The beauty of fly fishing is that regardless of your experience level, there’s always room for improvement. There’s no mastery. No perfection. Just a life long journey of learning. It’s a huge part of what makes our sport so great to begin with.
In fact, we often hear from our anglers that an important part of their trip is the feeling that they’ve become a better angler than when they started. We can totally relate.
At Andros South we like to think that our fishing program is designed to accommodate those looking to improve their skills. Just want to go fishing and have a good time? Great! We can do that. Want to become a better flats angler than when you started? We can do that too.
We love helping anglers improve. It’s one of the most rewarding parts of our job. So, if you’re looking to have a good time, but also your skills in the process, here are 5 reasons we think fishing at Andros South can help make you a better flats angler.
- Experienced Guides for All Experience Levels. Our guides have experience working with anglers of all abilities, especially those who are new to flats fishing. Case in point – We’ve lost track of how many folks we’ve seen catch a bonefish as their first fish on a fly rod! It’s a bit backwards from the natural order of fly fishing, but we think it certainly illustrates a point. You can do it!
- Knowledgable Operations Team. Our on-site operations team have worked, fished, and guided all over the world. They’re more than happy to pass on tips and instruction before hitting the water.
- We Have a Great Area to Practice Casting. Practice makes perfect.. Which is why in the middle of our grounds we have a large open area dedicated to those interested in working on their cast. In fact, we’ve even created a ‘casting platform‘ from an old skiff for those looking to simulate what its like to cast from the front of a skiff – without the exciting distraction of a fish. For those working on casting in to the wind, the platform is positioned directly into the prevailing wind with permanent distance markers measured away from the front of the boat as well. It’s like a driving range for fly casting!
- Evening Casting Instruction. After returning to the lodge each evening, many of our guests take advantage of the last couple hours of daylight to work out the kinks learned from the day on the water. Members of our operations staff work with casters all year long, and are more than happy to give some one on one instruction.
- Help On And Off the Water. As far as we’re concerned, the learning doesn’t stop when you step off the boat for the day. Members of our team live on site, which we means if you need a hand rigging rods, are curious about tying leaders, or want to learn how to tie a fly for the following morning, we’re with you every step of the way.