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Andros South Lodge – Bahamas

Location: Kemp’s Bay, southeastern shore of Andros Island. 20 minute drive from Congo Town.

Fishery: With expansive oceanside flats, Andros is home to some of the biggest bonefish in the world. Remote, unpressured cays also provide incredible sightfishing for bonefish. The skilled guides are able to put you in position for success regardless of skill level with areas that are sheltered regardless of wind direction. From turtlegrass flats to white sand and mangrove lined creeks, Andros South offers a variety of exciting bonefish action with fish in every size range.

Accomodations: Andros South is a simplistic, laid-back bonefish lodge focused on fishing and island lifestyle. No day spas. Meals consist of fresh local cuisine including lobster, fish and chicken. Rooms are clean and simple with AC and their own bathroom.

Andros South Lodge

Fishing Program:

  • 6:30 AM American-style breakfast and lunch prep for the day
  • 7:30 AM Vans depart for dock
  • 8:00 AM Boats leave dock (2 anglers and a guide per skiff)
  • 4:30 PM Boats return to dock (anglers can request longer fishing days prior to launch)
  • 6:30 PM Dinner

Sample Itinerary:

  • Day 1 Arrive Congo Town, South Andros (COX) in the afternoon. To get to Congo Town, you will need to make travel arrangements through direct-flight charter service via Ft. Lauderdale, or by flying commercial via Nassau, Bahamas. Once arrived, you’ll be met by a lodge representative who will drive you to your accommodations (20 minutes).
  • Day 2-6 Full days guided fishing on the flats of Andros.
  • Day 7 Depart the lodge after breakfast to Congo Town, to catch flights home. A lodge representative will drive you to the airport according to your flight schedule.

2020 Rates: $4,250-$5,200 plus taxes per person for a 7 night/6 day package.

Included: Accommodations and meals at the lodge, beer/wine/hard alcohol, transfers between Congo Town airport and the lodge, all ground transportation on South Andros, guided fishing, a selection of flies and/or terminal tackle, Bahamas VAT tax.

Not Included: Airfare to/from Congo Town (South Andros Airport), clothing, staff and guide gratuities.

Season: October – June

Capacity: 12 anglers

All arrangements are handled by our trusty friends at Fly Water Travel.

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Gear Guide

Bonefish Flies

  • Beck’s Sili Legs – #6 Chartreuse, #4 Chartreuse
  • Gotcha – #6, #4, #2
  • Bunny Gotcha – #6 Tan/Pink
  • Mantis Shrimp – #6, #4, #2
  • Bonefish Scampi – #6 Bead Chain Pink, #4 Lead Eye Pink
  • EP Bahamas Shrimp – #6 Pink
  • EP Spawning Shrimp – #6 BC Tan, #4 BC Tan, #4 Tan
  • Bone Appetite – #4 Tan, #2 Tan, #4 Pink, #2 Pink
  • EP Crab – #8 Golden Sand
  • Sandy’s Cracked Crab – #4

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Andros Bonefish Box

Barracuda Flies

  • Ka-Cudda – 2/0
  • J-Rae Cuda Killer – 2/0 Chartreuse
  • Cuda Snack – 3/0 Chartreuse

Fly Rods

  • Features

    • Boosted control in less-than-ideal situations.
    • Advanced lop stability due to micro baffling.
    • Extremely durable rod known for its rugged construction.
    • 15% Lighter, faster and stronger then the previous Nrx.
    • Refind from the previous Nrx series of rods.
  •   Features

    • KonneticHD Technology’s improved energy transfer allows for more stable, accurate casts
    • Increased line lifting power for long range second shots
    • Oversized ceramic stripping, snake and tip guides allow bulkier knots in heavy tippet to smoothly move through
    • More pulling power in a slimmer, stronger blank
    • Heavy-duty stealth black anodized aluminum uplocking reel seat
    • 4-piece
    • Winner of IFTD 2017 Best of Show & Best Saltwater Fly Rod
  • Scott Sector Fly Rod Video & Review

    Features

    • Guides are PVD coated in a low reflective coating for even greater durability and stealth.
    • Scott’s all new Carbon Web technology improves torsional stability.
    • Reel seat milled from aircraft grade aluminum.
    • CeRecoil stripping guides with nickel titanium frames and super slick Zirconia inserts.
    • Unmatched reliability for easily duplicated performance on the water.
  •   Features

