This week the Bonefish Flat is dedicated to Captain Wejebe. It's only fitting that a saltwater fly fishing Web site pay tribute to this fly fishing pioneer. In addition to being a world class fisherman, Jose was a pilot. On Friday, his plane crashed in Everglades City, Florida. The details still seem to be coming in, but the latest I can find is here.
|Jose Wejebe. Note the fly rod.|
During the last few years I always wished there was more "fly" in the Spanish Fly. But when you look at the business side of things, it makes sense why Jose used spinning rods, bait casting rods, and so forth. The market for us fly fishers is small compared to the rest of the fly fishing world. I have a hunch that when Jose fished on his day off, he was using a fly rod. Now, he's fishing dry flies in heaven.
Prayers go out to to Jose's family.