Welcome to the Blackfly Lodge in Abaco Bahamas, where fly fishing for bonefish is a way of life. Fly fishing in Abaco is an easy choice because of the large number of bonefish and permit and it’s proximity to Florida with direct flights to Marsh Harbor from many cities on the mainland.
We’re located on the beautiful island of Abaco in the northern Bahamas, home to some of the largest and best bonefishing in the world. Stories about bonefishing in Abaco have been around for years, but that’s nothing compared to the real life action you can find also casting to permit, tarpon, barracudas and mutton snappers on the crystal clear flats surrounding the island. Although flyfishing in Abaco is the most common way anglers catch bonefish, we still host many spin fisherman throughout the year. Bonefishing in the Bahamas has reached a near cult status among flyfisherman in recent years and The new Blackfly Lodge coming soon! Blackfly Lodge gives the serious fly angler another incredible destination to pursue their sport. We know you’ll enjoy our private seaside lodge while we’re building our permanent headquarters for Blackfly Lodge in the next cove over, in the new town of Schooner Bay. If you love flyfishing in the Bahamas, you’ll love bonefishing in southern Abaco at the Blackfly Lodge.
Blackfly Lodge is accepting fishing reservations through our booking office at Blackfly Outfitter in Jacksonville Florida for our seaside lodge. We can accommodate up to 6 anglers fishing for 2 to 7 days per week, each with their own private room, 2 anglers per boat.
You can reach our booking office by calling (904) 997-2220. You can reach us by email at [email protected]
This is a very private and exclusive fishing excursion that some of our anglers have said is the best fishing experience they have ever had in the Bahamas. After reading the testimonials from our recent guests, you’ll be reaching for your bags, tying new flies and making your plane reservations.
Blackfly Lodge started out appropriately enough as an art project. Clint Kemp, native Bahamian, accomplished fishing guide in Nassau and entrepreneur called me one day and asked me if I was interested in doing a series of paintings of the legendary Bahamian guides. The conversation went forward and eventually Clint asked me if I would help him do a flyfishing assessment for a new project called Schooner Bay in Abaco. The company was interested in putting in a fly shop, lodge and outfitter in the project. Well, the fishing was incredible…. add in a couple of rums and some Cuban cigars and we were partners. Sometimes it just happens that way and I suspect that is probably the only way you should ever do something like this….. it’s much too impractical of an adventure to think about if you should do it or not.
Blackfly Lodge is a merger of two companies, Blackfly Outfitter of Jacksonville (a Florida corporation) and Blackfly Lodge Limited, (a Bahamian corporation). Blackfly lin Abaco is made up of a unique team of partners….. Vaughn Cochran, marine artist and former Keys guide and his wife Jean Cochran, who have managed Club De Yates in Isla Mujeres Mexico, Parismina Tarpon Rancho in Costa Rica and Turneffe Island Lodge in Belize have been in the fishing industry for many years, Captain Clint Kemp, our general manager, host and chef extraordinaire, plus legendary guide Paul Pinder, who will be our Director of Fishing. Paul has over the years fished with “Who’s Who” in the fishing world and is one of the most respected guides anywhere. Our fourth partner is Dave Byler, accomplished angler, conservationist and world traveler. Dave brings his expertise from his background in the financial world and international business. We invite you and your group to sample the incredible fishing experience we have to offer and to be part of the beginning of a legend in Bahamian bonefishing.
For more info go to http://www.blackflylodge.com/
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