In a sport where even the head guide of Fly Shop X can have an ego too big for a modest drift boat, it would be understandable for someone with the audience that Jose Wejebe had to put himself on a platform. But that was not the case, according to Costa Del Mar’s blog The Watery Rave. “Over time, I realized that Jose was the real deal, one of the best anglers I’ve ever fished with,” reads the tribute.
Spanish Fly TV delivered their own tribute with a lengthy video on the spanishflytv.com Web site.
According to the Costa blogger, Jose, like any good fishermen, knew when a call-out was appropriate. On a trip with Stu Apte, Jose and the author, Jose and crew forgot their lunch. In response to some not-so-tight loops, Jose “offered to edit out the bad casts in exchange for three pieces of fried chicken (one for each crew member).” And even as a fishing celebrity, Jose was a person who could laugh at others and himself. “Like when he was eating a chicken wing while talking on the phone during a break in filming and put the bones in his pocket and threw the phone overboard.”