When I moved to Puerto escondido, Oaxaca, Mexico in 2011, I had the basic equipment of 4 rods (2 Shimano Beastmasters of 3 m. and 2 of 2.7 m.), 2 Shimano Stella SW 6000 and about 20 Ranger lures. Now, 8 years later, 1 Stella remains. The guided eyes of the 4 Beast Masters were all broken after less than a year. Apparently they were not able to withstand the heat released during the fight with a decent fish.
I also don’t like the Ranger lures anymore and they have been replaced by the homemade Sharky. I have learned a lot in recent years and can imagine that for a sports fisherman who comes to fish for the first time to the Pacific coast of Mexico, finding the right (useful) equipment is a huge and expensive investment. That’s why all the visiting anglers from Casa Blanquis can use the necessary rods, reels and lures for both beach fishing and inshore boat fishing free of charge. Reimbursement is only required in the event of a break or loss of the fishing rod or lures. The big game fishing is done with top material from my regular and excellent captain/guide Levi from SurfandFishing Charters. Any breakage of that material should not be reimbursed.
Short overview of the available material:
The Sharky (derived from the Ice Kone), Skippy (modified model of the Flapper), stickbaits / pencil poppers and casting jigs from Rubylures are made by Ruben and myself. The great Killerpop, Ballyhoo and Cabokiller from Stephen Janssen are for sale at the local fishing store Halcon in Puerto Escondido.
Of course everybody can bring his own material but when staying at Casa Blanquis you save a lot on your budget by using the available top material for both the beach / inshore and big game fishing. The next step now is jigging at depths up to 100 meters, in 2020 “work” will be made of this but for advice you can already contact Frans Oomen (email@example.com) who was here in May 2018 fished (and caught) and returns in November 2020.
Another form of fishing that will normally also be tried out in the fall of 2020 is fly fishing in the lagoons and /or from the beach.