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, May 7, 2012

Seriously Cool Abel Reel

Guys talk about gear a lot in fly fishing.  And yes, I'm a sucker for gear just like all of you.  But there is one piece of gear that I really love:  fly reels.  In saltwater fly fishing, a good reel is a must.  I prefer old school cork drags that my salty fore fathers relied on.  Cork is smooth, natural, and really has an amazing feel when a bonefish (or a permit or Mr. poon) is making a blazing run.

I also like a little bling on my reels.  I love how Tibor puts your name on the reel and how you can get a fish graphic etched onto the reel (guess what I've got on mine).

I also LOVE Abel reels.  My Abel has stopped many a bonefish without hesitation.

So when I came across this new offering from Abel, the tribal pattern, I just about fell out of my chair.  

Check out this beauty. Courtesy Abel Reels.  
Not sure what it is about this reel, but I really think it looks good.  It's just got a cool vibe.

1 comment:

  1. Abel reels.... sooooo nice and soooo expensive. I guess the good stuff often is. Wouldn't mind having one though.