Catching Bonefish

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Catching Bonefish

By |2018-07-16T16:40:26+00:00July 16th, 2018|Skills & Kit|0 Comments

Catching Bonefish

Born in Havana Cuba, Chico Fernandez moved to South Florida at a young age. He had already begun saltwater fly fishing while living in Cuba and when he moved to Miami, quickly fell in with several other young fly anglers including Norman Duncan, Flip Pallot, and John Emery. With his friends and also on his own, Chico experimented with flies, lines, rods and reels, and helped develop many of the saltwater fly fishing techniques in use today. Eventually, Chico left his corporate job to carve out a life that revolved around his passion for saltwater fly fishing.

He is an instructor, author and a highly sought after expert by rod and tackle companies and has led groups and fished the world over from New Zealand, Spain, Costa Rica, the Caribbean, Yucatan Peninsula and Alaska. The Seaducer, Bend-Back, Bonefish Special, and Snapping Shrimp are all flies developed by Chico that are still excellent patterns today.

Chico Fernandez has consulted for many national & international firms on fishing and fly fishing tackle, skiffs and canoe designs. He is a Charter member of the Board of Governors, Emeritus status and lifetime member of the International Federation of Fly Fishers and Director at Large of the Florida Council Board, Advisor to The Snook Foundation; founding member Bonefish & Tarpon Trust [BTT] and in their Board of Directors and the IGFA [International Game Fish Association] Representative for Miami and lifetime member.

His book, “Fly Fishing for Bonefish” is considered a definitive work on pursuing Bonefish with a rod and flies. A brilliant book that will provide any angler, novice or experienced, with an in-depth look at the tools and skills necessary to pursue Bonefish anywhere in the world.

The Retrieve, Hook-Up and Fight

Chico has written an extensive “how-to” article on the techniques on catching Bonefish anywhere in the world and he’s shared it online. I’m sure the information Chico has so kindly contributed will assist in more hook-ups the next time you take a trip to Exmouth or CXI.

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