Ten Effective Patterns for Abaco Bonefish
Although the count of bonefish patterns existing today numbers in the hundreds, not all of them will work interchangeably. Size, color, sink rate, hook color, with or without weed guards, and how hard they impact the water upon presentation … all these factors need to be taken into consideration when loading up your box. Like anything else, the Pareto principle (also known as the 80 20 rule) certainly holds true for bonefish flies. Only a small assortment of proven patterns earn a spot in my fly box, no matter where I intend on fishing. With each trip to Abaco, I do my best to narrow my focus and really key in on the prey items and behaviors of the fish that reside there. The proven patterns outlined in this book have been carefully selected, fine tuned, and rigorously tested. Tying and stocking your box with this comprehensive assortment of flies will ensure you are covered for just about anything the Abaco bonefish can throw at you … and the insight provided in the interviews will help you understand what factors need to be considered for creating and fishing your own bonefish flies.
Step-by-step instructions for tying 10 effective Abaco bonefish patterns:
- Flip & Drew’s Joint Custody
- Chico’s Bonefish Special
- Peterson’s Spawning Shrimp
- Lee’s Ghost Shrimp
- Chicone’s Optical Illusion
- Chicone’s Diamond Puff
- The Spawning SimRam
- O’Keefe’s Missing Link
- Chicone’s Crusher Leg Gotcha
- Doc Hall’s Spawning Shrimp
Insights and interviews from saltwater fly tiers, guides and guru's including: Flip Pallot, Chico Fernandez, Drew Chicone, Brian O’Keefe and Dron Lee. This ebook is a 191-page paperback illustrated with ultra-hi resolution images.
Based on 2 reviews
I ordered a couple of dozen flies for an upcoming Abaco trip. Fabulous service and these flies are astonishingly good. Realistic, meticulously tied and absolute things of beauty. Yes, they are expensive but given the total cost of the trip, it’s nothing - and why wouldn’t you put the best thing you can in front of the fish?. Doesn’t make sense to skimp on the only thing the fish sees. Im sure $3 flies can work, but I’m not about to bet a $3000 trip on it. Drew has been great.. I’ll update the review in 10 days when one way or another we’ll know if it worked.
Nicely presented photos and instructions for the recommended flies. Good start for my future trip to the Bahamas.