Hooked on saltwater

Hooked on saltwater
Local News

By Ross Leonhart

eagle County anglers are getting away from the freshwater fly-fishing in the Rocky Mountains and heading for the small town of Xcalak, Mexico, where fishing for prized permits in saltwater is a whole new challenge.“It’s a completely different game,” said Mark Wexler, a fishing guide with Gore Creek Fly Fisherman. “You have to prepare for it. Everything that you do for trout will work against you in the saltwater.”Permit are considered the “holy grail” of saltwater fishing, and off the secluded beaches of Xcalak, the tropical fish are plentiful.“They are considered perhaps the hardest fish to catch on a fly,” …

Source:: Vail Daily Feed