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    Default Cheapish tropics?

    I am shopping around for a cheapish weeks fishing somewhere warm and came across this http://www.bonefishadventure.com/index.htm and was wondering if anybody has any experience of this outfit they wouldnt mind sharing or would like to recomend similar priced outfits.

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    "Creeps and idiots cannot conceal themselves for long on a fishing trip." - John Gierach

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    Remember you are paying for the 'hosts' to go with you. If money is tight then nothing stopping you booking the Rainbow Inn directly. They are nice enough people but the bonefish sizing is a joke, just check out the shots of 'Here's Geoff with first 3lb bone'..... Yeah, I'll do do jokes son!

    If you haven't been bonefishing before and need the guideance then give them a go, but don't expect lots of shots at big fish as these public areas get alot of pressure.

    Get 'Bonefishing the Bahamas' book as this will give you an idea on all DIY across all the islands.

    JRT

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    I have only fished in the Bahamas once last year but i had a great time, I was on North Andros Island and can highly recomend Phillip Rolle
    http://www.northandrosflyfishing.com/

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    Eluthera has been 'done to death' as It gets loads of U.S traffic - why not have a look at one of the other islands... there are quite a few and all will have Bonefish present.

    I did also hear/read that the self-guiding thing in the Bahamas was getting a bit tricky as certain parties wanted to keep it guided only!
    How true that is I don't fully know, but it would be worth you doing an internet trawl on self-guided Bonefishing in the Bahamas before you book.

    Mexico has loads more Bonefish (smaller, but not a problem if you havn't caught one before), is easier to get to and has a host of alternate species as well.

    You pays yer money...
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    Thanks for the feedback, I should have mentioned in my first post that it is the Mexico trip that i am considering and that it will be my first time flats fishing having only fished saltwater in South Africa and that was blind casting and ripping poppers.
    "Creeps and idiots cannot conceal themselves for long on a fishing trip." - John Gierach

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    have a read of my report on mexico in the overseas section, then send me a pm and i can give you more info - its not cheap though - guides run an average of $350 a day - booking direct can knock that down to around $300 - there is very little free fishing around and you really need a boat to get to the flats worth fishing - i found pesca maya lodge very helpful and around average on price -they have a website - or you can do what i did, and stay in a tourist hotel and drive in everyday - it doesnt work out much cheaper though when you factor in jeep hire and you get a nice warm drive at each end of the day - i would have stayed in Punta Allen if i hadnt been with the family. You can get a cabana in PA for about $35 a night but it will be a bit rough with no electricity at night and plenty of bugs -your guide can sort that out for you - the lodges charge between about $100-$250 a night for a decent room with a fan or A/C and three good meals a day. $2 to the pound still keeps it affordable.

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    reading their mexico information its not a bad price, but Boca Paila is not Ascension bay - the lagoon waters are enclosed and under heavy pressure, the fish have seen plenty of flies - even in AB they are spooky from the amount of flies they see - their week price is similar to what 4 days in a boat in Ascension Bay cost me, but i did have the boat/guide to myself - and the whole bay to fish - which is an hour further down the road from Boca Paila, tough to match their price though - good value for a starting point - factor in a cheap charter flight and thats a relatively low cost holiday.

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