“Docky”, an independent, certified Bahamas Fly Fishing Guide, a native of north Long Island, has fifteen years of professional guiding experience of both Fly and Spin Casting for ‘flats fish’, including Bonefish, Tarpon and Permit. He is equally knowledgeable of Reef and Deep Sea Fishing, based on ten years of bigger/open-ocean Game Fishing boat operating. However, his main passion is that for BONEFISHING! He has been quoted in many professional fishing magazines of American and international origins, as well as in “The Bahamas Fly-Fishing Guide”, as “one of the best Bonefish Guides in the Bahamas”!

Bahamas BonefishingDocky is dedicated to providing the best possible fishing experience, and he is committed to ensuring total client satisfaction. He is a skilled angler himself, knows the flats, the tides, has deep understanding of the pursued prey and its behavior … ensuring a very high level of success potential. He gently and knowledgeably shares his experience levels and his own fishing preferences with his clients. He does not act out any “star guide” attitudes at all, he s e r v e s his customers. In all client-fishing and other circumstances he maintains a respectful relationship, and he always does his best to let his fishing visitors share in his angler’s appreciation of the pristine beauty of Bahamian fishing grounds.

Bahamas Fly-fishing guideHe offers on-the-water-instructions during a fishing day’s guiding as well as organized pre-trip evening fly fishing lessons on demand!

Docky fishes out of a brand new 16’ – 2007 – Maverick Mirage and a 2001 very well maintained 17′ Hells Bay … flat boats boasting the highest of standards desired for fly fishing. Bahamas Flats Fishing is known around the world for occupying a top spot of fly fishing destinations. Docky always aims at keeping his boats and equipment to a correspondingly high standard, to enhance the overall fishing enjoyment.

Anglers of any skill level are welcome to Docky … whether expert casters or newcomers …whether female or male, whether adult or in teens or less.

When it comes to Bahamas Bonefishing, Docky is the guide to make a day out on the flats a fabulous experience, truly remembered for life! He loves the sport, he loves the Long Island flats, he will love to take y o u out!

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Bonafide Bonefishing trips leave from the Stella Maris Marina – a 2min. drive from the Stella Maris Resort Club and a 10min. drive from the Cape Santa Maria Resort.

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“Docky Smith, The Bonefish Whisperer”

“Very clean boat, phenomenal skill at finding Bonefish up to 10 pounds plus, excellent at teaching technical skills needed for a salt water rookie like me! His ability to spot fish and postion the boat for casts less than 40′ was remarkable”.
Mr. Steven Shirley (Frontiers)