Customer Geoff Harrison sends us a report from his latest trip to Ambergris Cay in Belize. Nice work on the Permit Geoff!
Just wanted to send you guys at the shop some love after returning form my trip from Ambergris Caye.
As always, the service of shipping materials to me in Vancouver, B.C., was second to none with the priority mail getting the materials to me in less than a week. If Barret is around, please show him the attached pic’s of the Permit I got down there on the second day of the trip and send him my thanks. As you can see, the fish ate the fly with gumption! If was the Crazy Karl pattern you guys featured in one of your tying videos with a couple alterations. The Ambergris guides have a ton of success on Christmas Island Special’s in yellow tied on #4’s and #2’s. Knowing this (having caught my first Permit in December on a Yellow CIS #2) and digging the look of the Krazy Karl I tied a half dozen up in a Yellow color scheme. Just subbed the clear medium V-Rib with medium Yellow, Yellow Kyrstal Flash, Spirit River Dazl Eyes, and the deadly Gammi SL12S #2. Second presentation to a school of cruising fish, got the eat!
Hook: Gamakatsu S12S #2
Thread: U140 Hopper Yellow
Tail: Tan Rabbit Strip with Grizzly Saddle Hackle dyed Tan
Flash: Krystal Flash Hot Yellow
Body: Medium Yellow Vinyl Rib
Wing: Tan Rabbit Strip
Eyes: Hareline Brass Eyes 5/32″ Gold
Weed Guard: Rio Alloy Hard Saltwater Mono
Geoff wanted to make sure we mentioned his very good guide, some of you may have even fished with him.
Unbelievably passionate, dedicated, and skilled guide along with constantly working with and persuading the Belizian government to preserve and protect the waters around Ambergris Caye.
Abner “Abbie” Marin
Go Fish Belize is his company in which he is the Head Guide and his wife Marisela runs all the bookings and logistics from their office.
gofishbelize.com is all one needs to get their contact information and to book with the premier guide in Ambergris Caye.