“I think that bonefishing combines hunting, it combines calculation of where the fish could be, what the tides are, what the moon is, time of day,” Nicklaus said. “It forces you to figure out what’s going on.”
Turns out, Jack Nicklaus loves bonefish too… and for many of the same reasons I do.
I’m not a golfer… in fact, I tend to think along these lines:
“I am not against golf, since I cannot suspect it keeps armies of the unworthy from discovering trout.” – Paul O’Neil
Maybe I’m just a hater, but it really isn’t my thing… and then there’s the runoff and the way people have of taking some bit of natural beauty and thinking they can improve upon it by putting in 18 holes and a clubhouse.
Maybe you fear what you don’t know and I don’t know golf, but I do know fishing and have fallen in love with bonefish over these last few years… OK, and tarpon a bit too.
Jack seems like a good guy… like for this –
Earlier this month, the foundation pledged $60 million to support the growth of the Miami Children’s Health System. In recognition of the grand gesture, Miami Children’s Hospital will now be known as the Nicklaus Children’s Hospital.
Good on ya Jack… go get some bones.
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I have a friend who was pro golfer, a few years ago he ran into Jack at some event. He introduced himself to Jack as a pro and Jack’s eyes glazed over, he then mentioned he had just started bonefishing and loved it, they talked for quite a while.
That’s where my heart is too, so I understand!