Faraway Cayes, Honduras

I’m on about day 8 or 9 in Guanaja, Honduras and about to embark on an expedition, 160 nautical miles, in a 40 foot snapper boat, out to the Faraway Cays, on the Miskito Coast.  

We will be prepping (I’ll be photographing the journey) for the first guests of the season who will be arriving by helicopter about a week after we get there.  

We will be motoring around the clock straight into the east trade wind. I’ve downloaded Paul Theroux’s novel The Mosquito Coast to reread. 

We may encounter some Miskito People while out there as they should be wrapping up their shark fishing season. As it is, the plan is to stay clear of them. 

The area is also know as a cartel trafficking route which is why two members of the Honduran Army will be part of the team.  

The treasure as they say, has evolved from gold and silver—hundreds of years ago—to cocaine, fuel, and cash to now, at present, permit. 

While there are allegedly schools of hundreds and hundreds of bonefish, the draw is permit. There are also 100 to 200 pound tarpon out there and part of the preparation will be to find them... 

More to come in a few weeks... 

 Steve Brown cranks out a few permit flies in preparation for a 24 hour boat ride from Guanaja, Honduras to the Faraway Cays.  

Steve Brown cranks out a few permit flies in preparation for a 24 hour boat ride from Guanaja, Honduras to the Faraway Cays.