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, August 31, 2009

Bourdain in Montana

Montana is a long way away from a bonefish flat. But maybe it isn't. For those of you who have seen the movie Tarpon, it features authors Tom McGuane and Jim Harrison. These guys were some of the pioneers of fishing for poon's on the fly.

In his last weeks episode of No Reservations, Tony Bourdain visits Montana and meets, dines, and drinks with Jim Harrison. Harrison looks a bit older, but hasn't lost any of his wit.

Be sure to check out No Reservations: Montana. I think you'll like it.

Monday, August 10, 2009

Florida Keys Guide--Capt. Drew Delashmit

Ok, well my favorite guide in the Florida Keys has a Web site so I wanted to share it with everyone following the bonefish flat. Capt. Drew Delashmit is hands down the best guide I have ever fished with.

He's patient, prompt, and most importantly, the guy finds fish. I've fished with him in Key West and out to the Marquesas a few years ago and am looking forward to going back soon.

Give Drew a call and hook it up!