La Experiencia: Capturing Jungle Fly Fishing in HD

jungle fly fishing costa rica

“La Experiencia is a short film I made using as few clips as possible showcasing just how awesome jungle fly fishing in Costa Rica can be” – Jesse Males

Fly fishing in Costa Rica has many challenges that it loves to throw in the face of the fly angler. Depending on the fish species and conditions water levels and other variables can make fishing tough. However, despite whether or not the fishing is on fire every single day doesn’t take away from the experience of creeping up a jungle creek at sunrise or floating down a machaca river in the afternoon. Monkeys, exotic birds, and the many sounds of all the wildlife you don’t even get to see is enough to create a trip you won’t soon forget.

The video below is a short film I made using as few clips as possible showcasing just how awesome jungle fly fishing in Costa Rica can be. Check it out!



As you can see in the video the sounds of the jungle are one of the best parts of fishing these waters, aside from the super rad fish species of course. Most of our freshwater fishing is done for a fish species called a machaca. This fish is one of our favorite species to catch on fly in Costa Rica. The other fish species that we enjoy targeting although they are a bit harder than the machaca is the guapote a.k.a the rainbow bass!

If you do not know what a machaca or rainbow bass is, watch the videos below showcasing each species!



When running a round in the jungle here you never know what is going to happen or what you are going to see. The jungles are teaming with a large variety of birds and mammals that often you only get to hear due to the dense foliage.

If you are interested in coming to Costa Rica to fish with us please check out my guiding website, to learn more about our tour packages. Custom tour packages area available as well!

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Tight lines!

Jesse Males

Published by Backwater Fly Fishing

I’m Capt. Jesse Males, an avid fly fishing, snook snatching, kayak paddling, tarpon slaying, mountain hiking, manatee swimming fool from Central Florida. Over the years fly fishing has had a huge impact on my life and particularly on how I view the world we spend our time in. I am currently the owner and operator of as well as our online fly shop, The lifestyle that is called fly fishing has taken me to some amazing destinations and has provided me with some amazing experiences in the wild. From chasing big salty critters in the Florida Keys, to roosters in Coast Rica, to small wild trout in the Carolinas, and all the way up to the high mountain cutthroat of Wyoming; I have been blessed to experience fly fishing at its finest.

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