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Bahamas Fly FishingWhen September rolled around this year, my fishing buddy Greg called me with his annual plea to go fishing with him someplace warm and fishy. I gave him my standard answer that I would check with the wife. Unlike previous years, I actually did ask my wife and was pleasantly surprised with her response … “yes”. Greg and I immediately booked 3 fishing days at the Two Boys Inn on Andros Island in the Bahamas. Three plane transfers and one semi-legal carry-on bag later (I didn”t want any of my fishing equipment out of my sight), we arrived at Andros Town airport. The Inn sent a driver named Doy to pick us up and he confidently told us that we would certainly catch bonefish. Having been skunked before, I allowed myself to hope that this would come true and over the next 3 days, Capt. Frankie Neymour certainly delivered. Greg and I were rookies when it came to fly fishing for bonefish so we anticipated long days in the sun battling the wind with few chances at fish that would be super sensitive and selective. But even though the wind seemed strong and constant, we had numerous chances to cast at fish that eagerly took our flies – especially those of bigger size. Capt. Frankie guided us onto flats that seemed to go on forever and with no one else in sight. As soon as he felt the fishing wasn”t quite right, he would set off for another flat that had more sunlight, a better lee from the wind and more fish. This was easier than I anticipated and I give Capt. Frankie and his experience and pedigree all the credit for that. The only thing that did prove difficult was spotting fish but we seemed to pick that up and got better at spotting the bones after a day or two on the water. Even better, Greg and I managed to double up on two bonefish at one time. I even caught a fish on a Crazy Charlie fly – one of the very first flies that I had ever tied. Speaking of which, we even had a chance to visit THE Charlie Smith and his Bang Bang Fishing Club and we ran into “Bonefish” Simon Bain while departing from Andros Town Airport. Each day was rewarded with a great dinner cooked up by Capt. Frankie”s wife Melinda and I found myself reluctant to leave after having spent so short of a time on Andros Island. Like my fishing trip to Green Bay, I felt that our Andros expedition was an exceptional success that left me wanting to return as soon as possible for more…