Vaughn's Fly Box Picks:
For Bonefish, tan and pink patterns work best. "Gotcha´s" are especially effective as well as shrimp and crab patterns. Hook size 2-8. We recommend the Gotcha Clouser, DL,s Stealth Fly in size 4, Mini Puffs in 6, Squimps in 6 and Veverka's Mantis shrimp. Crab patterns should include the Epoxy Mantis Shrimp, EPP Tan Crab, Key Bone Crab and the Scampi Crab. Since there are other species to fish for at Swain's Cay, bring a few Cuda flies as well as flies for jacks and snappers.
Andros Island is a fisherman’s paradise. Swain’s Cay Lodge is located about half way down the East coast of
Mangrove Cay in the centre of Andros. The Middle and North Bights separate Mangrove Cay from North Andros.
The South Bight separates Mangrove Cay from South Andros. This central location makes Mangrove Cay the ideal
place to fish due to the versatility of sites easily reached.
The Bights are a complex network of channels, islands, flats, reef and deeper cuts, a rare wilderness and the ideal habitat for numerous sea-life – a superb, healthy ecosystem and the perfect environment for big bonefish! A complex tidal system exists here where tides can be opposite depending on which side of Andros you are as the water is pushed and pulled through the network of channels. This allows the fishing guides to be able to search out a rising tide at most times of the day.
We have hotel rooms and accommodation to suit most tastes and budgets. We will even pick you up from the airport!
Choose from the following rooms:
All rooms come with the following amenities:
Our duplex apartment is perfect for families or large groups of fishing buddies, boasting a comfortable lounge with satellite TV and a 360-degree terrace with fantastic views, plus:
The Guides working for Swain's Cay Lodge are excellent captains with many years of experience. They run 16 and 17-foot Action Craft and Dolphin Skiffs with 75HP Yamahas. All skiffs are outfitted with poling platforms, poles, plenty of rod storage, coolers with plenty of ice, and cushioned seats. For offshore days, you will fish aboard The Reel Time, a 24-foot, twin-engine center console catamaran which will pick you up at the dock on the South side of the island. Offshore spin gear, lures, bait, and plugs are provided for blue water days, but please bring all your own fly gear. We always recommend having all of your own fly equipment anytime you leave the U.S..
For travel details and booking information please contact our Travel Partner, Yellow Dog
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