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Albula vulpes occurs circum global in tropical waters and is one of the most sought after saltwater fly rod fish. Bonefish have been termed "ghosts of the flats". They are indeed that. They spend much of their time
|in skinny water and are superbly adapted to it. Their biggest asset is their chameleon-like ability to change color with their surroundings. They are also streamlined and very fast. Their hydrodynamic shape gives them the capability of sneaking around with a minimum of surface disturbance and their speed gives them the chance to change locations very quickly if threatened. This speed makes them one of the worlds most sought after sport fish. Their preferred habitat makes them a premier fly rod fish. Bonefish inhabit most of the|
|world's tropical waters. The most popular bonefish destinations are Christmas Island, Florida Keyes, Bahamas, Belize and Yucatan. Bonefish are capitalistic bottom feeders. Their main diet consists of mollusks and crustaceans. They will however, eat minnows and worms.|
|Bonefish average 1
1/2 to 15 pounds throughout their range. Average size in shallow water is
2 to 5 pounds. A ten-pound bonefish is a trophy anywhere. Eight-weight
gear is most popular, but rods down to 6-weight size are also used. A six
pound bonefish on six weight gear is a real hoot. A ten ponder with the
same rod will usually clean your clock. Most bonefish will take less than
100 yards of backing but it's better to have too much than too little.
Reels that carry 200 yards might be required for big fish (make sure it
has a smooth drag). Most bonefish flies are small and easy to cast.
Floating lines are used for shallow water flats fishing. However, we once
found a huge school holding on the bottom, 20 feet deep and a fast sinking
Teeny Line produced a hook up every cast for several hours until we
got bored. Be prepared for anything.
The world record all-tackle class Bonefish is 19-pounds, caught in Zululand, South Africa, 1962. Largest fly caught fish of 15-pounds, 4-ounces was taken with 12-pound tippet in Florida Keys. Record is tied with two fish of identical weight. Each were taken in upper keys, 1997 & 1999. Upper keys are reputed to have the most educated bonefish in the world.
Click here if you want to know more about bonefish and the flies that catch them.
|Agent-X Technology from Rio|
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|Report from the Florida Keys|
02/23/06. Sunshine and flat water. One of today's many catches pictured here.
Cobia and pompano were caught at will. Need some sunshine and hard pulls?
Capt. Chris Morrison
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Fish long & prosper,
Mark Bachmann, Patty Barnes