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About Fflyakk

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  1. River is murky to muddy and Carribean is deep but we use sinking lines most of the time. You will see tarpon rolling and can catch them using popper flies.
  2. Down here in Costa Rica I like to tye my flies with grizzly hackle and black and olive mariboo. I believe the mariboo ads life to the fly.hook size 5/0 with dumbells eyes. Length varies. Sometimes I'll cut the hackle shorter if the fish aren't biting and that does the trick. In rivers in the kayak, I tye them smaller. Fish size is smaller, 50 to 60blbs.
  3. You'll see plenty of Gallos from the beach cruising depending on time of year. Problem is a majority of them are out of casting range.
  4. My friend Lance. Caught around Jaco.
  5. I live in Bejuco. 20 minutes south of Jaco.
  6. Looking to have some uv epoxy down to me in Costa Rica. I've used the older loon stuff but it was tacky afterwards. I'll be tying big salt flies. Any combination epoxy and uv light? Thanks. Pura Vida.
  7. This was my buddy with a rooster out of his yak yesterday morning
  8. Baaaajaaaaa. Costa Rica. I live here for 6 months out of the year. Pura Vida!
  9. Neither one of those fish were long armed for the photo.
  10. This was the other fish caught last year
  11. So last Friday I landed a bomber corvina on my buddies borrowed and rigged up rod and reel with a lure sent to him from Japan. A year to the day, I landed a bomber pompano on my buddies equipment on a lure sent to him from Japan. Both fish were caught at the same place. Pretty cool.
  12. My goal is to land a tarpon on the fly without the real spool coming off the reel. It happened twice in two years. I've landed last years fish by hand while my buddy retrieved my spool from 45ft of water in the Carribean but that fish was DQed from the tournament. Not this year. That brand reel is perminately retired.
  13. I own a car, rediculous prices for vehicles here due to government regulations.
  14. Renting a car is a bait and switch here. You get a quote for 20 dollars a day and end up paying alot more. The insurance will cost you more then the rental itself and even then the insurance has different levels and some companies will not cover you for certain Conditions. If you dont need the car for the time you are here, check into alternatives. Some of the companies will give you a waiver on some of upfront insurance if your credit car company will cover the inscurance. Some do. Some Don't. But what thd rental card company will put a 2500 dollar hold on your credit card while you rent the car. Make sure you have enough of s line of credit to cover that. Another reason to not renth a car, imho, is alot of the roads in CR to the more remote fishing areas plan suck. Ive driven on some of the best roads and driven on some which looked like they were carpet bombed. And all Ticos and Gringos drive fast. It is also very easy to get lost. Waze is the kkng here but then you have to either get a plan outside of the US or sim card with a burner number. Whatsapp is is the primary system to communicate but if you have wifi, you wont need a phone. My wife has a Tico phone number and I just use wifi. Youll find almost every place has wifi even when you cant get a signal. Any other questions be happy to help.
  15. As stated earlier, if you want to spend less then staying at the all inclusive route, you can get more bang for your buck. You can pick my brain if you like.