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Bairs Lodge – Bahamas

Location: East side of South Andros Island.

Fishery: It’s all about the bonefish. You’ll have access to vast unpressured flats, to creeks, to bights, to cays and to pristine white sand where the bonefish can be abundant to say the least. You’ll also have the option to head to the south west flats of the island where the shots won’t be as plentiful, but they’ll be at some of the biggest bonefish in the world. The same area that offers the opportunity at a grand slam – bonefish, permit, and tarpon.

Accomodations: Bairs Lodge is intimate and cheerful. Although simple, the amenities are borderline luxurious. Attention to detail is relentless and the veteran staff deserves its reputation of quality and friendliness. Food consists of superb local specialties with fresh seafood being the foundation. Rooms are charming and air conditioned with their own private bathrooms. WiFi is available.

Bairs Lodge Flies

Fishing Program:

  • 7:00 AM Breakfast
  • 8:00 AM Boats leave dock (located right by the lodge, guide brings lunch)
  • 4:00 – 5:00 PM Boats return to dock
  • 5:30 PM Appetizers
  • 7:00 PM Dinners

Sample Itinerary:

  • Day 1 Arrive Congo Town. Transfer to lodge (approx. 20 minutes) and get settled in.
  • Day 2-7 Full days guided fishing.
  • Day 8 Depart Lodge.

Per person based on double occupancy:
At time of writing, subject to change

7 night/6 day package: $6,395
6 night/5 day package: $5,995
5 night/4 day package: $5,395
4 night/3 day package: $4,495
3 night/2 day package: $3,595

Included: Accommodations and meals at the lodge, wines, beer local spirits and non-alcoholic drinks, roundtrip transfers from Congo Town to the lodge, lodge kayak, daily maid service, all Bahamian taxes.

Not Included: Airfare, laundry service, staff and guide gratuities.

Season: October – March (High Season) or March – July (Peak Season)

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 – #8, #6, #4
  • Mantis Shrimp – #8, #6, #4
  • Bonefish Scampi – #6 Bead Chain Pink, #4 Lead Eye Pink
  • EP Spawning Shrimp – #6 BC Tan, #4 BC Tan, #4 Tan
  • Bone Appetite – #2 Tan, #2 Pink
  • EP Crab – #8 Tan, #8 BC Tan
  • Spawning Mantis – #6 Tan/Orange

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Andros Bonefish Box - Sm $136.29 4 available
Andros Bonefish Box - Lg $215.79 0 available
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Andros Bonefish Box - XL $215.19 0 available

Barracuda Flies

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

Permit Flies

  • EP Spawning Shrimp – #1 Tan
  • Colby’s Corona Crab – #2
  • Slater’s Strong Arm Merkin – #2
  • Lexo’s One Armed Bandit – #2 Sand

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Tarpon Flies

  • Tarpon Tapa – #1/0 Tan/Brown
  • EP Tarpon SP Bunny – #2/0 Black/Purple
  • EP Peanut Butter – #2/0 Black/Purple
  • Tarpon Toad – #1/0 Chartreuse
  • Bunny Tarpon Toad – #1/0 Black/Purple, #1/0 Chartreuse
  • Polar Fiber Minnow – #2 White

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Fly Rods

  • Features

    • Boosted control in less-than-ideal situations.
    • Advanced loop stability due to micro baffling.
    • Extremely durable rod known for its rugged construction.
    • 15% Lighter, faster and stronger then the previous NRX.
    • Refined from the previous NRX series of rods.
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    • 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.
  • Fast-action 9′ 8 weight for bonefish
  • Fast-action 9′ 10 weight for barracuda, permit and tarpon

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  •   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
  • Why we love Tibors


    • 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 10 weight size reel with smooth drag system and at least 200 yds of #30 backing for barracuda, permit and tarpon

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Fly Lines

  •   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 WF10F fly line, that punches into the wind and carries big flies. For barracuda, permit and tarpon.

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Bonefish & Permit

  • RIO Saltwater Leader – 16 lb
  • RIO Bonefish Leader – 12 lb
  • RIO Fluoroflex Saltwater Tippet – 12 lb, 16 lb, 20 lb

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


  • RIO Saltwater Leader – 20 lb
  • RIO Fluoroflex Saltwater Tippet – 40 lb, 60 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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