Category: Philosophy

  • Fall in Florida

    It’s cool now here in Florida.  Signs that Hurricane season is coming to an end.  There may be a tropical system angling to become a storm off the Yucatan, but a little cool water will put the breaks on that initiative.  This is fall here in Florida, not crisp cool breezes, vibrant foliage and the […]

  • Be Prepared

    Be Prepared

    The tides were right, wind and weather too. I was on the kayak heading out to catch the afternoon incoming. I was thinking about tarpon, but in my mind I knew the the grass flats near the tarpon ground might hold redfish, even though I had not seen them on the times I fished that […]

  • Yet another reason to love fishing…

    So I’ve been away from the salt for a little while. Since the last time I wrote I’ve been on the kayak, scared some small tarpon, hooked four of them, landed three. The cost was one smart phone (on a side note, the life proof works… I watched the screen sink into the darkness a…. […]

  • Do It Yourself Bonefishing, a review

    Do It Yourself Bonefishing, a review

    Rod Hamilton is an interesting guy. A former professional something or other, but that is not important, what is important is what he does now. Rod is living the dream, for the past several years he’s spends three to four months traveling around the Caribbean chasing bonefish. I don’t know if he calls it research […]

  • Is Red the new Gray?

    Over the past few trips into the back country, I’ve noticed a lack of the grey ghost and a surprising number of redfish.  The redfish stocks appear to be doing better but the bonefish as still having a hard time. Does this mean that decline in the grey ghost will being filled by redfish?  Will […]

  • Stories from Big Pine Key; Going to Church

    I went to Church this morning.  Perhaps it was the nun from high school English who compelled me to go.  In this case, however, my church is the one that Tom Brokaw talks about.  “If fishing is a religion, Fly Fishing is high church”.  And so it was today.  I got up and headed to […]

  • Back after a long time….

    It’s been a while since I waded this flat and several tides have ebbed and flowed.  I figure that I should start back where I started, with the Walker’s Cay Chronicles.  Fortunately the good folk at Hells Bay Boats have done a great public service and bringing back several episodes of the fishing classic.  Just […]

  • Lessons from Chasing the Fox; Cast Again

    Cast, strip…strip…wait…he’s on it…no he’s not…he’s headed to some other island, most likely due you your fly.  Or, he’s on and running and then pop, the line goes slack.  Traveled all the way here, and blow it on this.  I can’t believe it.  Even though you miss a lot more than you catch, you continue […]

  • 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 […]