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, March 7, 2011

Monday Odds n' Ends

If you haven't checked out the latest online edition of Catch Magazine, then you've got to take a break today and give it a look.  The cover has an amazing shot of tarpon full out doing it's thing.  Also, Brian O'Keefe has a fabulous photo essay of, you guessed it, bonefishing in the Joulters which is located on Andros Island in the Bahamas.

You can always go to Catch Magazine in the links section of the Bonefish Flat.

And speaking of magazines, The Drake finally has a new issue out so be sure to head to your local fly shop or book store and pick up a copy.  My Drake ritual was to go to the Borders near my office and pick up a copy, but it recently closed down so I'll have to come up with a new way to get the magazine.  Maybe I'll just subscribe.

Finally, I'm starting to put together my summer trip for redfish.  I'm thinking of taking my kayak down to North or South Carolina and going after reds sometime probably in June.  If you have any suggestions on locations, tactics, or flies, shoot me an email at bonefishflat@gmail.com.  I'd love to hear from you.

Otherwise, I've been listening to the Itinerant Angler redfish podcast and checking out Capt. Seth Vernon's Web site here to get schooled on the finer points of catching a red.

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