I wanted to write and thank you again for the outstanding
adventure that my son and I had at your June 2021 Marlin School in Costa
Rica. Prior to our departure from home,
Anna with Down East Guide Service provided excellent travel information
including entry and customs requirements, cell phones, safety tips, money and
tipping. Anna was particularly helpful with the strict COVID documentation
necessary for entry into Costa Rica and personally coordinated all of the
testing requirements for re-entry into the US. We were well prepared.
The moment we cleared customs, we were met by one of your
courteous drivers who recommended an excellent restaurant for lunch on the way
to your beautiful condo at Los Suenos.
Los Suenos is very safe and secure and we appreciated your generous
The “Dragin Fly” was an extremely comfortable ship due to
the recent installation of the Seakeeper Stabilizer. The boat just did not roll. This made for a very comfortable ride as did
the great A/C, and comfortable beds. The
food was outstanding. Captain James and crew are consummate professionals. It
was a joy to watch their close teamwork when a fish hit one of the teasers.
Captain James' and first mate Berto's 14 years of experience with the Dragin
Fly in these waters certainly paid off for us.
Their expertise in locating and teasing-in fish combined with your vast
knowledge, flawlessly designed equipment and expert instruction proved to be
the winning ticket for us. As first time
marlin fishermen, we experienced phenomenal fishing. Over the three days we raised 34 blue marlin
and one sailfish. 10 marlin and one
sailfish hit our flies of which we caught seven marlin and 1 sailfish.
This was truly a “trip-of-a-lifetime.” It exceeded all of our expectations. Not only was the fishing superb but so was
the camaraderie between captain, crew and clients. Above all, the trip was fun and a great
bonding experience with my son. I would recommend your marlin school to anyone
wanting the challenge of catching one of the world's greatest salt water trophy
fish on a fly. Please feel free to use
me as a reference.