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: Top flies for Caye Caulker Belize


Datura Metel
05-19-2011, 04:48 AM
I am leaving for Caye Caulker Belize in July and was wondering for those of you that have been there what would be your top 10 flies for bonefish. I have a selection of about 40 so far but was just curious what has worked for others there. 1st time in Belize and bonefishing as well. Thanks for any input, Brian

BigDave
05-19-2011, 08:36 AM
I fished a couple of days there years ago. I don't think the pattern is that important but i remember using a lot of small flies (6/8). There is a lot of grass so you definitely will want some flies with weedguards and crabs for permit in case you happen to find some. Bring a bunch in different weights and colors and you should be good to go. I seem to remember the tan squimp being a good fly that week.

Datura Metel
05-19-2011, 08:18 PM
Thanks bigdave. I do have a variety of weights and about half of them have weed guards. All but 2 of the flies are size 6/8 so I should be good there. Most of the colors that I have are tans/browns and half a dozen white or green and some with pink.

juro
05-19-2011, 09:08 PM
As usual, Dave gives good advice. I'd throw in a few unweighted shrimp for tailers and a handful of big petersens spawning shrimp to get the attention of fast-moving fish.

Good luck