Xcalak Guide Profile – Andres Isai Castro Arreola
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.
Andres is Victor’s son, who has taken up the family business. He has a great sense of humor and will work hard to get you on to fish. Just let him know what you want. If you just want to fish for permit, he’ll happily chase them all day. Having grown up in the business he knows the flats well.
Age: 32 years old,
Years Guiding: 12 years,
Favorite fish: permit and bonefish,
Favorite fly: Mantis shrimp,
Name of boat(s): Osprey, Lisbeth, Yamily,
Why start guiding: I was interested from a very young age going out with my father. And I found that I like the work.
What I like to do when not guiding: Visiting my girlfriend in Chetumal
Do you tie your own flies? Haven’t tried it yet,