C1555_R190_bg-content-welcomemat1Jose Wejebe “Spanish Fly” Memorial Foundation is a 501(c)3 charitable organization under the tax-exempt code, and headquartered in Summerland Key Florida.  The mission of the Jose Wejebe Spanish Fly Memorial Foundation is to honor Jose’s legacy by making fishing dreams come true for those who face life-impacting challenges.

“The Spanish Fly Spirit lives in all of us.”


#fishforjose 2016

For the past two years, the fans of Jose Wejebe and Spanish Fly have been celebrating Jose’s birthday and his mission to share the gift of fishing with future generations, and it’s been a joy to see the movement spread through the vast world of social media. In honor of his January 18th birthday, fans […]

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Jake’s Reunion Trip

Jake had been on a Foundation fishing trip before.  What did he think of it? His words say it best;  “It was the trip of a lifetime, that’s for sure.  It made all of my dreams come true, lifted my spirits and helped me through all that was going on.  It made me forget that […]


Veterans Reunion Trip 2015

There is much I have to learn about the obstacles Veterans face when they return home.  One would think that things would be easier for them when they return, but this isn’t always the case.  Now, I am not speaking on behalf of every individual who has fought for our country or all the Veterans […]

Ernesto planned on catching a mahi.  He made sure to dress accordingly.

Veterans Jose, Ernesto, and Alvero’s Fishing Dream Comes True

  I met the guys at their temporary home in Summerland Key.  With an ocean view, hammock, kayaks, and snorkeling available in the back yard they were pumped.  This trip was special for a number of reasons. One reason, Tabitha was going to be there.  She is the woman I coordinate veteran’s trips with from […]

TJ, Jake, Tyler, and dinner!

Jake’s Saltwater Fishing Dream Comes True

The Foundation works with other organizations to recommend recipients to us. Networking is essential for smaller groups such as ours and as president I am always open to connecting with people who share our core mission. I received an e-mail from Brad Jones who works with the Outdoor Dream Foundation in South Carolina. They are […]

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Veterans Jason, Andrew, Jeremy, and Hipilito’s Trip

Planning of the trip…. Every trip the Foundation plans takes a lot of coordination. Sometimes this works seamlessly, sometimes not so much. For the veterans trip in December some of the dates got mixed up between Captain Mike Weinhoffer (who was originally going to do the trip) our vets, and myself. Needless to say Mike […]