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Make the Salt Water Fly Fishing Trip of a Lifetime, Every Year.

Written by Admin on Aug. 09, 2015

You are sitting in a darkened theater with your friends, waiting for the films to begin. It’s spring and the fly fishing film festivals are coming to town. You already caught a logo’d T-shirt they threw into the crowd, and...

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The first Grand Slam at Acocote Eco Inn

Written by Rob Mukai on Oct. 27, 2015

Xcalak, Mexico October 2015

Since this was a work trip we didn’t get as many days to fish as would have liked however, we were able to have some fun and one of us nailed a flats grand slam in the process.

Fishery:...

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The only fish you know how many you have caught

Written by Rob Mukai on Oct. 30, 2015

As a trout fisherman, I have long since lost count of how many trout I have caught. Any more a lot of times, I don't even remember how many I catch in a day much less ever. A friend of the Inn, Dustin Carlson of Fishwest made...

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The only fish every fisherman knows exactly how many they’ve caught

Written by Rob Mukai on Dec. 17, 2015

As a trout fisherman, I have long since lost count of how many trout I have caught. Any more, a lot of times, I don't even remember how many I catch in a day much less ever. A friend of the Inn, Dustin Carlson of Fishwest, made...

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10 Things to bring for fly fishing in Xcalak, Mexico

Written by Rob Mukai on Jan. 04, 2016

You are finally making that salt water fly fishing "Trip of a lifetime" to Xcalak, Mexico. You have your flights and your hotel accommodations set. The last thing you want to do is forget something important while you are...

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DIY Saltwater Fly Fishing Rule Number 326

Written by Rob Mukai on Mar. 20, 2016

So I had a couple of hours free today to go out fishing. Headed out to a rocky point just north of the Xcalak lodgings that line the beach road where there have been good numbers of permit. I tied on an Acocote Drum Majorette...

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DIY Saltwater Fly Fishing Rule Number 342

Written by Rob Mukai on Apr. 07, 2016

I escaped the business of running an Xcalak lodging and went fishing again for a couple of hours. Yeah, I should make a habit of this ;). Went back to my favorite DIY permit flat. This time, I did have the right fly on as...

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Quest for a grand slam in Xcalak - Take 2

Written by Rob Mukai on May. 13, 2016

Quick update. Went out for try number two, walked up the beach from our hotel in Xcalak, Mexico. Tough conditions, Wind was kicking at 20 knots, churning up a lot of the flats, and pushing a lot of water. The high tide was...

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Quest for a grand slam in Xcalak - Take 3

Written by Rob Mukai on May. 16, 2016

Got a lot closer today. Got the bone and the permit on an outgoing tide in ankle deep water just north of us. I ended up paddling all three lagoons behind our place chasing tarpon. Got one strike, but he came right off, and I...

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A little Indiana Jones (Video)

Written by Rob Mukai on May. 16, 2016

So I was out chasing tarpon in the back lagoons going for grand slam try number 3 and went through the mangrove tunnel and shot some gopro footage. It...

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Our Pet Permit

Written by Rob Mukai on May. 31, 2016

So when we bought Sandwood Villas last year, we knew that it came with 2 dogs, Maya and Blanca. What we didn't know is that it came with 3 pet permit and a school of bonefish. These guys have been hanging around our place just...

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Quest for a grand slam in Xcalak - Take 4 and DIY SWFF rule number 143

Written by Rob Mukai on May. 31, 2016

So the 4th attempt at the Grand Slam, was a bit of a comedy of errors. The sun was out, the tide was in, but the wind was really gusty making casting a bit of a challenge. I blew up more schools of fish, bones as well as...

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Quest for a grand slam in Xcalak - Take 5 plus

Written by Rob Mukai on Jul. 06, 2016

UPDATE (Aug 29, 2016) Three more attempts. Try number 10 was pretty uneventful, saw 3 schools of permit. The first one within 5 minutes of stepping out into the flat. I was thinking this is going to be a great day. Got a couple...

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Xcalak Guide Profile - Victor Manuel Castro Gutierres

Written by Rob Mukai on Oct. 25, 2016

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...

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Xcalak Guide Profile - Andres Isai Castro Arreola

Written by Rob Mukai on Oct. 25, 2016

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...

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Xcalak Guide Profile - Jose Efrain Gomez Perez

Written by Rob Mukai on Oct. 25, 2016

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...

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Xcalak Guide Profiles - Chucho Jesus Tolentino Hernandez

Written by Rob Mukai on Oct. 25, 2016

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...

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Xcalak Guide Profiles – Filipe Miravete

Written by Rob Mukai on Oct. 25, 2016

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...

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Xcalak Guide Profiles - Nick Denbow

Written by Rob Mukai on Oct. 29, 2016

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...

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Acocote Drum Majorette Permit Fly Tying Instructions

Written by Rob Mukai on Apr. 01, 2017

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This is my first fly tying video. Click on the link to go to the video. The Acocote Drum Majorette was inspired from seeing swimming crabs in Chetumal...

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Quest for a Grand Slam - A Year Later

Written by Rob Mukai on May. 16, 2017

So today was nearly perfect. Absolutely epic, but not quite perfect. Came thiiiiis close.

Friend of the Inn Holden, invited me to go out with Capt. Victor to fish in Chetumal Bay. I had some time so of course I said...

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I just caught 52 permit and 600 bonefish in two days

Written by Rob Mukai on Jun. 08, 2017

Ok, sorry the title is a little click baity, but had an incredible experience over the last couple of days with Addiel Perez here in Xcalak. Addiel is a doctoral candidate at El Colegio de la Frontera Sur - Ecosur in...

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First Annual Silver Scales Xcalak Fly Fishing Tournament 2017

Written by Rob Mukai on Aug. 02, 2017

Overview

The first annual Xcalak Silver Scales Fly Fishing Tournament just ended last weekend and despite a relatively short timeline, was well attended and a big success. I have never participated in anything like...

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My Summer Vacation 2017 Part I - Isla Holbox

Written by Rob Mukai on Sep. 22, 2017

Overview

I had to drive our Subaru back to the US to sell so we wouldn’t have to nationalize the car in Mexico when we get our Residente Permanente visas. So I called friend of the Inn, Greg Branin, to see if he was...

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