Podcast: Bonefish and Permit Secrets, with Greg Vincent


Interview begins at 40:13.

This week, I interview Greg Vincent of Grand Bahama Island and co-owner of H2O Bonefishing. Greg shares his tips for what distinguishes a great bonefisher from someone who just goes fishing for bonefish and permit. (Spoiler: There’s a big difference.)  Greg is the only person I know who has gotten a Super Grand Slam (bonefish, permit, tarpon, and snook) in just four casts. He also tells a great story, and I am sure you’ll thrill to his tales of chasing these fish on the flats.

In the Fly Box this week, we have these questions and tips:

  • I have a random assortment of grouse feathers from a hunter friend. What patterns can I tie with them?
  • If there are only a few good holes in an area, how long should you fish a spot before letting another angler try their luck?
  • I am a new fly fisher and have been fishing just with a tenkara rod and doing OK on panfish, but not trout. What is a mistake that new fly fishers often make that prevents them from catching fish?
  • I want to fish the Charles River in Boston and Long Island for saltwater species.  What two rods should I get?
  • How should I treat my waders if I move from one state to another?
  • Have you ever made your own amadou?
  • Håvard from Jazz and Fly Fishing wants to fish in Montana next May and wants advice on what town to base his travels from. And is May a good time to fish in Montana?
  • What leaders and tippets do I need for salmon in the Pacific Northwest?
  • A great idea from a listener on using a streamer as an indicator when dead-drifting a nymph/streamer combo.
Greg Vincent with a gorgeous Bahamas permit.

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