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, March 30, 2010

Bonefish Travel Series: Have a Look Under This

As I prepare for my upcoming bonefishing trip, one piece of gear that I can't leave home without is my waterproof point and shoot camera. I use an Olympus Stylus 850 SW which is waterproof to 10 feet and shockproof with a 5 foot fall (in case you drop it out of your pocket). It's an 8 megapixel camera that takes a good picture and has some pretty helpful features. It also has an underwater mode for taking a more wide angle picture.



Olympus also has a line that is a bit better than my camera called the tough series. If you're interested, check it out here.



Canon makes an underwater point and shoot that I also really like and it can be found here.

With all the talk of whether or not you should lift fish out of the water to take a picture, why not why not use an underwater camera that will let you dunk the camera and get a great shot of your fish. Plus, mine comes in a cool orange color. Just hope a cuda doesn't mistake it for bait!


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