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Fly Fishing Ambergris Caye 1/26/2011

Posted By: Leonbwilson

Fly Fishing Ambergris Caye 1/26/2011 - 01/31/11 08:14 PM

Wanted to share my experience fly fishing on Ambergris Caye on 1/26/2011- In short it wasn't worth the money - I hooked up on one Bone fish for 2 seconds and broke off. The only other fish hooked was a small Barracuda which we were trying to avoid catching because you immediately brake off and loose your fly. I've done a lot of fly fishing for trout on streams using a 5 weight, but this being my first trip for Bone & Permit found multiple challenges: The weather - wind and light (difficult to see the fish and by the time they were spotted they spooked and only had a few seconds to cast 50 - 60 feet of line in 25mph wind. Better to plan your trip for April - October (best in May). I spent $275 for a guide and $67 on a shuttle flight plus $20 on a taxi. We seriously fished for 2.5 hours. If anyone is interested in more information e-mail me at [email protected]
Posted By: champion

Re: Fly Fishing Ambergris Caye 1/26/2011 - 01/31/11 08:16 PM

Were you off a cruise ship with very limited time?
Posted By: Loansum-Al K

Re: Fly Fishing Ambergris Caye 1/26/2011 - 01/31/11 08:40 PM

I've been on the outside of the reef in 6 to 8 foot seas trolling for 6 hours straight without a bite......everybody has bad days.....was it worth it....every minute of it!!
Posted By: GwenA

Re: Fly Fishing Ambergris Caye 1/26/2011 - 01/31/11 08:47 PM

My husband has fished year round by fly. Any given day the fishing is good, the fishing is bad. Why should your bad experience be the one by which others should make decisions? How narcissistic. I think, just because you aren't a good SALT WATER fly fisherman, you should delete this post. Send Datallon a PM instead. You had to learn how to stream fish, so now you need to learn to flats fish. That shouldn't make you disgusted. It should give you a challenge. By the way, fly fishing isn't cheap anywhere, even if you live on Rock Creek!
Posted By: GwenA

Re: Fly Fishing Ambergris Caye 1/26/2011 - 01/31/11 08:57 PM

Poor Izaak Walton is spinning in his grave right now!
Posted By: krehfish

Re: Fly Fishing Ambergris Caye 1/26/2011 - 01/31/11 09:03 PM

Wind, sightfishing, 50'-60' one haul casts. That's SW FFg, and are the regular complaints of unprepared/unsuccessful first time trout guys.
Posted By: Loansum-Al K

Re: Fly Fishing Ambergris Caye 1/26/2011 - 01/31/11 09:05 PM

Originally Posted by GwenA
Poor Izaak Wakton is spinning in his grave right now!

Gwen, it's Izaak Walton!
Posted By: GwenA

Re: Fly Fishing Ambergris Caye 1/26/2011 - 01/31/11 09:09 PM

Sorry...the L on my Ipad is next to the K!. When I'm exercised, my hand tends go fly! I have no problem with being humbled!
Posted By: Loansum-Al K

Re: Fly Fishing Ambergris Caye 1/26/2011 - 01/31/11 09:11 PM

No problem, I just didn't want the wrong guy spinning in his grave grin
Posted By: papashine

Re: Fly Fishing Ambergris Caye 1/26/2011 - 01/31/11 09:58 PM

Thats why they call it fishing..not catching..
Posted By: Don Greife

Re: Fly Fishing Ambergris Caye 1/26/2011 - 02/01/11 05:17 PM

Leon,, First, get rid of your "WEENY-FISH-RODS" and get an 8wt. Then ask "who is a good guide and how much will he charge for a full day". Tell him you you don't know Jack about salt flats. Then he will instruct you on the art of "catching" bone fish. And "stop that crying". Send me an IM and I'll take a minute out of my "snow shoveling" to Redirect your efforts.
Posted By: BDB

Re: Fly Fishing Ambergris Caye 1/26/2011 - 02/03/11 11:22 PM

I've had good days fishing and bad days fishing....but I've never had a bad time fishing...
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