I am Ernie Ferraresso. I’m a die-hard flats fly fisherman. I blame Flip Pallot and The Walker’s Cay Chronicles for lighting the fire of flats fishing. Growing up on the New England coast, I’ve been fishing my entire life but was constantly looking for ways to head to the tropics. I finally found a way in 1992 and went to college in Miami, Florida. While I didn’t do any fly fishing, I spent much of my time diving and fishing South Florida and the Keys. In mid 2004 I really started chasing bones while living in North Carolina. At that time I purchased my first fly rod outfit and was teaching myself how to throw bugs at bass in the local lakes. I dedicated my spare time to getting good enough to fish the flats and in the spring of 2005 caught my first bonefish on a trip to the Florida Keys with my Dad. Even though that bone probably went about 1.5 pounds, I’ve been an addict ever since. It wasn’t until spring 2007 that I would catch my next bonefish. The beauty of that one was its location, Hawaii, and I caught it on my own. Now I spend anytime not spent with the family learning to become a better flats fly fisherman.