Every summer near the town of Xcalak, Mexico a fly fishing tournament called the Silver Scales Fly Fishing tournament. The competition is in its 3rd year and is growing in popularity every consecutive year. This year, the team from El Pescador Lodge, led by brothers Luis and Cesar Acosta, and accompanied by Jose Efrain Gomez Perez of Xcalak, took home the crown!

Photo from AmbergrisCaye.com

Xcalak, Mexico is known as one of the best areas to achieve the rarified “Saltwater Grand Slam” which consists of landing a bonefish, permit, and tarpon on the same day. Recently popularized in a podcast, “Down the Path”, the area is a hot spot for fantastic DIY angling and destination fly fishing travel.

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