By Captain Brad Philipps of Fins and Feathers in Guatemala
The sailfish bite has been great the past week, but it’s not every day one gets to release a blue marlin on the fly. Captain Randall Gaines, at the wheel of the Magic, did an awesome job on a hot 250 pounder off Guatemala. The team had the leader to the rod tip in ten minutes, after a perfect tease, great bite and a wild series of jumps. After another multitude of jumps and 2hrs of hard pulling the fish was released in perfect condition. What a rush to get off the bridge and into the cockpit for a change and have the thrill of pulling on a “real one” on a fly rod.