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hi everyone I was wondering if any one has gone to East cape mexico before im going there in june and im wondering what flies I should bring and what line to buy(floating, sinking, etc.) im taking a 12wt 10wt and 8wt

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There is a good book called "Fly Fishing the Pacific Inshore". It details mostly California through Washington, but there is some stuff for Baja. And everything about equiptment and technique would apply there as well.
 

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I was on the East Cape last May and caught fish from the beach on an 8wt with a full intermediate line. Clousers were good. In hindsight I wish I had a 10wt and bigger flies, like 2/0 deceivers and other baitfish patterns. If you're going to be out in a boat at all, even a kayak, bring a fast sinking line. The tidal currents are strong.
 

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goodtimes said:
Im still looking for a 10wt any suggestions?

I will be on a boat three days on shore for one

what color clousers?

thanks for the help so far
Check out Temple Fork 10wt options. Find a shop near you that carries them and try the TiCr, TiCrX, and Teeny models. Prices range from $200-250 and have lifetime warranties. All are fast action, salt friendly, and have plenty of backbone for big fish.

I spoke with a couple guys while I was down there that were targeting rooster fish with 10wts and wished they had 12wts. They each broke 2 rods over the course of a week.

As far as colors, I did well with chartruese over white and blue over white, each tied with lots of flash. I think an all white Clouser would work just as well.

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I am also a fan of the temple fork rods, although a SAGE RPLIXi would be tops. I also like the flylogic rods. They are popular in Europe but don't get much attention in the US. I brought a 8wt sage xp and a 10wt Flylogic rod. I mainly used the 8wt from shore. I would recommend an intermediate clear sinking line. green clousers and sardine patterns wored great. expect to catch ladyfish, mexican lookdowns, snapper, cornetfish, maybe needlefish. Needlefish are considered mexican trash fish but they they fight hard. chances for roosterfish are pretty slim but possible. You definately want to hire a panga and try for Dorado. what town are staying at. Los Barrilos? Buena Vista? Punta Colorado?
 

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Im staying at playa del sol its near punta colorado.

So everyone says tfo I heard there great for the money a little stiff though. I guess I will have to go cast a few. Right now I own a lot of powell rods (love them) and redington nti(to bad there discontinued)but im always looking for great companys where you dont pay a huge mark up for the name.
Im really going after dorado any must have flies? of coarse I will be happy with anything but this is my first trip out of the country and fishing here in colorado all my life, I want to catch something exotic.

Thanks for all the advice this is my first post and so far everyone has been great. ;D
 

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I caught my largest Dorado on a red/white clouser. I also had luck with the orvis sardina patterns. ( large deceivers tied on a circle hook in either green or brown colors). I take one or 2 of the large gummy minnows with you.

PS: Dorado seem to be fickle. sometimes they get fired up and hit anything int he water and other times they are like smart brown trout just swimming around ignoring your flies. good luck. the 1stt we pulled up to the shark bouy and toosed out a few live sardines a large school of Darado surfaced and all you could see was green and yellow streaks of lightening flashing under the water. it was great.
 
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