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 [...]
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.