<HTML><HEAD><TITLE>Capt. Dexter Simmons' Cuba Angling Expeditions</TITLE><META NAME="keywords" CONTENT="Cuba,Cuba fly fishing,fishing Cuba,Jardines de la Reina,fly fishing key west,fishing report,key west fly fishing report,key west fishing report,keys fishing,keys bonefishing,key west,dexter simmons,key west fishing guides,marquesas,bonefish,bone fishing,bone fishing florida,bone fishing key,bonefish key west,bonefish fl keys,florida bonefish,key west fishing report,key west fishing, florida tarpon,tarpon fishing charters Florida Keys,permit fishing keys,fly fishing,saltwater fly fishing,key west tarpon fishing,keywest,keywest florida,marquesas key,marquesas keys,marquesas key west,tarpon,permit,key west fly fishing guides,key west flats fishing guides, florida keys fly fishing guides,florida keys fishing,fly fishing key west,fly fishing florida keys,key west flats fishing,florida keys flats fishing, flats guides,Capt. Dexter Simmons,Capt. Dexter,Capt. 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Dexter Simmons</FONT></FONT></I><br><FONT SIZE="+2">A People to People Educational - Cultural Tour<br> (CFR 515.565 GENERAL LICENSE FOR PEOPLE TO PEOPLE TRAVEL FOR EDUCATIONAL ACTIVITIES)<br><br><IMG SRC="http://www.keywestflyfishing.com/cuba-papa-floridita-519x519.jpg" WIDTH=519 HEIGHT=519> <IMG SRC="http://www.keywestflyfishing.com/bonecuba691x518.jpg" WIDTH=691 HEIGHT=518><br><br> <IMG SRC="http://www.keywestflyfishing.com/cuba-redcar393x524.jpg" WIDTH=393 HEIGHT=524> <IMG SRC="http://www.keywestflyfishing.com/Cuba-Floridita-Moraccas-391x521.jpg" WIDTH=391 HEIGHT=521> <br><br> <br><br><IMG SRC="http://www.keywestflyfishing.com/Avalon Cuba Map 1684x680.jpg" WIDTH=1684 HEIGHT=680> NOW TAKING RESERVATIONS FOR 2019!!! <BR><bR>YES! SPEND A WEEK IN CUBA, Feb. 28 - March 10, 2019 or April 18-28, 2019!!! <br>FLY FISHING FOR TARPON, PERMIT, BONEFISH!!! <BR><BR> RESERVE YOUR SPOT TODAY! <br><br>Call Capt. Dexter at 305-304-5880 or send an email to <A HREF="mailto:captdexter@gmail.com">captdexter@gmail.com</a><BR><BR><hr><hr> <br><br>THIS IS A USA TREASURY DEPT. (OFAC - Office of Foreign Assets Control) General license for people-to-people travel. THIS IS AN EDUCATIONAL GROUP EXCURSION. ALL GROUP PARTICIPANTS ARE REQUIRED TO TRAVEL AS A GROUP TO/FROM AND WITHIN CUBA. NO INDIVIDUAL TRAVEL IS ALLOWED UNDER THE OFAC REGULATIONS. THIS IS EDUCATIONAL PEOPLE TO PEOPLE TRAVEL TO "FISH LIKE HEMINGWAY IN CUBA" TRIP. Each traveler in the group will have a full-time schedule of educational exchange activities that result in meaningful interaction between the travelers and individuals in Cuba. The group will be accompanied by a person (Capt. Dexter Simmons) who is subject to U.S. jurisdiction who is a representative of the sponsoring organization (Key West Fly Fishing) for the duration of the trip. HAVANA PEOPLE TO PEOPLE EDUCATIONAL TOURS WILL FOCUS ON ERNEST HEMINGWAY S LIFE IN CUBA. WHEN FISHING WE WILL VOLUNTEER TO PARTICIPATE IN THE COLLECTION OF DNA SAMPLES OF FISH SPECIES WITH PEOPLE TO PEOPLE ASSISTANCE FROM CUBAN FISHING GUIDES. ALL SAMPLES WILL HELP BTT (BONEFISH TARPON TRUST) WITH SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH. <br><br> <br><br> <FONT SIZE="+6">Feb.28, 2019 - March 10, 2019...