December of 2017, a few prime dates are still available during this month.
January of 2018: (Invatational Sailfish on Fly Tournament begins with a Practice day January 7, with the 8, 9, 10, as Tournament dates) , or ( 11, 12, 13, is available on Makaira)
February of 2018, One Prime set of dates is still available
March, 2018, Please call to request other custom prime time Sailfish School dates during 2018!
"During THE FIRST 24 YEARS OF OPERATION, EVERY STUDENT HAS CAUGHT SAILFISH ON A FLY"!
Please contact me for availability, I am now taking reservations for Sailfish Schools which will be held on the following prime time dates.
Captain Jake Jordan; personally Instructs one, two, three, or four students per school, aboard a Casa Vieja Fleet world class sport boat in the art of catching Pacific Sailfish and Marlin on the fly rod.
Each SAILFISH SCHOOLincludes the following: Round trip ground transportation from Guatemala City to the Casa Vieja Lodge in a new van with an English speaking driver. Three nights Lodging (double occupancy) in the luxurious Casa ViejaLodge. The last night's lodging is either at the Casa Vieja Lodge or at a luxury hotel in Guatemala City. All meals are Included. Three full days of fly-fishing for Sailfish (one instructor along with 0ne, two, three or four students per boat). The use of high quality fly rods & reels, and all of the flies and leaders that you need!
THE SAILFISH SCHOOL operates ten to twenty sessions per year. The January 2018 through December of 2019 price is: $,3,300 per student with (4 students), $4,000 per student with (3 students), $5,400 (2 students), or $9,600 (for one private student), There will be 1, 2, 3, or 4 students per Vessel, along with one instructor, one Captain and 2 mates on each boat every day.
Lodging and gourmet meals are provided at Casa Vieja Lodge: Casa Vieja Lodgeis a very large five star fishing lodge with private pool and a large dining room. Each of the 20 new air conditioned guest rooms has a private tile bath. Casa Vieja Lodge is located in San Jose Guatemala, just a short five minute ride in the new vans from the Sailfish Marina, where the Casa Vieja Lodge fleet which is made up of the finest sport fishing vessels available in any port, is berthed. From the Guatemala City Airport the drive to Casa Vieja lodge is just under two hours through scenic Guatemala. . This is truly a world class fishing lodge All Sailfish School fishing and instruction is done on one of the Classic vessels built by Merrit, Rybovitch, Game fisherman, or Whiticar, or new Release boats, with world class English speaking captains.
Double Header Sailfish on the Fly, Sailfish School, January 13, 14, 15, 2004
Suzanne Schmidt Goldstein releases World Record Class ( 150 plus pound) Sailfish on Fly at The Sailfish School!
Galapagos Striped Marlin on Fly
"Blue Marlin on Fly Schools"
June, July, August 2017
During the last several years, several of my friends have experienced unbelievable Blue Marlin fishing, while fishing more than 140 miles off the coast of Costa Rica. Last summer one boat raised between 14 and over 100 Blue marlin per day during the 16 days which they fished this small patch of ocean. One angler caught as many as 18 Blue Marlin on fly in one day, and four or more per day on all but one day of the 16 days fished. Another boat hooked more than 10 Blue marlin on fly per day during 24 days fished in this same area.
The location is near a FAD (Fish Aggravating Device), located on a mountain top which comes up from 8000 foot below the sea surface to 1,400 foot below the sea surface. The area which we will be concentrating on is the size of a city block, the FAD draws bait, and the Blue Marlin come here to eat.
My plan is to fish this area during at least 11, five day trips (Marlin Schools) during the summer of 2017. We will be fishing aboard a 43 foot Maverick, sport fishing yacht, with twin diesel engines, air condition, and refrigeration and generator for electricity, out of the Los Suenos resort Marina in Los Suenos CR.
Day #1 We will arrive in Costa Rica, be picked up by a private driver and be transported to my condo in Los Suenos, where we will check in on day one (Travel Day). On day #2 after provisioning the vessel, with food and supplies, and after breakfast, we board "Dragin Fly" around noon and then head out to sea. After fishing from the time we depart until dark we will continue at trolling speed to conserve fuel all night. The Captain, two mates, and I will rotate on watch and sleep in shifts during the night while guests eat and sleep until we reach the location at dawn. On day #3 we will fly fish for blue marlin from dawn to dark, and then eat and sleep while on a sea anchor. Day #4 we wake up and fly fish for blue marlin from dawn to dark, then eat and sleep. Day #5, we will fly fish for marlin from dawn till dark, after which we will begin heading back to shore at trolling speed. On day #6 we will arrive back to the Los Suenos Marina, and transfer from the marina to my condo, clean up, have a great meal and spend the night there. Day #7 my driver will pick you up and take you back to the San Jose international airport for our flight home.
