Xcalak Guide Profiles – Nick Denbow
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.
Nick is a bit different from the other guides we’ve profiled, first he is based out of Mahahual, and second he is a Brit who has lived and guided here for 14 years. Nick is a great one to help you get a grand slam, he fishes the beaches around Mahahual for bones, permit, triggers and other species and the 13 lagoons/lakes in the area for baby tarpon, snook, and jacks. He does book up so contact him early. He is also a great resource for DIY fishermen, always happy to help you out. Finally, check out this video of Nick jumping a baby tarpon just a few feet off-shore.
Number of years guiding total: 26
Number of years guiding in Costa Maya 14
Favorite fish to fish for: Any speicies I’ve not caught before
Favorite fly: Super Slam Shrimp
Name of Boat(s): I never named a boat yet.
Why did you start guiding? It was more fun than working.
What do you like to do when you are not guiding? Go fishing somewhere new.
Do you tie flies? Yes
What is your favorite fly to tie for the Costa Maya? Flip Flop Gurglers