A BONEFISHING CHALLENGE ON ABACO: THE ‘WHICH?’ REPORT


I am hugely grateful to fellow blogger and custodian of the Great Outdoors RH for helping me in my ongoing endeavours to catch a bonefish by remote control! This was a long term experiment involving mighty feats of design, implementation, collaboration and documentation, plus a fair few air miles!

Massive thanks to the patient testers and I look forward to future iterations should they unfold.

ROLLING HARBOUR ABACO

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A BONEFISHING CHALLENGE ON ABACO

In January I posted an article called BONEFISHING ON ABACO: A CHALLENGE IS ACCEPTED. This stemmed from contact online with fisherman and fly tyer Mark Minshull, who kindly tied some flies for me to try on the Marls. In the post I showed pictures of my manky flybox and his immaculate flies. We agreed to see how things turned out while I was on Abaco in March, and  that I would report back…   

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THE ‘WHICH?’ REPORT ON MARK 1 BONEFISHING FLIES

We set out to test the efficacy of  prototype ‘Mark 1’ bonefishing flies in the waters of the Abaco Marls. Our testers came from the US (TC & AH), Northern Ireland (AB), and England (RH). All are proficient fly fishermen with experience of several prime bonefishing destinations between them, except for the Englishman RH who was included to…

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