Geofish: A Mayan Prophecy by MOTIV Fishing
The plan is simple: Drive from Portland Oregon to the bottom of South America and find out if everything you read about remote areas to fish on the Internet are true, at the same time, spend little money, sponge off the local delicacies and see if you can kill stomach cramps with a combination of Rum and lack of sleep. Join four fish bums as they continue their exodus from Mexico and cover the back side of Belize in a diesel pick-up converted to run on cooking oil while soaking flies at every opportunity trying their best to avoid break-ins, break-downs, break-ups and broken rods. The angling quartet cuts their own path through some of the most rugged jungles of Belize in hopes of finding out-of-the-way locations—with fish, and escaping with captured memories. To make it home you have to keep moving, or the jungle will surround and overtake you, making you just another roadside casualty in the vehicular ancient Myan burial ground. Belize is a contrast of extremes (beauty and pain), and the road you end up traveling may not be by choice, but as with anywhere that human interaction hasn’t overtaken, once you get there, paradise and unspoiled fishing are right at your feet.
It started out as an idea and later became a vision while on a 5 month expedition across Patagonia several years ago. As former members of AEG Media - creators of The Trout Bum Diaries and Fish Bum DVD series, we have set out once again to document an epic 20,000 mile vegetable oil fueled fly fishing expedition throughout Mexico, Central and South America. While we might be operating under a new tag as MOTIV Fishing our mission to get off the grid as far as possible with a fishing rod and camera in hand is still the same.