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Packing List for Baja - Sea of Cortez Fly Fishing Trips

Anglers can encounter MANY species while fly fishing in the Sea of Cortez side of the Baja Penninsula. This includes Dorado, Roosterfish, Jack Crevalle, Sea Bass, Pargo Snapper, Trumpet Fish, Trigger Fish, Needlefish, Lady Fish, Barracuda, Skipjack, and some opps at Marlin and Sailfish. Our trips primarily target Dorado and Roosterfish, so our packing list are oriented towards these species.

Gear Checklist:

O - 9' 12 weight rod for Billfish, Roosterfish, Big Dorado (#12 Rod is Optional)
O - 9' 10 weight rod w/ sinking line and floating line for Dorado, Bonita, Roosters, Jacks (10 Weight Rod is ESSENTIAL)
O - 12 weight sinking line
O - 2 dozen assorted baitfish patterns (some need to have weighted eyes) #2/0 - #6/0 varying colors
O - 4 Large Poppers (#2 - 2/0)
O -
30, 40, 50, 100 lb RIO Saltwater Tippet
O -
Saltwater Pliers
O -
Polarized Sunglasses: Amber/ Copper best all around
O -
Sun screen
O -
(2-4) Long sleeved fishing shirts (Solar flex or button downs)
O - 2
Buffs (sungaiters for your face/ears
O -
(2-3) Quick dry pants/shorts
O -
Comfortable shoes/ flip flops for wearing on the deck
O -
Book to read for afternoon beach time
O -
(2-3) Lodge shirts (dinner wear)
O -
(2) pairs Lodge pants/shorts
O -
Bug repellent
O -
Personal medications/toiletries
O -
Passport (make a copy as backup)
O -
Wallet
O - (2)
Fishing Hats
O -
Binoculars for island exploration/whale watching
O -
Camera
O -
Dry bag for boat
O -
Lightweight rain jacket
O - Sun protection
gloves with stripping finger protection


Suggested Products for Fly Fishing Trips to Baja:
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Sage SALT HD Fly Rods Sage SALT HD Fly Rods
Our Price: $950.00
Tibor Riptide Fly Reels Tibor Riptide 10-12 Weight Fly Reels - w/ Custom Engraving Options!
Our Price: $615.00 *price varies by finish and engraving
Sage Motive Saltwater Fly Rods Sage MOTIVE Saltwater Fly Rods
Our Price: $499.00

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HATCH NOMAD PLIER - Includes Lanyard and Sheath HATCH NOMAD PLIER
Our Price: $300.00
Redington Predator Fly Rod - New Redington Predator Fly Rod - New
Our Price: $299.99 to $349.99
Simms Bounty Hunter Rod Vault Simms Bounty Hunter Rod Vault
Our Price: $199.95

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Smith Optics - Guide's Choice - Tortoise/Brown Lens Smith Optics - Guide's Choice - Havanna
Our Price: $179.00 to $249.00
Simms SUPERLIGHT PANT - Dries Fast! Simms SUPERLIGHT PANT
Our Price: $69.95
Simms Atoll Flip Flop Sandal Simms Currents Shoe - ON CLEARANCE!
Our Price: $99.95
Sale Price!: $69.95
You save $30.00!
Hatch PE Premium Fly Line Backing Hatch PE Premium Fly Line Backing
Our Price: $29.00 to 100.00