Raul Navarette, one of the top flats guides in Belize, passed away unexpectedly on May 4th. Raul was a much sought after guide at the Belize River Lodge; the only FFF certified casting instructor in Belize and, to our knowledge, the only Belizean ever to have fished in the famous Jackson Hole One Fly Tournament. Known for his keen eye, great disposition and world class curiosity, Raul participated as a panelist at the BTT Bonefish and Tarpon Symposium’s panel discussion on Permit in November of last year and was active in BTT’s bonefish and permit tagging efforts in Belize.
Raul leaves behind his wife, Luisa, and two children, along with hundreds of anglers who were guided, touched, instructed and inspired by him. BTT Board member Mick Kolassa is coordinating efforts to assure that his family will be taken care of. Anyone wishing to help in this effort is urged to contact Mick at email@example.com.