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Fishing With The Troops in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba
Jose Wejebe and crew received an invitation to visit the US Naval Base on Guantanamo Bay, Cuba and spend a little time with our troops. Jose was invited to host a fishing derby and go on a fence-line tour with the marines.
Bill Reisendfeld
Bill had fished about two weeks prior with guiding legend Captain Steve Huff. With Steve, Bill caught and weighed in a 41 lb Permit; quite an incredible catch on 4 LB test AND the new world record for Permit in that line class.
Jose Wejebe
Born in Havana, Cuba in 1958, Jose Wejebe grew up in a politically tumultuous time. Fidel Castro leading the Cuban revolution had just seized power and was imposing communist ways on the country. The new government then began taking land, money and property from some of the families with claims that the property now belongs to the "revolution"...
Top 5 Fishing Lures For Fishing in Unfavorable Conditions
Jose Wejebe of the Spanish Fly shares his favorite fishing lures for fishing in unfavorable weather conditions. The 5 fishing lures you will always find in his Tacklebox include a bucktail jig, butterlfy jig, topwater plug, mid-water plug, and a deep diving plug.
See The Crew In Action
Photos and stories of the crew in action.
Hells Bay Boatworks Biscayne - Flats Fishing Skiff Review
Jose Wejebe takes a ride on the brand new Hells Bay Boatworks Biscayne flats fishing skiff and shares his first impressions of this new shallow water polling skiff.
G Loomis PRO 4X Fly Rods - Fly Fishing Tackle Review
Jose Wejebe shares his first impressions of the new G. Loomis PRO 4X series of fly rods in this fly fishing tackle review.
Shimano Butterfly Jigs
Jose answers a viewer's question with some tips on catching grouper on Butterfly Jigs.
Braided Lines
Jose answers viewer's questions about using braided lines.
Wes Miller
Meet our number one cameraman, Wes Miller.
Rigging a Fly Rod - Start to Finish
Using Power Pro Hollow Ace Braid for backing these days, so I like to wrap a layer of electrical tape on the core of the fly reel. Since the line is so "slippery" the tape gives the braid something to "grab" on to.
Mustadô Ringed Hooks Versus Standard Hooks
There are some major advantages to the ringed hooks over fishing with standard eyed hooks. Foremost is that when fishing with live bait, especially smaller or more fragile baits like many of the baits you guys fish in the Keys like Pilchards and such, the line attaching to the ring allows the ring and hook eye to act as a pivot point as the bait swims.
Rapala X-Rap Magnum
RAPALA X-RAP MAGNUM TROLLING PLUGS.... Jose talks about the success he's had with this lure as well as some tips for trolling them.
Louisiana Redfishing with the Holeman Brothers
The best fishing trips sometimes come when you least expect them. I recently heard from a friend about a place tucked away in the Louisiana marsh where the "hot" redfish action would make you glad it wasn't summer. This redfisherman's haven, called Hopedale, was not only home to HUGE redfish during these winter months, but also to a couple of die-hard fishing guides, Travis and Bryan "Bear" Holeman. AKA... The Holeman Brothers!
Fishing Cosmoledo with Frontier Fly Fishing
What do you do when you get a call from a couple of guys from South Africa who say they want to take you on an expedition to some of the most remote atolls in the Seychelles Island chain. You reply "when, where, yes please!"
Sabi Sabi Wildlife Reserve, South Africa
Last year we went on an extended expedition to the Indian Ocean to fish the untouched atolls of the southeastern-most Seychelles Islands. On our way to the Seychelles, we had stopped in Johannesburg South Africa to gather our gear and prepare for the next leg of our "journey". It was there that our friends and hosts, Dean Riphagen and Tom Lewin, owners of Frontier Fly Fishing, introduced us to Rob Wyndham who oversees the Game Preserve called Sabi Sabi.
Costa Del Mar photo shoot in the Dry Tortugas
A group of us had come to the Dry Tortugas to do a shoot for Costa del Mar on Wild Florida. Little did we know that we would find out that there are many ways to define the word "wild".
Good Friends and Fishing Memories
by Christian Goodpaster

As the Action-Craft skiff begins to come on plane across the greenish tinted water, I am thankful I have been blessed for another day of life. Today isn't just another day, today I'm fishing and filming with Jose Wejebe in the Florida Keys. Our quarry; fish and reflections of the past and present. A celebration of the "bro's!"


