Upstream Dry Fly

Dry Fly Fishing

Trips: Hardy / Greys collaboration with Casa Batida Fishing Club, Cayo Largo, Cuba. Feb 2007.

Upstreamdryfly successfully instigated a collaboration of the oldest fishing tackle company in the world Hardy and Greys Ltd with one of the best saltwater fly fishing destinations in the world The Casa Batida Fishing Club, Cayo Largo, Cuba.

The Club is now outfitted with the latest Hardy and Greys saltwater outfits including the superb Hardy Zane rods and reels, the Greys Platinum XD saltwater range and the awesome Greys G-Tec rods that are being launched in saltwater sizes very soon.

Hardy Zane Reel and Greys G-Tec 8 weight rod

Poleing the flats

Tailing bonefish in close to the mangroves

A massive shoal of bonefish - heart stopping stuff!

More tailing bones..

Close up!

Simply bonefish galore!

If only they did this in the Solent!

Underwater bonefish release

John Wolstenholme with a nice Jack Cravelle

The guys from Hardy

Tarpon ....close-up

Released unharmed

The jump - one of many!

And another....

Tarpon in the crystal water

Another jump

Hooked close to the mangroves

In the guide's hands at last!

Marco the head guide with a monster

Me into a monster tarpon - look at that smile!

Los sabalo (Spanish for tarpon)- on the boat at last

7 to 2! Getting better!

Bucket mouth complete with a second hook.

Tarpon ....

Barracuda - super sport

The team picture - Feb 2007

The elusive palometa or permit - not this year alas!

Fabrizio (Manager at Casa Batida) and a super permit

Mauro with a MONSTER permit

Beautiful spotted eagle rays

Wading the pancake flats

Stop off in Old Havana and book a tour in a 1952 Oldsmobile convertible!

1952 Oldsmobile and still going strong...