I had my first experience fly fishing for tarpon in Puerto Rico with Zach, Jay and Steve. The tarpon came in all sizes on many different flies. All anglers landed fish with several in the 80-110 weight range. This was an urban fishing environment, while the area was pretty we were in the City of San Juan with the related noise pollution etc. However the sheer number of fish made that perfectly acceptable!
Flies were all over the board with black variation form two inches to 8 inches producing the most action. All of our fishing was with floating lines on 8-9 weight rods. We would start early morning then break mid day for a siesta then hit it again mid afternoon on.
Along with great fishing we enjoyed superb dining, easy flights and great people.
I think fly fishing for tarpon in Puerto Rico should be enjoyed by many, it’s the best tarpon fly fishing I’ve ever seen. Also it’s a spouse friendly destination if a non-angler wants to join you. In 2022 I’ll be hosting two or three, three day trips. I’m already in the process of setting this up, I’ll keep you posted!
Capt. Chuck Hawkins
Grand Traverse Bay Fishing Report
June 9, 2020
Cold Weather Gear for Steelhead Fishing
The recent drop in temperatures has us fishing everyday in very cold temperatures. That’s the life of a fly fishing guide. We fish in all kinds of weather. Yesterday when we got in the boat it was 17 degrees, clear, and no wind. Cold indeed.
Last year my wife bought me a new base layer , Patagonia’s Capilene Air Crew Base layer. A combination of Capalene and Merino Wool. It is seamless, has a 3-D knit structure that produces the most amazing warmth and comfort. The fabric is stretchy and comfortable against the skin. It is truly an innovation!
At $129 retail it isn’t the least expensive base layer that you’ve bought but I’m telling you it is the the most comfortable and warmest I’ve worn.
Capt. Chuck Hawkins
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