Chris Ross, Photographer
There are many photographers who spend time in the outdoors and few who can capture the the real feel of some of the outdoor scenes. I got a chance to meet one of those few on a Costa del Mar shoot in the Dry Tortugas. Chris Ross was the photographer on the shoot what impressed me about him was the ability to be looking in the right direction at the right time to capture just the right image.
Urban Nature, Banana River Florida
My name is Derek Redwine. After many years of being friends with Jose Wejebe, he recently asked me if my family and I would be interested in doing a fishing show with him. After I picked myself up off the ground, we talked through some ideas. Jose made it clear he really just wanted us to do what we do.

This was very special to us because he wasn't asking us to be a fishing guide, captain, or expert on the river...he was just asking us to be a family and show him how we like to explore the outdoors and pass on our passion on to our child.


Plane is done and Flying!
After years of hard work and testing, the plane is finally done and has been put to the test. The goal was to build a plane that could fly far, fast, and heavy. It comes from a kit plane manufacturer known as Compair and you build it together with a company known as Composite Technologies. We built it from the ground up with exploration, filming and fishing in mind.
Remembering Jose
Sharing a few stories of how Jose touched the lives of others through his good will and love of the ocean and fishing.
Madfin Shark Tournament
The Madfin Shark Tournament created quite a buzz last year and recently we got done filming the 2nd season complete with helicopter aerial, boat and underwater cameras. Madfin is an all release tournament where basically the sharks try to bite you and you have to treat them nice as you release them!

The series start airing on Sunday April 8th at 9:30AM Eastern and continue from there...


Michael Mummert & Make a Wish
I have had the good fortune to meet lot's of incredible people in my life. Some of the more impressive ones have come from the most unusual places. Meet Michael Mummert, a brave little man. Michael is 7 years old and has been diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy
Butterfly Fishing Key West
We went out today just with the intent to locate some new bottom for fishing and maybe do a little underwater filming. The Shimano group is in town so Rush Maltz (a Key West Captain and friend) and I took out Dave Pfieffer, Pat Smith, Jeff and Bryan out to some remote places and started looking for fish
Building A New Airplane III
Getting closer now, wings are done and in a separate area to be attached later. Landing gear is on and controls in. Now the plane gets painted before it goes to the avionics department where the instruments for navigation and engine functions get put into the panel.
Crooked Island - Fishing and Flying in the Bahamas
Some pictures from Crooked Island, Flying into the southeastern portion of the Bahamas for some grouper fishing. While we were there a drug run gone bad ended with 3 guys stranded on Bird Rock, a little rock hump just off Crooked Island with only a defunked light house on it and nothing else.
Building A New Airplane II
Things are moving right along with the building of the airplane. Sounds scary at first, the though of actually building a plane, but the guys at Aerocomp and Composite Technologies have really made it seem... well.... maybe not easy, but possible.
Bahia La Tortuga Mexico Fishing Lodge - Fishing for Sailfish
An exploratory sailfish adventure to a remote fishing lodge called Bahia la Tortuga located in the fishing village of Puerto Vicente, on the Pacific side of Mexico. sailfishing in bahia la tortuga mexicoThe sailfishing in that part of Mexico is nothing short of amazing!
Make A Wish Make A Wish Foundation - Tarpon Fishing with Jonathan Nitch
Jose Wejebe and Make a Wish Foundation recipiant Johnathan Nitch go tarpon fishing in Key West
Deep jigging with Shimano Butterfly Jigs
Deep jigging has always been a very productive way of catching fish all up and down the water column. Traditionally most of that has been done with a large heavy bucktail or nylon jig. The jig is dropped to the bottom and then retrieved to the surface.
Comp Air Turbo Prop Experimental Airplane Build
Jose Wejebe begins the process of building a new turbo prop experimental airplane with the folks at Comp Air. The kit airplane is built with composite materials much like a boat and you put it together with the help the builder assist program. It is powered by a 680hp Walters Turbine engine.
Louisiana Redfish - Red Fishing with Gary Taylor
We did a redfish shoot in February, 2007 out of Slidell, Louisiana where we fished with a guide named Gary Taylor targeting redfish on fly and spin.. Gary has a pretty cool gig where he has a 32' ft Louisiana Skiff, which is a true Louisiana Bayou boat. Gary built a ramp-like trailer into the back of the Louisiana Bayo boat where he winches up and lauches his smaller Hell's Bay skiff. Great time redfishng on fly and spin!


