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.

Saturday, May 30, 2009

Clean Lines

One thing I make sure to do is to clean my lines each night during a trip.  I start by washing my fly line with a gentle detergent.  I use Dreft.  Then I rinse with fresh water and then apply glide line dressing.  Finally, I'll go back again and wipe off the glide.  

This sounds like a real pain, and it is.  But, if you're on the trip of a lifetime, you want to make sure that your line is working top notch.  This is the connection between you and the fish, and many of the most experienced anglers will tell you the line is the most important piece of gear you can have. 

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Welcome to the Bonefish Flat

Welcome to the Bonefish Flat!

On this page, I'll talk all about fly fishing for bonefish.  My goal is to update this blog once a week with new fly recipes, bonefishing destinations, bonefishing tips, and even some trip reports.  We'll look back and highlight some of the founders of our sport and review the latest and greatest gear.  
Stay tuned for the bonefish flat.