($ Please call Capt. Dexter 305-304-5880 for rate)<BR><BR></font size> INCLUDES:<BR><BR> *All transfers to/from JOSE MARTI airport and to/from Jucaro Port.<BR><BR> *3 Nights Parque Central Hotel Havana. (dbl occ.)<br><br> <IMG SRC="http://www.keywestflyfishing.com/cubaParqueCentral.jpg" WIDTH=640 HEIGHT=540><br><br> *7 Nights on the beautiful PEROLA YACHT. <BR><BR><IMG SRC="http://www.keywestflyfishing.com/PerolaYacht800x600.jpg" WIDTH=800 HEIGHT=600><BR><BR> *All food and beverages on PEROLA YACHT.<BR><BR> *6 Full Days Guided Fly Fishing on a shared skiff, 2 anglers per skiff. *$100 Conservation fee (fishing license).<BR><BR> <IMG SRC="http://www.keywestflyfishing.com/TarponJumpCuba797x531.jpg" WIDTH=797 HEIGHT=531> <BR><BR> <IMG SRC="http://www.keywestflyfishing.com/PermitCuba585x330.jpg" WIDTH=585 HEIGHT=330> <BR><BR> <IMG SRC="http://www.keywestflyfishing.com/BonefishCuba851x568.jpg" WIDTH=851 HEIGHT=568> <BR><BR> ITINERARY:<BR> *Feb. 28. Arrival Havana, Parque Central Hotel. Havana Guided educational walking and taxi tours. No host food/beverage in Havana.<BR> *March 1. Havana guided educational walking and taxi tours. Parque Central Hotel. No host food/beverage in Havana.<BR> *March 2. Bus Transfer to Jucaro Port. PEROLA YACHT to Jardines de la Reina.<BR> *March 2-9. PEROLA YACHT, 7 night s lodging and 3 meals a day with Open Bar.<BR> *March 3-8. Guided Flats Fishing 6 full days. Gardens of the Queen, Jardines de la Reina.<BR> Collect Fish DNA samples for Bonefish Tarpon Trust research with help from guides...<BR> *March 9. PEROLA YACHT transfer to Jucaro Port. Bus Transfer to Parque Central Hotel, Havana. No host food/beverage in Havana.<BR> *March 10. Return to USA.<BR> <BR><BR> EXCLUSIONS:<BR><BR> *Airfare.<BR><BR> *Cuban Travel Visa.<br><br> *Food/Beverages, taxis in Havana.<BR><BR> *Guide and crew tips.<BR><BR> *Incidentals<BR><BR> During our week we will be staying on PEROLA YACHT. PEROLA YACHT is very comfortably appointed with air conditioned private staterooms, a lounge, bar, and dining room, an open air lounge overlooking the pristine marine environment. <BR><BR> <IMG SRC="http://www.keywestflyfishing.com/PerolaDining799x533.jpg" WIDTH=799 HEIGHT=533> <BR><BR> <IMG SRC="http://www.keywestflyfishing.com/PerolaBedCuba799x533.jpg" WIDTH=799 HEIGHT=533> <BR><BR> <IMG SRC="http://www.keywestflyfishing.com/PerolaLiving800x600.jpg" WIDTH=800 HEIGHT=600> <BR><br><A HREF="https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BzMEDvdYQTK-aXI2blVheGZ4Z3M/view?usp=sharing"target="_blank">Click on this Cuba 2018 Video Power Point Here!<BR><BR><IMG SRC="http://www.keywestflyfishing.com/xmascard2015-793x605.jpg" WIDTH=793 HEIGHT=605></a><br><br> CALL CAPT. DEXTER SIMMONS TODAY 305-304-5880 TO BE INCLUDED!!!<BR><BR> ***************************************************************************************************************************************<br><br> <FONT SIZE="+6">April 18-28, 2019...($ Please call Capt. Dexter 305-304-5880 for rate)<BR><BR></font size> INCLUDES:<BR><BR> *All transfers to/from JOSE MARTI airport and to/from Jucaro Port.<BR><BR> *3 Nights Parque Central Hotel Havana. (dbl occ.)