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.

Monday, June 29, 2009


I just watched Drift the movie which seems to be a joint collaboration between Tom Bie of the Drake Magazine and Jim Klug who runs Yellow Dog Fly Fishing travel company.  This is the best fly fishing movie I've seen since In Search of a Rising Tide.  

The film follows several vignettes including steelheading and trout fishing on the Deschutes River in Maupin, Oregon.  Permit fishing in Belize with Brian O'Keefe is included and it was amazing. Also, bonefishing with the legendary Charlie Smith on Andros Island and tailwater fishing in Utah, Colorado, and Montana.  It finishes off with some fishing in Kashmir.  

It does a great job really highlighting some of the best fly fishing destinations in the world.  I highly recommend checking it out.  It's available online at Drakemag.com and available on Netflix.  

Check it out. 

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