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Loreto, Mexico Bluewater Fly Fishing 2011 - Time to book!

June 30 - July 7, Timing is for prime Dorado fishing! Pargo Video for Windows Pargo Video for Mac Pargo Video
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 Mark Bachmann with a dorado, caught July 4, 2008...
Dorado average 5-30 pounds, but 40 pound dorado are common most years. 
Join Mark Bachmann and Patty Barnes for an adventure in bluewater fly fishing!  Loreto, Mexico has long been regarded as one of the best Dorado ports in the world. Striped Marlin and Pacific Sailfish compliment your fly fishing menu along with Pacific Bonito and highly prized Rooster Fish.  The scenery is spectacular, featuring a starkly rugged desert contrasting with dark blue water.  The weather will be hot and and your clothing will be skimpy.  Fishing periods start at daylight and end in the early afternoon, allowing for lots of leisure time around the pool or walks into town.  There is also plenty of time for what may be the best of all Mexican traditions, the siesta.  As with any trip of this nature, the "destination operation" has a great deal of influence on your enjoyment. 

Patty Barnes with a Roosterfish, caught June 26, 2009...
Roosterfish average 5-30 pound, but 50 pound roosters are available at times.

We have chosen the most practical accommodations and the most experienced fly fishing guides in the area.  You will be provided with a spacious air conditioned beach front "Villa Class" room at Hotel La Pinta.  Guides, boats and fishing logistics are provided by Baja Big Fish Company.  In this trip all of the bases have been covered and all of the tricky details are dealt with.  
Mark & Patty with skipjack tuna, June 28, 2009
Skipjack tuna average 5-15 pounds, but pull very hard for their size.
Items such as Mexican Fishing License, bait for chum, lunches, water in the boat, are covered in the package price.  You show up at the Loreto Airport with your fishing gear and luggage and a nice lady will be waiting with a couple of very large vans and and a crew to transport you to your hotel and your room.  Mark and Patty will be there to help you get settled in and show you around. That evening there will be a group meeting to orient you for the fishing that will occur the next morning.     Loreto Weather Report.

2009 group having dinner at La Pinta Desert Inn...
The 2009 group having a family style dinner out of doors at Hotel Pa Pinta Desert Inn.
As is our tradition, each member kept a fish for the chef to prepare.

To give you as much individual freedom as possible, ground based meals are not provided in the packages.  Hotel La Pinta has an excellent restaurant and bar on the property.  There is also a wide variety of other restaurants within easy walking distance.  Cab service is secure and inexpensive.  Shopping, sight seeing  and diving is available for the non-fisher.

Bruce & Laura Hampton with their guide Fidell landing a dorado, June 30, 2009...
Big, roomy 26' Super Panga boats with Bimini tops are provided.

What can you realistically expect for fishing?  Many of the fish in the Sea of Cortez are very large and can be challenging. If you bring only one outfit make it a #12 weight with 300 yards of backing.  Take the time to learn how to cast it with flies that range from 3" to 9" long.  If you haven't fished bluewater before, expect that there may be a learning curve.  Also expect that your guide will be coaching you during your entire trip.  Your guide shouldn't have to teach you how to cast.  He should spend his time teaching you how to make practical presentations.  The rewards can be incredibly large.  This is a big boy/big girl arena.  Hope you can join us.  This group is limited to 12 anglers. 

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La Pinta Desert Inn at Loreto, MX on the Sea Of Cortez...
Hotel La Pinta Desert Inn as seen from the Sea of Cortez offers large rooms and convenient access to the ocean. It is only a 50-yard walk to your boat each morning.
Dorado/Billfish/Rooster Fish Trip: June 24 - July 1, 2011
7-nights, 6-days fishing

Arrive: Thursday, June 30
Fish: July 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6,  = (6) days
Depart:  Thursday, July 7, 2011
Stay At: Hotel La Pinta Deluxe Rooms, 6 days 7 nights 
Includes: all ground transfers, bait for chum, licenses, lunches with beers and water in each boat.
Not included in the price are: on-shore meals, tips to guides, airfare, or items of a personal nature.
Fishing: days are 8-hours on the water.   Usually 6:30am - 2:30pm
Boats are large, modern 26' Super Pangas rigged for fly fishing.

Check your connection time in LAX. 
You will want a layover of at least 2-hours to clear customs and make connecting flights.

This trip is based on double occupancy in rooms and boats.  It is designed to accommodate fishing couples or fishing pairs.  This trip will only be booked for two people fishing together and rooming together.  Single anglers may apply, but will only be booked if a suitable fishing/room partner can be found.

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Loreto, Mexico - Hosted Trip - June 30 - July 7, 2011 Trip: 7-nights, 6-days fishing deluxe package: Full price is $1850 per person, a deposit payment of $850 holds your dates, an additional final payment of $1000 is required by May 1, 2011. Deposits are not refundable after May 1, 2011. Deposit!

January 30, 2011
1:00 pm to 4:00 pm Sunday Afternoon.
Featuring Free Instruction

Local Guides Top Pick Winter Steelhead Flies
Group Leaders: Mark Bachmann, Josh Linn, Hawkeye Hawkins,
Brian Silvey, Marty Sheppard, Travis Johnson & Ted Neely

Mark Bachmann

Josh Linn

Hawkeye Hawkins

Brian Silvey

Marty Sheppard
Travis Johnson
Travis Johnson
Ted Neely
Ted Neely 
Each of these experienced fly fishing guides will tie their favorite winter steelhead fly for your entertainment & education.
Please join us.

Sandy River Flood 01/16/2011
Raging brown waters, toppling trees, disappearing roads...steelhead are products of such snowmelt rivers. The cycle we call floods are house keeping; a redistribution of nutrients and the cleansing of gravels for spawning fish. Without floods there would probably be fewer steelhead. The video  below by Alexandra Ericson and Tyler Malay is a superb portrayal of the drama of our favorite river flexing its muscles. It was shot less than three miles from our store in the heart of Hoodland, OR. It has proven to be wildly popular by its own merits. We know you will enjoy it.

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Fish long & prosper,
Mark & Patty