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.

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Set Your DVR for Pirates of the Flats

On Sunday at 9:30 EST on ESPN 2 is the first episode of Pirates of the Flats.

The show is narrated by Tom Brokaw and will feature "the great one" Lefty Kreh, Yvon Chouinard of Patagonia, and Tom McGuane who wrote the flats epic 92 in the shade.

This show is not to be missed.
Tom McGuane is one of my favorite authors and I have a lot of respect for his work. Be sure to pick up a copy of The Longest Silence and read some of his short storys on swffing. The stories are superb.

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