Trip Report - RIO Products Flies Visits Andros South Lodge, Bahamas
Trip Report
By Dylan Rose
April 13, 2021
Our friends over at Andros South Lodge in the Bahamas sent over this great trip report. 

Hey, have you heard the news? You probably have but if you haven’t, our friends at RIO are crushing it in the fly game! We recently had the opportunity to travel to our lodge (Andros South) in the Bahamas with a nice selection of their saltwater flies and wanted to share our thoughts and experience with you.

We’re not always in the boat casting to fish and wading the flats is a ton of fun and certainly has its advantages.  When we’re stalking tailing bonefish or just fishing skinny water on an outgoing tide, it’s important to be stealthy and this often relates to the fly you want to present.  RIO has a great line of flies that work great in this situation.  We had a ton of success fishing their Boney Foo Foo series in orange/peach, pink/orange, and pearl/pink and their Arctic Bone spawning shrimp.  All of these flies offer a smaller profile, the perfect amount of flash and are lightweight enough for soft quiet presentations.  All of these flies are easily a staple for your flats fly box.

Having multiple rods rigged in the boat is super common with our anglers and so bringing a bonefish fly rod, a fly cuda rod and ‘another species’ rod on your trip is something that will work to your advantage on South Andros.  For that other species rod, we might be hoping for a shot at an elusive permit sighting or other species.  And so to cover your bases, it’s hard to beat a good crab pattern.  Who doesn’t love a crab!  Well, we didn’t see a permit but we did catch a bunch of other fish on RIO’s Kahuna Crab!  And well, we also lost a few to some cuda that came out of no where. The Kahuna Crab sturdy pattern with a good weight to it and it fished well on the strip or blind casting into deep water channels and oceanfront walls.  It’s a substantial fly pattern and a must-have on your next saltwater adventure.

We hope this is helpful to you and want to give a huge shout-out and thanks to our friends at RIO Products , their new fly division is producing some great patterns and we look forward to what they bring to the table in the future. Nice work! If you’re thinking about your next saltwater fly fishing trip, please be in touch. We’d love to hear from you!

Our best, The Deneki Team

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Andros South Lodge, Bahamas
Some of the most diverse, productive, and least-traveled waters in the Bahamas.

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Dylan Rose


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