We’ve had a great start to our 2020/21 season at Andros South Lodge and had a fantastic time during our Fall Bonefish School. WOW! What a journey it has been to get here. Big thanks to all of our guests for helping us kick off the season. Thank you!
Deneki’s own Jeremy Inman hosted this season’s first Bonefish School in November. When Jear isn’t guiding at Rapids Camp Lodge, you can find him guiding anglers on the flats in Hawaii. Throughout the week Jear shared his knowledge and passion of saltwater flats fishing, everything from casting tips & instruction, to fly selections, communicating with your guide, reading water and simply put… all things bonefishing. Jear was joined by his girlfriend Amelia, whom you’ll also know from Rapids Camp Lodge. Everyone who attended had a blast and came away a better flats anglers.
Class attendees spent the first two mornings sessions honing in their casting and fly presentation skills at the lodge, then put them to practice with our guides for the remainder of the day. Evening sessions were filled with discussions about flats fishing tactics while learning how to tie their own bonefish & barracuda fly patterns. Among our guests there were some who had never been flats fishing before and as you can imagine they were thrilled with excitement to catch their first bonefish with flies they had tied the night before. Within moments of their first flats fishing experience, they were hooked up! There is something truly special about fly fishing for bonefish: the hunt, the hookup, the fight, the sound of the reel as you watch the fish run off into the horizon. It is true — the tug is the drug.
For the remainder of the school, evening sessions continued to cover a wide range of topics – best practices for catching and releasing bonefish, proper gear & clothing for the flats, communicating with your guide, and how to take care of your rods, reels and lines once you’ve returned home. During the next several days the class put their newly acquired skills knowledge to work, with full days of fishing with our guides and exploring the flats of South Andros. For a full view of the complete itinerary, you can click here.
The winds were relentless throughout the week, but one thing was for sure… nothing stopped everyone from catching fish, enjoying tall tails (pun) and relishing in each other’s company. Whether you’re an experienced life long angler or someone who is just getting started, our schools are a fantastic way to enhance existing skills or learn some new ones. The food is wonderful, the setting is magnificent and our team is welcoming. If you would like more information about the next school coming up in March, drop us a note at firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll have it coming your way.
Tight Lines – The Deneki Outdoors Team