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 17, 2010

Quick Update on Saving the Glades

Of course after I setup my post for today's page, the New York Times Editorial Board has written in favor of the Everglades deal.  I'm in agreement, too.  Let's save this land and the tarpon, snook, redfish and all the other species that need this habitat for survival. 

By the way, I've just started reading Shadow Country by Peter Matthiessen.  This is a great book about the Glades, among other things.  I'll post a review when I'm done...probably next year!!! (It's 900 pages long)

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