2015 Spanish Fly Show Schedule

Jose Wejebe's life influenced and inspired a generation of anglers and adventurers as he brought us along on excursions to some of the most magical destinations in the world.  In 2015, his legacy will continue with a full season of the best of those adventures.  

 


Outdoor Channel Numbers

2015

3/30/2015 08:00:00 AM - Merritt Island with Derek Redwine

  • 4/20/2015 at 8am EST
  • 6/10/2015 at 8am EST

What do you do in tough economic times when you want to go fishing but don't have the means to get in a big center console boat? Downsize everything... including your boat, and fish in your own backyard. Host Jose Wejebe visits friend Derek Redwine at his house in Merritt Island with the goal of finding any kind of small fishing craft to catch fish around Merritt Island, Florida. The dramatic ending on the fly with Jose out of the boat is a Spanish Fly moment...

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3/21/2015 08:00:00 AM - Boca Pilala, Mexico

  • 4/21/2015 at 8am EST
  • 6/11/2015 at 8am EST

Unseasonable bad weather and rain in the Yucatan makes fishing tough for Jose and his guide Chico. As each day goes by they try new techniques in an attempt to pinpoint tarpon, bonefish, snook and permit. Fishing with crab on a jig proves to be sucessful. 

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4/1/2015 08:00:00 AM - Christian Goodpaster Make A Wish, Key West, Florida

  • 4/1/2015 at 8am EST
  • 4/22/2015 at 8am EST
  • 5/18/2015 at 8am EST
  • 6/2/2015 at 8am EST
  • 6/12/2015 at 8am EST

The shallow water flats of the Florida Keys "backcountry" is the stage set for a young man with a double lung transplant to catch some fish and tell of his life or death struggle with Cystic Fibrosis. Christian Goodpaster and Jose Wejebe met some 10 years ago when the Make a Wish foundation put them together in Islamorada. Fishing in between two hurricanes Christian has only a short time as he hunts the big three of the Grand Slam, a Bonefish, Permit and Tarpon. Turns out that time was the thing that Christian had the least of. This show is dedicated in loving memory of Christian Goodpaster. Our hearts go out to his family and friends.

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4/2/2015 08:00:00 AM - Seychelle Islands, Part 1 of 4

  • 4/2/2015 at 8am EST
  • 4/23/2015 at 8am EST
  • 6/15/2015 at 8am EST
  • 6/22/2015 at 8am EST

The adventure of a lifetime begins, as the Spanish Fly travels to the otherside of the planet for this amazing four part series. The ultimate destination is the remote atolls of the Seychelle Islands in the middle of the Indian Ocean, specifically the isolated Cosmoledo Island chain north of Madagascar. The adventure is not always in the destination, however, but in the journey; underscored by the side trip to the crown jewel of South Africa's biggest safari lands... the Sabi Sabi. Several days of witnessing the ultimate in Africa's wild animal scene is captured, and is highlighted by close up experiences with lions, leopards, and elephants. This is only the beginning as the adventure winds through Kenya and on to the Seychelles, where world class bonefish and Great Trevally await.

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4/3/2015 08:00:00 AM - Seychelle Islands, Part 2 of 4

  • 4/3/2015 at 8am EST
  • 4/24/2015 at 8am EST
  • 5/20/2015 at 8am EST
  • 6/4/2015 at 8am EST
  • 6/16/2015 at 8am EST

The adventure of a lifetime continues, as the Spanish Fly enters its second day on the other side of the planet aboard a mothership anchored in the vastly remote atolls of the Seychelle islands in the Indian Ocean. Unbelievable slats wading yields hard fighting Great Trevally (known as the GT) that engulf topwater baits and big nasty flys. Wading with sharks, bonefish and milkfish, make this a unique experience, as things become dicey when a tropical depression begins to form on the expedition. The recent side trip to the South African safari jewel of sabisabi is an incredible memory, as the current adventure with the frontier fly fishing expedition continues.

