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Old 06-23-2006, 10:57 AM
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Here we go ready or not!

Ok, I think we are ready!
Me the Miss's 2 backpacks, 3 fly rods, and about 225 painstakenly tied flies.
Belize here we come!
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Old 06-23-2006, 01:07 PM
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Dude you are *definitely* ready!

Hope you have a fantastic trip, take lots of pics.
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Old 07-10-2006, 11:56 AM
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Good luck Brother!
I just got back from the Bahamas .... wish I was just heading out!
It's addictive for sure.
have you seen Craig Mathew's DVD on bonefishing Belize? good stuff on flies, presentation & underwater footage.

FWIW: in Eleuthera, a size 6&8 Turneffe crab, tan rabbit silileg gotcha, and #8 bonefish bitters were all that were needed for flies. (I have 5 boxes of flies that I'll sell cheap.... He He He)

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Old 07-10-2006, 05:13 PM
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Talking one more item

Good luck on the trip but it looks like you forgot the kitchen sink
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Old 07-22-2006, 07:55 PM
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report from Belize!

Well,
We made it back alive!!! Our 2 1/2 week do it yourself belize adventure went off with many a trill a lot of high water and more than a few good cocktails!
On our first day I had the horse I was riding try to roll over on me and durring my quick exit I managed to break my ring finger on my stripping hand (left)

After cutting my weddung ring off w/ a rusty hack saw I was able to splint it w/ some clothes pins and get it taped up. It made casting difficult especially the double haul by I learned to cope. Then came the rain every river in the country rose and then flooded so my plan for river Tarpon and snook was shot. To add insult to injury as the rivers entered the ocean it created a 200' line of brackish muddy water along the whole coast (in Hopkins) so my plan to do some wading and kayaking was scuttled.

The second week we headed for Glovers reef w/ the promise of clearer skies and water unfortunately I contracted some wierd flu and spent the first two days w/ a 102 degree fever shivering in bed. Glovers is increadibly beutiful and the snorkeling was out of this world! The flats were a 3 1/2 mile kayak paddle from our island and after making the trip once I must admit I bairly had the energy to fish (damn flu). the last day one of the owners said they would take me out by boat and pick me up at a latter time. Great!, I could fish the rising tide in the morning this would be my shot!! As we headed for the island we ran over a large green piece of tarp which wraped itself around the prop kicked back the motor and broke the linkage. UGH!!!

Ok it's been a week maybe those rivers on the mainland have gone down and we'll just go after snook and tarpon. No such luck, we had to doge trees flowing down the swallon river upon our return. I did get out one morning w/ a local guide and fished the barrier reef. I caught a nice Jack and a permit and missed a bone. Then you guessed it ...it started to rain and everything just seemed to shut down. We did manage to find a nice school of bones in deeper water but could not get them to hit.

So there it is not what I had imagined but a great trip all the same mostly because of all the great people we met along the way. Oh and let's not forget those cocktails while discussing the worst rains in 20 years


I'm off to Alaska in three week I hope the report is a little better!!!!
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