Got nine minutes to spare? We suggest you lose yourself in the lowland rainforests of Costa Rica while watching Machaca - A Botanical Tale featuring the Tropical Fly Collective (Tom Enderlin and Federico Hampl) chasing their quarry, the Machaca. Our Wish List Fish in issue 20, while these aggressive piranha cousins look have the teeth [...]
The Mission caught up with film makers and guides Thomas Enderlin and Federico Hampl to chat about their film, Machaca - A Botanical Tale, (currently on the Fly Fishing Film Tour lineup) the species itself, and what else fly fishing Costa Rica has to offer from rainbow bass (guapote), tarpon, trout and more. For more [...]
The free films just keep coming! This time, it's Atlanticus (the trans-Atlantic tarpon fest) and Water is Life from Grant Wiswell of Castaway Films. All you need to do is sit back, relax and dream of big fish. https://vimeo.com/414009001
Bloody vegans,* they’re everywhere, including the rivers of Costa Rica where the aggressive razor-toothed Machaca live. The boys from Tropical Fly Collective (IG: @tropicalflycollective) give us the skinny on these chunky little breekers. Hint: aim for lavatorial acoustics.
Forced, by us, to select his favourites from over 400 species he has caught on fly, here's what Jeff Currier chose from Central America: CENTRAL AMERICA - GUAPOTE "The most fabulous fishing happened in Costa Rica in 1993. I actually went there with a friend with the intention of catching some sailfish from the rocks [...]