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.

Monday, April 26, 2010

The Bonefish Flat Update

A busy weekend but I had a chance Sunday to practice some fly casting and to tie some flies. When I practice I try to do so against the measuring tape. I hit 92 feet and shot all the line out. If i had the entire line stripped, I think I would have hit 100. It was just one of those casts where you put it all together.

On the bench, I've been tying Gotchas and a Gotcha with a sili leg tied off the nose. I'm really pleased with how they've turned out.

I've got some videos on the fly tying page.

I'm looking to put a sili legs on my 8 wt and a gotcha clouser on my 9 wt and this is what I'll fish with.

I also wanted to say that I added a few new links to the site. Be sure to check out bonefishonthebrain blog and check out the Black Fly Club's blog.

The Black Fly Club has a great trip report that you should check out. It's written by Vaughn Cochran who is a very talented artist and great fly fisherman. Be sure to check it out.

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