Only 90 miles separate the coast of Florida from Cuba, but for decades the short distance was a near impossibility for generations of thrill seekers. Now the well conserved ecological paradise, 100-miles of pristine, fish-filled flats, is slowly opening to anglers. Avalon Outdoor Guides showed Jonathan Jones, a.k.a. Redbeard and Ross Kingsley to unspoiled waters so they could let it fly in the Cayo Cruz marine park. Since 1992, Avalon has been introducing sustainability in the conservation tourism—limiting the number of licenses with an increasing number of conservation projects providing Cuba one of the most successful programs for fly fishing. Equipped in the Guide’s Choice with ChromaPop, the boys scored one for the ages.