Another Rave Review - The Angling Report
In response to The Oct 2010 article about bluewater fly fishing at Sailfish Bay.
Report ID: 4204
We have a group of 8 - 10 that fish together. I should note that most of us are in our 50s and 60s and have been fly fishing, both salt and fresh, for decades. While our warm water trips are usually for bonefish or tarpon, two years ago, my group of eight fly rodders went to Sailfish Bay for our annual trip. Scott Ruprecht's operation was among the best, if not the best, we have ever been to. The accommodations, food and service were of the caliber that one would not tell your wife about, lest she think that we live large on these trips. Staff met us at the dock with drinks at the end of the day, the menu was creative, the food delicious, the rooms were spacious and spotless and the thatched roof bar was a great spot to gather next to the black sand beach.
As for the fishing, the transfers from the lodge to the boats were efficiently executed - a 10 minute covered panga to the vans for a 10 minute drive to the boats. All the boats were in great shape. These captains were fly rod experienced and far more than just accepting. There was never a hint that we should be using anything else. Teasers were out on one side only as you would expect as noted in your article. On one occasion, when one of our group was trolling his fly, the deck hands asked if he wouldn't prefer to pull it in order to cast when the fish came. When he did not, nothing more was said. But it was obvious that they preferred when the fly rodder cast.
The deck hands were attentive, proactive and happy to give advice to anyone willing to accept it. As a result, we all caught multiple fish.
Sailfish Bay is a top drawer fly-fishing operation. Scott Ruprecht was terrific from first contact all the way through follow-up.
I recommend Sailfish Bay highly.
Name: Wm Ludolph
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