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11-15-2004 01:47 PM
Anyone up for the not so ridiculous?

These kind of trips used to be the norm,,,,,before the lodges, the hype, etc.
The So. Cal. club I used to belong to did it all the time. Only difference was someone, who had been there before, sponsored the trip. Acting as coordinator. We used to read magazine articles of guys that did this sort of thing. Charter a Grummand Goose to drop you off for a week of 24 hour a day Salmon fishing on some remote island in Alaska. Or bonefishing the Bahamas.
If you dig around on the web you can find sites that list house swaps all over the globe. You would be surprised how many people would love to trade a week, or the whole summer, Bahamas, Hawaii even, for New England, Calif. the Rockies.
Go for it. I may even be tempted to dig out the 7, 9, 11wt single handers.
11-15-2004 12:13 PM
JusBones Greetings:
Just recently got turned on to this site. I have in the past tried to put together a group or 2 for a trip to Abaco. I find that ya gotta just pick a date, decide on the place to fish, place to stay, and provide an overview of the logistical support plans
(Beer, food, number of bedrooms, and so on).....then do the math..throw out an estimated price and work with the guys who wanna go....I agree with an earlier post of "Damn the guides" and also agree with "Damn the Outfitters"
09-17-2004 08:55 AM
My plans are already made...

My buddy and I are off to Eleuthera again from April 2 to 24th...anyone else going to be there?
09-16-2004 06:14 PM
ashley Dave,
I'm still interested.I'm starting to plan my fishing for next year once I get back from Cape Cod.
09-16-2004 01:35 PM
Dave17 Bumping this back up. Starting to plan vaca. time for next year and was wondering if there's been anymore talk of this trip. I'd be willing to do a lot of leg work and organizing if people are still interested. Anything for a week of bones in the middle of winter

04-24-2004 11:59 AM
Adrian Sounds good to me too
04-24-2004 11:09 AM
gammarus Let me know about this one too.
04-24-2004 06:50 AM
juro Grego -

That's a crazy deal, definitely would like to get that info. I think there are deals like this out there for the creative to pull together some world class adventures.
04-23-2004 10:02 AM
grego Juro,

Along this same vien...

My dad was talking to a guy from this sportsman club who had just come back from a Month in Belieze. He rented a Cottage (Bungalo) with water & fishing access the cost was $600, For the Month (not per week!). He caught Bones on his own & did a Guide one day (for $275) & caught 22 fish!

He also said he got a decent airfare out of RI (T.F. Green I guess)

I could ask by dad to get more details from him if there is interest?
03-25-2004 01:27 AM
gammarus I would love to be apart of one of these trips sometime. It won't be for couple of seasons though. I'm booked until the end of 2005. None of my fishing buddies are interested in travelling. I'm also thinking of getting some group trips together for people with families as well. But exploration sounds more interesting to me. That's why I fish, afterall.
03-15-2004 02:35 PM
Originally posted by rjbadfish
Also, If anyone has experience with Cobia on a fly rod, let me know. My contacts tell me they are all over the place down there right now...
Light tarpon tackle and pinfish imitations are good starts. I'd probably draw the lower limit for cobia with a 10-wt., and would prefer an 11-wt. if the option existed. They were swimming near schools of Tarpon on the Gulf side of Key West when I was down there this time last year. Good luck!
03-15-2004 01:47 PM
rjbadfish April is a good time for the Keys. Should be some excellent fishing. I am heading down to the Keys next Tuesday for a much needed vacation. If you need any research done let me know. I promise to leave a couple of fish for those lucky enough to go next month.

Also, If anyone has experience with Cobia on a fly rod, let me know. My contacts tell me they are all over the place down there right now.

Ray Jackson
03-15-2004 01:03 PM
juro Matt -

My vote would be to escape from the nastiest darkest days of deep winter, but for those of us with significant others they may never forgive us. Midwinter in any case.

We might also consider a separate couples trip. The more I search, the more rentals I've found of this price and caliber and we could definitely accomodate. That way everyone has fun that week, and chances are the guys would shop less and fish more during the day, and everyone could do their own thing or have social nights scheduled thru the week. The ladies could shop all day provided we can fish all day. A win-win!

We would however have to retain the angler's only trip as first priority. The inaugural trip will be hardcore angling and the couples clave something that we do later on with the knowledge we gather on the first exploratory.
03-15-2004 11:43 AM
MattS When are we thinking of doing this?

May / June / July...
03-15-2004 11:40 AM
grego Yes,

I would definitely be up for something like this. This year is probably not possible, but next year sounds good.

Add to packing list--

SPF45 (two bottles!)
sea-lice repellant
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