Nice Fish, Julie!

March 6, 2015

in Andros South, Fish

Fly Fishing for Bonefish

Teamwork. Photo: Chris Dunbar.

Congrats to Andros South guest, Julie Dunbar, for landing this beauty of a bonefish, despite some lingering cloudy conditions.

Sometimes the weather isn’t perfect, but Julie and Andros South guide, Torrie Bevans, were able to get it done regardless.

Nice work, team!

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