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09-24-2013, 10:00 PM
Well, I just got home from a hunting trip and was informed that I'm headed to Aruba for a week in November. I've done some quick internet searches and have come up with few fly fishing options on the island. I did find this guy and his online reviews look good. Almost too good for the price.


I plan on emailing him in the morning.

Does anyone have any info on anything about fly fishing there?

I did a search on this forum for "Aruba" and it didn't indicate a single hit.

Heck, I'll take any info about the island at all; places to eat, places to see, places not to go......

11-24-2013, 10:37 AM
Lets just say, Aruba didn't suck.

http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u51/buzzmcmanus/2013%20Fishing/Aruba/P1010292_zpsae7d5f1b.jpg (http://s165.photobucket.com/user/buzzmcmanus/media/2013%20Fishing/Aruba/P1010292_zpsae7d5f1b.jpg.html)

I can also claim that I'm now a tarpon fisherman.

http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u51/buzzmcmanus/2013%20Fishing/Aruba/P1010286_zps5e940ec6.jpg (http://s165.photobucket.com/user/buzzmcmanus/media/2013%20Fishing/Aruba/P1010286_zps5e940ec6.jpg.html)

It's certainly not the largest tarpon in the ocean, but it is one, and I caught it on a fly. It only gives me a good reason to start doing some more saltwater fishing. Someday, I'm going to work my way up to catching the big boys.

11-24-2013, 04:39 PM
On appropriate tackle, I'm told these are more fun that the big boys. Have caught that size and lower they are a blast!

11-24-2013, 11:31 PM
great pics. beautiful pics. thanks for sharing