If I had to bring one rod it would be a 10 weight, my second rod would be an eight weight and if I were coming during the spring or summer, I would bring a 12 weight as well.
Floating tropical line and clear intermediate line,
if I were to bring only one line it would be a floating tarpon line ( a tarpon line usually has a taper that will help turnover bulky flies) My second line would be a clear intermediate sink tip.
Disc drag reel with 200 yards of backing - 30 pound backing is wise
9-12 ft leaders with 15-20 lb. class tippet with a fluorocarbon 60- 80lb shock tippet
THE FLY BOX
We have assortments in $50, $100, $150 and $200 sizes designed specifically for this destination, order online now!
white/red, yellow/red, grizz/red
Olive, white, black
Good for Nothing
Yellow Mad dog
Layup tarpon fly
See photos below
The following is a list of gear that we recommend. It's short cause the weather is so nice! Your biggest concern should be protecting yourself from the sun. Fishing gear recommendations are on found above.
Sunscreens SPF 15, 30, Zinc Oxide Sunblock for lips and nose
Hat with brim and neck guard (or sunhat for non anglers)
Long sleeve shirt and pants for fishing, white socks ( tops of feet get burned in the boats)
Sunglasses (polarized of course)
Boat and walking shoes
Beach towels and blanket
Rain jacket (an occasional cold squall will roll though!)
Bug repellent (not often needed but important if you do)
Passport or birth certificate and picture ID
Camera & film
Reading & writing materials
Snorkel equipment (we have some if you don't)
Some cash(nearest cash machine is 3 hours away!) to tip guides