The will to survive gives them their ferocity and tenacity. A 16" bonefish has three times the strength and stamina of a 20" rainbow trout. Pike are like kittens compared to tarpon.
Below are a 15 pound Snook and a Bonefish caught on the fly.
Catching them "on the fly" is one of the most rewarding fishing experiences imaginable, but don't just take our word for it:
Here are some guest photos and feedback on Caribbean Fly Fishing.
Hi Liz and thank you for setting up two spectacular days with Ian!
I realize that between you and Josh at SeaDream you managed to seamlessly pull off a day with a lot of moving parts! I’m certain it wasn’t easy, and can only hope that after all of that, Caribbean Fly Fishing can be a part of SeaDream’s regular excursion options! I mentioned the same thing to Josh after my return on Friday.
Please pass along to Ian my deepest and heartfelt thanks for two fantastic days in the water. I learned so very much, which far surpasses the need to catch fish after fish. Maybe the next time or next after that I’ll be a little more fish crazy, but as my first teacher and guide said to me… a great guide can put you on a fish; after that it’s up to you. Ian helped make my first days of learning possible to hook and land a great looking bonefish, not to mention a whole lot of other amazing sights to treasure for many years to come.
Heartfelt thanks and my very best to you both!
THANKS AGAIN ! for the wonderful fly fishing experience. Your absolute patience teaching me some of the fundamentals really made the day for me and I am planning on further pursing this wonderful style of sport. I think that very often businesses are only interested in making money and the personal customer treatment and experience is not part of the game plan. However certainly not the experience I had the opportunity to enjoy and be sure that next time I am down your way flying fishing will be on my agenda. It would be great to team up with yourself again.
Many thanks for a great day, superb hospitality. I will return.
A glorious day. Great teachers, great boat, great fish. Thanks for helping me reel in that 132lb Tarpon.
I just wanted to take a minute to thank you all for making our almost ruined vacation a great one , for me it was a great day of fishing where I can honestly say that after 2 practice casts I caught the first Tarpon I cast to !!!! That was my biggest salt water fish I ever caught and on a fly to boot. Graham was great with my son and to go out and have not only me get a Tarpon but also have the thrill of watching your son do battle with one and land it was a memory for our lifetime. You guys are a MUST go to stop whenever I come down to the sailboat.
Loved those bonefish. Thanks Graham and Ian.
I'll be back.
Great Fun. I will be back for the ones that got away when they are even fatter. Saw lots of big bonefish tail. Will practice my casting and be back for them and possibly have a got at some of those permit when I really want to torture myself !!!!!
Thanks again for the most enjoyable time flyfishing the BVI. My measure of a trip is most often caste by the quality people I meet along the way. And in this case, both of you and Diana made it a winner. I feel fortunate to have met you all and I look forward to returning sometime soon. Conversations have already begun about the next trip Stay well and enjoy that wonderful non-stop breeze...and clear water...and on and on and on...
Thank you so much for your hospitality and the 2 days we fished for bonefish on Tortola! Carole and I had a great time and enjoyed our stay at Peter Island Resort immensely. We will be back again!Take care,
Tom & Carole
Liz and Ian,
My wife and I want to thank you for your services and info. Have a great 2011! Kevin
It was a real treat to go out on the flats @ Beef island with you and catch my 1st bonefish.
What an experience! Thank you so much.
Any way thanks once again for an unforgettable experience – and on the first cast too!
With very best wishes