Q and A

Q. I often get this type of question: I’m going to (fill in the location here) for Caribbean vacation. Is it worth taking a fly rod on the trip? What fish are there to catch?

A. If there is a shoreline, there are fish to catch. If you have a 4 or 5 piece rod, pack it in your bag in case you can get some time on a beach or rocky shoreline. Better yet, maybe the island has some wadeable flats that are worth exploring. For a more detailed discussion of do-it-yourself in the Caribbean, go here.

Outside the Caribbean my DIY experience is more limited, but if you go to Hawaii, pack a fly rod. They have bonefish there, and some other fun gamefish like jacks, and many of the islands have a guide or a few.