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 10, 2012

The Legendary Spanish Fly

In keeping with the Spanish Fly tribute week, I came across this photo today on the twitter feed.  Jose was a spokesman for many products.  Costa, Yeti, Tibor, and Hells Bay Boatworks come to mind.  Another product he used, which is a must have on a flats boat, are Ocean LED lights.  Why are they a must have?  Because they look cool, of course.  And we fly fishermen are a stylish bunch.  When I'm stalking the flats for bonefish, I want to do it with a swagger.

From the OceanLED Web site.  Again, notice the fly rod.
That's how Jose would roll.

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