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Fly-Fishing the Yucatan Paperback – March 1, 2017
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Rod Hamilton’s book, Fly Fishing the Yucatan, could be the most important gear you pack for a fishing trip to Mexico. Rod’s research and the detailed information it provides could just save your trip. There are only two things to know about fly fishing in Mexico: read this book and don't drink the water! (Louis Cahill, Gink and Gasoline)
"I often wonder if any other angling author in the word has logged even half the miles Rod Hamilton has waded on tropical flats. I know there isn't a resource that compares to Fly Fishing the Yucatan in terms of thoroughness, grit, and honesty. You almost feel like you have to shake the sand out of the pages when you finish a chapter. This handy reference can reliably guide you through a lifetime of adventures among the most intricate and alluring flats on the planet. (Kirk Deeter, Editor-at-Large, Field&Stream)
With Fly Fishing the Yucatan, Rod Hamilton delivers the ultimate travel guide for Mexico’s Southeastern peninsula with scrupulous attention to detail. This comprehensive road map clearly illustrates all aspects of planning and executing the perfect trip for fly fisherman and family alike. Contained in this book is a valuable collection of local information that would take the better part of a lifetime to gather, simplifying what could easily become an exercise in frustration. Whether you’re an experienced DIY angler or venturing out for the first time, this is a must-have book when considering a trip to the Yucatan. (Drew Chicone, author of Feather Brain)
Rod Hamilton’s first book, Do It Yourself Bonefishing, created the new wave of interest in self-arranged fishing trips. This one is going to turn that wave into a tsunami. A masterful job. Chock full of information. It will make you want to plan your own trip to the Yucatan. (Don Causey, Editor, The Angling Report)
About the Author
Rod Hamilton has been an avid fly fisher for fifty years chasing salmon, trout and steelhead from his home base in British Columbia, Canada during the summer and flats species in the tropics during the winter. Through his book Do It Yourself Bonefishing, website www.diyfishing.com and his most recent publication Fly Fishing the Yucatan he shares his passion for catching saltwater species on the fly with like-minded fishermen from around the world. In addition to his books and online outlets he contributes to a variety of industry magazines.
Born and Raised in Vail, Colorado, Rhett Schober has spent most of his life in the pursuit of his greatest passion, fly fishing. Whether on the rivers of Colorado , the lakes of Japan or the flats of the Yucatan, Rhett always finds a way to have a great time and make light of things that shouldn’t be so serious. He first came to the Yucatan on a college scholarship to study the Mayan Indians in the central Yucatan. During that period, he found time to hit the coastal areas and discover some of the best fly fishing the Yucatan has to offer for himself. After college, Rhett made his way to Japan and then back to Vail where he got into the fly fishing business as a guide and shop dog. However, the Yucatan was calling out to him and he moved down to Akumal, Mexico where he now lives, fishes and works. Rhett would like to dedicate his participation in this book to his lovely daughter Beniko who inspires his every thought and consideration!
Nick Denbow is a British ex-pat with over 27 years experience working in the fly fishing industry, he has achieved a Bachelor of Science degree with honors in Aquaculture and fishery management in 1998 and also qualified as a Salmon and Trout Association National Fly Casting Instructor in 2000. Nick moved to Mexico 13 years ago and started guiding and teaching fly fishing in Mahahual on the beaches, lagoons and bays of the Southern Yucatan. Nick runs both the Western Caribbean Fly Fishing School and catchafish.net guide services catering to fishermen of all experience levels wishing to target the huge range of fly friendly fish species in his area.
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FYI, This is not a strict DIY fishing book because it also provides info to not only DIY, but how to hire an independent guide, or fish out of a full service lodge. Also, the spousal rating system is priceless.
It's like a Fodors for fly fishermen...
Whenever I peruse this book, I fire up google earth (or maps) and start looking for the flats he mentions. And the towns, and roads. Its good for an armchair adventure before you go. A nice paloma adds to the experience.
There's not a lot of good guidebooks to this area, and this covers a lot
This book isn't going to handhold you to your first permit. But it will help you know what to bring, where to start looking, and what to be afraid of and what to not worry about. If' you're going to the Yucatan, even if you think you might only be able to fish for a single afternoon, this book is worth it.
Great job guys.