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Fly Fishing: Full Day: Bonafide Bonefishing

From USD 570

Spoil yourself and go flyfishing with one of the Bahamas' most famous and sought after angling companies. This full day of instruction, avid angling and experiencing pristine fishing grounds with world renowned guides awaits. All bookings are on a request basis only for specific dates. Response time is less than 24 hours.

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Reservation dates are often booked months in advance. All reservation requests will be responded to within 24 hours of receipt. If requested date is not available, the nearest alternative will be offered.

 

Going out with Bonafide Bonefishing is literally to experience the true passion and professionalism of the "best of the best". Often cited as "one of Bahamas' best Bonefishing Guides" in international angling magazines, the experience Docky Smith and his team demonstrate throughout your trip is impressive. Your guide-captain operates well maintained 16’ Maverick Mirage and 17′ Hells Bay flats boats, are licensed flyfishing guides and, more importantly, avid caretakers of these pristine fishing waters. Throughout your trip, your guide will instruct to the level of knowledge of the anglers, offer tips, introduce you to the nuances of angling Long Island waters and increase your own solo angling confidence. This is an "on the water" day of instruction, angling heaven and nature viewing with the best possibility of successful hits. Bonefish are catch and release and thus ensure the continuity of a healthy fishing ground for your many future trips.

 

Recommended Flies:

Assorted Bonefish Flies (sizes 2/4/6)

Assorted Gotchas

Mantis Shrimp

Snapping Shrimp

Assorted Clousers

Tan Yarn Crabs

Assorted Crazy Charlies

Mini Mantis

Colors that work the best: Tans/browns/white/pinks and orange

 

This trip, including its return to the same point of earlier entry, takes about 3.5 hours. 

Please note all reservations are on a request basis until confirmed with the operator. Final confirmation will be given within 48 hours of booking.

 

  • REQUIRED: ALL ANGERS MUST POSSESS A  LICENSE FOR FLATS SPORTS BONE FISHING: IF YOU NEED A FLATS FISHING LICENSE, PLEASE CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE - you must present to guide prior to departure.
  • DURATION: Approximately 6 Hours 
  • DEPARTURE TIME: 8am at Stella Maris Marina
  • WHERE TO MEET: Meet at Stella Maris Marina 
  • RECONFIRMATION REQUIRED: All guests MUST reconfirm the night before departure for final briefing re weather and tide
  • LEVEL OF ACTIVITY REQUIRED: Must be comfortable to be on a boat.
  • SKILL LEVEL REQUIRED: Some knowledge of how to cast with a flyrod - caution - Flyfishing is a lifelong passion and Bonafide Bonefishing and TheRealBahamas hold no liability for any addiction to fishing that occurs as a result.
  • MINIMUM AGE: Anglers must have quiet for casting - children who are keen to learn are welcome. Life Jackets are available upon request.
  • MAXIMUM GUESTS:  2 anglers can be accommodated as well as guide.
  • PICK UP: If you require pickup, a taxi can be provided from Stella Maris Resort to the marina for $20 (paid either in cash or, as a Stella Maris Guest, can be added to your room bill plus 7.5% VAT) or from Cape Santa Maria Resort for $30. For guests coming from other destinations, please indicate on the checkout form and a taxi with price will be advised.
  • WHAT TO BRING:  Fly rods: 7-8-9 weight rods for Bonefishing. Polarized sunglasses with UV protection, assorted flies (available for sale at Bonafide Bonefishing Shop - see below), long sleeved shirts and pants (- suitable for tropics), light weight rain jacket, hat, waders, flyvest, sun gloves, insect repellent, suntan lotion. Munchies if you wish - water is provided on the boat.  
  • Fly Rods available for Rent: $30 per day.
  • CANCELLATION POLICY: Non refundable 3 weeks out. Service charge applicable for all cancellations
  • GUIDED TOUR: You will be guided by one of the expert Anglers of Bonafide Bonefishing.

ABOUT THE TOUR OPERATOR:

Bonafide Bonefishing is one of Long Island's most sought after boat and bonefishing operations. Owned by Docky Smith, Long Island's most famous bonefish expert angler and renowned author of Through a Guide's Eye, Bonafide Bonefishing and its team of professional guides and Captains bring to you the best of Long Island in a fun, safe and family friendly environment.