Come join us for an unforgettable day in the Andes
1 Angler $210
2 Anglers $150 pp
3 Anglers $120 pp
Non fishing guest $45
There are no 1/2 day outings or rates.
A 25% deposit is required 30 days prior to your scheduled outing via Paypal or wire transfer. Cancellations must be 14 days prior to fishing date to receive a 50% deposit refund.
All fishing equipment is provided. There is a $3 charge for every lost fly.
We fish and/or hike ‘Rain or Shine’. There are no foul weather refunds if the weather turns during the outing , that's just fishing in the Andes.
Severe weather before pick up however will constitute a cancelled outing. In this case the outing is rescheduled or credit is given for a future outing but deposit is not refunded if outing is cancelled.
The current weather conditions in Cuenca do not reflect the conditions in Cajas and the weather frequently changes through out the day.
Any pick up locations must be within the Cuenca city limits. Additional transportation charges of $20 per hour will be applied for any pick ups outside of Cuenca city limits.
Hikes range from $35 to $70 per person depending on location.
ABOUT FINTASTIC ADVENTURES
Proper Catch & Release is practiced on all wild trout
Fintastic Adventures de Ecuador offers guided fly fishing outings through out the El Cajas region. My fishing outings are customized to your desires, physical condition and experience. Fly Fishing for rainbow and brown trout is what we do best. Catch & Release is practiced on all wild trout. Want to learn the art of fly fishing? On the water fly fishing clinics are also available for beginners. Breathtaking guided nature hikes on private land. These private lands hosts paper tree forests, sparkling small lakes, crystal clear ponds, cascading streams, dramatic sheer cliffs, waterfalls and wild llamas. These hikes are unique and customized just for you. You will have the entire area to yourselves. After your outing enjoy an authentic Cajas fireside trout lunch.
My main goal is to have each and every client have a safe and memorable experience.
ABOUT JAMES DRUMMONDO
Fly Fishing Guide and Instructor
Moved to Ecuador in 2009
Retired Fire Service
Certified Emergency Medical Technician for 26 years
Advanced First Aid Instructor
46 years of fishing and outdoor experience.
Co-Founder of the Cuenca Fly Fishers Club
Guided along the beaches of So. Calif. and also operated a 24' sportfisher
for local saltwater fishing excursions.
ABOUT EL CAJAS
GENERAL INFORMATION REGARDING EL CAJAS
El Cajas is one of the most unique environments in the world and for that reason the Cajas National Park was just recently added to the list of protected biospheres by the Unesco. This natural reserve is located about an hour away from the city of Cuenca and covers 285 km2.
The weather in Cajas is as ever changing as the spectacular views. Experiencing all four seasons so to say in one day is quite common. You could be fishing in the clouds one hour and shedding your clothes the next. Battling the winds during your casts followed by periods of still, glassy calm waters where every twitch of a floating insect can be seen. Heavy rains are not that common but the rolling mists and drizzles are
during the colder months and do come and go through out the day.
The warmer months of Nov, Dec, Jan and Feb can be nothing short of perfect fishing conditions.
Fly Fishing Guide Service in Cajas, Cuenca
Safety Precautions: The average altitude in Cajas is around 12,000 ft (4,000 meters) Cajas is know for it's low laying, fast moving cloud cover. Many hikers do get disoriented through out the year during these conditions. The terrain can be steep with high grass and many cliffs. Temperatures can drop below freezing at night and the winds can get up to 40 mph. There is very little (if any) cell phone service in Cajas. It is always recommended that the services of a guide be obtained for all lengthy outings.
FYI: The weather forecasts are rarely spot on accurate. To quote Mark Twain, "Climate is what we plan for, weather is what we get."
Trout fly fishing in Cajas, Cuenca, Ecuador
Fly fishing guide james Drummondo
Fly Fishing Guide service.
Guayaquil is 2 hours NW
Cuenca is here
Only 50 minutes SE of Cajas