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, October 10, 2009

Orvis Helios

I had an opportunity to cast a Helios 8wt and 10wt yesterday and that is one sweet rod. The thing weighed half of what other rods in that weight range weigh and I think it would be a piece of cake to throw that 10wt at big Tarpon all day.

If you get a chance, go check one out. I think it's a great rod and would be deadly on the bonefish flat.

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