Fishing The Right Way with Us
Fly fishing Colombia is born as a tourism development project of fly fishing and Eco-tourism making specific emphasis on the Orinoco and Amazon regions; this is due to the outstanding options of sport fishing that we have found in the rivers of those regions and the natural treasures that still remain unexplored there.
Our mission is to offer to fishermen a one in a lifetime fishing on those rivers and secluded lagoons. Our mission and commitment is to work hard for our visitors to have a great fishing adventure, a comfortable stay, full satisfaction and therefore, one more reason to always remember Colombia and its people. Our vocation is to serve.
Fly Fishing Colombia founder, he have been traveling all around Colombia and has been fishing since he was 3 years old. Lawyer and financial by profession, had been working in corporations and financial institutions. At the same time he has developed his interest for environmental protection taking part on different environmental projects and non-profit organizations. He is currently part of the Board of Fundación Orinoquía, a leading non-profit organization that works for, and promotes environmental sustainability of the rivers and forests of the Colombian Orinoco Basin where he is also the permanent Sport Fishing Advisor and Native Fish Stocking Consultant.
He has been leading ethic fishing and Catch and Release campaigns for many years based on his book The Good Fisher in which he explains the main principles and techniques for Catch and Release and the commitment every fisherman must have to conserve aquatic environments and game fish health. Carlos is currently Representative for Colombia of The International Game Fish Association (IGFA) International Committee working on IGFA’s promotion and education programs in Colombian continental territory and the Colombian Pacific coast.
Almost 15 years ago he had developed fishing trips standards on the Orinoco and Amazonas among other regions in Colombia with a close partnership with local guides. His experience has allowed him to understand what fly fishermen really expect when they come to the Orinoco and Amazon basin, and that way offer lodging and fishing services with high standards, and most important an excellent customer service for the complete satisfaction of our visitors. email@example.com
Fly fishing Colombia works in a close partnership with Fundación Orinoquia in all of their campaigns related to the environmental conservation and sustainability of sport fishing in this endless region. We also take part in projects aimed to the peacock bass investigation and campaigns of environmental education with local communities and sport fishermen every fishing season in the Orinoco.
Our commitment to contribute to the welfare and the improvement of the life of local communities is to protect their natural resources and the sport fishing, marks a different starting point for these populations to protect the ecosystems they inhabit, at the same time that achieve economic and social benefits through activities that does not involve the removal of animals or trees from the environment.
Responsible ecotourism and well practiced fishing tourism, avoiding over pressure and adopting beneficial practices such as catch and release, are the best alternatives for those communities in remote areas of Colombia, which usually have many economic and infrastructure shortcomings, to find better life options through the generation of environmentally friendly sustainable development projects and income sources.
Oscar is our partner and agent in the United States and Canada. With a wide experience in fly Fishing and specialized in trout fishing in Canadian Rocky Mountains and lately in peacock bass and payara fishing in his native Colombia. Oscar currently has his residence in Toronto and has really close ties with the Fly Fishing communities in the United States and Canada. Oscar is an Industrial Designer who has worked as Project Manager for Latin America in the implementation of high technology control centers. Since 2011 he is the owner of Vemo Fly Fishing, a Canadian Fly Shop with a significative pressence in Colombia and other countries. Oscar fully shares our vision and is committed to our mission to make Colombia known as a Fly Fishing destination, offering the best to our visitors and always on a basis to support conservation and maintain local Fishing sustainability. firstname.lastname@example.org
JUAN GUILLERMO GONZÁLEZ
Juan Gonzalez “Memo” is our partner in Guiding, Sales and Customer Service. He has been fishing for more than 30 years and fly fishing for more than 20 years. He worked in Colombia as a fly fishing guide specialized in peacock bass and payara; He has fished many other species and has been fishing in other countries as the US, Venezuela and Canada (His current home country). As a college student, Juan made his graduation thesis about fishing and tourism industry, this study was honored and published as a book by Universidad Externado de Colombia. He has written several articles for some Colombian magazines. Juan is a devoted fly tier and a great fly caster. Juan has been part of Fly Fishing Colombia since the begginings and he is ready to support our visitors on anything related on fishing these waters. email@example.com
Definitely YES, fishing is our passion.
Fly fishing is hedonism, pleasure, zero pain and suffering, joy, realization by rewarding experiences.
Something that comes from our hearts makes us think of fishing more than we think of any other thing. Such a force that wakes us up hours before the sun rises, which makes us happy under the rain, which keeps us smiling whether we are hungry, in cold or heat, that is fishing. A mixture of dreams, stories, hopes, and wisdom that rewards us with an inner peace just known by a fly fisherman when he is in the water.
It has been a few years of knowing and fishing with Carlos and I have to say that there is no other fisherman, fly tier or nature enthusiast that can price himself of possessing the knowledge and experienceJuan Manuel Laverde, Bogotádrlaverde@gmail.com
Can’t wait to fish again grrrrr Fishing? Me? No way! I’m not about fishing, at all! Joining my boyfriend on the Mataven river, that was the idea… First day, on the boat with our guide Otto, some fishingAlyette Duquesne, Parisd.firstname.lastname@example.org
Fishing the Mataven My girlfriend and I had the chance to fish the Mataven river in march 2016. Among the growing community of colombian sport fishermen Rio Mataven is known as one of Colombia’s best spot for peacockBenoit de Vilmorin, Parisbdevilmorin@gmail.com