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.

Monday, February 20, 2012

Capt. Drew Delashmit in This is Fly

My favorite Florida Keys Captain has an article in the latest issue of This is Fly.  It's all about winter Tarpon fishing in the Florida Keys and catching that first tarpon of the season.  It's good to know that your guide still gets excited about a day off fishing for Tarpon.

Several years ago, Drew guided me to my first (and only) permit on fly.  We haven't fished together in several years, but I'm looking to change that this year.  Hopefully he will put me on my first Tarpon later in the year, but more on that to come.

Me and Capt. Drew and a Marquesa Permit

First, the Bonefish Flat is gonna take a detour down south.  Way south.  To land a few bonefish and shake the shack nasties.

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