October 2016


Bonefish Beware: Fish with Flip Pallot @AbacoLodge in June

Flip

In 2009, Flip Pallot attended the opening of Abaco Lodge and spent time with its managing partner, Oliver White. It was the beginning of a wonderful friendship and Flip began, the next summer, to host groups at the lodge. He’s been entertaining and educating these lucky anglers ever since. “It’s become a tradition that I look forward to each year,” Flip says. “This coming summer is no exception.” For 2017, add your name to the list and join legendary angler Flip Pallot for four days of bonefishing on the vast flats of Abaco’s world-renowned Marls. In addition to casting, presentation, and fly-selection sessions with the master, this all-inclusive package includes time on the water with Abaco Lodge’s top-shelf guide staff. Off the water, relax in one of ten spacious private rooms, with private bath, that open onto a back verandah overlooking the Marls. Open bar and exquisite meals add to the exceptional value of this special summer offer. COST: $4,750, plus Bahamas VAT tax. DATES: –          June 5th  -10th  (5 nights and 4 days fishing)  –  6 spots –          June 10th  – 15th (5 nights and 4 days fishing)  –  4 spots –          June 15th – 20th  (5 nights and 4 days fishing)  –  6 spots Book today to secure your prime spot with Flip Pallot in bonefish paradise.

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Flip’s Tips for Bonefish

Fly-fishing guru Flip Pallot knows a thing or two about saltwater gamefish. As a former guide and the host of ESPN’s Walker’s Cay Chronicles for 16 seasons, he helped bring angling adventure—across the globe—to the masses. Today, he visitsAbaco Lodge annually for awesome bonefishing on the Marls and to share knowledge, laughs, and good times along the way. Before you hit the flats this spring, we asked Pallot for 6 tips to hone your skinny-water skills. Whether you’re targeting tarpon, permit, or bonefish from the Bahamas to the Keys, Belize, Los Roques, and beyond follow Flip’s advice to catch bigger fish with more consistency. No. 1—Present flies well in front of bonefish… actually, where you guess they will be in just a moment. They can see things farther away than you might imagine. No. 2—If you don’t spook bonefish on the first cast… you’ll get a second chance. If you do, forget it. Take your time and make that first cast count. No. 3—Close (smash) the barb on all fly hooks. They really don’t help you catch fish and make it difficult to release fish without hurting them. No. 4—Give the guide a chance to position the skiff so that he is clear of your backcast. Hook the guide and the boat gets REALLY SMALL in a hurry!!!!! No. 5—Try not to rock the boat by shifting your weight as you cast to bonefish! Those pressure waves sent out by doing so are felt by fish. No. 6—When the guide decides to change locations… never ask: ‘Where are we going next?’ You won’t know where it is even if he tells you!  

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