There is not really anything new to say about bonefish
except to confirm that all the hype is for real. Where do you go
in fly fishing challenges after trout, well bonefish.
Warm tropical locations, fish that are very flighty,
especially to anything overhead and quick demanding shots. The magic
of landing your first ever large bone is a similar feeling to the
first 3kg plus trout except the gear is heavier, the water warmer
and the fight is longer and harder.
It is hard to imagine being spooled on an 8 weight
with 300 m of backing on 10lb fluro tippet. The first fish I hooked
in New Caledonia did exactly that. After that tippet went to 12
lb and the drag tightened up. Still did not manage to land either
of the next 2 fish.
The Christmas Island bones may be smaller, but they
are still bones and locking down with 12 lb fluro tippet will result
in either a break off, pulled or straightened hook.
The places where bonefish live are magical and the
opportunity to fish for them should not be missed.
Bonefish flies vary with location, water depth,
current speed, size of fish and the fishes feeding pattern.
Travelling Fly Fisher assists with travel to the
following bonefish locations:
- Seychelles, lodges and remote atolls
- Mauritius, St Brandon’s - Cargados
- New Caledonia
- Christmas Island
- Cook Islands
- Los roques
Contact Travelling Fly
Fisher to discuss your next bonefishing adventure.
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