Fly Fishing Paredon - Cuba
Bonefishing, Tarpon, and Permit
A Fly-Fishing-Only Sanctuary
Fly Fishing the Run's New Destination in Jardines del Rey (King's Garden)
Cayo Paredon has been on fly anglers' radar for decades. The tiny island of Paredon (5.4 miles²) sits between Cayo Santa Maria, famous for its tarpon fishery, and Cayo Romano, renowned for its permit and big bones. To get to Paredon, you'll cross the 10-mile (17-km) stone road built over the ocean. The road recently took Cuba 16 months to build. In 2021, a stable beach was built, and a 584-room all-inclusive resort—the Hotel Cayo Paredon Grande.
Getting to Paredon, required the building of an extensive road system over the seas, the first stone road in Cuba. These cayes are connected to the main island of Cuba by a 17-mile road (27 km) that runs across the Bahia de Perros (Bay of dogs), including a section of approximately 10 miles over the sea that took 16 months to build and required more than 3 million cubic meters of rocks and stones.
Cayo Paredon is inside the Jardines del Rey Marine Park. Expect big bones, permit, and spring and summer tarpon. Like all Fly Fishing the Run's operations in Cuba, Cayo Paredon will also be under Marine Park Management with the help of Blue Sanctuary.Org.
Paredon Fishing Facts
2023 Season: The fishery is open year-round, with Mid-Season from February 18 - March 25 and Peak season runs from March 25 - July 1.
Group Size: Maximum of eight anglers per week.
Boats: Dolphin Super Skiffs with Yamaha 70-HP engines allow access to shallow water and provide fast runs between fishing spots. For skinny-water flats, you’ll fly fish from a flat-bottom skiff, so you’re able to access bonefish and permit.
Guides: Local guides are excellent at finding all species. They speak enough English to be understood for fishing purposes.
Fishing Equipment: No equipment is provided. Plan on bringing flies, leaders, tippet, all terminal tackle, and all accessories, as very few items are available anywhere in Cuba. A fly outfit rental, including rod, reel, and line, is $350.00 per week. A comprehensive tackle and gear list is included in our confirmation packet.
Fishing License: is included in the package. The mandatory Marine Park Conservation Fee of $120.00 is not included in the package.
Superb Saltwater Fishing
Superb saltwater fly-fishing for tarpon, permit, and bonefish. Hard-bottomed flats bordering deep blue channels allow for great wade-fishing opportunities. Bonefish are numerous and big; there is a good population of Permit which cruise both the same flats as well as the slightly deeper water.