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.

Friday, June 24, 2011

Dirtbag Diaries: Penance

I'm a big fan of podcasts. I listen to them on my way to work or at night when I'm winding down. One that I've really started to enjoy is The Dirtbag Diaries by Fitz Cahill. He talks about outdoor stuff and has a pretty good view on life.

From the Dirtbag Diaries

His latest podcast is a short one, just 12 minutes or so long, called Penance. It's a father telling the story of how he was a free spirit when younger and now his son, who has become his best fly fishing bud, is getting ready to leave the nest. I thought it was really brilliant.

If you're a dad, or a son or daughter, you should give it a listen.

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