Video: Fly Fishing the Flats in Mexico in “Panga Patrol” from Howler Brothers

PANGA PATROL by Howler Brothers from Howler Brothers on Vimeo.

From Howler Brothers and RC Cone, a fly fishing video short that takes on the critter-rich flats of Ascension Bay.

From Howler Brothers:

“Ubiquitous in so many tropical destinations, the Panga has become the symbol for saltwater fishing adventures. Tough, accessible, and full of character, the Panga harkens thoughts of drifting endless turquoise flats, exotic beers, and plenty of good times.

We took Howler Ambassadors Patrick Duke and Kameron Brown down to Mexico to stir up some trouble in Pangas and chase some fish.

Incredible gear for passionate pursuits. Surfing, Fly Fishing, Adventure. HEED THE CALL”

To check out more on this trip, please click here.

More on this fly fishing destination:

Ascension Bay, Mexico gets anglers fired up for several reasons. Among the reasons most frequently referenced are permit, bonefish, tarpon, and snook. Of course you can mix in several other critters, but at the least, dreams of grand slams and super slams often bring Ascension Bay’s fish-rich flats to mind.

What’s more, this region is rich with culture, history, and natural resources. Anglers chasing Ascension Bay fly fishing fantasies typically fly into Cancun then trek south several hours. In doing so, anglers pass through Tulum and local ancient Mayan ruins. While history enthusiasts, dooms-dayers, and tourists venture to the area to see the remarkable ruins, for anglers, this is a very worthwhile stop en route to the final destination.

Visitors to Ascension Bay also travel through the Sian Ka’an Biosphere Reserve. A UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) World Heritage Site, the Sian Ka’an is the largest protected area in the Mexican Caribbean and is home to an abundance of bird and mammal species as well as endangered sea turtle species.

Finally, the flats of Ascension Bay deliver the species of fish that make for a trip-of-a-lifetime and the beauty that Caribbean-goers fantasize about. White sands and warm turquoise flats. Hermoso.

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