Costa Rica, Blue "Marlin on fly fishing Schools", June, July, August, 2015, Fishing Reports and Pictures
Elsie Releasing her first Blue MArlin on Fly, The Blue Marlin Fly Fishing School, vessel "Dragin Fly", Los Suenos Costa Rica
Elsie's Sailfish on fly, to complete "Grand Slam", The Blue Marlin fly fishing School, vessel Dragin Fly, Los Suenos Costa Rica, Jake Jordan Photo
Costa Rica Blue Marlin fly fishing school
July 27, 28, 29, 2015
Greetings from Costa Rica:
After three 14 hour days of fly fishing at my Costa Rica "Blue Marlin Fly Fishing School", aboard the vessel "Dragin Fly", with Captain James Smith along with mates Berto and Marcos, Students (fly anglers) Guy and Elsie Anttila have more than reached their goal.
On day #1, (July 27), They raised 10 Blue Marlin, 2 Striped Marlin, and one Sailfish, They caught and released three Blue Marlin, one Striped Marlin, along with one Sailfish, all on fly on 20 # class tippet. This was the first Blue Marlin for each angler, the first Striped Marlin for Elsie, and her first ever Grand Slam on Fly! Elsie caught 2 Blue Marlin, one Striped Marlin, and one Sailfish today, While Guy caught his first ever Blue Marlin.
On Day #2, (July 28), Captain James managed to raise 13 Blue Marlin, and one Sailfish, behind "Dragin Fly", they teased in 8 Blue marlin for fly bites, while Elsie and Guy cast too, hooked, fought, and released, 7 Blue Marlin on fly. Elsie caught 6 and Guy caught his second.
On Day #3, (July 29), the weather changed, it rained and blew some, and the fishing slowed, Dragin Fly raised a Blue Marlin, got one bite, and Guy caught and released a Blue Marlin, and a Sailfish on Fly.
After three days of fly fishing at my Blue Marlin fly fishing School, Guy and Elsie, raised a total of 24 Blue Marlin, 2 Striped Marlin, and 2 Sailfish, They caught and released 11 Blue Marlin, 1 Striped Marlin, and 2 Sailfish, all on 20# class tippet, on fly. Elsie wound up catching 8 Blue Marlin, one Striped Blue Marlin, and one Sailfish, she also caught a grand slam on fly the first day. Guy caught and released 3 awesome Blue Marlin and oe Sailfish on fly. The Fly Fishing here in Costa Rica, aboard "Dragin Fly" has been great so far this season, I will be sending a report in the next day or two with a full season report. Only a couple of spots left for my "Blue Marlin Fly Fishing Schools" in Costa Rica during next June, July, and August of 2016, contact me now if you want to join me for the best fly fishing for Blue Marlin in the world? I love my Job!
Guy hooked up to one of the 7 Blue Marlin, which he caught on fly, at my, The Blue Marlin Fly Fishing School, aboard the vessel "Dragin Fly", July 2015
Guy, releasing Blue Marlin on Fly, The Blue MArlin Fly Fishing School, July 2015
Elsie's Striped MArlin on Fly, ready for release. The Blue MArlin fly fishing school, Los Suenos Costa Rica
Blue Marlin Fly fishing School, Vessel "Dragin Fly", Jake Jordan Photo
Costa Rica Blue Marlin Fly Fishing School Report,
July 19-23, 2015.
My friend, client, Roy Cronacher joined me here in Costa Rica for our second Blue Marlin fly fishing trip aboard “Dragin Fly” in our first two seasons. Last year Roy caught and released 3 Blue Marlin on fly while as a team we caught six total Blue Marlin on 20 pound tippet.
This year Roy arrived at my condo in Los Suenos, on July 18 at 10:30 PM, ready for more red hot Blue Marlin fly fishing. We had our morning meal ashore at the Hook Up restaurant, loaded our gear aboard Dragin Fly, and at 2:30 PM met up with Captain James, his mates Marcos and Berto. We headed out to sea in beautiful calm seas, running at cruse for an hour before deploying the teasers at 4:00 PM. We trolled teasers until dark, never raised a fish, then we had dinner and went to bed at 8:00 PM. The crew continued at trolling speed, heading to our destination which was over 130 miles from the marina.
