In February, 2012, we joined some good friends for a trip to Belize. Though it was difficult for me to be on the Belizean coast and not spend every waking hour in pursuit of bonefish and permit, we did manage to incorporate many different experiences for the enjoyment of all. Bird watching, kayaking, snorkeling, Mayan ruins, great food… It made for a memorable kaleidoscope of a trip.
That said, we packed our fly fishing gear, and spend some quality time on some of Belize’s beautiful turtlegrass flats. Bonefish were plentiful and obliging. And, when the tide was right, permit were also plentiful. They just weren’t nearly as obliging. It was a whirlwind trip, and long overdue quality time with friends. We returned north with sunburns, line burns, sand flea bits, and the haunting memories of permit snubs to carry us through the remaining winter months.