What To Bring

What to Bring – Alvin Greene Fishing Guide – Andros Island, Bahamas

For bonefish I recommend:

  • Size 7-9 rods & line (it often aids casting to over-load the rod – use a 9 weight line on an 8 weight rod)
  • Large arbour reel with good dragTropical floating fly line
  • Selection of flies including Gotchas, Crazy Charlies and Clousers in size 4 & 212lb and 16lb leaders & tippet leader 16lb & 14lb
  • Pliers or forceps to remove hooks
  • Line clipper (nail clippers work well)
  • Polarised sunglasses
  • Waterproof jacket
  • Camera
  • Spare fly line as there aren’t any available on Mangrove Cay
Bonefish on fly tackle

Big bonefish on 8-weight fly tackle

For Tarpon and other larger species a 10-weight outfit is usually adequate unless you hook a really big one! Tarpon like cockroaches and other big black & red flies. Sharks and jacks eat larger red and blue clousers and barracuda like 6-inch bright green string flies.