Most of the time, the bonefish on South Andros Island are not that picky.
What Does That Mean?
It means that if you get your fly selection in the ballpark and present reasonably, most of the time you’re not going to get refusals. The photo above is a great example – that’s 15 pound Maxima tippet tied to a 4″ long shrimp pattern. It was a very aggressive eat.
Why Is That?
The fishery on South Andros is mind-numbingly huge, but not a lot of anglers are out there each day. These fish just don’t see many flies, so most of the time they tend to climb right on.
Why Do You Keep Saying “Most of the Time”?
It wouldn’t be fun if it was too easy, right? The very big fish are also very smart, and they can be harder to feed. When the weather gets funky the fish can get unhappy – still catchable, but not so easy always.
But overall, it’s one of the things that we love about South Andros – get your fly selection in the ballpark and present reasonably, and he’s probably going to eat it!
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