As I mentioned in another thread, my mission this winter is to turn some of my flyfishing programs I once offered to fly clubs from slides into DVDs. The reason is simple... it's a lot easier to watch a slide show on a TV than to put up a projector and screen. During the current storm, I've been scanning slides from my first blue water trip to Baja in the hunt for dorado. It is extremely labor intensive but once I have the slides scanned to a disc, I can manage the images much easier than I can in slide form. The program is compiled of 130 slides but I won't make you suffer through the entire bit. A grabbed a few to post here. Back in 2002, Cal, Rock, John and I joined up with Les Johnson (Captain Skippy) and his group for their annual dorado trip to Loreto, Baja each August. It was our first blue water excursion so it cost our group a fortune to buy what we thought we needed (which, we later found out much of which we didn't really need). Rocky learned how to tie a Bimini Twist knot and that was a complete and total waste of time... knots you use to fish for salmon and steelhead work fine for dorado. Here we go: The group: When you only fish until noon, you start out just before dawn: We fished the Sea of Cortez and it is full of aquatic life. Here's ton of dolphins, it's amazing we didn't hook one by mistake but your boat captain told us they were too smart to get hooked. The scenery was spectacular... almost like another world, which it is. We fished from small fishing boats and would speed around from spot to spot looking for pods of dorado. Our captain/guide, let John drive the boat after the first three days. So, in the proper B.A.S.S. style he turned his cap around backwards and sped around like a mad man: Okay, enough of that. On to the fishing photos... It didn't take that long for me to hook into a dorado... The things take off like they're shot out of a canon and go bonkers jumping. It was the first time in my life I saw my backing and worried about my backing to fly line knot: This guy wasn't very large but it was my first one. The fish gained size the longer we fished: END PART 1... larger dorado to follow in next installment.