From:  David Leake – Tailwaters Travel

Dear Fly Angler,

I am proud to announce Tailwaters Travel has recently been named the Lead Sales and Marketing Office for The Palometa Club, located on the Yucatan Peninsula.  This is a tremendous honor for me personally and professionally.  I could not be more excited about the challenge and incredible opportunity.

Our exclusive booking relationship with The Palometa Club has evolved over the last year.  What began with a handful of meetings in Texas and a few inspection visits to the lodge this season, has since progressed to a full scale partnership.  In keeping with it’s mom & pop charm and character, The Palometa Club has not “sold out” to the large commercial fly fishing travel agencies.  By selecting Tailwaters as their U.S. booking office, The Club has remained true to their reputation and brand – genuine, unique, sincere and professional.  We are a perfect match.

The Club is located in the sleepy lobster fishing village of Punta Allen, Mexico on the northeastern tip of Ascension Bay.  The Palometa Club offers what we feel is the ultimate Caribbean fly fishing experience.  The Club has also become recognized as the world’s premier lodge for anglers aspiring to catch the most coveted of all saltwater flats species – Permit (Palometa in Spanish).  Their unique approach and the techniques used for targeting permit are unlike anything I have witnessed.  The proof is in the numbers.  If you want to catch a permit, this is the place.

Why The Palometa Club?
•     Most impressive roster of guides we have seen in the Caribbean.  Period.
•     Local Punta Allen guides speak good English and are on the water 300+ days a year.
•     1:1 Guide to Angler Ratio.  2 anglers and 2 experienced guides per boat.
•     60% Repeat Booking Rate.  Some guests have visited 8+ times.  The ultimate testimonial.
•     500th Permit landed in only five seasons (lodge only open January-June).
•     159 Permit landed this season alone.
•     Diversity of other species in Ascension Bay – bonefish, tarpon, snook, jacks, barracuda,  reef species.
•     The Yucatan Peninsula is completely safe for foreign visitors!


A “Club” for a Reason.
Owner/operators, Dick and Kaye Cameron, after 11 years in Punta Allen, are completely woven into the community.  The culture created by the Camerons; true passion for flats fishing and first class service shines through the guides and house staff all season.  Their comfortable and newly constructed building is vibrant with energy, excellent service, and a sense of family very unique to the traditional saltwater fly fishing lodge.  Just ask the thirty plus clients we sent there this season.  With few exceptions, they are all committed to going back in 2012!

Our relationship with The Palometa Club is indicative of the hard work and expanding horizons we are enjoying here at Tailwaters Fly Fishing Company.  I hope you will consider joining us next season at The Palometa Club or to one of our other worldwide angling venues.  Stay tuned for more big news coming soon and please come see us at the shop!


David Leake

Learn More about The Palometa Club

For more information about The Palometa Club you can also check out several online resources as follows:

Download the Digital Brochure:

Click HERE or on the image below to download our digital brochure for the Club.

The Tailwaters Web Site:
The Tailwaters Fly Fishing Co. web site offers the most detail oriented travel presentation in the industry.   Make sure to download our online brochure for The Club to enjoy the full presentation.  Our online brochures are rich with information and stunning photography.

The Tailwaters Blog:
Our blog is a resource for articles and news about everything at Tailwaters and the fly fishing universe in general.  Several trip reports (including our 2011 exploratory visits and our June hosted trip), news and articles related to The Palometa Club, the Yucatan and several other destinations are currently posted.

The Palometa Club Web Site:
We have recently taken over management of The Palometa Club’s web site and are in the process of giving it a facelift.