Bahamas Bonefish Flies

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Bone Wiggler, Pink  Gotcha Pink Puff
Chili Pepper  Kwan, Chartruese  Reefer Mantis 
Crafty Shrimp, Bauer's  Kwan, Tan  Complete Set
Crimp    

The Bahamas an island nation consisting of two thousand cays and seven hundred islands is located in the Atlantic Ocean and stretches over 500-miles from Florida nearly to Hispaniola. By it's water-born nature it is a country made for fly fishing. A democratic government and a member of the British commonwealth of Nations makes this tropical English speaking country a natural winter playground for U.S. and Canadian citizens. Having the larges population of bonefish in the world makes the Bahamas a natural destination for fly fishers from all over the world. The selection of bonefish flies offered below will make

your fly fishing adventures in the Bahamas productive and entertaining. Every fly pattern in the selection is proven. Since the waters bordering the Bahamas is divers in depth and bottom structure with many sizes of bonefish, this fly selection also varies a great deel and offers both small and large flies as well as flies that vary a great deal in weight. For further information on our exploits in the Bahamas, check out:  Andros South     Bonefish Hotel


Bonefish Wiggler, Pink
This is a great pattern for medium depth flats of 1'-3' deep. Fish the fly with a little jerk at the end of each strip so that the silicone legs wiggle.
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99813-04 Bonefish Wiggler, Pink 4 3 for $7.49

Chili Pepper
The "Chili Pepper" is the latest crazy in the classic Charlie style bonefish fly. The gold and orange color combo compliment each other over a wide variety of water all over the world. The "Chili Pepper is on almost every packing list for Bonefish destinations world wide. If you are considering going Bone fishing with out this fly, not only will your guides be let down but so with the fish.

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15125 Chili Pepper, Gold 4 3 for $7.50

Crafty Shrimp, Bauer's

This banded shrimp pattern is medium weight for fishing average depth bonefish water. This is a go to fly in all waters that harbor populations of banded critters that game fish such as bonefish, sea trout, and redfish hunt for, which comprise much of their habitat..

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17015 Crafty Shrimp, Bauer's, Bead Chain Eyes 4 3 for $10.50

Crimp, Tan

As tied by: Doug McKnight
The Crimp has heavy eyes and a weed guard so it can be fished on the bottom around various types of structure without fouling. The Crimp is designed to be a general searching pattern for most flats that average two to four feet deep. Have some in your box when fishing for bonefish, permit, redfish, jacks, snappers & snook.

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15316 Crimp, Tan 4 3 for $19.25

Gotcha

The skiff slipped quietly along the shallow edge of the flat where the open water met the mangroves. A nice bonefish appeared within casting range and Patty landed the small Gotcha three feet in front of his face. A couple of line strips brought a solid strike and the fish bolted for open water and then raced back toward the boat with the angler reeling frantically. Past the boat it went, through a tiny cove and deep into the mangroves where the water was less tha  a foot deep. Fifty yards of bright yellow backing had now left Patty's reel. Suddenly there was an explosion of water as the bonefish had snubbed

itself off on a mangrove root and was unable to break the 15-pound test leader. I leaped out of the boat into the knee deep water and gave chase after the fish. By this time it was nearly back out to open water, but the line was hung around something back in the mangroves. The problem was located where the fish had made a narrow turn around two small mangrove bushes. Then it had gone back out exactly the way it had came in. As soon as the backing line was untangled from the two small plants the fish was free to run back out into open water. The six-pounder was landed and released soon after its photo was taken.

