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, August 21, 2012

New Conch Fritters

There are two new blogs added to the conch fritters list that I really dig. Gink and Gasoline is the work of Louis Cahill, one of my favorite fly fishing photogs and Kent Klewein, who I must confess I don't know a whole lot about. The blog has some really good how-to info and some expert photography tips from Cahill.

Cahill takes some amazing photos that you've probably seen before (although maybe you didn't realize it). He's done some really cool stuff at Andros South that I've seen on the Deneki site.

The second is a big batch of southern fried goodness served up as an ezine/blog called Southern Culture on the Fly. Their slogan is "Fly Fishing with a Side of Grits." Being a good southern boy myself, and a fan of all things southern, how could I resist a Web site like this. I've highlighted some of their work here before, but they are pretty active on Facebook as well and definitely worth a follow.

I don't recommend ezines lightly. In all honesty I feel like many of them are boring. But SCOF is different. The stories are just the right length and well blended with some stellar photography and cool videos to keep my interest. There is a good mix of salt and freshwater action and that is a good thing. Regional touches from what else, the south, are very relevant for a guy like me living in Virginia. The latest edition of SCOF can be found here.

Be sure to check out Gink and Gasoline and Southern Culture on the Fly. You won't be disappointed.


1 comment:

  1. Love the blog, really love fritters of all sorts, thanks for the kind words and adding us to a group of folks who are all way cooler than us.