<br><br> <IMG SRC="http://www.keywestflyfishing.com/cubaParqueCentral.jpg" WIDTH=640 HEIGHT=540><br><br> *7 Nights LA TORTUGA FLOATING HOTEL. <BR><BR><IMG SRC="http://www.keywestflyfishing.com/Avalon-La-Tortuga-005.jpg" WIDTH=800 HEIGHT=600><BR><BR> *All food and beverages on LA TORTUGA FLOATING HOTEL.<BR><BR> *6 Full Days Guided Fly Fishing on a shared skiff, 2 anglers per skiff. *$100 Conservation fee (fishing license).<BR><BR> <IMG SRC="http://www.keywestflyfishing.com/tarponamy1-800x600.jpg" WIDTH=800 HEIGHT=600> <BR><BR><BR><BR> ITINERARY:<BR> *April 18 Arrival Havana, Parque Central Hotel. Havana Guided educational walking and taxi tours. No host food/beverage in Havana.<BR> *April 19 Havana guided educational walking and taxi tours. Parque Central Hotel. No host food/beverage in Havana.<BR> *April 20. Bus Transfer to Jucaro Port. Ferry to La Tortuga Boat Hotel.<BR> *April 21-26. Guided Flats Fishing full days. Gardens of the Queen, Jardines de la Reina.<BR> Collect Fish DNA samples for Bonefish Tarpon Trust research with help from guides... *April 20-27. La Tortuga Boat Hotel, 7 night s lodging and 3 meals a day with Open Bar.<BR> *April 27. La Tortuga Boat Hotel transfer to ferry to return to Jucaro Port. Bus Transfer to Parque Central Hotel, Havana. No host food/beverage in Havana.<BR> *April 28. Return to USA.<BR> <BR><BR> EXCLUSIONS:<BR><BR> *Airfare.<BR><BR> *Cuban Travel Visa<BR><BR> *Food/Beverages, taxis in Havana.<BR><BR> *Guide and crew tips.<BR><BR> *Incidentals<BR><BR> During our week we will be staying on LA TORTUGA FLOATING HOTEL. La Tortuga is very comfortably appointed with air conditioned private staterooms, a lounge, bar, and dining room, an open air lounge overlooking the pristine marine environment. This Hotel is very comfortable. <BR><br><A HREF="https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BzMEDvdYQTK-aXI2blVheGZ4Z3M/view?usp=sharing"target="_blank">Click on this Cuba 2018 Video Power Point Here!<BR><BR><IMG SRC="http://www.keywestflyfishing.com/xmascard2015-793x605.jpg" WIDTH=793 HEIGHT=605></a><br><br> CALL CAPT. DEXTER SIMMONS TODAY 305-304-5880 TO BE INCLUDED!!!<BR><BR> <align="justify"> <hr><hr> <br><br><IMG SRC="http://www.keywestflyfishing.com/pilarcaptdexter514x685.jpg" WIDTH=514 HEIGHT=685> <IMG SRC="http://www.keywestflyfishing.com/Cuba-Bones-685x685.jpg" WIDTH=685 HEIGHT=685><br><br> Fly Fishing Trip Blog, JARDINES DE LA REINA, CUBA, where I fished and toured Hemingway's estate, here is my 2016 blog for one of the days fishing in Cuba...<br><br> Feb. 1, 2016 The fishing trip begins around 7:30 am. My guide Leonardo takes me on a 20 minute run to the Bonefish grounds. We hunt in shallow water flats surrounded by mangrove bushes. Some are tailing on the turtle grass, others are schooled up on the silty sandy shallow bottom mudding. Over a three hour hunt we hook up ten, most from three to four pounds, two in the six to eight pound range. It is great fun, feeling the line tighten, watching and listening to the Bonefish rip fly line off the reel into the orange micron backing. Whirring reel music fills the Cuban tropic air. By mid morning my gloves and are half leather and half Bonefish slime.