July 20, 2015: We woke up at 4:30 AM at “Destination Blue Marlin - X #8” where after breakfast and a hot shower, redeployed our teasers. Between 5:00 and 10:00 AM, we raised 3 Blue Marlin, got no bites, and marked lots of fish but they were deep and lethargic. Captain James decided to troll over to Destination Blue Marlin - X #7 which was less than 2 hours away. At 12:30, I hooked, fought , and released my first Blue Marlin of the trip, a 150 pound fat Blue Marlin. During the after noon we raised 9 more fish, five bit the fly and all five went deep and broke the class tippet. Total Score for the day, Raised 13 Blue Marlin, five bites, One Blue Marlin caught on fly on 20 pound class tippet.
July 21, 2015: This morning after a good nights sleep: we had a great hot breakfast, coffee, and a hot shower, then started fishing at 5:30 AM. The first Blue Marlin of the day was a red hot 250 pound beauty, Roy made a perfect cast, the big marlin came out of the water and ate that big pink and white tube fly, and the fight of the century was on. That marlin took us 3 1/2 miles through two rain storms, and never jumped. After one hour and 24 minutes Roy got the leader inside of the tip top of the TFO Blue Water Heavy Duty fly rod, for a legitimate release, then that big marlin took off again and pulled 300 yards of backing off of the #9700 Mako fly reel, set at 6 pounds of drag pressure. Then after a tug of war, at 2 hours and 11 minutes, after being back close to the leader four times, that fish surged and broke the 20 pound class tippet. Wow what an awesome fish and a great job fighting it buy Roy Cronacher. An hour later I got a nice 130 pound blue marlin to eat my cast fly, it ran 10 foot, no good hook up, and the fly fell out of that fishes mouth. By 2:30 PM we had raised a total of 8 Blue Marlin and 2 Sailfish, only two bites so far, with one Blue Marlin caught and released.
At 2:40 PM Roy cast his cam Sigler pink and white tube fly to a 300 pound Blue Marlin, which ate the fly and stayed on the surface and in the air for a full two minutes, traveling in a big circle, trying to jump into the boat, right over the corner of our transom, then took off at full speed and broke the tippet on the 29th jump. Probably the best show that I ever saw put on by any Blue Marlin, Roy and I are still shaking, I love my Job. Between 3:00 PM and 3:30 PM Roy hooked two awesome 300 pound plus, red hot, blue marlin, one pulled the hook while the other one put on the best jumping exhibition which I have ever seen, almost jumped into the boat at 50 miles per hour, before breaking the class tippet. Then at 3:50 PM I cast to a 150 pound hot Blue marlin, which ate my fly and put on quite a show, while jumping a lot and staying on the surface, at 4:03 I caught and released my second Blue Marlin of the trip which was our second Blue Marlin of the day. At 5:00 PM Roy hooked another Blue which was under 200 pounds, he fought it valiantly, made no mistakes, and 24 minutes later Roy caught and released his second Blue Marlin of the day on fly, which was our third for the day and fourth for the trip, with still another whole day of fly fishing for Blue Marlin left tomorrow. The score today was 15 Blue Marlin raised, we got 6 bites while we caught and released 3 Blue Marlin on fly on 20 pound tippet today. For the trip during out first two days we raised 28 Blue Marlin, got 11 to bite our flies, and we each caught and released two Blue Marlin on fly for a total of four Blue Marlin caught on 20 pound class tippet during the first two days of this three day trip. Went to bed after a hot shower and a great meal at 8:00 PM. I love my Job!
