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.
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Spanish Fly Memorial Tribute Show

The Life and Times of Jose Wejebe - A Tribute to a friend, philanthropist, and legendary angler.
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Celebration of Life for Jose Wejebe

The fishing community has lost a great angler, icon, and friend. We are deeply saddened by the untimely passing of Jose Wejebe. Through his show and his adventures he shared a passion for fishing that touched and inspired anglers around the world.

We would like to invite all family and friends to a Celebration of Life in honor of Jose Wejebe, Sunday April 15, 2012 at 1:30 PM at the IGFA Fishing Hall of Fame & Museum in Dania Beach, Florida. All those who were touched by Jose are welcome to attend.


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Key West Wahoo & Sharks

In Key West, what happens when you mix blood and guts, wahoo and sharks, in the wintertime? Well, down here, we go swimming!

This is the time of year that we spend a fair amount of time close to the edge of the reef just off Key West. Most of the inshore water is cold, but the warm offshore waters of the Gulf Stream move in closer.


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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.
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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.
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Jose Wejebe In Australia

Check out some behind the scenes photos from Jose's trip to Australia. Sea Snakes, Barramundi, Purple Cod, Bluefin Trevally and more.
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Amazon Jungle Fishing

A trip into the Brazilian Amazon typically starts off in Manaus, the capital of the Amazonas state. Manaus is situated at the confluence of the Negro and Solimões rivers and has a population of about 2 million people. While manaus was simply a jump point for our trip to the Rio Travessao, we were able to spend a little time checking out the local fish market
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Jose and Friends Make A Long Trip to Isla Mujeres

When you’re planning to negotiate over 500 miles of open ocean you tend to keep a close eye on the weather and how it’s going to affect your trip. We started calling Weather Routers a couple of days ago for a comprehensive analysis of the weather and sea conditions we could anticipate during our crossing
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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!
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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!"
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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.
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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".
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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!"


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What do Kiteboarding and the Bahamas have in common?

Kiteboarding is a new water-sport that incorporates elements of windsurfing and wakeboarding. Basically a rider uses a kite and the power of the wind to propel themselves across the water on a board similar to a wakeboard. I had been taking lessons for a while with an organization called the Kitehouse out of Key West.
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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.
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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.


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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...


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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
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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
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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!
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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
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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.
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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.
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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!

 


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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.
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Shimano’s New Products

Shimano had their annual customer meetings in Key West in May. I got to be a fly on the wall and attend some of their meetings. I was able to check out their new products for the upcoming year. Some of the stuff, no one knows about or even has been announced yet, so it was really cool. I took some video at the conference and will be showing viewers some sneak peeks on our website of what's to come from Shimano. Stay tuned
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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! 
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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.
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