23
Jan 14

Mexico, the Drake and Shane

Awesome.

Awesome.

Got the winter edition of the Drake and I was happy to see my friend Shane (and his wife) in there smacking some fish down in Mexico.

I got to fish with Shane down in Belize, as well as spending a fair amount of time with him on the Lower Sac, Upper Sac and McCloud. He’s one of the best anglers I’ve ever fished with and has been generous with his time and expertise.

Great article, written by Tom Bie, who was also on the trip. They are down in at Paradise Lodge on the southern Yucatan coast and it looks pretty nice.

Check it out, if you haven’t already.


28
Jun 13

Shane goes to Paradise

Paradise Lodge, that is. I think this was a hosted trip that Shane did with his wife.  Funny thing is watching his wife blow a tarpon shot and get a little angry… been there, done that and can totally relate to that feeling.

Cool video.


22
May 13

Bonefish save the day in MX

Saw this blog recently, Uprising. Brent Wilson, the author, shares a story about day where the weather doesn’t cooperate for poons and snook, but they still find some bones to save the day.

I’ve never actually fished the Caribbean side of Mexico. I’ve fished just south of Mexico. I’ve fished within a cast of Mexico, but not actually in Mexican waters on the East Coast. I’d like to, for sure.

They are probably out there somewhere.

They are probably out there somewhere.

Brent talks about seeing a bunch of tarpon in a cenote and I remember seeing one myself down there on a snorkel trip down a centote south of Cancun. Pretty cool sight.

 


12
Jan 13

A little DIY Meixco action

Because I’m lazy today… and I’m off to the Wine Train with the lovely wife.

(not excellent handling here)


29
Nov 12

A word on Mexico

I used to go down to Mexico a bit. Really, I’d be there once or twice a year in Vallarta with the fam. I’m divorced from the Vallarta experience now, but I still have a soft spot for Mexico and think often about heading down to the Caribbean side of things to find some bonefish and tarpon to throw a fly at.

Some up here North of the Border have an impression that Mexico is dangerous. “The drug violence!” they cry.

Well, Mexico can be dangerous, if you are are running drugs along the border. Don’t run drugs along the border. In fact, just don’t run drugs.

You avoid running drugs and Mexico all of a sudden is a much, much safer place.

Check out the Yucatan there. There really have not been that many drug related deaths in all of Yucatan and I have a feeling fly fishing anglers are not a target of the drug cartels. The violence is not indiscriminate. In fact, it is very, very discriminate. Drug gangs vs. drug gangs, not drug gangs vs. bonefisherman.

In short… you can go to Mexico without being worried about drug violence. Don’t get overconfident though, you still shouldn’t drink the water.


17
Oct 12

Geofish is out… and it looks awesome.

I met the Geofish team at the Costa booth in Reno and I got to hear them talking about the journey, the time spent, the sacrifices and the passion they had for this project. It made me want to see this movie really, really badly. It’s here now and it looks… A-MAZE-ING.

One of the key characters isn’t even a person, it is Jay’s beard. That beard is epic.

The Beard.

This whole project is something that Costa got behind in a really big way. Impressive to see a company support a project like this so hard.  Way to go Costa.


06
May 12

A Boca Paila DIY video

Well… that looks interesting… very interesting indeed.

Some folks probably won’t like me posting that. It’s probably their secret.  Luckily, there are enough secrets out there that they can’t possibly all be as secret as you think.


04
Jan 12

Mexico Expedition

Worth a read over at the Costa Del Mar blog “The Watery Rave.”

I hadn’t been over there in a while.  Looking good… looking really good.

This from an epic story about traveling down to MX in a veggie oil powered van to convert the locals and find fish.

We first thought that the U-joints were bad, but eventually determined that we broke the transmission mount and that the entire driveline was getting torqued upward. Mexican’s are very resourceful people and at a small repair shop in Cabo they were able to find our exact part within 30 minutes and had it installed in no time flat, which prevented Chris from having to tolerate the local dog population.


29
Aug 11

Motivefishing goes to Mexico – movie results

Best Humor and Film of the Year from the Drake film contest, not a bad set of awards.  Here it is.

 


17
Jul 11

Oh Mexico – Cozumel.

Mexico is nice. I like it there.  I haven’t fished for bones there, sadly. My time has been spent throwing for Jacks on the Pacific side of things.  I’d love to fish the bonefishy side though and this little vid is a nice invitation to check out Cozumel.