Xcalak Guide Profile - Alejandro Batun
Written by Rob Mukai on Nov. 21, 2019
We have a lot of great independent fly fishing guides here in Xcalak. I am putting up profiles of the guides in this space. I have personally been out fishing with every one that is highlighted here so I can personally vouch for their expertise and professionalism.
Besides guiding, Alejandro also works fiberglass on boats. He has one of the most fly boats in Xcalak with a poling platform and a lean bar. Alejandro knows the fishery and handles his boat with expertise. His English is excellent. But most of all, he got me my first Super Grand Slam, with another Grand Slam on the same day. What else do you need to know?
Name: Alejandro Batun
Number of years guiding total: 15 years
Number of years guiding in Xcalak: 15 years
Favorite fish to fish for: Permit Papa Chulos
Favorite fly: Mantis Shrimp
Name of Boat: Hunting Fish
What do you like to do when you are not guiding? When I’m not guiding I like exploring new areas to fish.
Do you tie flies? I tie a few, but I don’t have materials
What is your favorite fly to tie for Xcalak? I like dark colored flies.