing is by wading.  Los Roques Fly fishing for bonefish in Venezuela.

The boat will have a captain who will pick you up when the guide gives teh signal. No need to trudge back to where the boat was anchored , it comes to you.

Tarpon and snook are more and more present and Fly Fishing Heaven also offer a sister lodge on the coast of Venezuela that has outstanding baby tarpon and big snook fishing.  This area is known as Rio Chico and it is close enough that you can fish 3 days on Los Roques and 3 days at Rio Chico to make an varied trip

Fishing Photo Gallery

Tackle & Gear

Buy your gear at Pro guide direct and help your local guide - Me!!Here is a list of the basics you will need for your trip. I have organized this list on Pro Guide Direct where you can actually purchase the brands and items that I have found to be the best of the best. Any Items that you purchase from Pro Guide Direct will help us earn a living and help you by being ensuring that you have the right gear for the trip. Many of our destinations are pretty remote with no chance to buy things on site.

Caribbean Gear List

SpeciesRodsReelsLineLeaders
Bonefish9 foot 8 or 9 wt. (maybe a 10 wt. on a windy day) Large Arbor Disc drag reel with 200 yards of 20 lb. backing.Floating tropical line9 ft-12 ft leaders with 10-12 lb. tippet.
Permit9 foot 9 or 10 wt.Large Arbor Disc drag reel with 200 yards of 25 lb. backing.Floating tropical line9-14 ft leaders with 12-15 lb. tippet.
JuvenileTarpon9 foot 10 wt.Large Arbor Disc drag reel with 300 yards of 30-40 pound backing.#1 Floating tropical line
#2 Floating with clear sink tip
9-12 ft leaders with 25-30 lb. class tippet and 60 lb shock tippet.
Large Tarpon9 foot 12 wt.Large Arbor Disc drag reel with 300 yards of 40-50 pound backing.#1 Floating tropical line
#2 Floating with clear sink tip
#3 Full intermediate sink line
9-12 ft leaders with 25-30 lb. class tippet and 80 lb shock tippet.
Barracudas,
Sharks
9 foot 9-12 wt.Large Arbor Disc drag reel with 300 yards of 40-50 pound backing.#1 Floating tropical line
#2 Floating with clear sink tip
6-9 ft leaders with 20-30 lb. steel bite tippets.

Fly List

Tie a few patterns with just the weight of the eyes as a variable 1 with lead eyes, 1 with chain, 1 with small chain, and 1 with no weight or mono eyes just to make sure you have flies for very skinny water all the way to waist deep water. Presentation seems to be much more important than fly selection.

Venezuela Fly List

Fly NameColorsSizesQty for a 1
Week Trip
Toad Flychatreuse, olive, tan, purple/black1, 1/04
Cockroachstandard 1/0, 2/02
Black Deathwhite, tan1/0, 2/02
Layup tarpon fly brown, chatreuse ,yellow1, 1/06
Enrico's Tarpon StreamerPurple & Black2/04
Turneffe CrabCream, olive2, 4, 64
Del's Merkin tan/brown 1/0, 2, 46
Bonefish slidersstandard tan2, 4, 64
Bonefish Bittersamber, olive6, 8 6
Bonefish Clouserassorted4-612
Crazy Charlie
bead eye
pink,white,tan,brw 4, 6, 812
Moe bonefish amber, pink 46
Christmas Island Specialspink, orange6, 818
Gotchastandard4, 6, 812

Packing List

Tropical Packing List

Packing ItemPacking Item
PassportCamera & media
Photocopy of Passport (packed separately)Computer
Airline ticketsCell Phone
Itinerary with contact numbersReading & writing materials
Emergency Medical insurance docs ( if purchased)Rod repair (tip top and glue)
Major credit cardSun gloves
Cash for tips (there are a couple ATMs in San Pedro but they may not be working))Face Sun protection (buff)
2 Hats with brim and neck guard (or sun hat for non anglers)Sunburn relief spray
2-4 long sleeve shirts for fishing (SPF fabric)Sunscreens SPF 30 or above
2 quick dry pant for fishing (SPF fabric)Sun block for lips and nose
2 quick dry shorts for fishing (SPF fabric)Toiletries
White socks (tops of feet get burned in the boats or wear under wading shoes)Prescription meds
UnderwearNon-prescription Meds
Casual pants or shortsEyeglasses (and spare)
Casual shirts, short sleeveFly Rods
SandalsReels
BeltFanny or other small fishing pack
Light sweater or fleeceWater bottle ( Holster optional)
SocksWaterproof boat bag
Wading shoesLines
Bathing suits,Leaders
T- ShirtsTippet
Sandals or walking shoes ( Barefoot is good)Flies
Rain jacket (an occasional cold squall will roll though or the boat spray may chill you to the bone!)Nippers
Bug repellent (for dead clam days or evenings)Pliers/forceps
Sunglasses (polarized with lanyard)

