One of the most important things we can do as anglers, is show the wonders of flyfishing and the ethics and stewardship that go hand in hand, to the next generation, the future. In Cuba, this is exactly what Felipe has been doing for years. Passing on his knowledge to the kids of Jaguey Grande so that they have a the solid building blocks to become the next generation of Cuban guides.
From Simms: “Sponsored by SIMMS Fishing, from Grizzly Creek, Casting in Jaguey Grande tells the real story of the changes facing the next generation of Cubans- far from glossy scenes of vintage cars and cigars that the fill the travel magazines. Just a few clicks north of Bay of Pigs’ pristine mangrove flats – some of the best bonefish habitat in the world – lies Jaguey Grand, Cuba. A surprising scene plays out on a sweltering afternoon in the town’s dusty streets and alleys: Cuban kids with rods and reels attempt to master the art of the fly cast. Their mentor and father figure, Felipe, guides affluent anglers from around the globe to the regions coveted sport fisheries nearby. However, gaining the same access for his “ninos” proves to be difficult. The film follows Following Filipe and his students from dusty streets to their first cast in sparkling waters.”