Matt, aka the Fly Fishing Poet, got down to Florida to go throw in the salt for the first time. I haven’t made it down to the Keys since I was 10 (I loved in then… wanted to be a treasure hunter as a kid, which I know makes no sense as a mountain bound Californian).
A damn fine read. Here’s a taste…
Islamorada, I’m here and everything about you is foreign to me. Timeless retro hotel and diner and marina signs. Languid, saronged women in their generous brown skin and strong, salty women in their salty brown skin. Bar-top sweat-rings telling stories between drinks. Backcountry islands hovering on the teal horizon.
Check out the full story here (and it is worth it).
PS – Matt has a story in Pulp Fly, which you should totally buy (for Kindle and anything that can handle Kindle books, like iPads).
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Tags: Florida, fly fishing, Islamorada, Matt Smythe, Tarpon
Thanks for the shout, Bjorn. It was a hell of a trip.
Oh…and there’s still plenty of treasure there. Just sayin’
Just bought PULP FLY for reading on my family beach week in VA Beach next week. Looking for more cool stuff from Matt there. Saronged women…forsooth!