Rates


Chapi Los Roques Package Prices

Number of nightsNumber of days fishingFishing Double
2 to a guide, 2 to a room
per person in $USD
Fishing Single
1 to a guide, 1 to a room
per person in $USD
Non Fishing double
2 to a room
per person in $USD
76$3918$5110$2650
65$3450$4425$2400
54$2995$3795$2225
43$2595$3195$1950

Most trips start and end on Saturday

Prices Include: Meeting byour representative at Int. Airport Caracas ( English speaking guide).
– All ground transfers in Caracas
– First and last overnights double occupancy rooms at Eurobuilding Hotel (5 minutes from the airport).
– Boat, fishing captain and guide (two anglers per boat).
– Double occupancy rooms at Arrecife Lodge. – All three meals at Arrecife Lodge. (lunch in the boats)
– Open bar at the Lodge (domestic beer, sodas and rum). – Flights Caracas – Los Roques – Caracas
Prices quoted are per person and in US dollars.

Prices do not include: Imported alcoholic beverages, fishing license or gratuities for your guide and hotel staff

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Why book through Flyfishingheaven.com when I can book direct?

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We promise to work for you, not a lodge, outfitter or resort. We pledge to get you you to a destination that will live up to your expectations at the best possible price. You will never be charged more than booking directly (in fact most of our clients are paying less - *see below). We will make sure you are well prepared for your trip with specific knowledge about the gear, the flies, the rods, packing lists, travel documents, connecting information everything. Since we are not tied to a particular destination we promise honest pros and cons of any destination at the time of year you are traveling.

We do earn a small commission when we book a trip as all lodges and outfitters offer this as they depend on agencies like ours for much of their business. This fee is paid by the lodge not you, and they do not keep different prices for direct bookings vs agency bookings, it is bad business.


Payment and Cancelation Polices

A 10% deposit is required if you are booking more than 6 months in advance, 50% deposit is required when less than 6 months until departure date with the balance due 60 days prior to departure. If you are forced to cancel with more than 60 days notice, you may keep full credit towards another trip or receive a refund less a 10% service charge. Deposits on cancellations with less than 60 days notice are not refundable unless your spot can be filled. MC, Visa, and checks are accepted. We recommend travel and or medical emergency insurance for all our trips.



Seasons



El Pescador Fishing Calendar

MonthBonefishPermitTarponReef Fish
JanuaryGoodGoodGood/FairExcellent/Good
FebruaryGoodGood/ExcellentGoodExcellent/Good
MarchGoodExcellentGoodExcellent/Good
AprilE/GoodExcellentExcellent/GoodExcellent
MayExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellent
JuneExcellentGoodExcellentExcellent
JulyExcellentGoodExcellent+Excellent
AugustExcellentGoodExcellent+Excellent/Good
SeptemberExcellentGoodExcellent+E/Good
OctoberExcellentGoodGoodGood/Fair
NovemberExcellent/GoodGoodGoodGood/Fair
DecemberGoodFairGood/FairExcellent

Gallery


Please take a look at the  photo and video galleries related to Los Roques fly fishing.


Activities


Los Roques Fly Fishing – Activities

Fly Fishing Los Roques has tons of beaches, great fishing, great divin, sailing, a little shopping, turtle Sanctuary, wind surfing and more beach combing. Lots of easy going things to do if you want to enjoy a quiet simple vacation in a beautiful area of the world.


Travel


Los Roques Fly Fishing – Travel Tips

Travel Info Here

Packing List

Tropical Packing List

Packing ItemPacking Item
PassportCamera & media
Photocopy of Passport (packed separately)Computer
Airline ticketsCell Phone
Itinerary with contact numbersReading & writing materials
Emergency Medical insurance docs ( if purchased)Rod repair (tip top and glue)
Major credit cardSun gloves
Cash for tips (there are a couple ATMs in San Pedro but they may not be working))Face Sun protection (buff)
2 Hats with brim and neck guard (or sun hat for non anglers)Sunburn relief spray
2-4 long sleeve shirts for fishing (SPF fabric)Sunscreens SPF 30 or above
2 quick dry pant for fishing (SPF fabric)Sun block for lips and nose
2 quick dry shorts for fishing (SPF fabric)Toiletries
White socks (tops of feet get burned in the boats or wear under wading shoes)Prescription meds
UnderwearNon-prescription Meds
Casual pants or shortsEyeglasses (and spare)
Casual shirts, short sleeveFly Rods
SandalsReels
BeltFanny or other small fishing pack
Light sweater or fleeceWater bottle ( Holster optional)
SocksWaterproof boat bag
Wading shoesLines
Bathing suits,Leaders
T- ShirtsTippet
Sandals or walking shoes ( Barefoot is good)Flies
Rain jacket (an occasional cold squall will roll though or the boat spray may chill you to the bone!)Nippers
Bug repellent (for dead clam days or evenings)Pliers/forceps
Sunglasses (polarized with lanyard)



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