<br><br> <IMG SRC="http://www.keywestflyfishing.com/bonecubarelease691x518.jpg" WIDTH=691 HEIGHT=518><br><br> "Pull it in Dexter" Leonardo moves us into a channel flat and hands me an 8 weight loaded with floating line and a Tarpon leader. "Your Tarpon fly box please." He points to a brown-tan-orange Sand Devil Fly, "this one is good." After twenty minutes of poling along a clear shoal, Leonardo finds a school Tarpon in about 6 feet of water coming our way. "You see them Dexter?" <br><br> "Okay, I've got them, two o'clock, 80 feet". Leonardo positions the bow for a cast to ten o'clock. The school is now moving slowly toward our skiff, about sixty feet. Looks like there are a dozen or so juvenile poons. "Okay Dexter, cast now." I false cast once for aim and launch the fly line, leader and sand devil, turning it over for a soft landing 6 feet in front of the lead fish. " "Wait, wait, okay stripping, stripping, stripping," Leonardo coaches. Three strips and the lead Tarpon turns on the fly and eats but no hook up. I recast the fly and another Tarpon eats the fly, but is off after a 5 minute tug of war with no jumps. The school circles around and a third Tarpon eats the fly and is jumping! After about a 10 minute battle, the fish is landed! A 20 pound Tarpon caught with the Sand Devil fly!<br><br><IMG SRC="http://www.keywestflyfishing.com/tarponcuba4-691x518.jpg" WIDTH=691 HEIGHT=518><br><br>I turn to Leonardo and say "this means we must hunt for Permit to complete the grand slam!" We spend the next three hours and find four Permit, one of which is a good shot. The Permit is tailing on a shoal bank, about 100 feet at 1 o'clock. A back cast flies within 5 feet of the tailer. Leonardo says "good cast, wait, wait, wait, strip two short, now one long...following, strip short, strip, strip, now long strip..." But no luck, as the Permit swims away out of range. "No hungry", Leonardo is spot on. A great day of fishing as the sun sets on Jardines de la Reina, Cuba.<br><br>Here is a video taken during an incredible morning of Bonefishing Jardines de la Reina Cayo Chocolate flats where I hooked seventeen Bones from 3 to 8 pounds just three hours!<br><Br><iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/ixsYHGJoZEc?rel=0" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe><br><br><IMG SRC="http://www.keywestflyfishing.com/bonecuba691x518.jpg" WIDTH=691 HEIGHT=518><br><br><hr><hr><br><br> <FONT SIZE="+3"><FONT COLOR=#0B3861><IMG SRC="http://www.keywestflyfishing.com/avalon-fleet-2-009.jpg" WIDTH=800 HEIGHT=600><br><br><br> <BR>2016 Trip is HUGE SUCCESS! Here are but a few of the pics from the Feb., 2016 trip...<br><br> <IMG SRC="http://www.keywestflyfishing.com/cubalighthouse691x518.jpg" WIDTH=691 HEIGHT=518><br><br> <IMG SRC="http://www.keywestflyfishing.com/cubaleonardo691x518.jpg" WIDTH=691 HEIGHT=518><br><br> <IMG SRC="http://www.keywestflyfishing.com/tarponcuba2-691x518.jpg" WIDTH=691 HEIGHT=518><br><br> <IMG SRC="http://www.keywestflyfishing.com/cubajulie691x518.jpg" WIDTH=691 HEIGHT=518><br><br> <IMG SRC="http://www.keywestflyfishing.com/bonecubasilver691x518.jpg" WIDTH=691 HEIGHT=518><br><br> <IMG SRC="http://www.keywestflyfishing.com/tarponcuba1-691x518.jpg" WIDTH=691 HEIGHT=518><br><BR> <BR><br>CHECK OUT THE 2016 VIDEO ON YOUTUBE!