Oct 11

World’s best bonefish fly

There are a lot (I MEAN A LOT) of bonefish patterns out there these days, but there are a few patterns that really stand out as producers. 

This is over at the Yellow Dog Flyfishing Adventures blog and written by Capt. Vaughn Cochran.

For years now the consensus among professional guides in the Bahamas for the best bonefsh fly has been the “Gotcha”. A famous fly with a great story to go with it. I’ve always heard it this way…. When Ted McVay and his son Jim were staying at the Andros Island Bonefish Club, Jim snipped some strands of carpet from the interior of their taxi as they were heading to the lodge and used them to tie a new fly. Every time a bonefish ate the fly, guide Rupert Leadon would say, “Gotcha.”

May 10

Stu Apte at Black Fly Bonefish Club

A nice little write up on Stu Apte (and Captain Vaughn Cochran) fishing at Black Fly Bonefish Club in Abaco can be found on the  Black Fly blog.

There’s a plug for Airgate Aviation which flies from Daytona to Abaco… direct.  The pricing is a little… um… steep… but maybe there is some magic in there that brings the cost down.

How’s the fishing?

We rig up, get our boots on, pick our fly and hit the water. We walk about 50 feet and here comes the first fish, then another, and another…the fish are leaving the flat on the outgoing tide and they’re feeding along the way.

Doesn’t sound like it sucks.

Yes, seems like a place I'd like to be.