Welcome to The Bonefish Flat

There's a stiff wind in your face as you squint in the sun trying to see what the guide sees. "Bonefish at 12 o'clock about 90 feet, do you see it, mon?" You don't and keep squinting, your hat pulled low to keep the sun out of your eyes. "Bonefish at 11 o'clock 70 feet out. Come on man, do you see it?" As the guide is calmly shifting the skiff into position, this time you spot the fish, "I got, it," you reply.

"OK, Mon, Bonefish 50 feet at 10 o'clock. Cast when you're ready."

Cast when you're ready. And with that you drop your fly, roll out a cast, false cast once, and then...

Welcome to the bonefish flat.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Dolphin's on the Flat

It's early in the morning, the sun is just coming up. You back your skiff off the trailer as your best fishing buddy parks the truck. Soon you're motoring out of the inlet at low speed before turning the corner of the mangrove labryinth and now you're looking at the sun coming up from the ocean. Your hat is pulled down low and your Costa's are on, so when you pull up your sun mask, you now look like a full out bandit. You look over at your buddy and see his smile through the mask. Ready, you ask. Ready, he replies. You firmly hit the gas and in no time the skiff is up on plane heading out to your favorite flat to catch a big tarpon.

I don't have a boat...yet. But as you can tell, its definitely something I dream about. I've added Dolphin Skiff's to the gear section here because I've fished out of several of their boats and their reputation is flawless. Maybe there is a Dolphin in my future sometime.

Oldie, but goodie!

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