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Meet the Board of Directors 

Eworth Garbutt

Vice-President and acting President

Eworth was born in Placencia Village and has been an active conservation leader and steward for over 25 years. He is currently a fly fishing guide in Placencia and owns Eworth Marine.

Jorge Rodriguez


Jorge was born in San Pedro and has been guiding for over 10 years years. As a dedicated Christian, Jorge gives GLORY to the Lord and Savior JESUS CHRIST for being in the beautiful country of Belize .He currently guides for Blue Bonefish Lodge & Villas.


Dennis Garbutt


Dennis was born in Punta Gorda and has been owner of Garbutts Fishing Lodge along his brothers that guide for fly fishing. He has served for many years in several committees and board member of several groups. 

Michael Peralta

North Zone Officer

Michael was born in San Pedro and has been guiding for seven years at El Pescador Lodge & Villas. Michael enjoys making memories on the flats with guests that eventually turn into great friends. He enjoys teaching people how to cast, have fun and appreciate what Belize offers.


Chris Leeman


I was born in Iowa, and grew up in Oregon where my passion for fly fishing began. My wife and I moved to the beautiful country of Belize in 2019 and feel blessed to be able to call Ambergris Caye home. Belize is home to some amazing guides, fishing, and has some of the most pristine flats you will find anywhere in the world! I am honored and on behalf of Belize introduce the Board of Directors for the Belize Flats Fishery Association.

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