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Forum: Bonefish, Tarpon, and other Obsessions 07-07-2013, 07:46 PM
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Posted By mdbones
Sorry for the late reply

Feel free to PM me - I am around for the rest of the summer - open To host early am during the weekends - good water since its been raining nonstop the last 4 weeks - they slow down a bit this time...
Forum: Bonefish, Tarpon, and other Obsessions 11-13-2012, 05:47 PM
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Posted By mdbones
Moores Island

Fished Moores a couple of different times a number of years ago - I don't recall any lodging on the Island itself but I do know that they kept referring to a town or settlement called Hard Bargain...
Forum: Bonefish, Tarpon, and other Obsessions 10-03-2012, 08:26 PM
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Posted By mdbones
Puerto Rico 10 Months In....

Been living in Puerto Rico for ten months now, and to say that the fishing here is not what I expected would be an understatement. If you would have told me a year ago that I would be fishing in Salt...
Forum: Bonefish, Tarpon, and other Obsessions 11-06-2011, 08:29 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 355
Posted By mdbones
Puerto Rico - Q for Juro (or other experts)

I Have not posted for a while as the Bonefish obsession was somewhat derailed by Steelhead and trout for the last five years, as I relocated to the Northeast from Florida. Anyway my latest...
Forum: Bonefish, Tarpon, and other Obsessions 03-31-2010, 08:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 895
Posted By mdbones
Great Sale Bones?, and How!

I still have dreams of Great Sale Cay. Great place that was fished heavily during the Walkers Cay heyday. I fished it with a guide named Prince close to a decade ago and had a great couple of days on...
Forum: Bonefish, Tarpon, and other Obsessions 10-08-2008, 04:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,108
Posted By mdbones
Yep fished him once, hes decent , but if Perry...

Yep fished him once, hes decent , but if Perry Demeritte is availible I would book him
Forum: Bonefish, Tarpon, and other Obsessions 10-05-2008, 08:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,108
Posted By mdbones
I have fished Tommy six or seven different times...

I have fished Tommy six or seven different times - solid guide, good eyes, and boat handling skills. He also has a great sense of humor and does not mind mixing it up with you especially if you blow...
Forum: Bonefish, Tarpon, and other Obsessions 11-20-2007, 09:31 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,097
Posted By mdbones
Size 2

After numerous days on the water in the Bahamas - (with the eception of tailing flies) the only thing that I tie and use is size 2. Its never an issue with smaller fish - but I a convinced larger...
Forum: Bonefish, Tarpon, and other Obsessions 05-01-2007, 06:10 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 691
Posted By mdbones
CI - late may - August is best

Eric -

Sorry that your trip was not productive. April is usually the time of year we motor up and down the coast searching for the herds of mackeral slamming bait. Not sure if you had access to a...
Forum: Bonefish, Tarpon, and other Obsessions 03-12-2007, 09:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 592
Posted By mdbones
BB, Do not discount the West End - the rocky...

BB,

Do not discount the West End - the rocky bottom that you describe was in place long before the Hurricanes - thats just the natural composition of that area. The good news is that crabs...
Forum: >> Archive: Bonefish/Tarpon Flies 12-05-2006, 01:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 5,660
Posted By mdbones
Gotcha Clouser Recipe

The same words were spoken to me a couple of years ago as I got off of the boat at Tranquility Hill. Over the years I have carried hundreds of patterns in my Box. Now I only carry 3 - Gotcha (in...
Forum: Bonefish, Tarpon, and other Obsessions 10-31-2006, 03:58 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,781
Posted By mdbones
Its easy its because the vast, yes the vast...

Its easy its because the vast, yes the vast majority of the Bonefishing crowd still use independent guides and Lodges. That means the even though 100% of the visitors are foreign most are happy with...
Forum: Bonefish, Tarpon, and other Obsessions 10-31-2006, 03:32 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,781
Posted By mdbones
I think you may be wrong to assume that just...

I think you may be wrong to assume that just because the elimination of DIY fishing is not listed as one of the goals on their website that it is not something they may be pushing.

