I want to share with you a little more information regarding the press release we posted a few days ago.
The association with the great group of people working with the Guy Harvey Bimini Big Game Club Outpost Resort & Marina is going very well and the Resort is open for business and word is spreading quickly through the boating and fishing community.
My part of the operation in addition to my friendship with Guy Harvey and the overall promotion of the project will be to represent the inshore and fly fishing opportunities that the shallows surrounding Bimini continue to provide. Bimini has a long tradition of being known as the big bonefish capital of the Caribbean. At one point in time, not all that long ago, Bimini held four of the six existing world records for bonefish. In the time that the original Big Game Club was in decline and the bonefishing shifted to other areas, the fish had nothing to do but to continue to grow and with less fishing pressure their numbers increased dramatically.
Some of the legendary bonefish guides are still in Bimini and are still poling the flats in search of new records. Names like Ansel Saunders, Tommy Saunders, Eagle Eye Fred and Bonefish Ebbie are well known to the many devotees of the Grey Ghost of the Flats.
My direct involvement will be to provide an on site tackle store and outfitter operation to support the inshore fishing program. If you come to Bimini and want to take advantage of the tremendous shallow water fishery, we can take care of all of your needs through the Black Fly Bimini Tackle Shop. In addition to the physical store in the resort, you can also access it online here.
What follows is an excerpt from our Bimini Tackle Shop website that kinda sums it all up.
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Fly Fishing Bimini
If flyfishing Bimini is not in your plans for this next year, you might want to do some re-scheduling. With the recent restoration this past year of the classic Bimini Big Game Club by Guy Harvey Outpost Resorts, first class fishing in one of Hemingway’s favorite fishing holes is a reality again. In addition, artist Guy Harvey has teamed up with fellow artist and fly fisherman Vaughn Cochran to offer the complete the fishing package for anyone interested in pursuing big game fishing.
Guy’s passion for offshore fishing and his dedication to the Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation is matched with Vaughn’s enthusiasm for inshore fly fishing for bonefish, permit, tarpon and the conservation and education of anglers worldwide. “We’ll make a great team,” says Vaughn, “I’m really looking forward to the positive influence we can bring to preservation of the inshore and offshore species and still enjoy our passion for intelligent fishing practices.”
Fishing legends and extreme angling feats in Bimini have filled the IGFA record books over the years and bonefishing in Bimini is just as impressive. At one point in time, not all that long ago, Bimini held four of the six existing world records. Everyone who’s ever been there agrees… “There’s something about this place, you can feel it the minute you hit the island, somehow, you know it’s special!”
Black Fly Promise
Black Fly Bimini is a new concept where Black Fly will be a strategic partner in every aspect of Guy Harvey Outpost Resort and will support the inshore fishing program plus Black Fly will market all of the great shirts, hats, wading gear, bonefish tackle and fishing clothes in the Guy Harvey Outpost outfitter store on the resort property.
Vaughn Cochran’s Black Fly Bimini brings you the same quality and enthusiasm you have always experienced with our Black Fly Outfitter store, Black Fly products and Black Fly destinations no matter where you go. We are honored to represent the incredible guides that have been fishing the waters of Bimini for years and years and we’re sure you will be as impressed as we are.