Monday, November 28, 2011

Lyle Lewis sent me this nice letter..

Hi Grant,
Thank you for another great flyfishing trip.  I've been fishing at different destinations along the Baja Peninsula for 15 years with numerous guides and outfitters that all proclaimed themselves as flyfishing experts.  Invariably, they have boat captains whose flyfishing toolbox consists entirely of either throwing sardines or trolling.  I've learned over the years that the better the flyfishing guide/outfitter, the less you are asked to troll flies.  Baja Angler's boat captains are the only ones that have never asked me to troll a fly and do everything in their power to give me as many opportunties to flycast to feeding fish as possible.  Their enthusiasm and knowledge are without equal.
Your boats are the only ones I've seen that are actually designed with the flyfisher in mind - no bruised shins and thighs from trying to flyfish out of a panga.  Your captains are the only ones I've encountered that all speak English.  This has given me the opportunity to learn about the fish and the ecology of the ocean around Cabo San Lucas and makes even the worst fishing days fun.  Your captains have also never resented my releasing fish, another rarity in Mexico.

While all of these things are paramount for a good flyfishing experience, there are often overlooked little things that Baja Anglers does to ensure the most pleasant trip possible and separate themselves from the "others"; spraying saltwater off of fishing rods and reels at the end of the day, personal attention in medical emergencies, and employees with a great sense of humor.  I hope many of the other flyfishermen and women who have tried flyfishing in the Baja with captains that throw sardines and troll, have an opportunity to fish with your captains so they can truly experience inshore and offshore flyfishing at its finest.

While I know there are some places in Mexico that are very dangerous, thankfully, Cabo San Lucas isn't one of them.  I've always felt completely safe.  Take care and I'll see you next year!

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