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4/6/2015 08:00:00 AM - Dominican Republic Tarpon

  • 4/6/2015 at 8am EST
  • 4/27/2015 at 8am EST
  • 5/11/2015 at 8am EST
  • 5/26/2015 at 8am EST
  • 6/17/2015 at 8am EST

Jose continues exploring Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic where he meets several locals who show him very usual fisheries. One is a man-made lagoon in the middle of a golf course construction at the luxury resort Capcana. The other is a remote area called the Laguana Bavaro, and Jose becomes one of the first ever to sportfish there.

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4/7/2015 08:00:00 AM - Seychelle Islands, Part 3 of 4

  • 4/7/2015 at 8am EST
  • 4/28/2015 at 8am EST
  • 4/30/2015 at 8am EST
  • 6/18/2015 at 8am EST

The adventure to the Seychelle Islands in the Indian Ocean continue. This the 3rd in the 4 part series of the expedition aboard the mothership Ocean Explorer with the Frontier Flyfishing adventure group out of South Africa. The incredible adventure continues even as the weather begins to turn, and the flyfishing gets shut down for several days. What to do when no sightfishing? Go to the bottom and pull giant muscle popping groupers out of the coral reefs. Multiple amazing unidentified species are caught, including from the shallower tidal channels, where weird creatures like the Napolean Wrasse are plucked.

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5/15/2015 08:00:00 AM - Key West, FL Fly Fishing with Will Benson on the flats

  • 5/15/2015 at 8am EST
  • 6/1/2015 at 8am EST

The Florida Keys are one of the best places to sight fish for some of the elusive flats species such as tarpon, bonefish, and permit. Will Benson, a Florida Keys flats guide, takes Jose in search of these sought after species with a fly rod. The pinnacle of saltwater fly fishing is catching a permit with a fly rod. Learn about the life of a Florida Keys guide obsessed with catching these fish.

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4/8/2015 08:00:00 AM - Seychelle Islands, Part 4 of 4

  • 4/8/2015 at 8am EST
  • 4/9/2015 at 8am EST
  • 4/29/2015 at 8am EST
  • 6/19/2015 at 8am EST

The incredible expedition to the Seychelle Islands and the remote Atolls of the Indian Ocean comes to a close in this the 4th of 4 part series. The adventure turns challenging as a tropical depression begins to form on the group, and tough decisions have to made on where and how to fish. What do you do when you're on a mothership in the middle of the Indian Ocean, in one of the most remote sandy atolls in the world, with fish that have never seen a fly or a lure, and its pouring rain? You go fishing.

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4/10/2015 08:00:00 AM - Louisiana Holeman Style, Part1

  • 4/10/2015 at 8am EST
  • 5/1/2015 at 8am EST
  • 6/23/2015 at 8am EST

Hopedale, Louisiana was left for gone after Hurricane Katrina, but those days are long gone and the recreational fishing business is the best it's ever been. Two brothers, Travis and Bryan "Bear" Holeman take their clients into some of the best redfishing on the planet.

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4/13/2015 08:00:00 AM - Louisiana Holeman Style, Part 2

  • 4/13/2015 at 8am EST
  • 5/4/2015 at 8am EST
  • 6/24/2015 at 8am EST

This week's Spanish Fly is a continuation from the motherland of redfishing in south Louisiana where the recreational fishing business is the best it's ever been. The story continues with two brothers who winter in south Louisiana. "Bear" is at the helm with Jose.

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4/14/2015 08:00:00 AM - Florida Everglades with Rob Fordyce

  • 4/14/2015 at 8am EST
  • 5/5/2015 at 8am EST
  • 5/14/2015 at 8am EST
  • 5/29/2015 at 8am EST
  • 6/25/2015 at 8am EST


The Florida Everglades is a vast and complex system whose waters start at Lake Okeechobee and travels south and west through Everglades City and Chokoloskee ending up in the Gulf of Mexico. Rob Fordyce and Jose explore some of the hard to reach area in a micro-skiff utilizing new advances in marine electronics to help them find their way. Come along as they find new areas to fish for snook and redfish.

