As a fly fisher I am always looking for a better fly to entice a fish to eat my latest offering. So, I am often changing colors of the three basic flies that I use the most often. Three flies that I would recommend for Puerto Peñasco fly fishing would be, a Clouser Minnow, Gotch’a, and a Deceiver.

Fly fishing is not intuitive, and anyone who has mastered it has had help along the way. A YouTube video may be a good place to start, and working with a friend who has mastered some basics will get you started. Getting a lesson from a fly fishing guide will improve your learning curve on casting. Once you can cast you are ready to fish.

I would recommend that if you are an absolute saltwater fly fishing beginner you may want to fish with someone who has some fly fishing skills. It’s kind of like patting your head while rubbing your tummy, not difficult, but it requires some thought.

One thing good about starting your saltwater fly fishing journey in Puerto Peñasco, you don’t need a fishing license when you are fishing from shore or in a pontoon boat. You will need some gear that is meant for saltwater. An eight weight fly rod (generally heavier than a trout rod) with a sinking line would be a good place to start.

Now that we have said goodbye to summer, October and November are really the best months for a fly fishing adventure. The water is still warm and the fish are hungry. One can wet wade and fish from shore and have some expectations of catching fish. Places I would recommend: Mirador Beach, the first estuary, the second estuary, la Cholla. The Jetty if you have access to a pontoon boat or kayak, the rocks are slippery.

Vince Deadmond The Retired Fly Fishing Hardware Guy can be reached at 480-818-1796.