By Skip Clement
Omeko Glinton created the Meko Special while guiding at the former legendary lodge Deep Water Cay Club, arguably the best bonefishing in the Bahamas—if not the entire Caribbean – was destroyed by Hurricane Dorian in September of 2019.
A category five monster hit the Bahamas in early September of 2019, stalling over Grand Bahama, looking like the eye of the devil from space. More than 70 confirmed deaths and nearly 300 people went missing, with more than $3.4 billion in damages, including the destruction of Deep Water Cay.
The Meko Special is the single fly that you can fish over any color bottom, so you don’t have to waste time changing flies as you move from flat to flat. The fly features neutral colors, which look natural by blending in with both dark and light bottoms.
Deep Water Cay Club
Omeko Glinton started guiding right after graduating from school. He received his initial training from the staff at DWCC, but, like so many good Bahamian guides, his skills seem to run in his family. His grandfather David Pinder helped build DWCC in the mid-1900s, but he also became one of its most successful longstanding guides, and his father, Stanley Glinton, was the head guide at North Riding Point Club, where his uncle is Leroy also guides.
A successful tournament competitor, Omeko placed first in the annual Bahamas National Bonefish Championship in 2002 and second in the World Invitational Bonefish Tournament in 2001. Forbes’ Chris Dorsey
Tying the Meko Special
NOTE: The Meko Special is an easy fly to tie.