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Jake Jordan Invitational Sailfish Fly Challenge 2014

Postby bhorsley » Wed Sep 04, 2013 10:03 am

"You are officially invited to join me at Casa Vieja Lodge in Guatemala at an event to celebrate the Best Fly Fishing for Sailfish in the World!"
Captain Jake Jordan

"Jake Jordan's Invitational, Sailfish, Fly Challenge"

Please mark your calendar to attend the fifth annual "Jake Jordan, Invitational, Sailfish Fly Challenge" to be held at the world class "Casa Vieja Lodge" in Puerto San Jose, Guatemala. Fishing will be on January, 7, 8, 9, 2014, with January 6 available for those who want to have a practice day. IGFA rules will apply with 20 pound class tippet supplied by the tournament Committee.
All of the Casa Vieja Lodge fleet vessels and captains are available on a first come basis, there will also be other vessels from the Guatemalan fleet competing for the trophy's in this team competition. This will be a team fly fishing for Billfish tournament, each team will be comprised of 2 anglers. There will be awards for the first and second high point angler, the top three crews, along with the second and third place team and The Overall Team Tournament Champion!

We now have 6 teams pre-registered to fish in the tournament with several more vessels still available to choose from. This invitational tournament is limited so only 10 teams will participate in this world class event. THE COST TO ENTER THE TOURNAMENT IS: $4,800.00 PER PERSON WITH THE TOTAL TEAM COST AT: $9,600.00. The extra practice day cost is $3,000 per Team. Private rooms add $275 per night per team.

Please contact me if you have an interest in participating in this awesome fly fishing, fun event, there is one angler who has entered and needs a partner to share his team. I look forward to sharing the best fly fishing for Sailfish in the world with this select group of great anglers and friends.

Tournament Package will include:
All ground transfers between Guatemala City, Casa Vieja Lodge and Marina Pez Vela
Four nights at the Casa Vieja Lodge
Three full days of fishing aboard Casa Vieja fleet boats
All Flies and tackle
Beer, soda and lunches on the boat
Breakfast and dinner daily at the Casa Vieja Lodge
Open bar at Captain and Anglers meeting (kick off) and at awards Banquet(Local liquors and beer)
Hor d'oeuvres
Kick-off and Awards Banquet
Lots of great awards with Tournament shirts and Hats!

NOT INCLUDED: Local Room Tax, Gratuity for Captain and Mates, Gratuity for Lodge staff, or Transportation from your home to and from Guatemala City airport.

Jake Jordan Invitational Sailfish Fly Challenge
Casa Vieja Lodge, Guatemala, January, 7, 8, 9, 2014


1. TEAMS: Two person teams, one team per boat.

2. LEADER & LINE: Maximum total leader is 12 feet. All anglers will use Mason line for class tippet material. The class tippet must be at least 15 inches long (measured inside connecting knots). 20 pound test Shock tippet may not exceed 12" in length.
Mandatory use of the sliding hook rig, Kits with tool, crimps, and rubber bands, will be supplied to all teams by the tournament committee, I believe this will save the life of many billfish.

3. SCORING: 100 points for each sailfish released. 50 extra points will be awarded for each sailfish released by removing the fly and hooks from the fish without breaking the tippet!
MARLIN BONUS: 500 bonus points will be given for each marlin release.

4. TIE: In the case of a tie, the team receiving the most points first wins.

5. FISHING HOURS: Leave the dock not before 6:45 AM with lines in the water at 8:30 AM, Fishing ends at 3:00 PM and boats must return to the breakwater before 5:30 PM. Boats not arriving at the breakwater by 5:30 will score 0 for that days fishing!

6. REPORTING: Releases must be radioed in to tournament headquarters (Committee Boat) immediately upon release. Fish not recorded on committee boat log do not count!

7. LEADER LENGTH: Leaders may not exceed 12' in length. I.G.F.A. rules apply to
Leader, class tippet and shock tippet.

8. TEASING: Teasing may be done by the anglers, the 2 mates and the captain. Boats must be out of gear during the final cast, before hookup, and during fly retrieving. Fly casting may only be done by the anglers. A hooked fish may not be teased to aid release. If a boat goes back in gear for any reason after the cast, then the fly must be recast.

9. BOAT MOTION: Boat must be out of gear when cast is made. The fly must be recast if Boat goes back into gear for any reason.

10. RULES: IGFA: rules for fly fishing will be followed.

11. LEGAL RELEASE: The angler must fight the fish for 10 seconds before a legal release can be counted. A legal release occurs when the leader enters the rod tip.

12. PENALTIES: Any infraction of these rules or I.G.F.A. rules governing fly fishing may result in disqualification of the involved fish. Protests must be put in writing and turned into the tournament committee on the day of the infraction. The decision of the committee is final. Anglers must turn in daily catch sheets upon returning to the dock daily. These sheets must be turned in whether or not a fish is caught. Catch sheets must be signed by both anglers and the captain, these must match fish radioed to the committee Boat.

13. BREAKDOWNS: There will be no make up time for breakdowns. The captain of the broken down boat is responsible for providing a substitute boat for his anglers. The radio operator will assist with the arrangements as best possible. Points gained by substitute boat will remain with the substitute boat.

14. This is a team tournament, anglers should switch after each bite.

Tournament Champion team, Second Place Team, Third Place Team ,First, Second, and Third Place Captain, along with, second place, and top tournament point Angler award.

Good Luck and Good Fishing:
Jake Jordan
Tournament Director

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Re: Jake Jordan Invitational Sailfish Fly Challenge 2014

Postby Keysjake » Thu Sep 05, 2013 8:56 am

Thanks for posting this Brian, It would be nice to have a team or two from this awesome board playing in this fun event. I am heading out now to look for Albies, quite a few spotted and several caught yesterday by my dock mate. Will post report if I find them.
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Re: Jake Jordan Invitational Sailfish Fly Challenge 2014

Postby kendalloz » Fri Sep 06, 2013 5:07 pm

If I am alive I am going for 2015! This year is out.... :(

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Re: Jake Jordan Invitational Sailfish Fly Challenge 2014

Postby Keysjake » Sun Sep 08, 2013 3:43 pm

Thanks for the reply Kendall, look forward to the 6th annual, I still need a partner to fish with Paul McGarvie, he has booked the "Makaira" for the practice day along with the 3 days of the tournament, with Captain Jason Brice and my favorite mate Jeffery. There is also room for one more team to fish aboard Spindrift with Nicho, also the Captain Hook with Captain Eddie is still not booked for my event. Top angler gets a #9700 Mako and TFO BWHD fly rod, along with the 3 foot bronze of a leaping sailfish for the tournament team champions. I have a feeling that Brian and Sarah may be there helping me out?
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