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.

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Dr. Aaron Adams and the Big Ugly

I had a great afternoon today.  Even though the weather was cold, I watched Phil Mickelson play Pebble Beach and really deliver a fantastic round.  The 18th at Pebble is my favorite hole in golf.  What's not to like?  The Pacific Ocean on your left.  Trees in the middle of the fairway, and the hole is daring you to go for the par 5 in two.  That's a golf hole.

All the while I was sitting at the vise tying up some gotcha's, blind gotchas, and some bunny gotchas.  I thought I had my fly box sufficiently overstocked for my upcoming trip.

And then, I see Dr. Aaron Adams post this fly, the Big Ugly.

Simple Flies: Big Ugly from Aaron Adams on Vimeo.

Gotta get the vise back out.

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