July 22, 2015: We awoke at 4:30 AM, had a hot cup of awesome Costa Rican coffee, some bacon and eggs with buttered toast, then put out the teasers at 5:30 AM. We raised 3 Blue Marlin before 7 AM but none would tease in to eat our flies. At 9:45 AM Roy hooked the fifth fish which we raised today, it took off at full speed and spit the hook. Then at 10:00 AM I got to cast at a big Blue Marlin, it ate my fly, and ran off 200 yards of line in 4 seconds, then jumped several times still going away at full speed. During the next four hours and fifteen minutes I fought this magnificent Blue marlin, several times I got up to the fly line, which means I was 30 feet from catching that marlin. At 2:16, that big ((350+) pound monster fish, finally came to the surface, 150 feet from the boat, and on the third jump broke the 20 pound class tippet and freed me from this epic battle, the marlin won that 4 hour 16 minute fight, I was happy it was over, maybe the toughest battle of my career?
We trolled back to the spot where we had been fishing, and during the next 1 1/2 hours, we raised 3 more Blue Marlin, two ate the fly presented by Roy Cronacher, both of those fish were very aggressive, both broke the 20 pound class tippet. Remember this sport is hard, the fish win sometimes, and always get released one way or the other, every time that an angler catches a blue marlin on fly, that is like winning the super bowl of fly fishing, nothing in the world brings an angler more satisfaction than catching a 100 pound or bigger Blue Marlin on a fly and being connected by using a piece of string which will break if you and the fish put 20 pounds of pressure on it. By six o'clock Roy had several more Blue Marlin bites, the wind picked up, we had some rain, and both marlin wound up getting off. Today we raised a total of 15 Blue Marlin, we got 6 bites on our flies, and we didn't catch any of them. That said this was maybe the most exciting day of the trip with that monster fish kicking my butt.
Roy Cronacher and I, fishing aboard the vessel “Dragin Fly” with Captain James Smith, along with Mates Berto and Marcos, fly fished for over 40 hours, during these last 3 days. We raised a total of 41 Blue Marlin, from which we got 17 to try and eat our flies, Roy and I caught and released 2 Blue Marlin each, for a total of four Blue Marlin caught and released, on 20 pound class tippet, on fly during this trip. Wow, I love my job, I am really tired and sore from that battle with the big marlin. Can't wait until I head back out there on Sunday for another “Costa Rica, Blue Marlin Fly Fishing School”! We just arrived back at my Condo, in Los Suenos, I will download pictures and video later, we are really tired from this awesome trip, enjoy the report, more later.
Roy Chronacher, jumping Blue Marlin, on Fly, caught 2 in one day, on 20 pound class tippet, Vessel "Dragin Fly" The Blue MArlin fly fishing School, Los Suenos CR
Roy Cronacher fighting his second Blue MArlin, caugth on fly today, The Blue MArlin Fly Fishing School, Los Suenos CR, aboard "Dragin Fly"
Lee Smith jumping one of four total Blue Marlin caught on fly, aboard the vessel "Dragin Fly" with Captain James Smith, out of Los Suenos, Costa Rica, June 2015
Blue Marlin Fly Fishing Report Costa Rica
June 23, 24, 25, 2015
Greetings from Los Suenos Costa Rica:
My friends Lee Smith and Mikko Hautanen, both students of this fly fishing for billfish game, arrived here in Los Suenos, at my condo, on June 21, where we shared fly fishing stories, Cuban cigars, and a couple of fine meals. On June 22, I delivered Mikko and Lee to the "Dragin Fly" , where Captain James Smith along with mates Marcos and Berto loaded their equipment, and headed out to Blue Marlin world.
They arrived at the secret spot at 5:00 AM and began fly fishing, these men are hard core fly anglers, and they fished for over 40 hours during the next three days. During this awesome trip to Marlin World, They raised 20 Blue Marlin, and one Sailfish, the team got a total of 8 Blue Marlin bites and one Sailfish bite, Mikko caught his first Sailfish on Fly, along with his first and second Blue Marlin on fly. Mean while, Lee, who is and expert at catching Billfish using fly tackle, caught four Blue Marlin on fly. This team had a great trip, catching six Blue Marlin and one Sailfish, all on fly.
