I almost went to work for Orvis. It was on the table when the opportunity to work at a software startup came along. I figured it was a choice between selling Hydros sticks and eventually buying a bunch of them. I would have liked talking about fly fishing all day. That wouldn’t have been the worst thing.
I like Orvis. They have some good sticks and good reels these days. They also put out some really good web content, like this “Five Secrets You Must Know About Bonefish.”
• Know What Makes Bonefish Tick
Bonefish are predators, but their life is still one of eat or be eaten. If you have ever seen a bonefish do battle with a crab you will be convinced of its determination to eat. Watch a bonefish become alarmed and it is astounding how quickly it will abandon that meal when it senses a threat. A bonefish has a radar array that is controlled primarily by its lateral line. It senses both good and bad vibrations. A shark entering the flat 100 yards away can put down an entire school of bonefish. A crab shuffling its fins into the marl produces a sound that rings like a dinner bell. An angler can see the excitement in the bone by the way its dorsal fin quivers. Often, in this state of tunnel vision, a bonefish can be excited to the point of distraction. A wise angler chooses this moment to make the shot.