Yellowdog at Blackfly Lodge

Well, we’re getting closer and closer to the opening of the new and improved Blackfly Lodge in Abaco Bahamas. Here are a few photos from our friend Ian Davis of Yellowdog Flyfishing Outfitters in Montana. Ian does a tour of the Bahamas each season to visit his Yellowdog destinations to insure that the lodges are fully functional and actually have what they say they have. Yeah, it’s a tough job, but somebody’s got to do it!!!!! Ian is an excellent fisherman and a very demanding businessman so you can always rely on his recommendations for a lodge.

Current Lodge
Meal Time

As you can see from the pictures, Blackfly Lodge is nearing completion and final decisions are being made regarding the final functionality of Blackfly.

New lodge construction
Captain Clint Kemp and Captain Paul PInder

As Blackfly Lodge was being conceptualized by the partners, we decided to name the lodge rooms after famous fisherman rather than giving the rooms numbers. I remember a trip that I made to Haiti many, many years ago and I stayed at the Grand Hotel Olafson. It was an incredible 19th century Gothic gingerbread hotel in the middle of Port-au-Prince and at one time the original mansion of the Sam family had been a US military hospital in the thirties. At any rate, I stayed in the Sir John Gielgud Suite and I have remembered the name of that room for more than 30 years. “This is what WE should do”, I thought, “since we are building a legendary fishing lodge, we should name our rooms after legendary fisherman.” Why my partners let me have a room I’m not sure, but look for the Vaughn Cochran Suite where room number 8 would have been.

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