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.

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Deeter's Playing the Breeze

Great article on Midcurrent from Kirk Deeter here about casting in the wind.  This article is great for two reasons:

1.   I've decided that fly fishing on the flats is always windy.  You know those pictures of a slick as glass flat you see in the magazines?  They don't exist.  Wind is tough, but it covers up mistakes so learn to live with it and you'll catch more fish.

2.  You might be saying, "Man this guy sure griped a lot about the wind on his last trip."  See, it wasn't just me who said it was windy.

Little windy out there, dog.

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