Change The Retrieve Not The Fly

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By Louis Cahill We’ve all been there, the fish follow the fly, they look, they chase, but they don’t eat. I was talking the other day with one of the anglers joining me for a week of bonefishing on South Andros. He was tying flies, and like...

8 Tips For Catching Bonefish in The Worst Conditions

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"There ain't no fun without the sun." If you've done any bonefishing at all, you've probably heard that expression. Short of a full on tropical storm, there's nothing worse than a dark windy day for bonefishing. It makes finding fish nearly impossible. Cloudy days turn the surface...

Tarpon, It’s All About Letting Go

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ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS LET GO. The step is about three inches wide by ten inches long. Really only big enough for the ball of one foot. There's not enough head room to stand straight, not even close. It would be an uncomfortable place...

Aquamarine, A Permit Tale

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"Now! Now is the time! Hurry!" I am perched on the bow of a rocking Hell's Bay Waterman, on the flats of Abaco, squinting through my bifocals and trying in vain to find the opening in a figure 8 knot. I've cut off six different crab...

Concentration, Relaxation and Communication Equal Better Bonefishing

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By Louis Cahill Concentration, Relaxation and Communication. I wish I could claim those words. I'm quoting Jose Sands, bonefish guide at Andros South Bonefish Lodge. That was his answer when I asked what he thought was the key to successful bonefishing. As usual, he nailed it. Plenty of...