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Forum: Bonefish, Tarpon, and other Obsessions 07-30-2014, 06:41 AM
Replies: 6
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Posted By Swalt
I have fished Acklins a number of times including...

I have fished Acklins a number of times including Salina Point a couple of times and do not have much to add on it that has not already been said. I really enjoy the fishing experience there. With...
Forum: Bonefish, Tarpon, and other Obsessions 04-06-2013, 12:36 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 13,948
Posted By Swalt
Juro, I agree. If your feet hurt, you can't see...

Juro, I agree. If your feet hurt, you can't see fish, your pack doesn't feel right or you look for something and its not there you are not going to have as much success or fun out there.

I have...
Forum: Bonefish, Tarpon, and other Obsessions 03-07-2013, 06:41 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 703
Posted By Swalt
Great Inagua, Bahamas if you want to try...

Great Inagua, Bahamas if you want to try something a little different and still have a good shot at both. Bonefish are easy, you will catch some tarpon though not the size of Keys tarpon and I have...
Forum: Bonefish, Tarpon, and other Obsessions 12-14-2012, 08:39 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 604
Posted By Swalt
I have used the Daiichi and the Gamakatsu SC16....

I have used the Daiichi and the Gamakatsu SC16. 1/0 and 1 circle hooks for small tarpon up to 30lbs and had very good success with them. Last trip I had much more success using them than my partner...
Forum: Bonefish, Tarpon, and other Obsessions 11-16-2012, 03:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 875
Posted By Swalt
Ezzard, who was upset over the netting, gave us a...

Ezzard, who was upset over the netting, gave us a full history of the problem and it did not include Hatian immigrants. The island has a US Coast Guard station on it and that is not a problem they...
Forum: Bonefish, Tarpon, and other Obsessions 11-15-2012, 09:17 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 875
Posted By Swalt
Charlie, I had seen them netting on Inagua before...

Charlie, I had seen them netting on Inagua before but using cast nets not seine nets like this time. I need to note that the fish they are netting are fish that are trapped in the lake there and not...
Forum: Bonefish, Tarpon, and other Obsessions 11-14-2012, 07:56 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 875
Posted By Swalt
Pestell makes me think of a long drive between...

Pestell makes me think of a long drive between two guys in the back seat of a bouncing, noisy SUV. The kind of drive you take 2 advils for before hand. You did rule!! I can still see you chasing a...
Forum: Bonefish, Tarpon, and other Obsessions 11-13-2012, 07:38 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 875
Posted By Swalt
Charlie, Sounds like you guys had a better trip...

Charlie,
Sounds like you guys had a better trip than last December. The weather can make all the difference. Where is Harry's Creek?
Walt
Forum: Worldwide Flyfishing Discussion 11-07-2012, 06:34 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 412
Posted By Swalt
Gary, I have not fished there in the spring. I...

Gary,
I have not fished there in the spring. I went one February and a cold front got us. Fishing was not good. You have to over night in Nassau just as you do to fly to Acklins.
Walt
Forum: Worldwide Flyfishing Discussion 11-05-2012, 01:42 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 412
Posted By Swalt
Mary Lee

Looks like one of the Great Whites from up where most of you guys are got tired of eating seals and has visited an area I fish down in Charleston SC. It is hard for me to believe that it is not a bad...
Forum: Bonefish, Tarpon, and other Obsessions 11-02-2012, 09:31 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 780
Posted By Swalt
No Lesser Inagua but there is a Little Inagua...

No Lesser Inagua but there is a Little Inagua just north of Great Inagua.
Forum: Bonefish, Tarpon, and other Obsessions 11-02-2012, 09:26 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 780
Posted By Swalt
Juro, We have caught tapon on other trips...

