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Forum: Bonefish, Tarpon, and other Obsessions 08-10-2006, 04:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 716
Posted By Backwater
Hello: I fish mostly fly fish saltwater...

Hello:

I fish mostly fly fish saltwater but I enjoy fishing bamboo for trout. I tend not to mix the two, but I have considered it. I think its a little less rare than you think, although if...
Forum: Gear Talk - Fly Stuff Spoken Here 06-24-2006, 08:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 924
Posted By Backwater
I agree with Juro on the choice of a 9wt rod. ...

I agree with Juro on the choice of a 9wt rod. Its important to remember that the selection of rod weight has more to do with the size and weight of the fly or if you're using a shooting head, then...
Forum: Gear Talk - Fly Stuff Spoken Here 06-19-2006, 12:32 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 729
Posted By Backwater
I would suggest the Bite Primal flats boots. ...

I would suggest the Bite Primal flats boots. I've been very happy with mine and the fit has been outstanding. I think I've had less sand in this boot than in any I've ever owned.
Forum: Bonefish, Tarpon, and other Obsessions 06-07-2006, 05:20 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,120
Posted By Backwater
I think both ways are lot of fun. It's not...

I think both ways are lot of fun. It's not really a question of which you prefer, rather, is the water deep enough and the botton firm enough to require wading. You can't cast to tailing fish from...
Forum: Bonefish, Tarpon, and other Obsessions 06-06-2006, 03:42 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,553
Posted By Backwater
Jim, Not so fast. Cabelas will...

Jim,

Not so fast. Cabelas will take those boots back, frozen zipper and all, and give you store credit to buy another pair. No problem. You don't even need to replace them with the...
Forum: Bonefish, Tarpon, and other Obsessions 06-06-2006, 09:55 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 737
Posted By Backwater
Josko, I am really surprised to hear...

Josko,

I am really surprised to hear that the South Andros guides only receive $60 per day when they're guiding out of a lodge owned boat. I know that its hard to find work on the island,...
Forum: Gear Talk - Fly Stuff Spoken Here 06-05-2006, 04:18 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,224
Posted By Backwater
Review of the Bite Footwear Primal Flats Boots

Hello:

I have just had the chance to use the Bite Footwear Primal Flats boots during a trip to South Andros and was extremely pleased with them.

They seem to combine the best of...
Forum: Bonefish, Tarpon, and other Obsessions 06-05-2006, 03:10 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 737
Posted By Backwater
I am glad to see this thread. I was planning to...

I am glad to see this thread. I was planning to post a similar question regarding the tipping of guides. Here's my two cents:

I've always felt that a proprietor (ie. a guide that owns his...
Forum: Bonefish, Tarpon, and other Obsessions 05-22-2006, 11:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 518
Posted By Backwater
The beaches are good bet. I would try the canals...

The beaches are good bet. I would try the canals that line the road to Goodland. That's a little town just to the southeast of Marco Island. Probably a decent bet for small tarpon and snook,...
Forum: Bonefish, Tarpon, and other Obsessions 05-08-2006, 05:34 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,645
Posted By Backwater
Tough question. I think I have to say Tarpon. I...

Tough question. I think I have to say Tarpon. I don't care if you jump a small one you have that weak in the knees feeling that you don't quite have with Bonefish. Also, the tackle for Bonefish is...
Forum: Bonefish, Tarpon, and other Obsessions 05-08-2006, 05:24 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 14,170
Posted By Backwater
I use a Sage Xi2 7,8,9 with Charlton 8500.8 reels...

I use a Sage Xi2 7,8,9 with Charlton 8500.8 reels and either Wulff Bermuda Triangle Tapers or 3M Bonefish lines and a mountain of Tuf Line XP backing.

I use a Sage Xi2 6 with a Charlton 8450 7/8...
Forum: Bonefish, Tarpon, and other Obsessions 11-23-2004, 03:13 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,449
Posted By Backwater
A couple of other items...

Hello,

Having just returned from South Andros this week, I agree with all of the previously mentioned items. I can also add one item to the list that I am glad I brought and one that I wish I'd...
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