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Guatemala: Jake Jordan Sailfish School

June 11, 2019

What: Sailfish in this area are abundant year-round, and since 1994, the fleet has averaged more than 20 billfish raised per day, per boat, year-round; but for pure volume of 80 to 100-pound fish, December can be fantastic. Join Captain Jake Jordan, world-famous Key’s tarpon guide and world-renowned big game fly angler along with Yellow Dog Flyfishing Adventure’s Bluewater Program Director, Kristen Tripp for Jake’s Sailfish School. Jake will personally instruct students in the art of catching sailfish on the fly and these techniques can easily convey to other billfish species such as marlin.

Based out of the first-rate fishing lodge, Casa Vieja in Guatemala, this school will cover tackle, rigging and proper technique for catching billfish on the fly.

When: December 9 – 12, 2019

Where: Casa Vieja, Guatemala

Why: Jake has taught billfish schools for many years and has a very high success rate with his proven techniques. This is your opportunity to learn while staying at perhaps the most famous lodge in the entire world of bluewater sportfishing, Casa Vieja Lodge. The lodge is known for world-class boats and crews, the best captains in the business, and some of the highest quality accommodations found anywhere in Central America. Casa Vieja is located less than a mile from the entrance to Marina Pez Vela, and after a long and productive day on the water, you can be back in the Casa Vieja’s pool in under five minutes.

Trip Itinerary:

December 8th – Arrive in Guatemala City and transfer to Casa Vieja Lodge

December 9th – Day 1 Fishing

December 10th – Day 2 Fishing

December 11th – Day 3 Fishing

December 12th – Departure transfers to Guatemala City airport


$4,100 per person (based on double occupancy accommodations) **

$1,100 Single room supplement fee (if you would prefer your own accommodations for the week – $275 per night)

**Pricing may vary depending on the total number of students for the week.

What’s Included:

  • Three (3) full days of fishing from either Rum Line or Maikara
  • Four (4) nights at Casa Vieja Lodge (based on double occupancy)
  • Breakfast and dinner daily at Casa Vieja Lodge
  • Airport reception and roundtrip airport transfers between Guatemala City and Casa Vieja Lodge
  • Double occupancy accommodations at Casa Vieja Lodge
  • Breakfast and dinner daily at Casa Vieja Lodge
  • Non-alcoholic beverages
  • Daily lodge-marina transfers
  • Fishing on a choice of game boats with captain and crew
  • Lunches served on the boat each day
  • All bottled water and soft drinks on the boat
  • All trolling, spin and fly tackle and flies

What’s Not Included:

  • Gratuities for the staff, boat captain and crews
  • Alcohol and bar tab
  • International flights to Guatemala City

Contact Yellow Dog Flyfishing Adventures Bluewater Director Kristen Tripp today to book your trip.



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