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, June 28, 2011

Fly Shops I Dig: Black Fly Outfitters

So I haven't actually been to Blackfly Outfitters located in Jacksonville, FL, but I just got a new t-shirt from here for father's day, and Vaughn Cochran has pretty much everything a salty fly rod thrower could want. Vaughn, who is a former fly fishing guide and also a member of Jimmy Buffets Coral Reefer Band, combines a lot of his Black Fly Artwork into special items like Buff's, belts, and hats that really look great.

Nothing Says Bahamas Bonefishing Like a Cold Kalik

The Blackfly logo really has become synonymous with saltwater fly fishing so of course I had to add a sticker to my kayak.

The Blackfly Sticker Says my Kayak Likes the Saltwater

Blackfly Outfitters has been added to the Fly Shops I dig section. Keep up the good work Vaughn and thanks for all your contributions to the sport of saltwater fly fishing.

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