As my hosted trip to Andros South Lodge approaches, I'm busy filling my fly boxes with the best flies for Bahamas bonefish. If you're headed south with me this April, here's five great bonefish flies for the trip.
Every year I take a group of anglers to Andros Island in the Bahamas. The plan is to get some well deserved sun, relaxation and hopefully catch a bunch of big-ass bonefish.
While bones are our focus, it's not uncommon to see huge barracuda on the flats as well. If you like chasing big, toothy critters that can slam a fly with frightening speed, cuda fishing will turn your crank. -There's nothing like watching a barracuda pile drive a big streamer!
There's four spots open during my hosted week at Alaska West next summer. In addition to to hosting, I'm the "Guest Spey Instructor" for the week. I'll be giving clinics and personal instruction to the whole lodge throughout the trip.
We're chasing kings, rainbows, dollies, chums and grayling... The diversity of the Kanektok River is amazing!
I'm working on filling the remaining two spots for my hosted trip to Andros South Lodge in the Bahamas. -Our mission: To have mega fun in a beautiful place while chasing big bonefish, cuda and the occasional permit or tarpon.
After fishing at Andros for the past few seasons, I can tell you it is world class in every sense. -Few places offer as many shots at big bonefish. Plus, we fish from flats skiffs (not pongas) with some of the most talented saltwater guides in the Bahamas. Finally, the lodge is very comfortable and the food is great.
My hosted trips for 2014 are rapidly filling up! Now is the time to make your fishing vacation plans for next season.
Its sad moment when your guide says its time to head to the barn... Especially when it's you're last day at Alaska West. Over-all, it was a stellar week. We had a great group in camp, the guide staff is the best I've seen in my five seasons hosting trips, and the river was in great shape.
Unfortunately the weather was amazing. King salmon hate sun like I hate mosquitos and white socks. Most mornings we had a nice marine layer of clouds which helped the bite. As the skies cleared by lunch time, swinging for kings got tough. Tough but not impossible.
Everyone has a favorite fishing hat… usually because it’s lucky. More than likely it’s lucky because the first day you wore it the fish gods smiled in your direction and you railed. Luck is a funny thing…
What if you forget your favorite tuke while on a trip to one of the world’s greatest Chinook salmon fisheries? A new hat can be risky business when chasing kings. Especially when your only opportunity to get a new one is at the gift shop in the Anchorage airport. The selection, as you can imagine, is limited to some pretty ridiculous shit.
Back in salmon camp and the fun factor is pinned at a solid eleven. The river is in kick-ass shape and full of salmon. The whiskey is flowing and stories of the day are being told in the club house. Life is good... We're back on the K-tok.