Tag Archives: fly-fishing for bonefish

Here’s Your 2018 Orvis Lifetime Achievement Award Winner!

Written by: Debra Carr Brox


Sandy Moret celebrates landing a fat Florida bonefish, a species he’s committed to protecting.
Photo courtesy Sandy Moret

Sandy Moret has described fly-fishing as the hardest game on the planet. The unpredictable nature of fishing saltwater flats doesn’t discourage him—on the contrary, he loves the challenge and is . . .

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Photos: Business-Trip Bones in The Bahamas

Written by: Dan Davala, Orvis Travel


Conditions on South Andros look pretty perfect for Dan’s pre-conference check-in.
Photos courtesy Dan Davala

I had to be in Nassau, The Bahamas, for a conference today, so I flew in a few days early to swing by a couple of our Orvis Endorsed Lodges on South Andros Island. I managed a nice DIY . . .

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Pro Tips: Keys to a Successful First Bonefish Trip


Written by: Phil Monahan

This South Andros bonefish was the result of lessons learned in Belize years earlier.
Photo by Sandy Hays

Anyone who reads fly-fishing magazines and websites knows that the bonefish is one of the real prestige species for saltwater anglers, but, despite the fact that I edited one of those magazines, I’d never even seen a bonefish in person until about a dozen years ago. My whole fly-fishing. . .

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Video: Living Free on the Remote Coast of Cuba


Written by: Phil Monahan

Orvis CEO Perk Perkins spent 30 years building a career and a business to be proud of. But what he really loves is adventure travel, and his working life has been book-ended by exploration. In this . . .

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Pro Tips: Top 10 Flies for Bahamas Bonefish

Written by: Joe Buntom, Deep Water Cay


Angler Rory MacKay shows off a 15.44-pound bonefish, a Deep Water Cay Lodge record caught in June 2015.
Photo courtesy Deep Water Cay

Deep Water Cay, located on the east end of Grand Bahama Island, is surrounding by nearly 250 square miles of pristine flats, creeks, and channels that hold some of the biggest bonefish, . . .

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Story: Here Lie the Bones. . .of South Andros


Written by: Phil Monahan

My first trip to The Bahamas introduced me to “real” sight-fishing for bonefish on the flats/
All photos by Sandy Hays

“Shark.” Pointing absentmindedly to our right, Norman said the word in the same bored tone that one normally hears from airline pilots and classical-music deejays. But I was eleven . . .

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Video: Bonefish & Tarpon Trust, Then and Now


Tailing bonefish in slick water at dawn – it doesn’t get any better than this.
Photo by Adams

As I crept along a mangrove-fringed shoreline in shin-deep water, I could barely make out the tips of a bonefish tail and dorsal fin in the pre-dawn light. The fish slowly searched the shallows for . . .

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Video: How to Properly Catch and Release a Bonefish


Written by: Phil Monahan

Here’s a great video from Bonefish & Tarpon Trust‘s Bahamas Initiative Manager, Justin Lewis, who explains why proper fish handling is essential to the survival of your catch and to the overall . . .

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5 Things You Need to Know about Travel to Cuba

Written by: Sarah Thies, Manager of Orvis Travel


Cuba’s pristine flats, stunning fish, and experienced guides are still welcoming American visitors.

If you’ve been thinking about visiting Cuba, you’re probably aware that the federal government has just announced a new policy that features tougher restrictions on American travelers. This has . . .

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