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.

Monday, April 23, 2012

The Silver King

I came across this video courtesy of Tosh Brown on twitter.  Later this summer I'm headed to Key West for the tail end of tarpon season.  That's when the big one I'm going to catch will be swimming through.

Seriously, though, I'm getting super excited.  I've read a lot about how tarpon are crazy addictive and can really take your game to a new level. Think about the world famous Andy Mill and Chasing Silver.  Plus, the fact that these fish can get to be 200 lbs., and it's going to be an intense experience.

I've got a feeling this trip is going to be off the hook.

This video is a little long, but it's a really cool history of the silver king in Florida.  Enjoy!

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