Juro,

We have caught tapon on other trips but this was by far the best we have done with them. Usually they are spread out in the lake, which is huge, and they are difficult to find. When Sandy...
Forum: Bonefish, Tarpon, and other Obsessions 11-01-2012, 08:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 780
Posted By Swalt
Great Inagua and Sandy

I was on Great Inagua last week when Sandy came through. We went down on the 17th and were due to leave Friday the 26th. We could see Sandy was coming and tried to fly out Wednesday but Bahamasair...
Forum: Worldwide Flyfishing Discussion 09-14-2012, 10:30 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 273
Posted By Swalt
Juro, Check your Donate link. I hit it and it...

Juro, Check your Donate link. I hit it and it takes me nowhere. Could just be me.
Forum: Gear Talk - Fly Stuff Spoken Here 08-19-2012, 07:49 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 30,408
Posted By Swalt
There is an article in the July/August issue of...

There is an article in the July/August issue of Fly Fishing in Salt Waters on using stand-up paddle boards for fishing flats for bonefish in Turks and Caicos. They use them to get back into the...
Forum: Bonefish, Tarpon, and other Obsessions 06-29-2012, 07:59 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,514
Posted By Swalt
I have never fished there but the talk about...

I have never fished there but the talk about Savanah Sound made me think of a fly called the the Tiny Baitfish Fly. Google "Tiny Baitfish Fly For Bonefish" and it will bring up an article that...
Forum: Bonefish, Tarpon, and other Obsessions 05-03-2012, 07:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 634
Posted By Swalt
Henry, Very cool fly. Do the runners make it...

Henry,

Very cool fly. Do the runners make it stand up in fighting position? (Just saw the shrimp fly in the other post. Great idea.)
Reminds me a bit of the Avalon Permit fly. I have been...
Forum: Bonefish, Tarpon, and other Obsessions 01-24-2012, 11:52 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 439
Posted By Swalt
I have use both the SL11-3h and the 811s and have...

I have use both the SL11-3h and the 811s and have not had a problem with either bending. I used some Daiihci X462 and had some of them straighten out. May have just been a bad bunch. On the black...
Forum: Bonefish, Tarpon, and other Obsessions 01-10-2012, 11:20 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,623
Posted By Swalt
Charlie, from looking at that pack and comparing...

Charlie, from looking at that pack and comparing it to the one I used I think that one is as large or larger. I don't know what the capacity of my bag is. I would not want to go too much larger. The...
Forum: Bonefish, Tarpon, and other Obsessions 01-09-2012, 11:56 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,623
Posted By Swalt
I have a small one strap back pack that I have...

I have a small one strap back pack that I have used for years when DIY or when I know I will be away from the boat for the day. It has decent back support and having the one strap you can just slide...
Forum: >> Archive: Bonefish/Tarpon Flies 12-30-2011, 06:21 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,287
Posted By Swalt
Lee, I read read the original Fly Fishing for...

Lee,
I read read the original Fly Fishing for Bonefish before my first bonefishing trip in 92. Great book. I would have been lost without it. I also got the second edition of it.

Gary,
I have...
Forum: >> Archive: Bonefish/Tarpon Flies 12-30-2011, 06:13 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,145
Posted By Swalt
My wife and I stayed at Pigeon Cay August 2010....

My wife and I stayed at Pigeon Cay August 2010. It was my wife's first trip to the Bahamas and she loved it. Right on a beautiful beach and she loves beach sitting. She also went into the water which...
Forum: >> Archive: Bonefish/Tarpon Flies 12-28-2011, 04:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,287
Posted By Swalt
Bonefish Fly Patterns - Second Edition

Received a copy of Dick Browns book for Christmas. I have had a hard time putting it down. To me its a must have for anyone interested not only in tying bonefish flies but in catching bonefishing....
Forum: Bonefish, Tarpon, and other Obsessions 12-20-2011, 06:36 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 944
Posted By Swalt
Felton, Enjoyed the trip and hope to make it...

Felton,
Enjoyed the trip and hope to make it again. When are you going to figure out how to control the weather?
Walt
Forum: Bonefish, Tarpon, and other Obsessions 12-17-2011, 05:09 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 944
Posted By Swalt
There is very little DIY fishing on Inagua. There...

There is very little DIY fishing on Inagua. There are only one or two flats that you can get to without a boat.
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