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, July 27, 2010

Bimini Big Game Club is Back

A couple updates today. I've seen that the Bimini Big Game Club is back and better than ever. This is the club made famous back in the day by the likes of Hemingway and Zane Gray. I'm sure there are other famous folks who fished there, but I'm a huge Hemingway fan and have read stories of Papa taking court at the bar of the club. It was Bimini where he set Islands in the Stream and Thomas Hudson as a painter and antisubmariner in the Gulf. It really is a great book.

Unfortunately, the original club burned down a few years ago and has been closed ever since.

Papa and his Marlin at the Club

Guy Harvey is the new owner of the club and has reopened the joint and apparently it is better than ever. By the way, Bimini is a world renowned location for catching BIG bonefish so if you want to try a new place, give this place a go and let me know what you think.

I also just got a new pair of the Costa 580P's in the new Jose style and man am I excited. They are super light, look good, and of course come with Costa's 580 lenses which are the best polarized sunglasses for flats fishing. Period.

Look for an update here soon.

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