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Old 07-26-2006, 02:18 PM
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Won a bonefish trip to Exuma in Nov., anyone been? Looking for info on specific patterns to take and what the conditions are like there. Thanks in advance.
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Old 07-26-2006, 04:26 PM
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Great place!

Big bones. I will post my point of view later.

Are you fishing with P&P?
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Old 07-27-2006, 09:02 AM
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Yeah I am fishing with P&P. Should be a great trip. 5 nights, 6 days, 3 full days of guided fishing. I won the trip in a benefit raffle for Casting For Recovery.
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Old 07-27-2006, 09:13 AM
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Been a while since I stayed there but if Willy Rolle is still guiding he's excellent.

Try and get him to run you down to Sandy Cay if the weather is o.k. and you'll have a lot of shots at Permit.
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Old 07-27-2006, 10:04 AM
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Awesome!

Good cause too.

I'd bring tan gotchas with pearl and pink highlights, turneffe crab and variations, petersons spawning shrimp, and ask Adrian about the "Pfleuger Hoy" a must for tailing and softwater presentations. I fish a saltwater version of my steelhead creeper for tailers in skinny water with great results.

For tarpon... Bahamas tarpon aren't likely to be very picky. I would venture anything that looks like a pinfish, mullet, pilchard, shrimp or crab will get them to explode on it provided you can find them in the mood.

Permit are around, just not very well understood by most Bahamians. With that many days you are sure to see one.

I had a couple shots on Acklins last February. I envy you!
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Old 07-27-2006, 12:02 PM
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Thanks guys! Wasn't aware that tarpon and permit were viable target there. I've been tying in size 4-8 for bones, will I need some bigger crabs for the permit?

Adrian, could you share some info on that "Pflueger Hoy" fly?
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Old 07-28-2006, 09:36 AM
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I've never been but I'd make sure I had some shrimp flies tyed w/ tan rabbit strips. Rabbit fur strips have been the most lucky for me. What my Mexico guide likes to do for permit is have on a larger shrimp pattern that will catch bones but also catch permit. He likes shrimp flies for permit b/c you actually strip the fly and where a crab fly has to be motion less. Less guess work if the permit ate the crab or not.

Just something to think about.
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