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, February 21, 2012

Bonefish Travel Series: Fly Time

It's back, folks.  In about two weeks I'm headed to Long Island in the Bahamas to stalk, hunt, and catch my favorite fish, the bonefish.  That means it's time to bring back the bonefish travel series.  I'm going to take a few posts here to let you know how I get ready for a trip.  If you haven't checked out my travel checklist, take a look here.  This list is constantly evolving, so keep an eye on it for updates.  

I've never been to Long Island which is as far south as Cuba, so this will be quite an adventure.  I'm going to be fishing out of a new lodge with several other writers as we get together to fish, share tips, and take part of a new type of fishing adventure.  

Deadman's Cay is where the action will be.

So how am I getting ready for this epic journey?  I've been tying flies like crazy.  Crab's, gotchas, bunny gotchas, a few new inventions which I will reveal after the trip (let's see if they work, first), and variations of all of these are on the menu.  

Gotcha, with a few adjectives, as Brian O'Keefe would say.  
More to come on some of the essential's as I get ready to go fishing.  If you have a piece of gear that is a "must have," drop a comment below.  If you are a company and would like me to write a review, drop me an email at bonefishflat@gmail.com.

1 comment:

  1. Hey J.T. I like the look of that Gotcha, tie an extra one for me to try.