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Angling Abroad: 'Sailing,' Guatemala-style

Updated: April 28, 2005, 2:02 AM ET
By Bennett J. Mintz | Special to ESPNOutdoors.com — May 6, 2004

SAN JOSE, Guatemala — Catching sailfish on a fly rod is the closest thing yet to a circus flying trapeze act.

Under the big top, everything must come together perfectly: the empty bar is swung out, the girl in the spangled suit leaps to catch it and the big, strong guy grabs her on the way back. Any miss — any slight misjudgment — and disaster looms.

In flyfishing for sailfish, everything must work the same, and even the lone, unwilling participant — the fish ...

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