Second Anual, "Jake Jordan's Invitational, Sailfish, Fly Challenge"
January, 11, 12, 13, 2011,
"Jake Jordan Invitational Sailfish Fly Challenge",
Record setting final tournament results,
January, 11, 12, 13, 2011
Greetings from Casa Vieja Lodge, Guatemala:
January 13, 2011, the third and final day of the tournament produced another spectacular day of fly fishing for sailfish, with the 5 boats (teams), releasing a total of 33 sailfish caught on 20 pound class tippet on fly. The total for this tournament is 128 sailfish and one blue marlin caught on fly during the 3 day tournament. That is an amazing average of 8.5 sailfish released per boat per day. In this tournament the anglers managed to get the hooks and fly back without breaking the tippet from 86 of the 128 sailfish caught in this tournament. The anglers in this three day tournament managed to catch and release close to 70 percent of their bites these are incredible percentages. I have never heard of any billfish fly tournament with numbers like these, only in Guatemala! The final tournament results are as follows:
Rum Line: Captain Chris Sheeder,
Danny Cline, Day 1, 950 points, Day 2, 700 points, Day 3, 400 points, (2050)
Don Butler, day 1, 800 points, Day 2, 650 points, Day 3, 450 points, (1900)
Total team points = 3950 (Tournament Champion)
Intensity: Captain Mike Sheeder
Lucien LaFond, Day 1, 1050 points, Day 2, 600 points, Day 3, 400 points, (2050)
Tony Weaver, Day 1, 700 points, Day 2, 450 points, Day 3, 550 points, (1700)
Total team points = 3750 (Second Place Team,) (Most Sailfish Released)
Lucien LaFond = Second Total point Angler
Makaira: Captain Jason Brice
George Maybee, Day 1, 900 points, Day 2, 650 points, Day 3, 1050 points, (2600)
Sharon Maybee, Day 1, 500 points, Day 2, points, Day 3, 0 points, (950)
Total team points = 3550 (3rd place Team) George Maybe = Total point Angler
Nick Smith, Day 1, 600 points, Day 2, 450 points, Day 3, 750 points, (1800)
Mike Smith, Day 1, 300 points, Day 2, 600 points, Day 3, 700 points, (1600)
Total team points = 3400
Joe O'brien, Day 1, 900 points, Day 2, 350 points, Day 3, 0 points, (1250) (first fish)
Scott Lund, Day 1, 900 points, Day 2, 300 points, Day 3, 0, points, (1200)
Total team points = 2450
Points in the "Jake Jordan, Invitational, Sailfish Fly Challenge"are accrued at 100 points for winding the leader through the tip top of the fly rod. If you fight that fish until the mate gets the fly back without breaking the class tippet, that fish gets 50 bonus points. Any Marlin caught and released equals 500 points. In my opinion the top fly anglers, with the top captains, mates and boats in the world, who fly fish for billfish participated in this event to produce the best scores ever in a fly fishing for billfish tournament. Next year the dates for the third annual "Jake Jordan, Invitational sailfish fly Challenge" are January 10, 11, 12, 2012, with a practice day available on January 9, 2012. Contact Jake Jordan if you would like an invitation to be part of the 10 team limit next year.
I would like to thank the 10 anglers who fished in this event, along with our sponsors for helping make this event possible. Casa Vieja Lodge, Temple Fork Outfitters (TFO Rods), Mako Fly Reels (Jack Charlton), Cam Sigler Company (Flies), RIO Products (Fly Lines), Habervision (Sun Glasses), The Fly Fishing Show, Coastal Carolina Fishing Report are all tournament sponsors. Thank you all for your continuing support for my tournament and for the great products which you supply for our industry. Also thank you to Antonio Valdez and his Casa Vieja Lodge staff for the world class hospitality and service at our event. If you need high resolution pictures please E-mail to me and I will send them to you.
Tournament Champions, L to R (top row), Jake Jordan, Danny Cline, Don Butler, Captain Chris Sheeder, Antonio Valdez, (bottom row) Mates, Ricardo de Leon, Zonder Melendrez
Second Place Team, Most Sailfish, Intensity, (L to R) Jake Jordan, Lucien Lafond, Tony Weaver, Chris Sheeder (accepting for Captain Mike Sheeder), Antonio Valdez
Third Place Team, Makaira, (L to R) Jake Jordan, Captain Jason Brice, Sharon Maybee, George Maybee, Antonio Valdez
Top Point Angler, George Maybee, Makaira
Second top point angler, Lucien LaFond
"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
Please mark your calendar to attend the second 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 11, 12, 13, 2011, with January 10 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 high point angler, the top three crews, along with the second and third place team and The Overall Team Tournament Champion!
We have 4 teams regestered to fish in the tournament with several vessels still available to choose from. I do hope to have 10 teams participate in this world class fly fishing event. THE COST TO ENTER THE TOURNAMENT IS: $3,750.00 PER PERSON WITH THE TOTAL TEAM COST AT : $ 7,500.00
Tournament Package will include: All ground transfers between Guatemala City, Casa Vieja Lodge and Marina Pez Vela 4 nights at the Casa Vieja Lodge 3 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’oeuves Kick-off and Awards Banquet
Lots of great awards with Tournament shirts and Hats!
NOT INCLUDED: Gratuity for Captain and Mates, Gratuity for Lodge staff, or Transportation from your home to and from Guatemala City airport.
Teams already entered:
Anglers Vessel Captain
Captain Jake Jordan Jake Jordan's Fishing Adventures PO Box 309 Havelock, NC 28532 252-444-3308 Home/Office 305-872-6060, Cell www.jakejordan.com
Jake Jordan Invitational Sailfish Fly Challenge Casa Vieja Lodge, Guatemala, January, 12, 13, 14, 2010
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 saves the life of many billfish.
3. SCORING: 100 points for each sailfish released. 50 extra points will be awarded for each sailfish released by the mate 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 7:00 AM and return to the Dock before 5:00 PM. Boats not arriving at the dock by 5:00 will score 0 for that days fishing! 6. REPORTING: Releases must be radioed in to tournament headquarters immediately upon release. Fish hooked up after 3:00 pm must be radioed in to tournament headquarters.
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.
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.
First Place Team, Second Place Team, Third Place Team ,First, Second, and Third Place Captain, along with, the Top Tournament Angler award.
Good Luck and Good Fishing:
Jake Jordan Tournament Director
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