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jimo
05-12-2003, 03:38 PM
I'm heading to St. Lucia the end of this month and I have NO idea as to what to fish for how. I'm bringing my fly rod and a floating and an intermeadite(sp?) line and I figured I'ld wait until I got there to buy any flies. Any ideas? Thanks in advance
Jim o

Adrian
05-12-2003, 04:34 PM
Jim

I wouldn't count on being able to buy flies locally in the Caribean but you might get lucky.

For general prospecting in those parts I would go armed with a selection of crazy charlies, gotchas and small clousers. Add a few deceiver style flies and some wire for toothy critters and your well on your way.

Any of our forum members know the area?

jimo
05-13-2003, 09:56 AM
What would you say for colors. Bright and flashy or more towards light browns or shrimp colors? I'll be a tying fool late into the night I got the feeling. Thanks for the pattern choices.
jimo

Adrian
05-14-2003, 09:23 AM
Jim

Color wise for the sand and mud flats tan shades and pinks work well - size 4s & 6s should be fine. For drop offs and deeper channels clousers & deceiver styles in various olive / brown / yellow / white combos seem to work well up to 4 or five inches.

Flashy ties can be useful occaisionally but I rarely found need for them. Even barracuda seem to prefer a more natural pattern most of the time. If you're trolling something behind a boat that might be different.

DrFish
05-20-2003, 09:57 AM
Go to this link http://home.earthlink.net/~fishvet/island.html
a portion of my long-inactive (but still not cleared) web site. This article should get you moving in the right direction.

DrFish