Tuesday, November 1, 2016

El Pescador Fishing and Photo School

Mary and I just returned from Belize after attending the Yellow Dog El Pescador Photo School . El Pescador would be our host for 7 days as we would fish the flats, attend an advanced school on fishing photography and enjoy a little r/r along the way.
Most all the fish of the flats would cooperate to keep the rods bent over and backing spinning off the reels, allowing us to practice the daily lesson plans put forth by the stellar line up of instructors, including Jess McGlothlin, Jim Klug and Bryan Gregson, all world class outdoor and fly-fishing photograghers.

We would be challenged with our F-stops, shutters speeds, ISO settings. We would also be challenged  with dropping the "grip and grins" from our arsenal and challenge ourselves to better hero shot , to keep the fish in the water more, more often. Light and night photography along with light painting was discussed and experimented with, Wow, just a little overload, but extremely exciting.
Did I mention we got to stay a 4-5 star lodge on top of it all, top notch guides to sight the fish for you, work on your casting and teach you more, crazy , clean and cool air conditioned rooms. Ice cold Belikin's . Did I mention fishing. Lots of bonefish, snapper, jacks, rolling tarpon, limited snook.
A crazy shot of the nurse sharks coming out of the water to eat bait, right at your feet.
The sights around San Pedro offered many colorful sights, as every house, restaurant or building seems to be paints a bright hue, it just makes you smile.

One of our favorite lagoons, as it was filled with bones, snook and black-tip sharks to throw flies at,
a great afternoon was spent casting to, hooking and and having medium sized bones run out backing.
A 7wt . was perfect. More to come on the shark and snook in upcoming posts.

A little local graffiti in Caye Caulker caught the lens, with all a beautiful colors on the fence line.

Macro of the bone scales. Oh so cool....

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