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, April 26, 2011


It's been a slow couple of months here on the Bonefish Flat and I'm sorry that I haven't gotten much new content out. As you get older, moving isn't about throwing a bed, dresser, and TV (and your fly gear) into the back of your truck and just going. Add in two kids and a wife and it's an all consuming thing.

Consequently, I haven't been fishing much. I have found a local pond in my new community and it's stocked with bass and sunfish. I've had the kids out several times and we've had some good success with the Zebco.

Last night I finally snuck out with my old 7 wt. and caught two good size sunfish on poppers right at dark.

View of the new "flat."

I am excited because now I have a garage and can keep my 7 wt. strung up with a box of poppers ready to go. This is fishing in it's most simple form. Grab the rod, throw it into the back of the truck, drive five minutes and go fishing.

So I'm finally trying to get back into my grove to do some fishing and write some blogs. As I was thinking about what to write last night, it occurred to me that for the last several years my New Years resolution has been to fish more. Each year I've failed miserably. So maybe I've turned a corner here and can get back on track.

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