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Explore the Pristine Waters of Belize with Charlie Leslie Fly Fishing

Close up of the head of a tarpon fish


Embark on an unforgettable fly fishing adventure in Belize with Charlie Leslie Fly Fishing, a company that combines decades of experience with a passion for sustainable tourism. Led by the legendary fly fishing pioneer Charlie Leslie, who introduced the sport to the region, our team of seasoned guides will take you to the best fishing spots in Southern Belize.

aerial view of fly fishing boat on fishing flats in Belize

Unmatched Expertise and Local Knowledge


With over 50 years of fly fishing experience, Charlie Leslie and his team of licensed and insured guides have an unparalleled understanding of the local waters and the behavior of the prized species that inhabit them. From the elusive permit to the acrobatic tarpon and the coveted bonefish, our guides will share their expertise to help you land your dream catch.

Prime Fishing Seasons and Diverse Opportunities


While March to May is considered the prime fishing season in Belize, our guides can help you enjoy a successful and thrilling experience year-round. Explore the vast fishing flats of Southern Belize, spanning hundreds of square miles, and take advantage of our saltwater fly fishing and spin fishing tours. Whether you're a seasoned angler or a beginner, our guides will cater to your skill level and ensure an unforgettable experience.

close up of a fly fishing rod
Charlie Leslie III pulling a flats fishing boat

Sustainable Practices and Eco-Friendly Tours


At Charlie Leslie Fly Fishing, we are committed to preserving the local ecosystem and promoting responsible fishing practices. Our catch-and-release policy ensures the sustainability of the targeted species, and we actively collaborate with local authorities and organizations to protect designated areas like the Laughing Bird Caye National Park.

Comprehensive Tour Packages

Our fly fishing tours are designed to provide you with a seamless and enjoyable experience. Each tour includes a maximum of two anglers per vessel, a professional guide, a basic selection of flies, rods and reels (we recommend bringing your own gear), a delicious lunch, and beverages. Ground transfers, fishing licenses, and gratuities are not included.

fly fisherman holding a permit fish
Charlie Leslie fly fishing legend of Belize
fishermen showing off their catch
aerial view of King Lewey Island in Belize

Charlie Leslie Sr.

Customize Your Adventure

In addition to our standard fishing tours, we offer the opportunity to combine your fly fishing experience with accommodations at popular fishing lodges in the area. For those seeking a truly unique experience, we can arrange special fly fishing lessons with Charlie Leslie himself, the world-renowned fly fisherman who pioneered the sport in Belize.

Book Your Unforgettable Fly Fishing Adventure

fisherman in boat saying hello

Don't miss your chance to embark on a once-in-a-lifetime fly fishing adventure in the pristine waters of Belize. Book your tour with Charlie Leslie Fly Fishing today and take advantage of our special 25% discount for July to October 2024. Act now and experience the thrill of landing your dream catch in one of the world's premier fly fishing destinations.

fisherman holding a bonefish in his hands
fisherman releasing a permit fish back into the water




We went out twice. The first day was with Charlie III and his wonderful sister Julie, and we did some fly and spin fishing. It was super fun and they were determined to help us (very novice fishermen) catch some fish. Julie became my personal guide and I ended the day with 10 bonefish and a big smile! She was amazing and really knew her stuff. On day 2, we were blessed to go out with Charlie Sr., his brother Lewis and Key (sp?). We decided to go after some bigger fish and spent the day in deeper water by the reefs. Those three professionals were beyond amazing - we caught a ton of fish, enjoyed great stories and had a fabulous time! We had been told that Charlie was a legend...after fishing with him and his team I understand was truly an experience I will never forget! Highly recommend this company for fishing in Placencia!

