Bonefishing – Brotrip?

I was surprised to see the title “Brotrip in the Islands” of the Bahamas pop up from the Bahamas Media Center yesterday.  Not sure if they meant Brocation, but they do seem to be trying really hard to get to a younger American demographic, God bless ’em.

Basically, this is a trip for you and your “bros” to head to the Bahamas and go bonefishing.  This is the “Acklins and Crooked Island Bonefishing Adventure” and INCLUDES a case of Kalik per room (not per person!!!!! Booooooo!).

Kalik, the beer of the Bahamas

Of course, there is more…

  • Three full days of bonefishing
  • Four nights in a air-conditioned, double occupancy room
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily
  • Complimentary use of kayaks, bicycles and other non-motorized water sports equipment
  • Airport transfers

All this for $500 a day.  It’s not a horrible rate, although I wouldn’t call  it deal of the century either.  All the details can be found here.

This is only good through the end of December, which makes it a bit of a rush job.  I guess the Bro’s in question don’t have wive or children to negotiate with.  Flyfishing is dominated by males, although there are certainly many women in the sport.  It is equally true that flyfishing is not, primarily, a young man’s pursuit.  Just walk through a Fly Fishing Show, or ISE and you’ll soon get a feel for the greying of our sport.  Visit a fly club and you’ll be convinced no one under 40 owns a fly rod.

I hope they succeed and that hundreds of guys descend on the Bahamas to drink their case of Kalik and catch some bonefish.  I’m in that group that think the survival of anything rests in the number of people who care about that thing.

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  1. Hello,

    I’m actually the person who wrote the press release. Thanks for your perspective. We’re likely going extend the package beyond December 2009.

  2. I do love the Bahamas and who doesn’t want a Brotrip or Brocation? I hope it works out.

  3. Hey Bjorn

    Sounds pretty pricey to me. Is that supposed to be a special rate. What are the lodges getting these days for 6 days guided?

  4. Ya know, upon further reflection, it does seem on the heavier side. Seems like most lodges are running from $2,500 to $4,500, but that would be for a week. $500 a day gets to $2,500 in 5 days, where you might be able to find a place where you could get 6 or 7 for the same price… of course, doesn’t come with the Kalik.

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