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    Apart from the 8wt kit and the bonefish flies, what other fishing tackle should be taken?

    Many thanks

    jason

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    Sun cream.
    Face balaclava.
    Long sleeved light weight, quick dry shirts.
    Rubber sole neoprene flats slip on shoes.
    Mosquito repellent.
    Polarised Sunglasses.
    Oh, and did I say sun cream?

    You will have a great time (I was there in 2007)!

    PS - padlock AND cling wrap your bag at the airport before you depart!!!!! I didn't and paid the price... had my brand new large arbor Orvis reel, fly line and sunglasses stolen. Apparently this is very common...

    ---------- Post added at 07:23 PM ---------- Previous post was at 07:18 PM ----------

    I didn't mention:

    A good hat.
    Couple of spools of tippet
    A few extra leaders.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jason Lowe View Post
    Apart from the 8wt kit and the bonefish flies, what other fishing tackle should be taken?

    Many thanks

    jason
    I'd recommend bringing a 10-12 outfit for the potential Tarpon, there are also some VERY large Permit out there. Bring 60-80lbs fluorocarbon shock tippets and some nice minnow flies for the Tarpon, Mantis shrimp and Crab flies for the Permit.
    I'm sure u know that the majority of bones there feed on minnows.. Not traditonal bone flies.
    Tight Lines!
    Johan

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    Quote Originally Posted by jpfxi View Post
    I'm sure u know that the majority of bones there feed on minnows.. Not traditonal bone flies.
    We caught a few bones on traditional flies - crazy charlies and clousers especially.

    Our guides had shown us the "gummy minnow" when we met them both the night before, and the four of us had decided it wasn't a 'fly' and that we wouldn't use them...

    My fishing partner and I were having moderate success with traditional flies over the first 2 days and were becoming increasingly surprised at the much better success rate of our 2 friends fishing with the other guide, until we eventually coaxed it out of them that they had been fishing with the gummy. Not to be left behind we had a rethink and decided that the gummy minnow might just be acceptable as a fly and our success rate improved dramatically. It almost became too easy.

    I'm still a little uneasy about the gummy minnow... not sure if its use has since become widespread and acceptable. But the way we saw it, we had spent a lot of money getting there for 4 days fishing and we wanted to give ourselves the best crack at having a successful fishing trip. That and the fact that over the first 2 days we had to sit through head-scratching reports of how our 2 boastful fishing partners were consistently out-fishing us before they let the secret slip and we figured, "why not?"


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    I agree.. The GM is NOT a fly. But the Surf Candy is a fly, and it works just as well as the GM! And it lasts a lot longer! Practically never wears out.

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    Yeah, we didn't have too many options. There weren't any alternatives on offer, like the Surf Candy.

    First I have heard of it, and you are right, it looks far more like something that could acceptably be called a fly and one I'd feel more comfortable fishing with. Thanks for pointing it out.

    Is this it?

    http://globalflyfisher.com/patterns/...l_IMG_2421.jpg

    http://globalflyfisher.com/patterns/...l_IMG_2652.jpg

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    Quote Originally Posted by thetrouttickler View Post
    Yeah, we didn't have too many options. There weren't any alternatives on offer, like the Surf Candy.

    First I have heard of it, and you are right, it looks far more like something that could acceptably be called a fly and one I'd feel more comfortable fishing with. Thanks for pointing it out.

    Is this it?

    http://globalflyfisher.com/patterns/...l_IMG_2421.jpg

    http://globalflyfisher.com/patterns/...l_IMG_2652.jpg
    Yes, pretty much. But the ones Ive used for Bones in LR (and Tobago as well) Ive tied more sparsely dressed. And has a more tapered tail. Usually a size 6 or 4 hook, mother of pearl/white belly with a olive back. Oversized eyes is a good tip!
    Usually I tie them using Super hair, Craft fur plus or something that is like a cross between these two that I unfortunately cant remember the name of..
    Tie them on larger hooks, and add some Angel Hair and youve got a killer pattern for Tarpon, Jacks, Dolphin, Seabass and most other predatory fish that are likely to eat a fly.
    Tight Lines!
    J

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    Hi Jason.

    Here is a good sbs UKSALTWATERFLIES.COM Marabou Candy

    They also sell flies if you need them too.

    Regards

    Jeff

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    Quote Originally Posted by sloppyloops View Post
    Hi Jason.

    Here is a good sbs UKSALTWATERFLIES.COM Marabou Candy

    They also sell flies if you need them too.

    Regards

    Jeff
    That one looks just about perfect!

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    Many thanks.

    jason

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