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.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Gotcha Clouser: Part 2 in the TBF Saltwater Fly Tying Series

This is the second installment in The Bonefish Flat's saltwater fly tying series and it fits nicely with our series on the bonefish travel series. Why? Because during my last bonefish trip, I showed my fly box to our guide and asked him to pick a fly. He immediately went for the gotcha clouser.

It took me a while to find the pattern, but it is a clouser minnow tied with pink thread and craft fur.

Here's the recipe I use:
Hook: #2,4, or 6 TMC 811S
Eye: small silver plated lead eye
Tail: White Craft Fur
Wing: Crystal flash under Tan or Sand Craft fur

Be sure to tie some of these for your next bonefish adventure.

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