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The Blackfly Lodge

Jean Cochran (904) 997-2220 - Blackfly Lodge U.S. Booking Office, Jacksonville, FL
Call Jean Cochran for more information and to book your trip
New Blackfly Lodge

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Blackfly Lodge supports Casting for Recovery

Simms Blog
A wonderful article about how the Blackfly Lodge became involved with the Casting for Recovery organization. Click here to read the story....

Daily Shot Blog

The support for the Casting for Recovery organization has been amazing. Here is a link to another great testimonial from the Garden & Gun's Daily Shot Blog.
Follow this link to read the article...


Welcome to the Blackfly Bonefish Lodge in Abaco Bahamas, where fly fishing for bonefish is a way of life. Fly fishing in Abaco is an easy choice because of the large number of bonefish and permit and it's proximity to Florida with direct flights to Marsh Harbor from many cities on the mainland.

Map We're located on the beautiful island of Abaco in the northern Bahamas, home to some of the largest and best bonefishing in the world. Stories about bonefishing in Abaco have been around for years, but that's nothing compared to the real life action you can find also casting to permit, tarpon, barracudas and mutton snappers on the crystal clear flats surrounding the island. Although flyfishing in Abaco is the most common way anglers catch bonefish, we still host many spin fisherman throughout the year. Bonefishing in the Bahamas has reached a near cult status among flyfisherman in recent years and Owner/Partner Dave Byler with a 30lb. permit on fly Blackfly Lodge gives the serious fly angler another incredible destination to pursue their sport. We know you'll enjoy the new Blackfly Lodge in Schooner Bay. If you love flyfishing in the Bahamas, you'll love bonefishing in southern Abaco at the Blackfly Lodge.

Blackfly Lodge is accepting fishing reservations through our booking office at Blackfly Outfitter in Jacksonville Florida. We can accommodate up to 8 anglers fishing for 2 to 7 days per week, each with their own private bath and room, 2 anglers per boat.
Please contact Jean Cochran at 904 997 2220 to make your reservations.
You can reach us by email at blackfly.jean@gmail.com

June Russell most likely is the person who will greet you when you arrive at Blackfly Lodge. June lives in Abaco and is our on site business manager, blue water fishing fanatic, licensed real estate broker, great Italian cook and leader of our "ladies excursions" away from the lodge.


This is a very private and exclusive fishing excursion that some of our anglers have said is the best fishing experience they have ever had in the Bahamas. After reading the testimonials from our recent guests, you'll be reaching for your bags, tying new flies and making your plane reservations.

Permit, Bonefish and Tarpon

Schooner Bay Ariel View



Blackfly Lodge

Blackfly Lodge is a brand partner of Blackfly Outfitter of Jacksonville, Blackfly The Restaurant in St Augustine Florida and Blackfly Lodge Limited in Abaco Bahamas. Blackfly in Abaco is made up of a unique team of partners..... Vaughn Cochran, marine artist and former Keys guide and his wife Jean Cochran, who have managed Club De Yates in Isla Mujeres Mexico, Parismina Tarpon Rancho in Costa Rica and Turneffe Island Lodge in Belize have been in the fishing industry for many years, Captain Clint Kemp, our general manager, host and chef extraordinaire. Our third partner is Dave Byler, accomplished angler, conservationist and world traveler. Dave brings his expertise from his background in the financial world and international business. We invite you and your group to sample the incredible fishing experience we have to offer and to be part of the beginning of a legend in Bahamian bonefishing.

Our director of fishing and head guide is Patrick Roberts who has over the years fished with who's who in the fishing world and is one of the most respected guides anywhere.

"Bonefish Flies, Blackfly Lodge"





The Blackfly Mark is used under a license agreement
with Vaughn Cochran.