Author: Ernie Ferraresso

  • One of the great vids

    Tapâm – a flyfishing journey from tapamthemovie on Vimeo. Here’s one of the best videos I’ve seen. These guys fit the zen bonefish spirit, blazing new paths in fishing.

  • Great Bonefish video from Sage

    The story of starting a bonefish operation in the Cook Islands.  I think this tells the story of what bonefishing is all about.

  • Life Lessons from the ghost

    The more I think about it, the more it makes sense. Chasing bones on the flats, you can do everything right; show up on the right tide, have the best looking fly, make the perfect cast and watch the fish cruise up to the fly and…and…just turn and swim away. But, you make another cast, […]

  • Just do it

    In striving for bonefish zen, perhaps the best advice is do it now. Just go fish….don’t wait for the perfect opportunity. While you are there take time just to enjoy it. Time on the flat is like a good wine, or great art. There are so many levels to appreciate it on. So make the […]

  • Early morning fishing in Hawaii

    Early morning on the flats is the Vatican mass for the bonefisherman. This quite time before dawn is the time when hope and possibilty are champion. The day has yet to be tainted by blown casts, broken leaders and spooky fish. The very early morning produces some of the best fishing. This is one of […]

  • Destiny II, the story continues

    We did a four hour open ocean crossing to our first flat. The spot, an uninhabited island with an enormous creek system throughout it’s center, is something that out of Treasure Island. We anchor in the lee at the mouth of the creek. It was later on in the afternoon, too late and wrong tide […]

  • Destiny II, the coolest trip I’ve ever been on….so far

    Standing on an creek flat somewhere on Cat Island, I waited as the tide began to ebb off the flat into the creek and out to the ocean.  Rich assured us bones would show up as the tide changed.  So smoking my cigar looking around the completely untouched flat and watching for fish, I thought […]

  • Think like a bonefish

    Recently, I fished Hawaii again, chasing bones the size of the ships pulling into Pearl Harbor.   I fished a tan Ververka’s Mantis Shrimp the whole time, and contrary to popular practice there, I fished in close to the shore on the incoming and high tides.  All the other fishermen fished midway or out on […]

  • In the beginning…

    So what’s this all about? I started out like most, a real techie gear head.  I figured the way to catch fish was to get more gear.  The more rods the better, lime green flies shaped like aliens, sure.  This went on until I could not carry my mix of kit anywhere.  As Frank Costanza […]