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.

Sunday, May 6, 2012

Must See Hells Bay T.V.

Most people who like to saltwater fly fish, at some point or other, are going to become infatuated with boats.  It's just a natural progression.  Right now, I'm in that groove.  I love the idea of a shallow water skiff that lets you get on a poling platform and sight fish for your target. Hell's Bay Boatworks has set a really high bar for these types of boats and really was a pioneer of the flats boat movement.

In this video, Flip Pallot goes back and describes Hell's Bay from it's humble beginnings as nothing more than a project for Flip and his friends, into the company it is today.  Soon the legendary Titusville, Florida boat builders will begin to offer a limited edition Whipray.  This is the boat that changed flat's fishing as we all know it.  If you didn't get a chance to read my interview with Hell's Bay Boatworks CEO, Chris Peterson (he's the guy on the left of the screen), check it out here.

This is a really great video I think everyone will enjoy.

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