Written by: Dan Davala, Orvis Adventures
We had a blast during the the October Bonefish Bonanza at El Pescador, and the fishing and weather were great! I had the privilege of watching my friend, Geoff Burke, catch his first tarpon on the fly, which was a major goal for him on this trip. It was one of those moments when everything lined up, and the fish followed the fly and ate only 20 feet from the boat–so the take was as memorable as all that came after. Big shout outs to our guide, Junior, for putting us on the fish, and to Dave Winston for digitally “mastering” the photo for me, bringing out the colors and hues that really have to be seen and felt in person to fully appreciate.