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Bonefish, Tarpon, and other Obsessions Turquoise water, silver demons on the fly

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Old 02-25-2007, 02:51 PM
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I got this pattern off the internet. I changed it a bit for my liking. My plans are to take it with me to Vieques and use it on the flats there. Would the saltwater sages give it a look over and tell me what you think? Thanks in advance. Six days and counting... I named it for a charactor from the muppies movies.

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You'll get some 180's with that one.

Also look at Petersen's spawning shrimp for a non-epoxy version, talk to sponsor tightlines flyfishing in Pine Brook NJ to buy a few. My experience is that rather than tie them its one of the only flies I buy rather than tie. Drew is a master at them and I've turn fleeing spooked fish with that fly. It seems they like that pattern BIG.
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It looks very realistic.
Where are you off to?

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Old 02-26-2007, 08:47 AM
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I am headed to the island of Vieques which is off the coast of Puerto Rico. Sister island to Culebra.
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That's a new one to me.
Do you have any info to share?

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Old 02-26-2007, 11:56 AM
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Hey Pete,

Vieques is just off the coast of PR. It is about 5 miles wide, 20 miles long. There are over 50 beaches on the island. A lot of areas to wade from from what I understand. There are only two towns on Vieques; Isabel and Esperanza. I will give a trip report upon returning.
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If this is the Peterson's Spawning Shrimp, then yes, I have a few tied, too.



BTW, I borrowed the imagine from the net - I don't remember where. I use it as a reference.
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I am headed to the island of Vieques which is off the coast of Puerto Rico. Sister island to Culebra.
We were a little late getting passports this year. Looks like we can go there without one according to a phone call to PR Tourism. Anyone sure on this?

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Puerto Rico is a U.S. territory. The Puerto Ricans are U.S. citizens. No passport is required to travel from and to the island of PR and the mainland U.S.A.
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When are you going and coming back? Looking for reasonable flights for the second week in March if I can get away.

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Hey Phil,

Leaving March 3rd. and Returning the 10th.
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I forgot my passport - no problem.

Trucha -

Enjoy your trip! I found the passionate people of PR and the stunning geography enhanced by the presence of shark-sized tarpon, double digit bones and manhole cover sized permit.

Pina coladas are made with fresh pineapple (no juice) and Barillito 3-star rum is fine enough to sip straight up.

Fresh local lobster and snapper, beaches second to none, and as you mentioned... a US territory.

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Let's get a PR tarpon clave going soon.
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I am really looking forward to this trip. I will do my best to have some Barillito 3-Star rum for all of us.

I step into cutthroat trout streams here in New Mexico all the time, which is a passion and a deep love. But, a dream (It may be for many of us fly rodders, so I am not the only one) is also to step onto a flat and cast to fish that can jump over my head whn hooked or to silver rockets that can empty your reel in a couple of heart beats. The anticipation is almost killing me and in a few days, I will have a go at it. It is going to be fun.
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Living Large........You are in deep du du once you hook either of those silver bullets....rockets. It's an addiction like no other and a good one at that. Please join us up here on the flats when you can. These fish are also silver and enjoy showing you your 'thin line'.

Please remember. I'm guessing this may be your fisrt attempt at seeing tons of backing on the flats. Don't touch the reel on the first run. You're likely to get all your knuckles broken as well as the leader.

Awesome trip you're doing! I'm sure I speak for all reading this that we can't wait to hear all about it.

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