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, December 14, 2009

An Evening with The Great One

I had an opportunity to hear Lefty Kreh speak the other night to a group of fishermen in Maryland. He really focused his presentation on tying better knots and showed me a new one for tippett to leader.

Another important thing he talked about was fighting big fish from the butt of the rod. Another ringing endorsement of the "down and dirty" technique.

He really is a great speaker and has been a gift to fly fishing. I would love to have a week with him to talk fly fishing.

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