Lee stayed here in my Condo last night , and left with a big grin on his face this morning, Mikko is sitting out at my pool, and will head back to Finland, tomorrow morning. I really love my job, wish you were here. This is the best Blue Marlin fly fishing in the world, I hope it lasts! Stay Tuned for more reports to follow.
Mikko releasing his first ever Blue Marlin on Fly, vessel "Dragin Fly", Los Suenos Costa Rica
Bill Brinton at "The Blue Marlin Fly Fishing School, Los Suenos CR, wirh Jake Jordan July 2015
Blue Marlin Fly Fishing School Report
June 25, 2015
Greetings from Costa Rica:
My friend and long time client Bill Brinton, from northern California, arrived here on in Costa Rica on June 24, after a two day flight from San Francisco. My driver picked him up at the San Jose airport, and drove him down to my condo in Los Suenos. We then continued down another hour and fifteen minute drive to the old fishing village of Quepos. Bill has been trying to catch a Blue Marlin on fly for several years and this year he decided to try my "Costa Rica Blue Marlin Fly Fishing School".
For this trip we chartered Ken and Amanda Cofer's 57 foot Spencer vessel, "Tranquillo", with Captain Victor Julio, along with mates Daniel and Kevin, as well as Ken Cofer (owner of Tranquillo), who went along as our camera man and cook. This is a first class vessel and crew, we worked out the details of the fly fishing on 20 pound class tippet, and were under way at about 8:00 PM.
We putted all night to a place that I call Blue Marlin-Destination-X- #7, (BM-D-X-7), ate a good breakfast of crisp bacon and eggs, along with some good Costa Rican coffee, and then deployed our teasers at 5:30 AM, on Thursday, June, 25, 2015. At 6:20 we raised our first fish of the day, Bill Brinton made a good cast, with the pink and white Cam Sigler tube fly which I rigged with 20 pound test class tippet, a few minutes later Bill had released a beautiful 100+ pound pacific sailfish on fly. By 11:30 we had raised several Blue Marlin, Bill hooked a 250+ pound Blue, and one hour, 20 minutes later we released a red hot, very strong, Blue Marlin on fly.
Several more marlin were raised, and then early in the afternoon, Bill Brinton hooked his second Blue Marlin of the day on fly. He fought this fish on 20 pound tippet for 45 minutes, then we wired the fish, took pictures, and released this awesome 175 pound Blue Marlin on fly. Bill was exhausted, after fighting a really big sailfish and two Blue Marlin on fly, in one day, he said, "Jake, this was the best fishing trip ever, you take over while I rest", Then he said, "I reached my goal of catching a Blue Marlin on fly, on 20 pound tippet, lets call it a day at dark, and I will fly home tomorrow". I caught a 60 pound sailfish on fly just before dark, and we headed back to Quepos. We woke up at 7:00 AM, my driver Mauricio, picked us up at 8:00 AM, brought me back to my condo in Los Suenos, and then took my happy client Bill Brinton, back to San Jose, where he spent the night at the Marriott, and flew home this morning. Our Score for one day of fly fishing for Blue Marlin, in my "Blue Marlin fly fishing School, Costa Rica" , was 6 Blue Marlin Raised, 2 Sailfish Raised, 2 Blue Marlin and 2 Sailfish bites, And we caught and released 2 Blue Marlin and 2 Sailfish, on fly, on 20 pound IGFA class tippet, in one day! I love my job, wish you were here.
I still have several available dates if you want to catch a Blue Marlin on a fly next season, we are now taking reservations for my 2016 Costa Rica, "Blue Marlin Fly Fishing Schools" during June, July, and August, of 2016. Also My Sailfish Tournament and Sailfish Schools are filling up quickly at Casa Vieja Lodge, in Guatemala, During December of 2015, along with January, February, and March, of 2016. Contact me now for available dates? Stay tuned for more fly fishing reports to follow soon.
