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Old 12-19-2004, 08:36 PM
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Bob. Thanks for the post. You have, however, answered in your thread to an PM email I sent you asking about the guides. I agree wholeheartedly that some of us will want to experience the 'outside' with someone who knows the area well.

Here are my thoughts. Either we #!*+ or get off the pot on our decisions here. Unless someone hosts the Acklins that's been there already, I'm afraid we may waste a lot of time on the unknowns that exist there. I know first hand from someone who has been there many times that it is the perfect place to explore if you can put up with swarms of mosquitos, questionable roads, lack of food and fuel and only a few housing options. It's a BIG place. Like trying to cover the entire Cape in one week! We need a place with three or more large flats near by, learn their nuances like we did Monomy, get intimate and catch some fish. Comfortable housing, and someone who can help us get started that lives there and knows the area well as well as the resources beyond the fishing. I believe we have found just the place! Bob reported to me that he had a great day fishing with his son,' today.'

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Old 12-20-2004, 07:26 AM
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Well put "bonefishmon" ... you make a good case for Long Island.....

I think the points regarding the DIY flats being available and the guides to take us to the outside flats are valid.

The flight via MIA / GGT is also a good selling point rather than an overnight in Nassau to save time and money.

The rental car price is fairly reasonable considering some islands charge around $75US / day.

I am with you as far as nailing down the place and dates because once you do and ask people to commit, you will find some folks will not be able to join because of many reasons and it could change the economics etc...

The big question is who is the leader to make that decision....!

Has anyone done any organizing of a trip like this that can take over that function?

I would be happy to assist but I usually travel alone and have no clue about how we would arrange deposits and payments etc. for a group.

"bonefishmon" if we did the LI house can you find out how we would do the deposit and payment etc ? Also if we could arrange for a rental car and put a deposit on it.

The people who have put down a deposit can make flight plans and we could exchange info to see what deals can be made to get the cheapest flight.
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Old 12-20-2004, 07:42 AM
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I've organized many trips and gatherings over the last 20 years but have been trying to avoid forcing a hand in this to see where the dynamics lead us. So far it has gone well with two options in the southern region, lodging investigation has revealed great options, and the costs have been held in check.

I agree that we need to come to a decision soon, yet with three months to go I would like to avoid being too spontaneous. These things just don't come easy for me $$ nowadays and I want to feel like it was worth 2x the price, and the DIY and adventure aspect are key for me.

We could pay $4k and ride a flats boat all week in Andros, sleep on fresh linens and be waited on - heads and shoulders above any of these options we discussed but that's not what it's all about for me. But I would rather spend $1k (all inclusive) and feel what Columbus felt when he landed on these same islands, personally. I want to win one of these battles with a double digit bone, on my own as they say. I've lost them all so far.

How about if we put up the two options and let people choose which they prefer. We can then decide if we combine the two groups, split up into two smaller groups, or investigate other options.

Bonfishmon -

Please roll up a detailed summary including all costs, airlines, rental cars, etc for Deadmans Cay. For this comparison. I will do same for Acklins / Crooked Island. Then we'll put up a poll to see how the cards fall, make a decision, and go forward.

** please start a new thread with this information **
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Old 12-20-2004, 09:32 AM
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Juro. It would be my pleasure! I have informed Bob that we are a group that loves both sides of the battle when it comes to flyfishing. Finding the fish on our own is half the battle and for me and as much fun as actually landing them.
I don't always catch a load of fish when I'm down in the Bahamas but I completely enjoy the fact that I am exploring a new territory that I've never been to. Sure, guides have their place but for me building a rod, tying the flies and hooking a fish
with no assistance is very gratifying. I do plan to use a guide when we go for at least one day to get to the outside.
I have informed Bob of our questions and hope he will chime in again on this Forum.
Please avert your attention to the new thread, Rediculous Clave...Long Island.

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