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 8, 2009

Gotcha Fly

It seems the Gotcha fly is the go to fly for the Carribean, and in particular the Bahamas. I like to tie mine with a rabbit zonker strip for the wing and two pieces of sili legs for instead of mylar tube for the butt. Here is a link of how to tie one http://www.flyfishinsalt.com/techniques/fly-tying-bench/mcvays-gotcha-37291.html

The truth is, most bonefish in the Carribean aren't too picky. Much more important is that you have them tied in different weights with heavy lead eyes, bead chains, and "blind." Feel free to experiement by adding different "adjectives" like more sili legs, rabbit, or different colors.

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