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Abaco anyone?

Post by west_jay » Mon Feb 18, 2013 1:07 pm

First salty session ever, early March. Moon points to 10th or 11th. Figured a stab at bones would surely break my spirit, maybe my cherry.
Staying in Guana Cay, but lurker buddy & I figuring in a full-day out of Abaco.
Guide recommends??? ...DIY on the Cay recommends???

Tech talk; bringing my Red.CPS 1084, but need line (prob. 9wt.) I can proDeal some SA stuff, but the Rio Quickshooter looks like it might better for a sloppy retard. Thoughts?? (Sounds like line, terminal tackle, flies, etc., is virtually non-existant in these 'burgs.?)

Thanks in advance!


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Re: Abaco anyone?

Post by Surly » Mon Feb 18, 2013 1:30 pm

Ricky Sawyer, he's on Green Turtle Cay but we've had him pick us up at Treasure Cay the last few times. Maybe talk him into picking you up? Great guide, great time, good jokes.

If you're looking for DIY options on the big island shoot me a pm.

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Re: Abaco anyone?

Post by Bears Fan » Mon Feb 18, 2013 1:32 pm

That pool is just one of the things I would like to be in in that photo. Is the 1084 a ten footer? I bought the 9' for a friend, it really fishes well with the sage equator 2 line (8wt). Easy to find on the cheap. Just remember your first salt trip should be about getting drunk enough to blame it for not casting well or trout setting too often. This is where you light the kindling that eventually turns into a well built fire. Have a good time!

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Re: Abaco anyone?

Post by stonedfly » Mon Feb 18, 2013 1:59 pm

Rick Sawyer x2, good dude and will put you on some big fish.
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Re: Abaco anyone?

Post by thalweg » Mon Feb 18, 2013 3:03 pm

I have fished with Rick sawyer a few times. Great guide. But as a first timer I would seriously consider fishing the west side, there is only one man I would fish with over there... Justin Sands. He is the man in the marls. If you are cool he may just show you one of the coolest things you will ever experience in the salt. Will send a pm later after I have had my supper.
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Re: Abaco anyone?

Post by Sluice Box » Mon Feb 18, 2013 4:43 pm

Buddy Pinder (aka the Bahamian bigfoot) for the Marls is my personal favorite. Jealous
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Re: Abaco anyone?

Post by stonedfly » Mon Feb 18, 2013 8:04 pm

I would also recommend MacIntosh. He simply knows where the fish are. He also fishes the westside but not the Marls proper (north a bit). His sons, who he uses when he's overbooked and its not lobster season, are not half the guide their father is...
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Re: Abaco anyone?

Post by Surly » Mon Feb 18, 2013 9:21 pm

We went out with one of Macintosh's sons. Don't do it.
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Re: Abaco anyone?

Post by Palometa » Mon Feb 18, 2013 10:24 pm

Another nod for OD, his old eyes still see very well.
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Re: Abaco anyone?

Post by west_jay » Fri Feb 22, 2013 4:59 am

Thanks for help fellas!!! I'll do my best to bring back something worthy for the winter-bound.
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Re: Abaco anyone?

Post by JRH » Fri Feb 22, 2013 7:55 am

PM sent (hope it works...). I don't have much intel other than get drunk at Nippers.

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Re: Abaco anyone?

Post by The Volfish » Sun Feb 24, 2013 6:40 pm

JRH wrote:PM sent (hope it works...). I don't have much intel other than get drunk at Nippers.

Post the video.

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