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, March 24, 2010

2010 March Merkin Results

I tried to find the results of the 2010 March Merkin but had a hard time so I thought I would write to the tournament and find out what the results were.

Here is the reply I received from Jon Ain of the tournament:

It was a very tough tournament as the weather was awful compounding and worsening the low water temps which were in the 60's. It is very difficult to get a Permit to eat a fly when water temps below 70, specially when they are dropping. We also had heavy rain most of the second day and clouds on all three days. Only 2 fish were caught. Winning angler was Greg Smith guided by Scott Collins. 2nd place was Mark Hoskin guided by Bob Paulson. Despite the weather and difficult fishing which has been a theme all year to date, the participants had fun and the tournament raised over $17,000 for BTT and the Don Hawley Foundation.

The Del Brown Merkin is up next in terms of Permit tourneys and is July 21-23.

Here's my Permit.

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