I’m going to be part of a really great project in late May, early June. I’ll be headed to the Florida and the Keys.
The group is kind of amazing… Matt, Jason and Davin. Yeah. That’s some crew. We are going to mostly be fishing out of Islamorada and we’ll be connecting with some really fantastic FL folks, including guides Derek Rust and Martin Carranza, artist Eric Estrada and author Bill Horn.
I have a ton of Florida fishing experience. When I was about 10 I caught a crab from a beach somewhere in Florida. So, I’m pretty much an expert on all things Florida.
I haven’t fished Florida since then… the birthplace of saltwater sport fishing. I think part of me has been a bit intimidated by Florida. Maybe I haven’t been ready for it. I’ve been warned off Florida, but I’ve also heard so many wonderful things about the place. I have wanted to make it there and yet, somehow, I haven’t… until now.
So, I’ll be going to Florida and I’ll be going in a huge way with people I have wanted to fish with for years.
In the spirit of all things digital, we will be capturing as much of this whole process as possible. The prep, the tying, the gear and the thoughts that go into organizing a trip like this. Life is about telling stories and we’ll bring you plenty of stories… those we create ourselves, and the stories from the folks we find there.
Sounds like a good time, doesn’t it?
- If you liked the story above, check out these stories below
- Flatswalker, Tarpon, Keys (1.000)
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- Interview with Capt. John O'Hearn (1.000)
Tags: Florida, Florida Keys
Best of luck on your trip to the Keys. There’s no reason to be intimitdated by the bonefish down there. Despite what so many folks tell you, they’re no different than those anywhere else, just a bit bigger. If you can make it to the Lower Keys be sure to give my buddy Capt. Mike Bartlett a call: http://www.keywestflats.net. He’s the nicest guy you’ll ever talk to and a ten year veteran of the guiding business in Key West. He’s also really open with his information and will tell you anything you’d like to know. Keep up the great blog.
I’m not going to let you guys know, but I plan on photobombing every picture you guys take somehow.
That would be awesome.
Bout time! Use that book I sent you for some on your own exploration …….