The Gotcha
The story goes that when anglers Ted McVay and his son Jim were staying at the Andros Island Bonefish Club in the Bahamas. Jim snipped some yellow carpet fibers from the floor of a taxi and used them to tie a new fly. Every time a fish hit the fly, guide Rupert Leadon would say, "Gotcha." The Gotcha fly is now tied with a wing of tan craft fur and the ones we sell have a mono

weed guard, which helps keep your fly snag-free in some kinds of bottom structure. Or, you can simply remove the weed guard  with your leader clipper. The Gotcha is the most widely accepted bonefish fly and has caught bonefish in Belize, Bahamas and Christmas Island. Medium weighted with stainless steel bead-chain.
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64214-04 Gotcha, Pink 4 3 for $7.49
64214-06 Gotcha, Pink 6 3 for $7.49

Kwan, Chartreuse
As tied by: Pat Dorsy
The Kwan Fly was invented for the backwaters and flats of South Florida to imitate the mottled blennies and gobies that sport fish prey on. The striped Kwan quickly proved itself in many other waters. The fly was initially tied for bonefish. It quickly proved it's worth on virtually every species of fish in South Florida and on many other flats in the Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean.

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17675 Kwan, Chartreuse 4 3 for $10.50

Kwan, Tan
As tied by: Pat Dorsy
This is a very effective redfish fly in various conditions. Because of the basic shape of it's body, it makes a good crab/shrimp/gobie/blennie imitation in shallower water. Unlike most crab imitation flies this fly is also productive when stripped as a streamer for blind casting, or fishing to cruising reds.

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17671 Kwan, Tan 6 3 for $10.50

Bonefish Puff

On a recent trip to Andros South Bonefish Camp, we drifted up within casting range of a whitish streak of clouded water. It was being caused by bonefish rooting for food buried in the bottom of the shallow flat. Sometimes bonefish hydraulically excavate food organisms from soft silt by squirting jets of water from their mouths. This results in a cloud of debris which drifts with the current, sometimes for many yards. The cloud is called a "Mud". As we slowly approached the mudding fish, I offered a fly box and asked our guide Fredlon what fly to use.

To my surprise he pointed to a pattern which had been introduced to us by Derrick Muchamp on our first bonefish trip to Belize back in 1982, the Orange Puff. The fly was attached to the leader and cast blindly into the whitish cloud. After allowing time for the fly to sink, several jerky strips got a crisp strike. This and several more medium size bonefish fell for the fly in quick succession. When I asked Fredlon what the bonefish thought the Puff fly looked like, he replied with a big grin, "Pink jelly beans, man! Who can refuse them?"

Pink Puff
This is a variation of the fly attributed to Capt. Neil Bohannon which was first tied in the 1970's as the Mini Puff. The original was light pink in color. Our modification using slightly different colors has proven to be even more productive under many situations. Medium weighted with stainless steel bead-chain.

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64207-06 Pink Puff, Bonefish Fly 6 3 for $7.50


Reefer Mantis
Mantis Shrimp are plentiful along some flats and coral reefs. In actuality, they are neither shrimp nor mantids, but receive their name purely from the physical resemblance to both the terrestrial praying mantis and the shrimp. They may reach 12 inches in length or more, but the ones that bonefish and permit normally feed on are a fourth that large. Mantis shrimp appear in a variety of colors, from

shades of browns to bright neon colors. Although they are common animals and among the most important predators in many shallow, tropical and sub-tropical marine habitats they are poorly understood as many species spend most of their life tucked away in burrows and holes from which they ambush their prey. Mudding bonefish undoubtedly may excavate these holes by blowing jets of water down them. Mantis Shrimp have the ability to inflict painful gashes if not handled properly. They sport powerful claws that they use to attack and kill prey by spearing, stunning or dismemberment.
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19808 Reefer Mantis 4 3 for $17.85

Complete Bahamas Collection, (27) flies in all.
(3) Bone Wiggler, Pink size 6, (3) Chili Pepper, size 4, (3) Craft Shrimp, size 4, (3) Crimp, Tan size 4, (3) Gotcha, Pink size 4, (3) Gotcha, Pink size 6, (3) Kwan, Chartreuset size 4, (3) Kwan, Tan size 6, (3) Pink Puff size 6, (3) Reefer Mantis size 4, Includes Logo Fly Box
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30300-SET Complete Bahamas Collection 4-6 $99.95

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