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JUNGLE TARPON RESERVE private baths with semi-warm water showers and ceiling fans. The property has a large covered outdoor area perfect for fly tying, relaxing between fishing sessions and evening drinks. Meals are all taken at one of a number of small simple restaurants in the nearby town. It is a very personal affair providing anglers an unfiltered glimpse of this rural ranching settlement. Almost all the restaurants serve a variation of the same dish: fried fish, chicken or pork served with a side of rice and beans. If you have elaborate dietary needs, this might not be the place for you.

Your Host Jungle Tarpon Reserve is a collaborative effort between head guide and host Tom Enderlin and Solid Adventures of Sweden. It does not take long to notice that American expat Tom Enderlin is a smart, passionate guy looking to create a unique and sustainable fishing destination. He truly cares about the tarpon,

the environment, and making a positive impact in the region. Tom has created a program where all of his anglers will be volunteers supporting conservation through the Bonefish & Tarpon Trust. Each landed tarpon will be measured and scale samples will be analyzed by their Tarpon Genetics Program. The big picture of this is to better understand how these unique tarpon fit into the global tarpon scheme and how to better implement protection of these majestic fish for future generations. Tom also operates a small non-profit called Conservaciรณn Bosque del Sรกbalo. The goal of this project is to create an internationally recognized freshwater tarpon sanctuary that would promote environmental stewardship, community awareness, enhanced scientific understanding and the creation of sustainable economic opportunities. Season: August to December 2017 Rate: $3,990 per person for a 6 night/6 day package

Richard and Stephan of Solid Adventures team up to photograph a river-caught monster. Photo: Stephan Gian Dumbaj Jr.

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