What to bring to Costa Rica

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Costa Rica is very tropical which translates to "usually warm and often wet". Even in the dry season you can get some sprinkles, so be sure to bring your rain gear. The lodges we use all provide good laundry service, so there is no need to pack the whole closet. And dress is always casual. US Dollars are fine for tipping and expenses. You'll get change in Colons if you use dollars at a market. All our lodges have A/C 110 electrical outlets, so no converters necessary.

CLOTHING LIST
light fishing pants or shorts
long sleeve fishing shirts with sleeves you can roll up
flip flops or sandals -- non-black soled boat/deck shoes if you prefer
hat - ball cap or wide brimmed sun hat
light rain gear
tee-shirts           
underclothing                  
Bugs Away by Exofficio (clothing infused with mosquito repellent)

EQUIPMENT LIST
flashlight                         
soft luggage                       
polarized  sunglasses   
binoculars                
camera - charger
cell phone - charger   
flyboxes with Tarpon selections (Caribbean Side)

PERSONAL ITEMS
toilet articles
mosquito repellent
sun screen  
medications
reading material
reading light


IMPORTANT:  Some international airports now regulate carrying on fishing reels with line on them and flies and lures. It's a good idea to check all gear rather than carry it on.

FISHING GEAR FOR COSTA RICA FISHING

The fishing lodges in Costa Rica are legendary. They provide all the tackle you'll need for the bigger species, but bring along your light tackle or fly gear if you want to go after the smaller species,

Here is a list of some light tackle gear you may want to consider bringing along with you:

7-8-9-10 Weight Flyrod
Fly reel with 150 yards of 30# dacron backing and both a floating and at least one sink-tip flyline for the nine or ten weight.

Medium action spinning rod and reel with 150-200 yards of 10-16# monofilament fishing line.

The guides at our Costa Rica fishing lodges will have very few flies. It's good to have a box or two of your own.

BASIC FLY LIST

  • Gotchas #6-#8 - Tan, Pink, Pearl, Combos for Mojara - a small "bluegill like" fish
  • Asst. Clousers #2-#1/0 - Chartreuse/White
  • Tarpon Flies 1/0-2/0 - Orange/Yellow, Yellow/Red, Chartreuse, Black, Purple, Red/White

Email us for more details on lures and flies.

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