Lead Guide

Hermon Bain

Hermon Bain has over 20 years experience as a bonefish guide on Andros.   You will have a great time regardless of fly fishing skill level.  He guides all fishermen/women including first timers as well as seasoned experts.  Whether wading the immense hard sand flats of Andros or poling the boat through mangroves, bonefish will show you why they are referred to as “ghost fish”.  Hermon knows Andros.  Depending on the length of your stay he can guide many different areas. Including: Bowen Sound, The entire East coast of Andros, the Jolters, and the West Side. Hermon knows the local waters as well as anyone.  Having learned bonefishing from his father, he started poling as a child. He began guiding professionally at the age of 26.  Before going independent he was a bonefish guide for the prestigious Kamalame Cay, a luxury resort on North Andros. Hermon and his wife Antoinette host a memorable experience with home cooked meals and very nice accommodations just minutes away from the boat ramp.  The town of Fresh Creek is close by as well. Be prepared for days of nonstop action as Hermon loves to guide and has a high level of enthusiasm for finding bonefish.  He not only catches lots of bonefish, but also enjoys socializing with his guests and has countless stories about life on the island.

Why should I use an Andros guide?

Do-it-yourself can be rewarding but your time is valuable on Andros and travel opportunities to the island are limited.

  • Bonefish guides will see many more fish than the intermediate angler will.  The trained eye is much more likely to spot that large single fish sitting still or barely moving.
  • A skilled guide will know exactly how to approach moving schools and offer the best opportunity to get quality shots at bonefish.
  • The bonefish guide will get you to remote spots not reachable by wading alone.
  • Instruction.  A quality guide will not make you feel inadequate in any way.  Everyone has their own skill level and the guide should cater to his guests’ needs.
  • Your Andros guide will notice things like the sun location and shadows.  Bonefish may spook if your line casts a shadow while fly fishing.
  • Two sets of eyes will be able to look in different directions and spot bonefish approaching from behind the angler as well as from the sides and front.
  • Wind direction will carry sound differently.  Bonefish will hear you coming if downwind, and you may be able to get closer if upwind.
  • Using a guide will offer ample opportunities to find bonefish all day long.  It is a fact you can only wade at certain tides around Andros.  The guide knows the tides. You will not waste any time and will get the most wading and boat time.  When the tide floods the flats you will fish off the boat in the mangroves and deeper water.
  • On the boat your guide will present opportunities at not only bonefish, but also many other species of fish such as barracuda, permit, and tarpon. Permit and tarpon mostly on the West Side of Andros. Difficult getting over there DIY.
  • Safety- fish with guide and you will immediately have a buddy if a medical emergency arises.
  • A good tip will get you local knowledge of DIY spots and secret locations you may never find on Andros alone.