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: Flies for Andros

02-17-2006, 06:57 PM
Hello, I will be going on my first trip for bonefish to Andros in early April. I have numerous flies from Orvis, Kaufaum, etc. But, I want to get some of the best flies possible, so... where is the best flyshop to provide the highest quality flies for this trip? Your help would be appreciated. Thanks,

02-17-2006, 07:34 PM
Where in TN do you live?

02-18-2006, 07:13 AM
Actually, I listed TN as my home waters because I mostly fish the tailwaters in E TN; but live in VA

03-02-2006, 10:55 AM
Pttersons Spawning Shrimp from Orvis. Light brown sizes 2-6, On my last trip I never had a refusal with it. If you get to experience fishing with Glister (one of the top guides)he will probably like the smaller size flies. So have more of the size 6. But he will never argue with what is working.

Also the squimp size 6 available @ the flyshop.com.

Good luck I will be there the week befor you, I'll try ro leave a few. Ask to go to the west side if the wind is right

03-02-2006, 11:42 AM
I just got back from Eleuthera and did very well with size 6 tan or white sili gotchas. Also- check out e-bay, I bought a ton of flies for slightly more than $1.00 per bug. Good luck, it's a lot of fun. Have a few Kaliks for me.:smokin:

03-02-2006, 06:56 PM
In my opinion, you're better off on Andros with about three patterns, but tied in a variety of sizes and with different weighting options. Gotchas will almost always do the trick. From size 2 to size 8 with blind, bead chain, and dumbbell weighting. I even vary the color of the wing somewhat from tan to more of a peachy shrimp color. It's not ununusual for me to have about 50 Gotchas, but no more than three of them, and usually fewer, are identical. I also bring Clousers in the same sizes and bring at least chartreuse and white, tan and white, and the secret fly--pink and white with red eyes and black pupils. My other flies are usually some crabs tied on a size 4 or 6 hook. They are very simple ties, with no rubber legs. I usually use small dumbbell eyes, antron yarn for the body and Craft Fur or real polar bear for a tail. Almost all of them are tied in a off-white color that pretty much matches the bottom in the North Bight area. There are trips where this fly outfishes everything else for me. I heading down again (second trip this year already) a week from tomorrow. Can't wait.

03-05-2006, 09:22 AM
I just got back from Eleuthera and did very well with size 6 tan or white sili gotchas.
I second titleguy, make sure you have some size 6 tan gotchas (preferable sili-leg).