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.

Thursday, February 4, 2010

24 inches and double haul in the wind

Not the size of a bonefish, but how much snow we are supposed to get in DC. How can i practice casting in this weather?

When I do practice, I have 4 cones and I measure them out to 25, 40, 60 and 80 feet and try getting to each with one to two false casts.

One of the keys to true distance casting is measuring your casts. If you don't measure, chances are you'll cheat yourself.

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