bait dye

Paint by Numbers, Don't Lose Friends

Paint by Numbers, Don't Lose Friends

In America, I’m told, most babies’ first words are either “mama” or “dada.”

In Mexico, I’m convinced, most fishing guides’ first words are “You have dye?”

Seriously, every time I’ve been to El Salto or Picachos or Mateos, I’ve quickly learned that you don’t throw a watermelon lizard or a green pumpkin Senko in the drink without dying the tail chartreuse before it gets wet. Otherwise you’ll get a serious case of stinkeye from your guide and perhaps some under-the-breath Spanglish decrying know-nothing gringos.