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Long Island Bonefishing Lodge

Part 6,  Island Sights During our stay at the Long Island Bonefishing Lodge, we lost one entire day of fishing to 30 knot winds, courtesy of a wicked cold front that enveloped the southeast Atlantic seaboard, spilled down into Bahamas. … Continue reading

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Long Island Bonefishing Lodge

Part 5,    Rods, Lines & Leaders The Long Island Bonefishing Lodge recommends rods from 7 to 9-weight.  I found a 7-weight fly rod to be a great tool, and frankly next time I’ll bring a 6-weight. Why light fly rods? … Continue reading

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Long Island Bonefishing Lodge

Part 4,    Flies for Deadman’s Cay Ok, time to talk flies! But before we dive in, I have a thought for you. While I’m far from the most experienced bonefisherman, I feel confident in saying this: on the flats “presentation” … Continue reading

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The Flats on Deadman’s Cay

Part 3,  The Flats The flats on Deadman’s Cay were very shallow, very clear, with mainly light-colored bottoms. Thick turtle grass, or areas of heavy coral, were notably absent. All the flats were dotted with tiny mangrove islands, varying from … Continue reading

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Long Island Bonefishing Lodge

Part 2,  “DIY” Bonefishing This was my first experience with DIY (Do-it-Yourself) bonefishing – also known as “assisted” guiding. I enjoyed it for two reasons. It offers anglers a great deal of independence. You fish at your own pace and … Continue reading

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