I started the blog on my birthday in 2009. Since I had another birthday on Friday that means the blog had a birthday too. Six years of Bonefish on the Brain.
As of late it is all about the Bahamas, but bonefishing is something that spans certain latitudes around the globe. The Pacific, the Caribbean, the Indian Ocean, even the Gulf of Oman and Persian Gulf have, so I’ve heard, bonefish.
Bonefishing is also about a lot more than just the fish. There are places and people to get acquainted with. There are drinks to be had, meals to be eaten. There are a whole bunch of fish you encounter out there on the flats as well. If you have love of bonefish, you likely also love tarpon and permit and jacks and cudas, I know I do (except permit, permit are jerks). Spoon bills and osprey and sharks, dolphin, turtles… so much to see and experience and I kind of love it all.
When I look on the facebook page for the blog it is very noticeable how many profile pictures have a fish in them (most). That always lets me know “these are my people,” even if my profile pic is of me and my son at the moment.
Bonefishing is about a lot of things to a lot of people. For me it is about the first moment of recognition, when the undulating pattern of water over sand materializes into a bonefish or a string of bonefish and you know you are about to get a shot. I love that moment. It is my favorite fly-rod-related feeling.
Thanks for sharing your moments with me and for allowing me to share mine with you.
Here’s to six more years.
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