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Forum: Gear Reviews 09-19-2009, 06:54 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 11,938
Posted By bbanking
Re: Redington Predator

I own a flats fishing guide service that operates out of San Muguel, Cozumel, Mexico. Until recently, my favorite rod was an older G Loomis Mega Taper GLX 8/9 weight rod, 8'6" in length. About a year...
Forum: Mexican Caribbean 08-22-2006, 03:51 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,304
Posted By bbanking
Gabrial Diaz Medina...My Friend

Many of you know that I own and operate a fly fishing outfitter service in Mexico's Yucatan. With that said, I would like to tell you a story that is very significant to me. Five years ago I met a...
Forum: Mexican Caribbean 07-16-2006, 05:16 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,487
Posted By bbanking
Cozumel Bonefish

The last month has been extraordinary for Cozumel Bonefish. The season change has brought Bonefish to the flats by the thousands. Guides are reporting record numbers of sightings of large fish. ...
Forum: Fly Reels 09-06-2005, 12:09 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 714
Posted By bbanking
Ebay Auction for Hurricane Homeless

Ladies & Gentlemen, I am currently offering 4 new Tibor Reels for auction on Ebay. The proceeds will be used to assist hurricane distressed children in shelters in Houston. The reels offered are a...
Forum: Fly Reels 08-28-2005, 07:00 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 3,895
Posted By bbanking
The Orvis Odyssey...Worth a 2nd Look

The Orvis Odyssey...
Worth a 2nd Look

Do you remember the Orvis Odyssey Reel? Before Tibor and Able became household names, Jim LePage was designing one of the finest reels ever for Orvis. It...
Forum: Saltwater Fly Fishing 08-28-2005, 10:59 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 6,035
Posted By bbanking
Re: Your best tip for saltwater fly fishing

I agree with all of the above. Go light...pick the best saltwater rod and reel with the least amount weight you can find. Pick a quality saltwater fly line. The sun and heat make different lines...
Forum: Fly Reels 08-28-2005, 10:36 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 6,812
Posted By bbanking
Re: Arbor Size Poll

The Waterworks ULA Force in either the 2XLT or 3XLT are excellent reels. They are extremely light, work flawlessly and can be used for fresh or salt water. I own a 3XLT and a 3.4 Waterworks reel. ...
Forum: Mexican Caribbean 08-27-2005, 02:15 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,228
Posted By bbanking
Deep Sea Fishing on the Fly

Have you ever considerd Billfish on a fly? If so, why not consider the Canal de Cozumel. I know, Baja gets all the good press for Billfishing with a fly rod but the Mar Caribe offers excellent...
Forum: Mexican Caribbean 08-15-2005, 02:03 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,597
Posted By bbanking
Snook Fishing in Cozumel

Snook Fishing in Cozumel

Mother Nature is a strange lady and the theory that every action has an equal and opposite reaction has never been so true in the Yucatan. Cozumel is known for excellent...
Forum: Mexican Caribbean 07-28-2005, 03:30 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,222
Posted By bbanking
Yucatan Life After Emily

As most of you know, last week Hurricane Emily did her best to disrupt business in the Mexican Yucatan. Most of the destruction took place between Pamul (south of Playa del Carmen) and Punta Allen. ...
Forum: Mexican Caribbean 07-13-2005, 10:36 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,331
Posted By bbanking
How to Pick a Guide in the Yucatan

How to Pick a Guide in the Yucatan

Years ago I worked for one of the ten largest banks in the United States. As a Senior Lending Officer, one of my responsibilities was client entertainment....
Forum: Mexican Caribbean 06-26-2005, 06:41 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,446
Posted By bbanking
Does Rain Effect Yucatan Fishing?

Does Rain Effect Yucatan Fishing?

The flyfishing forums are buzzing with chat about fishing trips planned for the Yucatan. It is obvious that the anglers are checking the weather and they realize...
Forum: General Discussion 06-18-2005, 09:22 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,787
Posted By bbanking
Re: What's your Favorite rod, and why?

It is my understanding that G Loomis still makes an 8 foot salt water rod in the Crosscurrent GLX series. They do not advertise it and I have not found one in any fly shop I have contacted in the...
Forum: Mexican Caribbean 06-17-2005, 12:06 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,324
Posted By bbanking
Tarpon Fishing in the Yucatan, Mexico

Tarpon Fishing in the Yucatan

The "Silver King" is on the move. Size and numbers are increasing between San Felipe de Yucatan and Holbox and will continue to do so through the end of the summer....
Forum: Mexican Caribbean 06-14-2005, 10:05 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,223
Posted By bbanking
Yucatan Fly Fishing

In general, flats fishing has been excellent for the past 3 months. The winds have been moderate and most guide services have come back to the landing with happy clients. It started raining the...
Forum: Fly Rods 06-14-2005, 09:27 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,316
Posted By bbanking
Re: Temple Fork Outfitters

As a fishing guide service owner on the Yucatan coast, I have over 30 fly rods for customer and personal use. I only have one TFO TiCr rod. It is a 10wt 4 piece rod that we supply clients for...
Forum: Saltwater Fly Fishing 06-14-2005, 08:45 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,232
Posted By bbanking
Re: Bonefish Outfit

Doug Macnair is right on target when it comes to fly rods. The G Loomis Mega Taper 8/9 cannot be beat. It is often overlooked because of its shorter length. At 8'6", the rod is long enough to...
Forum: General Discussion 06-14-2005, 02:09 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,787
Posted By bbanking
Re: What's your Favorite rod, and why?

I want to qualify by stating that, living in Mexico, I fish saltwater 99.99 % of the time. My favorite rods fall in three areas (light, medium & Medium+). For Yucatan flats fishing in low wind...
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