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Perfect Day

Ian was fantastic! He was very thorough and certainly put the work in to make sure we hooked up... read more

Reviewed September 18, 2019
Chris J
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Raleigh, North Carolina
Perfect day!

We had an absolute blast fishing and learning about Bermuda. Ian is a true pro. He put us on the... read more

Reviewed September 18, 2019
dbrowne789
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Norwell, Massachusetts
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Reviewed November 1, 2016

While I am an experienced fly fisher for trout this was my first fly experience on salt water. Ian was spectacular. He is very experienced and patient which he truly needed in my case.

I needed to learn how to cast a weighted fly since, I use drys, put the fly in the proper location (again very different from trout) work, and how to work the fly, and most importantly how to spot a bonefish in the water which was harder than I thought it would be.

He worked hard to put us on fish. He made sure that he put me in a spot where it was easier to see the fish against the bottom until I had a better idea of what these fish look like.

I didn’t catch any fish but that was more do to my inexperience than anything else. He put me in a position to catch bonefish and I am sure if you know what you are doing you will be able to catch them. As for me this trip was worth every penny and then some. It was so much fun. I know what I need to work on to have a successful trip the next time. And there will be a next time for sure.

He really tries hard to make sure his clients have a great day. For example he asked me if I like sardines and I do. He seined a whole pile of them and put them in the live well. At noon we stopped at a restaurant where he is friends with the chef and got him to fry up these sardines. We ate the freshest fish imaginable and they were delicious. My first time eating a whole head on fish guts and all. First time for everything..

On the way to the restaurant he spied a couple of hogfish in the bay where we were going. He rigged up a crab on a bait rod and cast it toward one of the hogfish. He then handed me the rod and help me catch it. He estimated it weighed about 9 pounds. I landed that one. (Well he really landed it but he swears that legally I caught it. I am not so sure.

He also has a wealth of information about Bermuda. Where to eat and stay and that kind of thing. And you also get a free lecture on all of the other fish that are around.

Anyway I can’t see anyway you could go wrong going out with Ian. It is worth every penny.

Date of experience: October 2016
Thank cltizen
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Reviewed August 26, 2016

One of my top 3 or 4 bone fishing trips ever! And I can say that even though I did not land a single fish! Me and my buddy went with Ian for a half day and had the time of our life. Threw to many a monster bones pretty much throughout the morning. Had some interest and takes but no hookup. Highlight was the size of the bones(unreal) AND being able to present fly to hogfish! Actually had one hog take but not successful in landing. Amazing. Seems like we were the only flats boat fishing, just wish the tourist driving jet skis had a little common sense and courtesy. Ian, was super good guide, intense but not killing us when my buddy screwed up his cast! :-)

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank Mark D
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Reviewed August 9, 2016

In difficult windy conditions, Ian placed me with shots to Bonefish, Hogfish and best of all, I caught a respectable (as Ian said) Pompano.

I learned quite a bit as Ian imparted his knowledge of Bermuda and flats fishing. I now have a better picture of what to look for when flats hunting.

I am highly recommending Ian. When I get a chance I will call on him again for the hunt.

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank Don W
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Reviewed August 7, 2016 via mobile

WOW! What a day! Ian went above and beyond to make our trip absolutely spectacular. First class fishing from start to finish. This was a bucket list fishing trip for my boyfriend and will certainly be one to remember. Not only did we catch fish but we also cliff jumped and went snorkeling. Ian was the best guide we could have asked for, very friendly, informative and a great fisherman. We just got home and already can't wait to go back. Thanks again Ian. See you soon!

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank Diana M
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Reviewed August 2, 2016 via mobile

We did a half day of fishing with Ian our first day in Bermuda & had a great time. He's incredibly knowledgeable about the best places to fish and was patient with us as we were casting for hogfish. Seeing the "tailin' hogfish" and how excited Ian got once he spotted one was the highlight of our trip. We enjoyed hearing about Bermuda from a local and are planning to book with him again in 2017 when we return. Highly recommend Jump Dem Bones!

Date of experience: July 2016
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