Fly Fishing Destination Video of the Week: The Flats Phantom

In this week’s Fly Fishing Destination Video we take a rip down to Abaco Islands in the Bahamas to hunt down elusive bonefish with guide, Captain Travis Sands. Known as “the Grey Ghosts of the sea”, these fish host a cult following of anglers who fundamentally reject an easy day on the water. As explained by captain Sands, these fish don’t have sharp spines or teeth. So, in order to survive, they rely on their ghost-like presence and electric speed. For anglers, this makes these fish a tricky catch. Luckily, Travis was born in the salt, and lives by it. Since he was just a boy he would watch his father come in from a day on the water, excited to hear about his adventures. “My first love was a fly rod”, explains Travis as he preps us for a few days full of silent steps, long casts, and lots of bonefish. If heading to the Bahamas wasn’t on your destination list before watching, it certainly will be after.

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Video courtesy of Sport Fishing Television

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