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.

Friday, March 5, 2010

Jimmy Albright and The Costa C Channel

One of the true legends of salt water fly fishing is Jimmy Albright.  He's a legendary guide in the Florida Keys and a true pioneer of the long rod.

If you ever tied an Albright Knot to connect your fly line to your backing, or your leader to your line, or for any other reason, thank Jimmy next time.

Costa Del Mar has a great addition to its Web site called the Costa C Channel and it has some great videos.  There is a series of fishing classics from the IGFA including one on Albright.  

Check out a video of Albright bonefishing here.

More of these videos to come.

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