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, January 24, 2012

State of the Bonefish Union

I thought it might be good, coming to you from the nation's Capitol, to give the state of The Bonefish Flat.

The state of the flat is good my friends.  I have two trips planned for the first half of this year.  It looks like I'm headed to Long Island, Bahamas in March.  This will be my first trip to the Out Islands and I'm really looking forward to the experience.  Part of the fun of any trip is the preparation, and I'm in the process of updating my flybox a bit now.  If you have a killer pattern for Long Island, email me and let me know and I'll tie it up.
These are my three bonefish fly boxes.  

Da Gotcha's, Mon. 

My general bonefishing flies.  Charlies, puffs, etc.  

I may do another bonefish travel series to show how I prepare for this trip.  You might have seen my travel check list the other day which I have under a new tab here. I will need to pack lighter but at the same time take everything I need for a week's worth of fishing.

In July, I'm looking to head toward the keys and land a late season tarpon.  More on that trip to come.

Finally, I still need to land that redfish from 2011, so I'll be looking to sneak that in during the second half of the year.  

The Bonefish Flat is headed in the right direction.  We are going to tie more flies, catch more fish, and spend more time on the water.  Thanks for reading, and may God Bless America!!

1 comment:

  1. Sounds like a GREAT year of flats fishing! The boxes look great. I've only fished the out island, Acklins and your flies should work great there! Eric aka fishbaydoc