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…

Minimalist flats shoes

Chico Fernandez says in his book Fly Fishing for Bonefish that wading barefoot is the quietest way to stalk bonefish.  It might be the quietest method, but it’s only practical in a few places with clear sandy bottoms.  So what’s the answer?  Minimalist shoes, and one rises to the top of the Google search, Vibram Five Fingers.…

Another great film

This tells the tale of seeking giant bonefish French Polynesia.  No luxury here, bring only what you can carry.  What a great trip, a true flats expedition.  This is one for any zen bonefisher’s list.

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…

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…