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Wading in Caribbean for Bones
wr1nkles posted a topic in The Fly Tying BenchHi all, My family goes down to the Turks & Caicos every other March for a week. Last trip (2017) I brought my 9wt for the first time to attempt some kind of DIY bonefish wading. I got a few books before the trip and did all the research on spots to hit. It was pretty windy that week we were there but I stilled tried to go out for a few hours here and there. Of course I didn't catch a fish... The main section I was planning on fishing is called Flamingo Lake. It's long and shallow and looked like a wading paradise. The author of one book I got had fished here so I was sure it was going to be nice. When I got there, I was surprised to find it VERY muddy. I didn't even want to start walking in as I was afraid I'd get stuck, die and my wife would curse my name for all eternity. So I drove down along the lake looking for a more solid spot but never really found it. This was just about as the tide was turning to come back in. I ended up finding a canal I could fish from shore, but was really bummed I couldn't wade that flat. Anyway, I was hoping someone here with some saltwater flats experience could give me some ideas or tips? Are these flats possibly just muddy around the edges, and as you wade in get a more solid bottom? Are the flats more solid at a certain tide? Anything would be great as we have another trip booked to go down there this coming March 2019. And I can't go for a guide because it's $1,000/day
The Gotcha! bonefish fly is very popular and effective for fishing bonefish in the flats. It looks a lot like a shrimp swimming in the water when fished properly. Its fairly easy to tie and uses minimal materials. Hook: Gamakatsu SL45 - size 6 Tail: Mylar rope with the inner rope removed Body: Pearl braid Thread: Danville 210 flat waxed - hot orange Wing: Craft Fur - tan Flash: Krystal flash - gold weight: Bead chain eyes Check out the video below, or for more information check out my website in the link below the video. http://www.mcflyangler.com/saltwater/crabs-and-shrimp/gatcha-bonefish-fly
How did I do with this standing shrimp?
McFlyLures posted a topic in The Fly Tying BenchI changed up a bit of the normal standing shrimp materials. Whatcha think of this version? https://youtu.be/nLBgkANCa-I
Well, at this point I believe I have seen everything there is to see online about any kind of flats fishing in Nassau/Paradise Island. I need to hear from people on here who live there or with trip experiences they are willing to share. Like so many people you see asking this question, I will be staying at Atlantis with family for anywhere from 5 to 10 days August of next year. I know for a fact that there are bonefish in good numbers in some areas, and many areas with no opportunity of anything but being robbed by the many shady characters prowling the beaches. I have some places scoped out on google earth, but any recommendations would be accepted. I highly doubt that we will rent a car (here's hoping), so any places within walking distance of Atlantis would be ideal. Just so you know my search isn't just limited to bonefish. I love barracudas, jacks, and whatever other snappers, groupers, pompanos, or needlefish would be available. From what I know about everywhere in the Bahamas, these fish should be in Nassau, but I don't know good places to go after them. From what I have gathered there are Cudas everywhere in Nassau including the beaches near Atlantis, but the workers at the beaches don't like people fishing there and will send people out to tell you to stop. Small sharks are another fish I would love to catch on flies. Anyone know if they are plentiful on Paradise? I am willing to chum with chunks of any kind of small fish or needlefish I can catch for these if I have to. I will only go on a guided trip in Nassau if someone can suggest a guide other than "Bonefish Simon Bain mon". I have heard way to many bad experiences and the prices are really high for even what could be considered a good day of fishing in Nassau. I was looking at a few good guides but some retired to be taxi drivers or like Clint Kemp of Blackfly moved to better fishing islands. Andros is highly recommended as the real destination for anyone planning on fishing in Nassau. I am very interested in fishing there, of course, but need specific info on how to fly there from Nassau and book a guided trip accordingly. I personally don't mind sharing the plane with some livestock if the tickets are cheap, but the mother might. From what I hear, the planes all run island time, I'm guessing the guides at Andros do too, but I deffinately don't want to be stuck there after the only planes to Nassau have left for the day. I will run it by my traveling companions to stay at a fishing lodge (any suggestions?), but again, I doubt anything so wonderful will happen. I hope this discussion acually gets some responses, many that I saw on other forums didn't. Any info would be greatly appreciated! If you know anyone that might have some information please ask them to share. Thanks Dominic
Ultra realistic Magic Shrimp
Seatrout Flyfisher posted a topic in The Fly Tying BenchIt has been a passion for many a year to tie realistic shrimps i think that i'm getting close, what do you think? this one is a Polar Magic Shrimp V 2.0 thread: mono clear eyes : Magic shrimp eyes mouthparts: mallard horn: Polar bear dubbing: polar bear wool legs: oval silicone rubber 0.5mm schell: thinskin dotted light olive unterneath: Loon UV glue clear on top : Loon soft varnish you can see more ultralistic flies at www.seatroufisher.com or join my FB group seatroutfisher