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Discussion in 'Saltwater' started by Willie Bodger, Feb 6, 2007.

  1. Willie Bodger

    Willie Bodger Still, nothing clever to say...

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    And I will be in Belize! So, any last minute tips, places I have to fish or eat? Should I keep anything that I catch down there to cook up for dinner? We're staying in a house so we'll be able to cook it up. Anything you would make sure you didn't forget at home?
     
  2. miyawaki

    miyawaki Active Member

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    A handful of "Sight Savers" or facsimile. They're the little wet wipes for sunglasses. You WILL need them and your guide will appreciate the thought.

    I also take a small roll of duct tape for my stripping fingers and whatever else comes up (or apart).

    Have fun,
    Leland
     
  3. Willie Bodger

    Willie Bodger Still, nothing clever to say...

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    Ahh yes. I have the tape, good idea for the glass cleaner. Thanks!

    BTW, I found a rod case that looks like it will fit all 3 of my rods nicely.

    Willie
     
  4. chadk

    chadk Be the guide...

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    Don't forget your shark and croc repellent...
     
  5. Porter

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    :rofl: :thumb:

    At least you don't need to worry about forgetting long underwear, gloves, wool socks, warm hat, etc. .......Have a great time ... :) :beer1:
     
  6. DeanHosh

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    think about one of those bandannas that you dip and water and place around your neck to keep cool. It can get real hot out there in the sun!

    Have fun!
     
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    fly swatter, Diarhea pills, chapstick, books.
     
  8. Tony Kraft

    Tony Kraft der Fliegenfischer

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    Sunblock, lots and lots of sunblock! See you when you get back.
    :clown:
     
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    get one of those hats that have that extra material that drops over your neck. You wouldn't think it, but a day on the water will destroy the back of your neck. I've been to hawaii four times, and trust me, the sun is so far away, but so close.
     
  10. Fishful Thinking

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    (sung to the Heineken ad tune) Come to t'ink of it, I'll have a Belikan....Man, I envy you. Ambergis Cay is awesome. Cook the little snapper that hang around docks - tasty. Also, conch fritters.
     
  11. DeanHosh

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    if you don't have a sun shirt like a tarpon wear get one. Cotton is SPF8 The sun shirts are more like SPF30-40.

    Also I second the tape. I would bring along some cloth first aid tape for the fingers. I use it when there are risks of line cuts or fish puncture the skin and I want to keep on fishing.

    Chamois works good for cleaning glasses too.

    -Enjoy!!!!

    PS: I think lobster season is just about to close.
     
  12. salt dog

    salt dog card shark

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    I want a FULL report with pictures on your return Willie, and affidavits from an eye witness cleric for any fish that you claim to have caught weighing over 10 lbs.

    ENJOY Willie.
     
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    Citori Piscatorial Engineer

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    We found several good places to eat. The best meal we had was when we killed a couple of small jacks, and took them to a restaurant, and they prepared them for us. Food is a little bland, but inexpensive, and pretty uniformly good.

    Sunscreen, polaroids, and headwear are a must. There is a reason Mario wears long sleeves and hat.

    Ditto on the report with pics...

    Have a great trip, we did.
     
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    Let me know if you catch a permit on the Skittal's mantis shrimp.

    Leland.
     
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    Even a squeeze bottle of water will do well for simultaneously rinsing your shades and refreshing your face after a long run through the salt spray. I've been there and done it. And it sure feels good to feel that freshwater on your face.
     
  16. Daryle Holmstrom

    Daryle Holmstrom retiredfishak

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  17. Willie Bodger

    Willie Bodger Still, nothing clever to say...

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    I was thinking bow hunting for those fellas would be kind of fun...
     
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    if you can make time for it, get out to halfmoon cay, lighthouse reef or the bluehole, and do some diving or even better just snorkel it's heaven.and of course you can fish while your out there, it's not that far from ambergris cay.eat a hogfish there the best, but stay away from cowfoot soup.
     
  19. Willie Bodger

    Willie Bodger Still, nothing clever to say...

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    Thank you one and all for the hints tips and tricks. I am off to a date with my daughter and then to the airport!!