PHOTO ESSAY | ANDROS ISLAND 24° 25′ 59.99″ N -77° 56′ 59.99″ W – North Andros
I traveled around North Andros in the Bahamas with Ian Davis with the purpose of wade fishing for bonefish. One of the many great things about fly fishing on Andros Island is the extensive wading options. In certain areas, utilizing the tides, you can fish wade for bonefish all day with a just a spool of tippet, and a handful of flies. It’s also always a good idea to have a ‘cuda rod handy. The barracuda are also hunting bonefish. When planning what to bring, it also doesn’t hurt to toss in a few local Kalik beers for the celebratory ride home after a fun day of flats fishing. Big thanks to guides Solomon Murphy and Phillip Rolle for working hard to help us get into fish and the images.
This issue is packed with great articles and some impressive photo essays, it’s not one to be missed.
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Our buddy Wil Flack at the Belize Permit Club called. He wanted to update some marketing content for his new lodge, and we happily obliged. Team member Will Phelps headed down to the tropics with a few Pelican cases and dreams of capturing permit. He returned to Montana with smiles and hard drives.
Belize Permit Club is located in a remote area of Hopkins and is home to world-class fly fishing for permit. Wil and his team have created a new lodge for small groups of permit-hungry anglers in the heart of Belize. BPC has comfortable accommodations within walking distance to the boat. Great fishing and food and fantastic guides — we can’t wait to get back.
CUBA | HOW ABOUT A HAM SANDWICH AND JACK, SAY CHEESE Jardines de la Reina, Cayo Largo, Havana | Cuba
Oh Cuba… what can I say about a place that Hemingway didn’t already say? A Ham sandwich, betcaha Hemingway didn’t mention a ham sandwich. oh wait, he did. Breakfast, lunch or dinner, a ham sandwich is always an appropriate food in Cuba. That and a few more other odd things like funny money, cool old cars, ancient churches, talented artists and willing jacks can be found at any given time here! Did I mention the jacks crush Warpath crease flies on the surface?! Yes, yes, they do!
“It was considered a virtue not to talk unnecessarily at sea…” ― Ernest Hemingway, The Old Man and the Sea
It was a thrilling few weeks in Cuba…now I’m repacking, headed to South America next week.
Packing for Belize, it’s almost time to go. I am looking forward to the salt and the sand … and cudas! Barracuda are one of my favorite fish to catch: acrobatic, aggressive, fast, strong and love to eat. See ya soon!
TICKETS BOOKED…SEE YOU IN A FEW WEEKS BELIZE! Black and White Caribbean
It’s only a few weeks away until my big Belize adventure begins. I’m really looking forward to this shoot, it’s going to be a great trip: 5 lodges, 3 weeks. Stay tuned for live coverage from the field.
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COVER | THE FLY FISH JOURNAL 2013 Yucatan, Mexico | Vol.5 Issue 1
I am very excited and beyond humbled to have an image on the cover of the new issue of The FlyFish Journal! This was a great trip to the Yucatan, one I will never forget. Big thanks to Rita Adams for catching such a beauty and to the great folks at Casa/Playa Blanca Lodges.
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Deep in the Yucatan jungle sits ruins of an ancient civilization. An old canoe is the transportation through the labyrinths of mangrove tunnels and lagoons, which all looks sticking similar. Don’t forget to watch out for saltwater crocodiles, which lurk in the back lagoons. The canoe shows marks of where the cocks “tasted” the old fiberglass canoe. It’s worth the experience and adventure to stand on top of an ancient Mayan ruin targeting ancient fish, tarpon. You can’t help but think how small we really are in this big world we call Earth.