David, a Fishing crazy trout guide from N. Carolina joined us yesterday aboard GOOD DAY Fly Fishing in Costa Rica to try and check a huge item off his bucket list, a Billfish on the Fly.
The plan almost came together when we raised the perfect hot Sailfish, after a great tease on the Squidnation daisy chain & Pakula Lures and Tackle sprokett teaser combo, David made the great cast, got the eat from the Sail, hooked the fish only for it to spit the hook after pulling drag for a few seconds. We raised 2 other Sails, 1 of which teased great only to turn away at last minute, the 3rd was a lazy fish.
David added a Dorado on the Fly which was very cool and then the day took a change of pace when we encountered a group of Tuna & Spinner Dolphins at 34 miles. We caught 3 Tuna on Fly up to 30lb and 4 more up to 60lb on conventional. We missed one BIG Tuna which exploded on the Fly, maybe it was a good thing we never hooked it, we might have been still there now fighting it on the Fly gear!
Tally for the day:
7 Tuna (3 on Fly)
1 Dorado on Fly
1 lost Sailfish on Fly
Another great day at the office, heading back out there shortly!