It’s late August and that mean’s we’re wrapping up two great seasons at Alaska West and BC West…but it also means that in less than two months we’ll be chasing bonefish around the incredible flats of South Andros Island!
We love it when our readers get in touch to share great tips!
Loren’s Bonefish/Barracuda Rig
Sometimes when out there on the flats wading, the only rod you have of course is the bonefish rod with the usual mono tippet and bonefish fly. Years ago, after having several ‘cudas close enough to cast but worth only the crash and the loss of the fly because of the light mono leader, I started to make up a little rig and pack it along.
And, it works great. Just take along a cuda fly tied on about 10″ – 12″ of light wire. Tie in a slip knot on the end of the light wire and just put the slip knot on the bend of your bonefish fly, cinch it down and you’re casting with a rig that will land the ‘cuda……and then what? It’s another kind of problem if you don’t have pliers! (And by the way, as these guys at Deneki recommend get the expensive pliers like Ross or Abel).
Just thought I’d share something that works on the flats. I hope it works for you guys, and gals.
More on Barracuda
Yep, we’ve got a lot of bonefishing posts for you this week. We’re right smack in the middle of our season down there, you know…
Brian O’Keefe and Todd Moen from Catch Magazine joined us at Andros South last month, and today we get to share some of their work!
Check out this video in their current issue. WARNING: If spring is slow to arrive where you live, this is going to be a little painful.
After you hit the link, just click on the camera in the upper right to start the fun. Click right here to watch the video.
You can see more of Todd’s work here.