These packages include private rooms (Lodging) at my condo, ground transportation while in Costa Rica, charter of the boat (Dragin Fly) for entire trip, food and beverages while aboard "Dragin Fly", bait and tackle for teasing, I will also supply all fly fishing tackle, flies and instruction, during this "Blue Marlin Fly Fishing School" along with accompanying the students throughout the trip. My proposed dates for the first four of these schools are as follows; We have other dates available for customized trips, also we offer extended stays where we can fish daily and stay at the hotel for daily rates. These trips are limited to one or two students per trip, per boat. All of these trips are to be customized to fit the needs of my students, call me if you have any questions or wish to put together a Blue Marlin on Fly School. Available Dates
Arrive July 30, out July 31, fish August 1, 2, 3, dock 4, depart August 5 (Available)
Arrive August 6, out 7, fish August , 8, 9, 10, dock 11, depart August 12, (Available)
Arrive August 20, out 21, fish August 22, 23, 24, dock 25, depart August 26! (Available)
Let’s get started, contact me now to plan your Fly Fishing for Blue Marlin trip of a lifetime!
Captain Jake Jordan
Jake Jordan fighting Marlin on fly, vessel Dragin Fly Los Suenos CR, December 2013
Blue & White Marlin Fly Fishing Schools
Casa de Campo, Dominican Republic, February & March 2018
I have several Marlin School packages planned with duration of 5 or 6 days of fly fishing for Blue and White Marlin scheduled during February and March of 2018. We will be located at the Casa de Campo, resort, marina, in the Dominican Republic. We will be staying in 3 bedroom condo over looking the marina, while fly fishing aboard the 48 foot G & S Sport Boat "Tradition", with Captain Tim Richardson.
Please contact me as soon as possible as these exotic fly fishing for marlin packages will fill up quickly. Each Marlin School is a customized package with dates arranged based on being there during prime fishing periods. Call and reserve today!
Marlin on Fly, aboard Dragin Fly, Los Suenos Costa Rica, Jake Jordan angler "The Marlin School"
"Striped Marlin on Fly School" Mag Bay, Mexico October, November 2017
Magdalina Bay, Mexico, is close to 150 miles up the coast (north west), from Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. For several reasons, this location produces the best Fly Fishing for Striped Marlin, of any location in the world. Most of these awesome striped Marlin are in the 75 to 150 pound class, thus making them the perfect target for fly fishermen. During 2017 and 2018, I have locates a large Sport Fishing vessel which caries enough fuel to live and fish in this location for a week at a time. I am planning a limited number of "Fly Fishing for Striped Marlin Schools" during the fall of the next couple of years. Each of these trips will be costomized to fit the best fishing along with the schedule of my students/clients. Please contact me should you have any interest in catching many Striped Marlin on fly?
Townsville/Cairns Australia Fly Fishing for Marlin Schools
"Black Marlin on Fly"
Fly Fishing Schools in Australia
I have long been looking for the right place in the world to operate my fly fishing for Marlin Schools with the best access for my students to catch Juvinile Black Marlin, on fly. After doing years of research I have settled on the Townsville/Cairns, Australia area during August and September. I am in the process of planning Black Marlin fly fishing school trips during late August or early September of 2015. I will be working with World Class Captain Tim Richardson aboard his 52 foot Sport Boat, "Tradition". Please Click on the Australia Marlin School tab under the "Billfish School tab on your left. Please contact me directly if you have any interest in this world Class fishing School. Jake Jordan PO Box 309 Havelock, NC 28532 252-444-3308 Cell: 305-872-6060 firstname.lastname@example.org
Australia: Fly Fishing School for Striped Marlin, out of Port Stephens
Port Stephens, Australia, during our winter, January, February, March, and April, produces some of the best Fly Fishing for Striped, Blue, and Black, small Marlin available anywhere. I work with Captain Tim Dean, aboard his vessel "Calypso" to operate My Marlin on Fly Schools" in this Location. It looks like the winter season of 2018 will have some awesome fly fishing. Each of my trips is for a minimum 6 days of fly fishing for Marlin, all of these Schools are custom designed to fit the needs of my fly fishing clients. Give me a call if you have any interest?
Galapagos, Striped Marlin on Fly School
Galapagos Islands Fishing for Billfish The Marlin School
These Schools have been canceled until further notice, due to poor fishing during the last couple of years, stay tuned for further reports, (Posted After 2014 season)!
Fishing for Marlin on the fly is the next logical step for those anglers who have mastered the Sailfish. I have decided to begin operating a Marlin School where anglers who join me will learn about how to catch Marlin on fly tackle. I have researched the best spots around the globe looking for a location which has consistant fishing for Marlin averaging under 300 pounds, on a year round basis. The Galapagos Islands fits the bill, they have the best fishing for Striped Marlin in the world. For more information regarding "The Marlin School" click on the Billfish School tab at the top of this page!
I have access to have several first class sport fishing Boats available with English speaking Captains who want to fly fish for Striped Marlin. I will be reserving several dates each year and selling spots to individual anglers to join me at "The Marlin School" I will supply all necessary tackle and flies, along with the instruction necessary for beginning anglers to consistantly catch Striped Marlin on the fly. Please contact me if you have any interest in these exploritory trips?
If you have any interest in planning a trip to the Galapagos to fish these rich Marlin waters, you should contact me and I will assist you on your trip planning.
Contact: Captain Jake Jordan Jake Jordan's Fishing Adventures P O Box 309 Havelock, NC 28532 252-444-3308 or 305-872-6060