Flyfishing for Saillfish in Guatemala!

Imagine the appearance of a bill slicing through the water determined to eat whatever is making such a commotion on the surface of the dark blue ocean. The mate teases it closer until he yells, “listo? (ready?), now!” You cast the pink popper  as the mate makes a final pull of the teaser out of the water. On the second or third “pop”, 100 pounds of a hungry predator smashes the fly and after a momentary pause cartwheels towards the horizon!

This happens on a daily basis for those wanting a taste of Guatemala big game fly fishing with Big Buoy Fishing. Experienced and novice fly anglers alike can enjoy many opportunities at 70-120 pound Sailfish and the occasional Dorado. The fishing crews of Big Buoy are expert riggers and have thousands of releases under their belts.

All of the charter boats have the appropriate rods an reels so there is on need to worry about having your own gear for this specialized type of Guatemala fly fishing. The first fly is included in the cost and others are available for purchase if you are fortunate enough to wear one out!  The crew is always eager to help those new to the sport and can give valuable tips to those who have prior experience in other areas of the world.  It is also one time that conventional anglers and fly anglers can share the same boat!

Be sure to inform Eric when you book the Guatemala fishing trip if you plan on fly fishing so he can inform the crew for the appropriate set up when you arrive on the boat.