Some questions that we regularly get asked so I thought it’d be good to put them up here for everyone.
Can You Provide Fly Rods, Flies, Leader and All That As Well?
While we welcome anglers using their own familiar fly rods and reels, as well as flies they may have tied themselves… Yes, we can provide all the gear. Just bring clothes and camera 🙂
I read that the peak of the season is around September. But, you would obviously know much better.
Obviously, we cannot guarantee how the fishing will be when you come. Sailfish begin to arrive in numbers from July. Peak period is from August, September and October. So most people just assume September is the best, being in the middle. Fishing in July can have its advantages as in if you encounter large numbers of sailfish coming in, they are generally less harassed and more aggressive. There may be more fish around in September but they will also likely to have been around for months, have plenty of easy baitfish to feed on and a lot more boats trying to catch them. It is not too difficult catching them with live bait in September but can be a challenge on the fly as they are often well fed and quite lazy to chase down a teaser and our flies.
Little known to many, March and April can also be good months for sailfish, and on the fly. There may be less fish around, but also less (almost zero) boats targeting them and if we find the fish, they are hungry and usually very aggressive – just what we need to catch them on the fly. During a trip this March we landed 7 sailfish on fly in one day.
How Many People On The Same Trip?
On a normal fishing trip, our boats take a maximum of 4 anglers. For fly fishing, it is recommended to be less as catching one on fly is much harder than on bait, plus each angler needs to take their turn for a shot. So, the less angler there are, the higher their chances for a successful trip. We often get solo fly fisher and a good number is two people.
The exception is our live aboard Sea Urchin which takes up to 8 anglers – not fly fishing.