Thursday, February 23, 2012

Ten to Go: To the Bones

I think I'm ready.

My friend Kirk Deeter gave me perhaps the best advice during this agonizingly long wait for my first-ever bonefishing experience: "You'll be a lot more fun to hang around with at the end of the day if you wear some quick-dry underpants."

Wheels are up here in Idaho Falls on March 3, giving me precious little time to finish tying bonefish flies, the patterns to which were shamelessly pilfered from the internet (I dug deep and Googled "bonefish flies"). I don't get to the Bahamas until March 4, and my penance is an overnight stay in the sketchy environs of Newark Liberty International Airport.

Photo courtesy of Long Island Bonefishing Lodge

From there, it's a three-hour, early morning hop to Nassau, and then a shake-and-bake to Dead Man's Cay, the lodge, and something with rum in it.

And then bonefish, of course. I can't wait...


  1. "You'll be a lot more fun to hang around with at the end of the day if you wear some quick-dry underpants."

    Now, is that because:

    a) you wade deeper than your waist
    b) you sweat like a madman out on those flats
    c) you piss yourself when that big bone makes it's first drag-busting run

    Inquiring minds want to know.

  2. Those are all excellent questions... I suspect, however, it's "b." Although, to combat "b," I will probably resort to "a." And since I'm in over my waste ... I might as well "c."

    And there you have it.

    1. Pardon my synonym. That's waist. Not waste. The latter is what I do with my time on this blog ;)

    2. An marvelous, well thought out answer. Remind me not to wade too close.

  3. awesome- good luck and godspeed, looking forward to the reports-


  4. Have a great time Chris! I was in South Andros about a year ago, and it's a different experience, for sure. You won't want to come back.

  5. Live my dream Chris, it's as close as I'll ever get.

  6. Can't wait to hear about it. Maybe I can add it to my bucket list for a couple of years from now!