One of two Blue Marlin, caught and released at "The Blue Marlin Fly Fishing School" Costa Rica, by Bill Brinton, June 25, 2015
Craig Machado, Sailfish on Fly, The Blue Marlin Fly Fishing School, "Dragin Fly", June 2015
"CR Blue Marlin Fly Fishing School" Report,
June 15-19, 2015
June 15, 2015: My anglers (Students) Craig Machado and Hugh Chatham, joined me aboard “Dragin Fly” today at 3:00 PM, to head off shore with Captain James Smith along with crew Marcos and Berto. We are headed to a spot that I call Blue Marlin Destination X-2 (BM-X-2) which is well over 100 miles from any land mass. We ran for just over one hour, and then began to troll our teasers, waiting for a billfish to come up and allow us to catch it on a fly. At 4:30 PM, a hot sailfish, about 90 pounds, came up on the bridge teaser, Craig Machado, made a great presentation with the Cam Sigler, pink and white, tube fly. That Sailfish piled all over that fly and at 4:39, we released our first billfish of this trip, and got the skunk off of the boat. Our fishing continued until dark, and then we kept running at trolling speed until we reached our destination at 4:00 AM. After dinner we went to sleep around 8:00 PM and slept through to 4:00 AM.
June 16, 2015, after washing up, having a couple of cups of awesome Costa Rican coffee, along with sausage and eggs, we deployed our teasers at 5:30 AM. At 6:27 AM we raised our first Blue Marlin, My friend Hugh Chatham, who has landed all other species of billfish in the Pacific ocean, on fly, except the Pacific Blue Marlin, made a great cast, popped the fly, and that small (100 pound) Blue marlin ate that fly at high speed. Unfortunately, when Hugh made the fly pop, the fly line rapped around the rod tip, (tip rap) and immediately the 20 pound class tippet broke, we lost that red hot fish. Fortunately the 20 pound broke, if we had heavier line, the rod and reel would have been pulled out of his hand and lost overboard! At 8:15 we raised a 200 pound Blue, it came in hot, but never bit the fly, then at 8:35 AM we raised the third Blue of the day, this fish did not tease in for us to cast at.
We continued to raise Blue Marlin at a rate of about one fish per hour, however until 2:30 PM none of these marlin came in close enough to see the fly. Then between 3:30 and 6:00 PM we found a log floating with lots of bait around it. Hugh cast to a 250 pound Blue Marlin, it ate the fly and headed straight down toward China, after a 250 yard straight down, it headed to the surface and put it into over drive, when that big marlin jumped the tippet broke and it was gone. Next we raised a Striped Marlin which did not eat, and at sun down Hugh hooked a nice 200 pound Blue, again red hot fish, did the same thing, really deep long run before breaking the leader. Today we raised 10 Blue Marlin, and one Striped Marlin, got 3 Blue Marlin to eat our fly, and caught none, What a great day of Marlin Fly Fishing!
June 17, 2015, After breakfast and some good hot coffee, we deployed our teasers, and began to fish at Destination BM-X-2 at 5:30 AM, and at 6:15 we raised our first Blue Marlin of the day, that fish did not eat our fly. Now it is Craig’s turn.At 8:30 we had not seen another marlin, we got a call from another location 30 some miles away, we steamed over to Destination BM-X-1 and arrived there at just after 9:30 AM, we put out our teasers right away. Between 9:45 and 10:30, we raised two more Blue Marlin, they were finicky and would not tease in for a cast. Between 11:00 and !2:00 noon, we raised another Blue Marlin which ate a fly cast by Craig, it was a small 100 pound Blue, and gave us a great bite, unfortunately we lost it after a couple minute battle. We fished here until dark, raised a couple more marlin however none would tease in for a bite at our fly. After we deployed our sea anchor at 6:30 PM, we had a great dinner, and went to bed at 8:00 PM. Today we raised 6 Blue Marlin, one ate the fly, still no Marlin caught on this trip.
