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"She Trout It"

This was the end result but we were off on a rough start. We're at Boca Paila, Mexico, this week and I was fishing with Sara, one of our guests.  She has traveled with us to many salt and fresh destinations, but at home she is a trout fisherman. So, while our guide was telling her what she did wrong to miss the first bonefish, I thought it might make an interesting blog.



As soon as the fish took the fly she raised her rod tip as she would for trout back in Ohio and I heard our Mexican guide say, "She trout it." Old habits die hard as she can attest. She knew she had to strip set but in the heat of the moment she lifted the rod tip. A strip set is made by keeping the rod tip low and pulling the line back with your hand instead of using the rod tip.



A strip set does two things. First it hooks the fish, but secondly if you miss the fish the fly has not been pulled away and you'll often get a second chance because the fish will continue to look for the fly. If you lift the tip the fly comes out of the water and the fish is gone. Strip setting also works very well for streamer fishing in freshwater for the same reason. Once the fish is hooked, then you can raise the tip to fight the fish.

 

We've had a wonderful week here at Boca Paila. We've caught tarpon, snook, permit, bonefish and a handful of other fish. The week started out wet but the clouds and rain cleared out, blue skies appeared and we've had a great week and look forward to returning next year.

Back home we're getting ready to launch a new web site. You'll hear from us soon about that. It will be much easier to navigate and operate for both you and us. I'll be posting more photos there very soon!

 
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MAY
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Exclusive Ecotourism - Peru & Ecuador with Frontiers

Mike & Kristene



Frontiers has been working in South America for well over 3 decades developing longstanding relationships with ground operators, guides, hotel properties and expedition motor yachts.

Join Mike Fitzgerald, Jr., and Kristene Matelan on this exceptional Frontiers excursion. Start out in Peru with Lima, the Sacred Valley of the Incas, Machu Picchu and Cusco. Then fly out to the Galapagos and enjoy 6 days on the 135' Galapagos Grand Odyssey and take in unique species of animal and birdlife, as well as a variety of plants and vegetation.

Galapagos Islands

Arranged with Abercrombie & Kent. Accommodations are the finest available and are owned/managed by Orient Express and Starwood. July 23 - August 6, 2012. $11,979 per person.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Machu Picchu



Please click through on the link below for complete information & itinerary and then call Frontiers 800-245-1950 with any questions or to confirm!

<http://www.frontiersej.com/documents/pageDocuments/IncasIguanas_
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MAY
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Bolivia and Dorado

Dorado fishing in Bolivia is one of the most exciting trips you'll ever take. The entire trip is an adventure; traveling through the airports, the country, the camps, and most of all the fish. There is nothing like Dorado for reel-screaming action. We still have a few openings in the second week, Sept. 14-25, 2012 (door-to-door). 8 nights, 6.5 days fishing. $7,600 per person. More information & itinerary. Call us today!
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MAY
04
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Yvon Chouinard

Yvon Chouinard talks to Walmart execs
Yvon chouinard talks to Walmart execs


Owner of Patagonia Clothing Company, Yvon Chouinard, must not sleep at night. He is constantly thinking of ingenious, down-to-earth practical ways for all of us from large mega corporations right down to individual citizens to consciously and actively live more environmentally sustainable lives. And he's not afraid to raise the bar with the major players. Read the amazing story about his new partnership with Walmart and other retail behemoths. It will knock your socks off!

 
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The World Underwater

This is cool video - a look at the ocean world underwater.I hope you'll take a minute to view it.  Our God is an Awesome God!
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Opening Weekend on Fishing Creek

Stephen & Gage on Fishing Creek



Guiding clients, Stephen Lee and his friend Gage show one of the fish from their day of guiding here on Fishing Creek this past weekend with guide, Tom Harris. We had great weather for the season opener. Lots of nice fish were caught. Grannom Caddis & Hendricksons   were the go-to flies. Details on guiding can be found on our web site.
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Jose Wejebe Dies in Plane Crash

The fly fishing community has lost a very dear friend. You may remember Jose from the popular Outdoor Channel television show Spanish Fly. He touched many lives and will be missed by everyone who came in contact with him. Our condolences to his family. Miami Herald.
Read more here: http://www.miamiherald.com/2012/04/10/2741275/celebration-of-life-set-for-jose.html#storylink=cpy
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APR
10
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Profound River



John Gubbins new book, Profound River, is the first full length portrait of the life of Dame Juliana Berners, the first person to write a book about sport fishing and fly fishing. She was also the first woman to publish in English. Her books on field sports were England's best sellers for almost 200 years."In time her name fell into oblivion," says John Gubbins. This is the first book ever to tell the story of her life. Remarkable research by the author.

Available at Amazon.

 

 
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2012 Boca Paila

Two spots (or one single) just popped up in our Boca Paila departure, June 3-10, 2012. This trip has been sold out for months. Click through for details. These spots won't last long. Boca Paila is always a popular trip and a fun destination. Hope you can join us.
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Guided Fishing on Fishing Creek

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At Home on Fishing Creek

We've got some days available for guiding here on Fishing Creek and we expect it to be a great early season with the warm weather we've had so far. Our season opens April 14, so the rest of April and all of May should be very good. Read all about it and then call us to set-up a day (or 2)!
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