(First, just a note, you can be entered to win some Skinny Water Culture gear by emailing me the account of your first bonefish. firstname.lastname@example.org)
The Fiberglass Manifesto put up a great little story about fishing glass for bonefish. It is worth a read.
The first fly rod I ever cast was a Fenwick 9 weight. I had no idea what I was doing. I bounced a Silver Hilton off the back of my head several times. How I didn’t hook myself, I have no idea. No steelhead were harmed in that first foray into fly fishing, despite a good effort.
Now, I fish the fast stuff. However, I really appreciate a guy reminding us all that you can catch a fish on a rod as old as I am and a reel whose design hasn’t changed since WW II (WW I?).