<br><br><iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/ixsYHGJoZEc?rel=0" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></a><br><br> During this particular day 17 Bonefish were hooked up on my hand tied Squimp fly in 3 hours, all averaging 3 to 8 pounds on the Cayo Chocolate flats! Some of the best Bonefishing I have ever experienced!!<br><br> I look forward to fly fishing with you in Cuba!<BR> <hr><hr><br><br> <align="justify"> <I> <Set target="_blank"><a href="http://www.keywestflyfishing.com/index.html" target="_blank"><B><FONT COLOR=GREEN><FONT FACE="copperplate" SIZE="3">HOME</FONT></FONT></B></a> | <Set target="_blank"><a href="http://www.keywestflyfishing.com/gear.htm" target="_blank"><B><FONT COLOR=GREEN><FONT FACE="copperplate" SIZE="3">GEAR</FONT></FONT></B></a> | <Set target="_blank"><a href="http://www.keywestflyfishing.com/ah-fish!.htm" target="_blank"><B><FONT COLOR=GREEN><FONT FACE="copperplate" SIZE="3">BOOK A CHARTER</FONT></FONT></B></a> | <Set target="_blank"><a href="http://www.keywestflyfishing.com/faq.htm" target="_blank"><B><FONT COLOR=GREEN><FONT FACE="copperplate" SIZE="3">FAQ</FONT></FONT></B></a> | <Set target="_blank"><a href="http://www.keywestflyfishing.com/report.htm" target="_blank"><B><FONT COLOR=GREEN><FONT FACE="copperplate" SIZE="3">REPORT</FONT></FONT></B></a> | <Set target="_blank"><a href="http://www.keywestflyfishing.com/forecast.htm" target="_blank"><B><FONT COLOR=GREEN><FONT FACE="copperplate" SIZE="3">FORECAST</FONT></FONT></B></a> | <Set target="_blank"><a href="http://www.keywestflyfishing.com/fly2.htm" target="_blank"><B><FONT COLOR=GREEN><FONT FACE="copperplate" SIZE="3">FLYS</FONT></FONT></B></a> | <Set target="_blank"><a href="http://www.keywestflyfishing.com/videos.htm" target="_blank"><B><FONT COLOR=GREEN><FONT FACE="copperplate" SIZE="3">VIDEOS</FONT></FONT></B></a> | <Set target="_blank"><a href="http://www.keywestflyfishing.com/fatherandson.htm" target="_blank"><B><FONT COLOR=GREEN><FONT FACE="copperplate" SIZE="3">FATHER-SON</FONT></FONT></B></a> | <Set target="_blank"><a href="http://www.keywestflyfishing.com/family.htm" target="_blank"><B><FONT COLOR=GREEN><FONT FACE="copperplate" SIZE="3">FAMILY</FONT></FONT></B></a> | <Set target="_blank"><a href="http://www.keywestflyfishing.com/women.htm" target="_blank"><B><FONT COLOR=GREEN><FONT FACE="copperplate" SIZE="3">WOMEN</FONT></FONT></B></a> | <Set target="_blank"><a href="http://www.keywestflyfishing.com/shep.htm" target="_blank"><B><FONT COLOR=GREEN><FONT FACE="copperplate" SIZE="3">HEROES</FONT></FONT></B></a> | <Set target="_blank"><a href="http://www.keywestflyfishing.com/contact.htm" target="_blank"><B><FONT COLOR=GREEN><FONT FACE="copperplate" SIZE="3">CONTACT</FONT></FONT></B></a> | <Set target="_blank"><A HREF="http://www.keywestflyfishing.com/Turneffe.htm" target="_blank"><B><FONT COLOR=GREEN><FONT FACE="copperplate" SIZE="3">BELIZE</FONT></FONT></B></a> </I></align></h2> <BR><hr><hr><BR>All photos and text copyright Dexter D. 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