Whether fishing on foot or from a flats skiff, most shots at bonefish begin with the fly in hand in what we usually refer to as the ready position.
That means that throughout the day, even when the fishing is really good, the fly spends a lot of time in your hand. Therefore, we suggest that during those times between shots you check your fly, and check it often.
Flies get dull, materials get fouled, and sometimes hooks break.. Really? Really.
Just last week one of our guests at Andros South noticed that more than a few bonefish were not staying pinned after setting the hook, only to find out that the fly he had been fishing all along no longer had a hook on it! And, believe it or not, that’s far from the first time we’ve heard of that.
A lot can go wrong when making a shot to a bonefish. Checking the condition of your fly throughout the day takes one more variable out of the equation, allowing you to make your next shot count.