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, June 13, 2009

There's Only One Bonefish

Ok, so I've seen some different articles floating around calling carp the "poor man's bonefish."  I also saw a Walker's Cay Chronicles episode with my fly fishing hero Flip Pallot and Dave Whitlock, who is certainly one of the greats of our sport, talking about fishing for golden bones in the Great Lakes.  

Look everyone, there is only ONE bonefish.  Carp are great and a worthy target to throw a fly at, but bonefish are bonefish.  

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