As stated...
Forum: Bonefish, Tarpon, and other Obsessions 10-31-2006, 07:42 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,781
Posted By mdbones
Juro, Do I believe that DIY is a threat to...

Juro,

Do I believe that DIY is a threat to conservation? - absolutley not. Since Bonefishing is mainly a catch and release sport and a large majority of the anglers are first or second timers, a...
Forum: Bonefish, Tarpon, and other Obsessions 10-30-2006, 08:43 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,781
Posted By mdbones
Wow - this thread clearly got the juices of many...

Wow - this thread clearly got the juices of many flowing - All on the assumption that this is a group fro pushing an anti- DIY movement. Clearly thats not stated anywhere in the website. Is DIY a...
Forum: Bonefish, Tarpon, and other Obsessions 10-24-2006, 09:48 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,781
Posted By mdbones
Hmmmm

Not sure if it equates to a threat to DIY Bonefishing but I do agree that it is heavily populated by those with financial/self interests in keeping anglers in lodges.

Prescott Smith, Andros...
Forum: Bonefish, Tarpon, and other Obsessions 10-24-2006, 06:05 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 886
Posted By mdbones
P&P

The real issue is number of quality guides. As many of the posts seem to indicate finding one guide or two is not a problem. Our group is being paired down from 12 to 6 or 8 members based on...
Forum: Bonefish, Tarpon, and other Obsessions 10-03-2006, 02:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 886
Posted By mdbones
Peace & Plenty - Feedback?

Looking for a place to take the group for this years trip - over the last five years we have been to Andros (3), Sandy Point, & Bimini. One of the group members suggested P&P in Exuma. I rember...
Forum: Bonefish, Tarpon, and other Obsessions 05-29-2006, 09:05 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,544
Posted By mdbones
Good thoughts

Appreciate the insights - I am headed down to TQHL on Wed's and will make sure that I sit down with Ray and set some firm expectations around areas fished and what the definition of a full day is for...
Forum: Bonefish, Tarpon, and other Obsessions 05-23-2006, 02:31 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,115
Posted By mdbones
Bonefish

I would say that that overall 75% of my time Bonefishing has been spent on the front of a skiff. However, over the last two years that number has been reversed. I would agree with your observation....
Forum: Bonefish, Tarpon, and other Obsessions 05-01-2006, 05:31 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 13,973
Posted By mdbones
Combo

Tibor Satin Everglades / Sage Rplxi 5 piece 9 weight
Tibor Black Everglades / Sage Rplxi 5 Piece 8 weight
Tibor Satin Freestone / Sage Rplxi 3 piece 7 weight

Would love to use the 8 and 7 more...
Forum: Bonefish, Tarpon, and other Obsessions 04-30-2006, 10:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 622
Posted By mdbones
Shorts.......

I wade in shorts (some type of Columbia's) almost always - the only time that I would not consider it would be during those springtime trips to Andros - Dr. Flies are just to thick at that location....
Forum: Bonefish, Tarpon, and other Obsessions 04-11-2006, 08:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 740
Posted By mdbones
guides

All of the suggestions are good ones - My personal favorite would be:

East End: Captain Perry Demeriite out of the McCleans Town. He will pick you up at the hotel drive you to the dock (45 - 60...
Forum: Bonefish, Tarpon, and other Obsessions 04-09-2006, 05:01 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,182
Posted By mdbones
April Bahamas Trip Bonefish Log

Bonefish Log
Friday, March 31, 2005 Monday April 3, 2006

Day 1
Location: WD - 40
Weather: Mostly Sun
Wind: ESE 10 - 12 mph
LT 3:27am, HT 9:27 am, LT 3:28 pm
Outside Temp: 80
Fly: #4...
Forum: Bonefish, Tarpon, and other Obsessions 02-20-2006, 05:45 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,068
Posted By mdbones
You just caught the wrong snook................

Eric -

You just did not have the right Snook on, I bet this one would take some drag off that eight weight (I do not know the angler just that it was from Panama).

As mentioned earlier -...
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