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, April 3, 2012

Dig Deep: Two New Things You Gotta Buy

Folks, it's time to dig deep.  But not too deep.  Catch Magazine has moved to a subscriber based service and it's probably the best $12 bucks I've spent in a while.  That works out to be $2 per month, less than a cup of coffee.  Catch is the brainchild of Brian O'Keefe, whom I interviewed here last month, and Todd Moen and features stunning fly fishing photography.

This issue came out with a bang.  Todd Moen who does video's for the online e-zine put together a video from Andros South called Wade Andros.  All I can say is this movie is just beautiful.  I just got a new iPad, and the colors just pop in this movie.  Maybe I'm excited about my new toy, but it's also a great way to view Catch.

Todd filming Wade Andros.  Courtesy of Catch Blog.

The scenery is magnificent. Moen's wife, Kelley, is the featured angler and he gets a  shot of her that is just pure, classic bonefishing.  Kelley is wading and a bone is moving towards her.  A well placed cast, followed by a strip...strip and game on.  It's really well done.

In addition to Wade Andros, there is an awesome spread on the Seychelles and also a piece by Jay Fleming called America's Atlantic Shoreline.  It features snook, redfish, tarpon, and a shot of a bald eagle that is spectacular.  One of the great things about Catch is that it exposes the reader to new photog talent. Let me just say I've glanced at Jay's Web site and his pictures are absolutely off the hook.  Hopefully you will hear and see more from Jay here in the future.

If you haven't signed up yet, go to Catch Magazine and signup today.  It's really well worth it.

The other reason to dig deep is Pulp Fly.  Bonefish Bjorn over at Bonefish on the Brain put together an E-Book available only on the kindle, but coming to iPad and other online book stores soon.  It features an intro from my new friend from writer's week Kirk Deeter and also writing from notables like Bob White, Bruce Smithhammer (a Drake regular) and Davin Ebanks at Flatswalker (I just got added to his blogroll, so check out his site).

There are sure to be some salty tales in this so as soon as I figure out how the kindle app on the iPad works, I'm going to get it.  It's $4.95 so get it while it's hot.

1 comment:

  1. Agreed re: Catch Magazine. Best fly fishing photography out there today. Worth every penny at the new subscription price.

    Brian and Todd are living the dream.