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.

Thursday, August 12, 2010

The Tibor Signature

File this under I gotta get one of these.  Tibor has announced a new fly reel called Tibor Signature.

The most important feature of Tibors has always been the drag.  They use cork which is the best material out there for stopping big runs.  The start up when a fish begins the pull is smoother this way and less chance of breaking a tippet.  

The new signature seems like it won't disappoint. It features a new sealed cork drag system that is sealed requiring minimal maintenance.  Just wash it off in fresh water after use.  

The signature comes in two sizes which are 7-8 and 9-10.  The 7-8 holds 200 yards of backing for a 7 or 8 weight rod.  This should pretty much cover the big 3 on the flats or a big bull red in New Orleans.  

The 7-8 weighs 8.5 ounces and the 9-10 weighs 9.5 ounces. 

The new reels are available on December 1 just in time for Christmas.  I'm guessing guys who are headed to the International Fly Tackle Dealer's Show will get a chance to check these out.  Maybe our friend Cam over at The Fiberglass Manifesto will give us a full report.  

1 comment:

  1. This is a great blog for those of us that are land locked and missing the salt! I hail from Missouri where the closest thing I have to a screaming bone is the annual spawning run of giant brown trout in the local tailwater. This past weekend, I did get to visit my family in the Florida Panhandle and absolutely killed the trout and a reds! Great time.

    Like you, that new Tibor catches my interest. I have always been an able man, but am intrigued.

    I have some cool pics you might enjoy, just not sure how to post them. Let me know kevinearls@hotmail.com