June 18, 2015: I awoke at 4:30 AM to the smell of bacon, eggs, and great coffee, after cleaning up, and pulling in the sea anchor, we began trolling teasers while heading back up the 7 miles that we had drifted during the night. These marlin are finicky, and hard to tease up, the other two boats in the area trolling with baits or lures have caught several fish each, however we choose to do it the hard way, by casting flies, on 20# class tippet to these big fish, if it was easy everyone would do it. That is why there is so few anglers who chase Blue Marlin (within the IGFA fly fishing rules) because it is really hard, and it is much easier, for anglers who use heavier line class.
We raised one Blue Marlin at 8:00 AM, it never came to the boat so at 9:00 AM, we headed back north to another FAD, Destination BM-X-2 where we would try to catch the bite on this spot until dark. We arrived at 10:15, put out our teasers, seas were calm, lots of bait,only one other boat here, he was also trolling teasers. Slow, fishing until noon, then we raised 3 Blue Marlin during the next 40 minutes, they would come in red hot, then swim around under the fly, only one fish attempted to eat the fly, just as Hugh striped the fly to make it “Pop” the marlin made it’s move and missed the fly completely by about two inches, one PM, still no bites today! At 2:30, we raised another Marlin, it never came anywhere near our fly, this is frustrating when you see them but they will not eat the flies! As it got dark, the third and final day of this trip came to an end, we had raised 21 Blue Marlin, one Striped Marlin, and one Sailfish, we had four Blue marlin and one sailfish bite our flies, Craig caught a 90 pound Sailfish on fly, and for the first time on one of my Blue Marlin Fly Fishing Schools, here in Los Suenos, we did not catch any Blue marlin on fly.
The "Dragin Fly" is being cleaned and fueled up for another “Sea Mound” trip beginning on Monday, while I have a couple of days off to heal up before my next "Blue Marlin fly fishing School” beginning on June 24. Stay tuned for more reports to follow from here in Los Suenos, CR, and Blue Marlin World! I love my job, wish you were here!
Hugh Chatham, Blue Marlin jumping on fly, The Blue Marlin fly fishing School, "Dragin Fly", Los Suenos, Costa Rica, With Jake Jordan
Danny Cline catching one of five Blue Marlin on Fly, at Jake Jordans "Costa Rica, Blue Marlin Fly Fishing School" August, 2014
Blue Marlin Fly Fishing School,
June 9-13, 2015
June 9, 2015: Danny Cline and I boarded “Dragin Fly” at Los Suenos Marina, met up with Captain James along with his crew Berto and Markos, and headed out toward a place I call Blue Marlin Destination - X- #7 and #8 (BM D-X- #7). We left the dock at 1:30 PM ran straight out for an hour, then deployed our teasers and set up our fly rods for billfish. At 3:00 PM we raised a big Sailfish, it teased in, Danny Cline made a good cast, and six minutes later we released a 100 pound plus sailfish on 20 pound IGFA tippet. We continued running at trolling speed all night and arrived at our destination at 4:00 AM.
June 10, 2015, Danny and I woke up at 4:00 AM smelling sausage and eggs, and a pot of great Costa Rican coffee brewing, while we were over 100 miles out in the ocean. After breakfast, we cleaned up, and began deploying our teasers, and getting the fly tackle ready for some Blue Marlin fly fishing. By 10:00 AM we had raised six Blue Marlin, Danny Cline was the angler, he got three Blue Marlin to bite his pink and white “Cam Sigler” tube fly. The first fish ran 50 foot, stopped, shook it’s head and the fly fell out, the second bite was not a legal bite as the Marlin ate the fly before Danny could make his cast, this fish went deep, and Danny broke the class tippet as he didn’t want to waste time fighting a fish which would not count, the third Blue Marlin which ate Danny’s fly, hit the fly with it’s bill, however it never came tight so, even though we call it a bite, it was never hooked. Fishing slowed down between 10:00 and 2:30 and then between 3 PM and 3:30 PM, we raised 3 Blue Marlin, One ate the teaser, and jumped before letting go of the teasers, the other two didn’t tease into casting range. As I write this report, we are still fly fishing, with an hour before dark, so far we have raised 9 Blue Marlin and had three sites today, that is an awesome day of fly fishing, even though we have not caught a Blue Marlin yet on this trip. We will sleep aboard out here in Marlin World, between 8 PM and 4 AM, and then start all over again tomorrow.