    • Easily and intuitively generates line speed and clean, smooth loops with powerful lower sections and energetic tip
    • Hard wearing composite grip
    • Titanium stripper guides
    • Anodized aluminum double uplocking reel seat
    • Flat sky grey color with cobalt blue accents
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  • Fast-action 9′ 8 weight for bonefish
  • Fast-action 9′ 9 or 10 weight for barracuda if you wish to target some of the big ‘cudas in Andros

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Reels

  •   Features

    • Reel frame, spool, drag knob and foot made of 6061-T651 cold finished aerospace grade aluminum
    • Constructed with the patented “smooth as silk” drag system
    • Quick-change spool
    • Double pawl system
    • Made in USA
  •   Features

    • G-Spool (Giga Spool) significantly reduces reel weight and generates less line coiling and much faster line retrieval
    • CNC machined spool creates significant air space under the backing promoting faster backing drying
    • ActivSeal technology perpetually repels contaminants from
      braking system
    • Award-winning NV CCF Disc Braking System
  •   Features

    • Designed to balance perfectly with lighter rods
    • Zero start-up inertia and precise low-end control protects light tippets
    • Lighter version of the sealed and maintenance-free carbon and stainless steel disc drag
    • Adjusts from zero to full drag in a single drag knob rotation
    • 30% lighter and 30% narrower than Mirage
    • Strong, yet lightweight, 6061 T6 aluminum, type II anodizing
  •   Features

    • New Frost finishes utilize Tibor’s Certified Mil-A-8625 Type II Anodizing with fewer polishing steps for a less reflective surface with the same durability
    • Made from solid aluminum bar stock
    • Lightweight to balance with modern fly rods and reduce casting fatigue
    • Triple outgoing line signals, easily removable for silent operation
    • World famous Tibor drag system
    • Made and assembled in the USA
  • Durable 8 weight size reel with smooth drag system and at least 150 yds of #20 backing
  • Durable 9 or 10 weight size reel with smooth drag system and at least 200 yds of #20 or #30 backing for barracudas if you wish

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Fly Lines

  •   Features

    • Long head, and rear taper for maximum casting versatility
    • Hard, tropical coating that will not wilt in the heat
    • Easy to straighten, low-memory core that lays true on the water
    • High floating running line will not sink when wading
    • Surefire tri-color marking system improves casting accuracy by making it easy to gauge exact distances with a quick glance.
  •   Features

    • Perfect for bonefish, permit, tarpon, redfish and snook with low-stretch performance
    • Easy annealing, low-memory core that lays perfectly straight on the water
    • Low-stretch DirectCore for hard, solid strip sets
    • Mid length head & long rear taper for complete line control
    • High floating running line that will not sink and impede the cast
  •   Features

    • 16 strand braided monofilament core stays stiff in tropical heat
    • Welded loops on TT8F-TT9F
    • J3 coating for better shooting, higher floating, water repelling, and durability
    • Sand color shooting head blends into Tropical Blue running line to indicate optimal casting length
  •   Features

    • Features the revolutionary AST Plus slickness additive for superior shooting ability and increased durability
    • The perfect line for bonefish, tarpon, and permit on the flats; also great for snook, redfish, and sea trout
    • Overweighted by .75 sizes to load rods quickly; use designated line weight for your rod
    • Short, powerful head turns over long leaders with heavy flies
    • Tropi-Core technology remains stiff and slick in tropical environments
  • Weight forward tropical floating WF8F fly line, that loads easy, punches into the wind and can be presented softly. For bonefish.
  • Weight forward tropical floating WF9F or WF10F fly line, that punches into the wind and carries big flies. For barracuda.

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Bonefish Leaders & Tippet

  • RIO Saltwater Leader – 16 lb
  • RIO Bonefish Leader – 12 lb
  • RIO Fluoroflex Saltwater Tippet – 12 lb, 16 lb

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Barracuda Leaders & Tippet

  • RIO Saltwater Leader – 20 lb
  • RIO Toothy Critter Leader – 20 lb (bronze or silver)
  • RIO Powerflex Wire Bite Tippet – 20 lb

Fishing Apparel

  • Sun protection is critical. Lightweight, quick-drying technical fishing apparel with built-in UPF protection is best.
  • Simms Zipit II booties are perfect for wading sessions.

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Andros South Flies

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