When creativity and passion are the driving forces behind a new venture, success is all but inevitable. Black Fly Lodge located in Schooner Bay on the Bahamian island of Abaco was built on this principle and in a short time has developed a reputation as a first class bonefish operation. Salt Water Sportsman visited the lodge in early January of 2014 to document The Gathering, a rendezvous of some of the biggest names in fly-fishing which included: Flip Pallot, Stu Apte, Chico Fernandez, Joan Wulff, Pat Ford and Vaughn Cochran. Each one of these living legends was honored for their contributions to fly-fishing by having a guest suite named after them. Harsh weather limited the amount of time the group of old friends were able to fish but that only stoked the story telling fire that burned each day and night into the wee small hours of the morning.
From Left: Pat Ford, Stu Apte, Joan Wulff, Chico Fernandez, Flip Pallot and Vaughn Cochran talk about old times in front of Black Fly Lodge.
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