Tag Archives: bonefish

Video: Scientists Discover Amazing New Information on Where and How Bonefish Spawn


Written by: Phil Monahan

[Editor’s note: As popular as it is with sportsmen, the bonefish has been somewhat of a mystery to science, which still seeks some basic information about the fish’s life cycle and distribution. The fact that there is no commercial market for the species in this country means that the research dollars have been hard to come by. But recently, scientists working with. . .

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Pro Tip: Where to Take Your First Flats-Fishing Trip


Written by: Phil Monahan

A Grand Bahama Islandbonefish.

My younger brother recently asked me where he should go for his first flats-fishing trip. He’s a longtime trout, bass, and striper fisherman, but he’s never tried the tropics. As far as I’m concerned, this one’s a no-brainer: go to. . .

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Photos of the Day: A Keys Super Slam from the SUP


Written by: Phil Monahan

This sweet bonefish ate a heavy permit fly the second it hit the water.
Photo courtesy Chris Lewis

Chris Lewis of the Skinny Water Culture blog sent in these great photos from a spur-of-the-moment trip to the Florida Keys with this friend, Alex. They were after bonefish, but they found a whole. . .

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Pro Tips: Tom’s 5 Tips for Preparing for a Bonefish Trip


Written by: Phil Monahan

If you want to improve your chances of catching bonefish, work on the required
casting and angling skills before you head to the tropics.
Photo by Sandy Hays

I’ve watched even experienced trout anglers become frustrated, angry, and even embarrassed on bonefishing trips because they weren’t ready for the wind, difficult fish spotting, and unfamiliar directions given by a guide. Just a little preparation will make your. . .

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Video: Killer Fly-Fishing Mixtape from Cuba


Written by: Phil Monahan

Apparently, these are the outtake scenes from a video of a trip to Cuba by the folks at The Fly Fishing Nation. These are some pretty damned good scenes to end up on the cutting room floor. I’m glad that they decided to scoop them up and edit them together.

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Orvis News Readers’ Photos, Volume I


Written by: Phil Monahan

The size 18 Yellow Humpy was on fire for Mike Hamline on Chalk Creek, outside Buena Vista, Colorado.
Photo by Mike Hamline

On Monday, I posted about how you can send in your photos to appear on the Orvis News, and I’ve already received some great submissions. I’ll post some readers’ photos as singles, others in batches, or however else seems appropriate. A few of these had been. . .

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Photos of the Day: The Monsters of St. Brandon’s Atoll


Written by: Phil Monahan

Dave hoists an Indo-Pacific Permit, also known as the snub-nosed pompano.
All photos by Christiaan Pretorius 

Orvis vice chairman Dave Perkins and his wife Nancy Mackinnon recently took a trip to St Brandon’s Atoll off Mauritius, where they were hosted by FlyCastaway. As you can see, they had an. . .

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Introducing a New Fly-Fishing Video Project: “Tributaries”

Written by: RC Cone


What it’s all about: releasing a fat Bahamas bonefish.
Photo by RC Cone

Greetings from Andros Island! “What ya saying?” is a local Bahamian greeting that I’m starting to use every day. Allow me to introduce myself and my new project. I’m RC Cone and I’m currently in production on my second. . .

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Photo Essay: Overnight Kayak Trip in the Florida Keys


Written by: Phil Monahan

A pair of 8-pounders—one bonefish, one redfish—make for a killer double for Chris and Dan.
Photo by Chris Lewis

[Editor’s note: Chris Lewis of the Skinny Water Culture blog sent me these photos in an email, along with a note.] 

Here are a few shots from an overnight paddle trip in the Keys I did with a couple buddies a few days ago. I was on my SUP, and they were on kayaks. The weather and fishing were phenomenal. We even had shots at. . .

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