Another FIBFest related post from the good folks at Deneki.
Photo by Cameron Miller
Chasing bonefish had never held huge appeal to me… after all, I’m a steelhead angler that thrives on punishment. Give me a river full of fish and I start losing interest – the hunt is what captivates me.
Tom Larimer wrote another good piece for the Deneki Blog about the hunting aspects of bonefishing compared to steelheading. I have to say, the hunting aspect of bonefishing is something that really grabs me. That you have to see the fish before you catch it… you have to know where to expect it and when it will be there, then you have to make the cast and get the retrieve right… I love it.
I imagine that it has a lot of parallels to hunting, although I’m not a hunter myself. You have to know where the elk or deer or grouse are going to be. You have to get in the right position. You have to see your target and you have to make the shot.
Of course, you get to let your bonefish go.