    Rabbit Strip Black Death #1/0, 3/0 Cockroach #1/0, 3/0 Abel Anchovy #3/0 Tarpon Toad #2/0, 3/0 Tan, Black Death, Purple/Black, Brown Traditional Black Death #1/0, 3/0 Enrico Puglisi Mullet Fly #2/0, 3/0 Assorted Colors Deceivers #1, 2/0 Assorted Colors Enrico Puglisi Peanut Butter Fly Black/Purple, Black/Red, Gray/White, Chartreuse/White Gummy Minnows #2/0 Assorted Colors
    Clouser Deep Minnows #2/0, 2 Pearly Poppers #2/0, 2 Big Fish Deceivers #4/0 Saltwater Poppers #2/0 Assorted Colors Barracuda Needlefish #1, 2/0 Gummy Minnows #2/0 Assorted Colors
    Bauer Crab #4 Olive, Tan Raghead Crab #2, 4, 6 Merkin #4 Half Brown, Half Tan Ragin’ Cravin Crab #4 Enrico Puglisi Crab #2, 83-Tone, Tan, Olive, Sand, Brown Turneffe Crab #4, 6 Perterson’s Spawning Shrimp #2, 4 Enrico Puglisi Spawning Shrimp #1/0, 4 Olive, Tan Enrico Puglisi Permit Crab #1 3-Tone, Tan, Olive, Sand, Brown Avalon Shrimp Fly #2, 4
    Gotcha #2, 4, 6, 8 Pearl, Gold or McVay’s Sili Legs #4, 6Puff Fly #4, 6 Pink, Tan Borski’s Bonefish Slider #4, 6 Gotcha Clouser #4, 6 Crazy Charlie #4, 6, 8 Tan, White, Pink, Chartreuse Skinny Water Gotcha #4, 6, 8 (No eyes) Squimp #6, 8 Bonefish Bitters #6, 8 Amber, Olive, Hermit Crab Horror Bonefish Fly Missing Link #4, 6 Olive, Tan Turneffe Crab #4, 6 Olive, Tan Enrico Puglisi Bahamas Shrimp #1, 6 Assorted Colors Christmas Island Special #6, 8 Pink, Pearl, Orange Avalon Shrimp Fly #6 ,8
    Sunglasses Sunglasses are one of the most important pieces of equipment you need to have. You need them to see fish, period. We recommend polarized lenses in either copper, amber or brown. If they have side shields on them or they wrap around all the better. Bring a second pair just in case and also cleaning solution, clothes and wipes. Sunscreen Sunscreen is a must. You certainly don’t want to ruin your trip because you didn’t bring it and use it. We suggest 30 SPF at a minimum and it should be waterproof and sweatproof. Also, bring lip balm that is at least 30 SPF as well. Be sure to wash your hands thoroughly after applying sunscreen so that it doesn’t get on your leader, tippet or fly. Clothing You don’t need to bring a lot of clothing for Belize. It’s usually between 75-80 degrees Fahrenheit both day and night. Shorts, t-shirts, and a pair of long light weight pants will do it. Everything is casual in Belize so no worries about dressing properly. When fishing be sure to wear a long sleeve fishing shirt and long light weight pants that you can get wet. The sun is intense and it’s best to stay covered up. We also recommend a baseball style hat with a lightweight neck gaiter. The neck gaiter will protect your face and help to keep your hat on during windy boat rides. Some of our guests also like to wear sun gloves to protect their hands. Rain Gear It can rain at anytime in Belize so be prepared. Bring a lightweight waterproof rain jacket with a hood. It’s always wise to bring a few large garbage bags to cover your gear and luggage during the downpours. Footwear It’s flip flops when you’re not fishing but you’ll need to bring a pair of wading boots for fishing. When wading the flats you’ll encounter coral, sea urchins, shells and other sharp things that will cut your feet up. Do a little shopping and you’ll find flats booties or wading boots that are specially designed for fishing in saltwater – that’s what you’re looking for. Camera Equipment At minimum bring your cell phone so you can get some shots of you with your fish. If it’s not waterproof get a case for it that is. If you have high end cameras an lenses put them in waterproof cases to protect them. Tools Most of the time your guide will have the tools you’ll need while fishing; however, if you think you may do some fishing on your own we suggest putting together a toolkit of your own. Here are a few things to include: fishing pliers, multi-tool knife, forceps, hook file, nippers, flashlight, headlamp, set of eyeglass size screwdrivers and of course some duct tape. Travel Documents You must have a valid passport with you that is valid for at least six months beyond the duration of your stay in Belize. It’s always wise to make photocopies of your passport, driver’s license, travel insurance documents, credit cards and any other important documents and keep them somewhere different than where you keep the originals. Travel Insurance You never know what may happened in the world that could disrupt your travel plans so we suggest getting travel insurance. Global Rescue ( is a highly recommend company that should cover all situations.
  • Please Review Terms & Conditions
    To reserve your guide and accommodations a 50% deposit is required within 10 days of booking. Upon receipt of the deposit the guides and accommodations will be reserved. The balance of the payment is due 90 days prior to the date of the trip. All payments are to be made payable and sent to Charlie Leslie Fly Fishing or by credit card over the phone at +501-673-0553. Trips cancelled or shortened as a result of inclement weather and/or acts of nature including hurricanes or due to airline delays, strikes or political unrest are not refundable. Any unused portion of these packages by guest’s choice is not refundable. ​ Cancellations received before 90 days from arrival date, 100% of deposit may be transferred to another date or to another angler or refunded minus 10% cancellation fee. Cancellations between 45-90 days from arrival date, 50% of deposit may be transferred to another date or to another angler or refunded minus 10% cancellation fee Less than 45 days before arrival date, No deposits will be refunded or credited to another date/angle All cancelations must be in writing and sent to We strongly recommend that both anglers and guests purchase travel insurance for your trip. We recommend Global+Rescue.
tarpon fish jumping out of the water

Day Trip: $625 per day

(25% off for July-Oct. '24)
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