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.

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Easter Edition: Bonefish Foley Confirmed

It's always an interesting read when you check out a Bahamian newspaper.  So in the spirit of Easter, I came across this article saying that legendary bonefish guide Bonefish Foley of Grand Bahamas got confirmed by the Anglican church at age 91.  Foley, who's name is Israel Rolle, is a legend among Bahamian flats guides and used to fish Grand Bahamas.  I almost fished with his son, Tommy, a few years ago but it didn't work out.

You can spot a good bonefish guide in the Bahamas when they adopt "bonefish" as their moniker.

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