Works Done – Let’s go Fishing In Belize

by | Nov 18, 2012 | Uncategorized | 2 comments

Today is the end of the longest period of no fishing for me since last February.  My wild run on various waters the last two months put me way behind in my work from art, organizing my winter schedule and updating my PowerPoints for winter shows.  I buckled down however and have my “work” life back on track.  Of note, I completed two paintings for longtime customer Dan Beistel. The paintings included a black bass and this American shad, one of the biggest shad I’ve ever seen.

The other factor that kept me off the water was that I’m headed for Belize tomorrow to see my longtime friends of Belize River Lodge.  Packing for the flats always entails a bunch of preparation from rigging up tropical fly lines and tying Biminis for tarpon leaders to organizing flies for numerous different species.  I even had to tie up some Crazy Charlie’s and I’m not much of a tier.  You can go to almost any fly shop and find bonefish flies but on average they are too heavy for Belize.  Belize is true skinny water bonefishing.  So, long story short I dug out my vice and between Granny and me we tied up some very nice mono eyed Belize bonefish flies.

Our first fishing day is Wednesday and from there I’ll do my best to report.  I’m sure I’ll have internet issues and fall behind but as always, the day by day accounts will post in order when possible.  Should be excellent!


  1. Brent

    Go get ’em, Jeff! Looking forward to the trip reports and photos.

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I started fly fishing at age 7 in the lakes and ponds of New England cutting my teeth on various sunfish, bass, crappie and stocked trout. I went to Northland College in Ashland, Wisconsin, where I graduated with a Naturalist Degree while I discovered new fishing opportunities for pike, muskellunge, walleyes and various salmonids found in Lake Superior and its tributaries.

From there I headed west to work a few years in the Yellowstone region to simply work as much as most people fish and fish as much as most people work. I did just that, only it lasted over 20 years working at the Jack Dennis Fly Shop in Jackson, WY where I departed in 2009. Now it’s time to work for "The Man", working for myself that is.

I pursue my love to paint fish, lecture on every aspect of fly fishing you can imagine and host a few trips to some of the most exotic places you can think of. My ultimate goal is to catch as many species of fish on fly possible from freshwater to saltwater, throughout the world. I presently have taken over 440 species from over 60 countries!