We’re pretty lucky at Andros South in that our bonefish aren’t all that picky when it comes to fly selection. Even during the height of our season, the bonefish population on South Andros receives very little pressure, and we’ve seen a number of patterns and colors get the job done over the years.
However, there are a few things we’ve found, specific to our fishery on South Andros, that have been proven productive day in and day out when selecting bonefish flies. One of these is incorporating subtle hints of orange into our flies.
Orange heads, rubber legs, tails, and so on incorporated into traditional bonefish flies seem to drive our fish crazy! Whether it imitates the egg sac of a spawning shrimp, or maybe is nothing more than a ‘hot spot’ that catches the fish’s attention, we’re not sure exactly.. What we do know however is that it catches fish, so we’ve learned to stop asking questions.