I may have mentioned it in passing, I am a cheap bastard. So, inviting fly fishing buddies to Rocky Point to defray my trip expenses, down to near nothing should not be a surprise. I thought I had nothing to write about for this story, until a buddy suggested that I write a story about nothing. He said you are an expert at spending nothing for food, drink, and gas while fly fishing in Peñasco, and that’s just the way I like it.

While fly fishing is not a cheap sport, I spend as close to nothing as I can, after my initial investment in rods, reels, lines, pontoon boats, and other equipment needs. There are plenty of places to spend nearly nothing to acquire your fly fishing gear. Cabela’s has a Bargain Cave where items have been returned and heavily discounted. Picking up a rod that sells for $160 in the store, discounted down to $80 or less is nothing out of the ordinary. I don’t own a real boat, with a trailer, I want nothing to do with a gas guzzling, parts breaking, maintenance vacuum that always needs more of my money. The inflatable pontoon boat is a great tool to fly fish from in Peñasco, and requires nothing after assembly.

One of the attractions of Puerto Peñasco is doing nothing on the beach. I had a good morning of fly fishing, but nothing in the fish catching department. I stopped to talk to some of the Playa de Oro RV and Trailer Park residents, and they were quite content in doing nothing. I may have been a little grumpy from my lack of success in catching fish, but my mood brightened when an exotic looking young lady walked onto Mirador Beach wearing nothing. Well, she did have on nice sparkling sandals. Ok, I really didn’t notice her sandals, someone told me she had sparkling sandals. I don’t know if she had nothing on, or perhaps a flesh tone bathing suit. All I know is there was a tsunami tidal wave of beer being spilled in the Pit Bar, and nothing she did was being ignored. I am surprised there were no injuries from old guys snapping their heads around, talk about rubber necking. The Trailer Park residents said that her and her boyfriend were nudists from New River, AZ. Nothing goes unobserved or not talked about in Rocky Point.

If you have nothing better to do, plan on visiting Puerto Peñasco. The weather and the water will be warming up and the fishing will go from nothing to something spectacular in a short time. Bring your fly fishing gear and come on down to Rocky Point. It’s hard to predict what kind of nothing you will find when you arrive. I hope to see you on the water soon, and I hope you will be wearing something. Vince Deadmond The Fly Fishing Hardware Guy can be reached at Best Hardware 237 N Apache Trail Apache

Junction, AZ vince@ajbest.com and at (480) 982 7461.