June 11, 2015, After a shower, a great Breakfast, and a couple cups of coffee, we deployed our teasers at 5:00 AM. Our first Blue Marlin raised was at 5:50 AM, it came in hot, swam past my fly, and up under the boat before fading away without eating my fly. At 7:30 we raised a Striped Marlin, this fish never came to the fly, and we never saw another fish that morning. At 9:05 AM, Captain James decided that we would leave and steam about 130 miles to the southwest, to a sea mount which I call "Destination, Blue Marlin - X - #1” (“DBM-X-#1). We never raised another fish until 4:15 PM when we came onto a piece of floating stuff, at which time we raised, two Blue Marlin, and a big Wahoo, none of which teased in for a bite on our fly. We arrived at our destination at 11:00 PM and went to sleep.
June 12, 2015, After a hot shower and a good breakfast between 4 AM and 5 AM, we deployed our teasers, and got the fly tackle ready. James spoke with the captain of “Fish Tank” who had fished here yesterday, he raised 20 Blue Marlin between 9 AM and 3 PM on June 11th here, so we feel that this is the best location to spend the last day of this Blue Marlin School. Raised a Blue Marlin at 5:35 AM which did not tease into range, we saw Fish Tank catch three on bait before 7:00 AM, The conditions are good, with relatively calm seas, lots of bait, but slow fishing for the fly boat. There were five boats fishing on this spot, with only the boat which was fishing with live bait getting any fish. At 10:00 AM Captain James and I decided to pick up and run about an hour to a sea mound (BMD-X-2), which is a little closer to shore and on which there were no other boats fishing.
We arrived and put our teasers in the water at 11:00 AM, Fish Tank had run past us on the way over and hooked a Blue Marlin just as we arrived. Three minutes later we raised a red hot 150 pound, Blue Marlin, which teased in, and ate Danny Cline’s well presented pink and white tube fly, and the battle was on (for a short time), when that Blue Marlin kicked in the after burner and as he was 150 yards out and flying away, the 20 pound tippet broke and this Marlin was gone. Then at 11:42, a 250 pound Blue charged in on the Bridge teaser, Danny cast the pink and White CS popper fly on 20 pound tippet, and that Marlin ate it big time! At 12:01, Danny Cline released his first Blue Marlin of this trip, and his sixth Blue Marlin on 20 pound class tippet, on fly, in his lifetime. By 1:15, we raised 8 Blue Marlin, including 2 double headers, at this location, (BML-X-2), We got a total of four bites of which three flies came out on a jump, while Danny caught and released that nice fish. It is now 5:30 PM, we never raised another fish today, as we pull our teasers out of the water, and begin our 13 hour trip back to Los Suenos Marina, the final score from this first “Blue Marlin Fly Fishing School” of the 2015 season is as follows. We raised 20 Blue Marlin, one Striped Marlin, and one Sailfish, We had 7 Blue Marlin Bite the fly and jump at least once, and one Sailfish Bite, Danny Cline caught and released a 100 pound Sailfish and a 250 Pound Blue Marlin, both on 20 pound test class tippet on fly tackle, using IGFA rules. Two years into my Costa Rica Blue Marlin Fly Fishing School Series, all of my Students (Anglers) have caught at least one Blue Marlin on fly! 100 percent success!, I love my job!
Jake Jordan releasing one of 18 Blue Marlin he caught on fly during his 2014 summer season at the "Costa Rica, Blue Marlin Fly Fishing School" aboard th evessel Dragin Fly, Los Suenos Costa Rica, June, July, and August, of 2014
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