Sea Vee 34 Spanish Fly Boat with triple Mercury Verado Outboards
I am currently working with Sea Vee Boats to build the new Spanish Fly. It is going to be a 34', center console with triple Mercury Verados. I have never been a fan of the hype of triple engines boats, until I rode in that same boat and was really impressed with the performance, balance and speed of the whole rig.
Multi-Purpose Fly Fishing Outfit
Jose answers questions on multi purpose Fly Fishing Outfits.
Dominican Marlin
Recently a group of us stayed at Cap Cana, a beautiful resort and marina right on the eastern tip of the Dominican Republic.  I can't say enough about the place, you have to see it to believe how impressive the whole complex of Cap Cana is! 
NEW Shimano Thunnus Spinning Reel

Many of you have questions about Shimano’s new Thunnus spinning reel.  What’s different about it and what makes it better than the old one?   Simply stated it is BAD ASS... But for those of you that want the skinny, here are a few key differences and the spec sheet that I got from Shimano.   


Reel Life Adventures Dominican Republic
Reel Life Adventures is a group of guys who go into an impoverished area and take on various humanitarian projects. In this case we joined them in the Dominican Republic to provide aid, supplies and labor to help the Dominican and Haitian orphans and impoverished people of Puerto Plata. It was nothing short of an incredible trip and we received far more than we gave.
Journey to the Galapagos
This year while shooting the shows, the crew and I departed on what would be a trip of a life time to the remote islands of the Galapagos. The Galapagos are an archipelago of volcanic islands situated near the equator about 1000Km off the coast of Ecuador. These geologically young islands are best known for their pristine natural environment and vast number of endemic species which led to the inception of Charles Darwin's theory of evolution. The islands and their surrounding waters have been protected as a national park and marine sanctuary since the 1960s in an effort to maintain their pristine natural condition.

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Mustad Ultrapoint Redfish Rig with Gulp Shrimp
Jose Wejebe shares one of his favorite tackle rigs to catch a redfish, using a Mustad Ultrapoint hook with a Gulp Shrimp.
Rigging a Flats Skiff for Boating and Fishing
Many fishermen are particular about how they like their flats boats set up. Jose Wejebe demonstrates how he likes to rig up his Hells Bay flats skiff for boating and fishing.
Rigging a Spinning Rod - Knots for Braid to Monofilament Leader Connections
Jose Wejebe demonstrates rigging a spinning rod for fishing the flats. A complete how-to from spooling the reel with braided line, to tying a knot for attaching a monofilament leader and hook to the braided line.
Everglades Snook Jerk Bait Rig
When fishing the Everglades backcountry for Snook, a good way to cover a lot of ground and prospect under low lying branches is to use a soft plastic jerk bait. †Jose Wejebe and Jeff Legutki share one of their favorite Everglades snook jerk bait rigs.


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