Jul 11

Chris Santella, NYT, GT’s

That liberal rag the New York Times, ran a story by Chris Santella about ole’ Christmas Island.  Bloody lamestream media!

As a non-fish-eater, I was taken aback when Peter Kairaoi, the lead guide for Christmas Island Outfitters, took a healthy bite from a dead and rather pungent milkfish he was shredding and tossing into the water for chum.

via Giant Trevally Give Anglers a Fight on Christmas Island – NYTimes.com.

That’s a pretty good opening.  Bravo Chris… bravo.

I love the “liberal press.”  No, really.  I do.



May 10

North Andros via Chris Santella

Chris Santella put together that book “50 Places  to Fly Fish Before You Kick the Bucket

Every once in a while he puts out some bonefishy goodness and I spotted this post about North Andros.

The rich lore of bonefishing on North Andros pulls almost as powerfully as the present possibilities of the island’s endless flats.  North Andros served as an incubator for nascent grey ghost fly fishing efforts half a century ago, and was home to the Bang Bang Club and the Lighthouse Club – two of the earliest bonefish lodges.  Wall Street Brahmin sailed south on their yachts to hire Bahamians to help them hunt elusive bones, and the angling literati of the day – Lee Wulff, Joe Brooks and the like – followed closely on their heels.  The fishery has stood the test of time.

Yeah, that is a pretty picture... Brian O'Keefe snapped it.

Wanna go?

Me too.

Apr 10

Santella Bonefish

Chris Santella has put together a few books on fly fishing, including “Fifty Places to Fly Fish Before You Die.”  He also has some books about a hobby called “golf,” which I don’t care for in the slightest.

You may have gathered that I’m kind of interested in bonefish, so I was happy to see my Google Alert pop up with a Chris Santella story about bonefish… this time from the Aloha State.

Chris was out with Mike Hennessy and managed a very nice bone.

Chris with an O'io