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 27, 2012

Girls Guide to Bonefishing

I came across this blog posting by Maria Rodale on the Huffington Post detailing a beginners trip bonefishing.  By day, Ms. Rodale is Chairman and CEO of the largest independent publisher in America.

This posting is a great read because it's a very different perspective on chasing the gray ghost.  She had a younger daughter along so it was neat to get a parents perspective on flats fishing.  Her desire to go flats fishing was born from, you guessed it, a Garden and Gun article on bonefishing.

Photo from Rodale's blog.

Check it out here.

1 comment:

  1. Very cool. I've got to give her props for trying something new that she heard was "very hard."

    So when she said she caught a bonefish without bait while practice casting, I assume she means the bone struck her bare hook?