 

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4/15/2015 08:00:00 AM - Fishtafarian Family/ Key West #1

  • 4/15/2015 at 8am EST
  • 5/6/2015 at 8am EST
  • 6/26/2015 at 8am EST

In this episode of Spanish Fly, Jose Goes on the water with a family of Fishtafarian Artists. Fishing the shallow wrecks west of Key West and beyond. Jose shows the family some sharks, Goliath Grouper and Tuna action in the Gulf of Mexico. Caleb and Jacob show the ancient Japanese art form of fish printing known as "Gyotaku"

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4/16/2015 08:00:00 AM - Fishtafarian Family/ Key West #2

  • 4/16/2015 at 8am EST
  • 5/7/2015 at 8am EST

Jose continues his exciting day of fishing, this time further into the Gulf of Mexico, fishing behind shrimp boats for tuna, bonito and cobia with an eccentric family of fishtafarian artists. Fishbone, Caleb, and Jacob unveil their one of a kind metal sculpture inspired by their fishing adventure with Jose.

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4/17/2015 08:00:00 AM - Dominican Republic Marlin

  • 4/17/2015 at 8am EST
  • 5/8/2015 at 8am EST
  • 5/21/2015 at 8am EST
  • 6/5/2015 at 8am EST

Jose travels to the Dominican Republic's easternmost point, Punta Cana, to fish with Capt. Ross Clark and his first mate Nick. Capt. Clark specializes in offshore blue marlin fishing, and Jose looks to end his "blue marlin, black cloud."

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5/12/2015 08:00:00 AM - Key West With Ken Davis

  • 5/12/2015 at 8am EST
  • 5/27/2015 at 8am EST

Jose takes long time friend Ken Davis fishing in Key West after he returned briefly from Iraq. Ken Davis is civilian contractor working in Iraq who has returned briefly to his home in the keys. Jose shoots to show Ken as much about the key west fishery as possible in the short time available.

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5/13/2015 08:00:00 AM - Sandwich MA Bluefin Tuna with Terry Nugent

  • 5/13/2015 at 8am EST
  • 5/28/2015 at 8am EST

Jose Wejebe and crew continue their adventure in the northeast off the shores of Massachusetts. As the summertime waters have warmed, the food chain is in full effect and causing a frenzy on the surface. Searching the horizon, if you find birds, you have found the food chain. Underneath the feeding frenzy are the big powerful Bluefin tuna. Join the Spanish Fly as they sight cast to giant gargantuan 200-300 lbs tuna on spinning rods.

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5/19/2015 08:00:00 AM - Key West, FL Sinking the Vandenberg with Joe Weatherby Part 2

  • 5/19/2015 at 8am EST
  • 6/3/2015 at 8am EST

In Part 2 we continue following the Vandenberg story with Joe Weatherby as the ship ends its career above the water, and begins its new life underwater. In this show we will explore the metamorphosis that takes place as the ship becomes a part of the undersea environment, providing shelter and food for a variety of species. Take a dive with us as we give you an up close view of the ship underwater.

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5/22/2015 08:00:00 AM - Galapagos Striped Marlin Part 1

  • 5/22/2015 at 8am EST
  • 6/8/2015 at 8am EST

Jose Wejebe and the Spanish Fly crew travel to Ecuador and the remote islands of the Galapagos to experience the famed natural wonders of these volcanic islands in the Pacific Ocean. Fishing with Braden Escobar and his crew of local Galapagonian fishermen, the main targeted species is marlin, and they get some incredible footage of the bait and switch technique on the fly. Under the water, the Galapagos National Park and biological marine reserve provides for an incredible diving adventure with sea lions, rays, and some up close encounters.

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5/25/2015 08:00:00 AM - Galapagos Striped Marlin Part 2

  • 5/25/2015 at 8am EST
  • 6/9/2015 at 8am EST

Jose Wejebe and the Spanish Fly crew continue their incredible adventure on the remote Galapagos Islands off the western shores of Ecuador in the Pacific Ocean. They continue to hunt the majestic striped marlin that cruise the waters offshore. The drama builds as the bait and switch technique to draw them to the back of the boat is put to the test, and leads to several incredible close calls. Off the water, they experience the island's awesome terrestrial wildlife including Charles Darwin's famed Galapagos tortoises.

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