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, January 25, 2010

Brokaw on Flyfishing

Pirates of the Flats is I think the best fishing show for us salt water fly fishers since Walkers Cay Chronicles. If you haven't seen it yet, it is must see television for bonefish junkies like us.

Here is a link to an article on the show's host, Tom Brokaw, talking about an upcoming project and his love of our sport.


Have you nurtured any new hobbies since your retirement from the anchor desk?

No, not new ones. I’ve been spending time in the ones I’ve had — fly-fishing, bird hunting. I’m getting ready to go to Australia and New Zealand to go biking. I was in the south of France and South Africa biking.

What are your plans for the future? Any other projects you’re working on?

I’m always working on something. I’m finishing up a documentary for CNBC on baby boomers. I’m working on another book, the subject of which I’m not prepared to share with you at the moment. I do a fair amount on writing. I just did a profile on Dick Ebersole for Men’s Journal.

And I continue to pursue the things that compelled me to leave nightly news, like biking, climbing, exotic fishing trips. And then I’m spending more time watching my grandchildren come of age.

1 comment:

  1. Hey there - we've enjoyed watching this series, too! I work with Costa sunglasses and one of our guys was actually able to go down and take part in the fishing trip while this was being filmed - he said it was amazing!

    Keep up the great writing - I subscribed to your posts and I enjoy reading the blog updates.

    I saw you have another trip coming up - have fun! Let me know if you ever need anything from the Costa front. (E-mail is liza (at) fullcirclepr.com).