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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.

2020 Rates: $6,395 plus tax per person for a 7 night/6 day package.

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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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

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 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′ 10 weight for barracuda, permit and tarpon

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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 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

    • 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 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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Barracuda

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

Tarpon

  • 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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