Over the past few years we have been fishing at the southern end of the Mexican Caribbean Coast near the town of Xcalak. If you are headed to the Yucatan- or going with us on one of our hosted trips here are some notes and recommendations on what gear to bring along. We have recommendations for Bonefish, Permit, Tarpon, Jacks, Barracuda.
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Tying the Bonefish Bitters
The Bonefish Bitters has become a standard in and a must have pattern for just about any bonefishing destination. Originated by Craig Mathews of Blue Ribbon flies, the Bonefish Bitters, can be tied in sizes 10-6. The color of the head (the epoxyed bead chain eyes) is typically tinted. Use a tan or brown tinted fly over sand, rubble, or mud bottom. Olive is a good color for fishing over grass. Orange or Pink are great colors for attracting strikes. In this version I use clear...