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The Cruel Season

Maybe there have been years as bad as this. I haven’t been paying attention for very long, in the big scheme of things. This hurricane season seems… just cruel. Harvey was bad. Irma was horrible. Now comes Maria and you just have to hope the oceans cool down and steal the strength from anything yet […]

A bullet dodged in the Bahamas, more or less

It appears, from first reports, the overwhelming majority of Bahamian operations were spared direct damage from Hurricane Irma. Just got pretty damn lucky. Damage is still being assessed in the Florida Keys and it sure looks like lots of folks there took some major damage. Now we have to worry about Jose, and while predictions […]

Hurricane Season

First thing I do when I wake up is check the status of Irma. It looks like a bad one and it is headed for a lot of places that have touched my life. Thinking of all of you in the storm’s path. I can’t ignore that there, right now, appears to be another potential […]

First there was Harvey… and now come Irma

Man… Harvey has been a real sonofabitch. I have read by the time he’s done the storm will have dropped over 20 TRILLION gallons of water. That’s enough to raise Lake Michigan by 3 feet. The flooding is bad, and appears to be getting worse. Thoughts going out to all those in the path of […]

My leverage

I had a plan. It was a great plan. See… I have two kidneys (you probably do too). My mother-in-law needed one, just one. I was going to give my kidney up so she could get one. I was worked up as a donor, entered into a kidney swap program and was waiting for the […]

So… Sudan?

Sounds like a great place to go, right? I’m sure Sudan is on your bucket list. The Drake had a great podcast on fly fishing in Sudan. It sounds, really, pretty damn awesome. Also, there is this…

Winning the dad game with trout

I try to get camping at least once a year. Twice is ideal, once is sometimes all I can pull off. This year my wife and son came along (staying at my dad’s) to accompany my daughter, my brother, me and a few friends. This was my first chance to catch a trout with my […]

The Nadir

My last trip is in the books for 2017. It is done for the year. I won’t have another chance to wade, mid-calf deep, across a broad flat, of sand or turtle grass or broken coral, looking for bonefish silhouettes slipping silently through wind and tide disturbed water. That’s a little bleak. Damn. It got […]

Interview with Nick Denbow of Mahahual

Nick Denbow is a really interesting guy. He’s a Brit, supports Chealski Football Club and guides for permit, tarpon, bonefish and trigger fish in Mahahual Mexico. It all seems terribly implausible, but Nick is perfecting suited to Mahahual (minus his skin tone’s lack of innate cancer fighting properties). I got to fish with Nick for […]

Franklin plows into Mexico & Belize

I JUST left there and Tropical Storm Franklin comes barging on through. By the time this gets posted we’ll know how things are looking, but a named storm is right on top of Mahahual and Punta Allen as I write this. It looks like the brunt of the storm is likely passing north of San […]

Bonefish and Tides with Dr. Aaron Adams

It is hard to keep up with BTT these days. They are just DOING so much. Good problem to have. I’m a member and I hope you are a member too. Dr. Adams recently penned an article about bonefish tides. He’s someone you should really listen to. Tides are one of those things most trout […]

Interview with Kenny Karas – Hawaii on the Fly

I tried for many years to catch a bonefish in Hawaii and for many years I failed. I failed for many reasons and I learned many lessons, but it was my trip in the summer of 2017 with Kenny Karas from Hawaii on the Fly (Kenny and Mike Hennesy are the guides there) that finally broke […]

Mahahual 2017 – The Report Part III – Things that didn’t go as planned

Not everything went awesomely in Mexico. Here are the things that didn’t end up in the plus column. Donde estan los bonefish? I fished on the flats for two days without Nick and on those two days I saw one group of 3 bonefish (I saw other fish, but just not many bones). I was […]

Mahahual 2017 – The Report Part II – Things that went right

As with life, on any fishing trip there are things that go well and things that don’t. This part of the report is going to focus on the stuff that went right. Sabalito for Dad Key requirement of the trip was a tarpon, of any size, for my dad. This, guide Nick Denbow accomplished within […]

Mahahual 2017 – The Report Part I – Getting There

I’m back from Mahahual. It was a good trip, although it was certainly different than I had anticipated. There were highs and lows and a lot of sweat. The Getting There AeroMexico is not my favorite. The point of flying a redeye on Sunday night was to get into Cancun in the morning and have […]

The cost of getting there

There was a recent story that caught my eye talking about how the Bahamian tourism industry is losing out due to the high cost of getting to the Islands. This has been my experience. A few years back I brought the whole family to Abaco for Spring Break. We found a great place and booked […]

YOU DO NOT NEED NEW GEAR!

Truth. Now… let me show you my new gear. We are full of contradictions and inconsistencies and that proves one thing. We are human. When I read about a $1,100 trout rod I was incredulous. “Stupid” I thought. No trout (OK, almost no trout) is going to really, really test your tackle. You don’t need […]

On finishing

I do a lot of cooking and so I buy the big spice containers. I have to say, when I finish one, a big container of garlic powder or onion powder or cumin, there is a sense of accomplishment. Finishing one of those says “You are serious about it. You have put in your time.” […]

Time with my vice

I forget just how much I enjoy sitting at the vice and pounding out some flies. My vice and tying table don’t live in the house. I’m relegated to the garage, but that means I can be a bit messier than my wife would allow inside, so it could be all for the best. The […]

The very worst thing you could do

What is the very worst thing anyone you know has ever done? You really never know what people do when they go home and shut the door. I mean, you might think you know, but you don’t. You never really do. People are dealing with all sorts of demons and issues from addiction to mental […]

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