Bonefish are one of the most sought after gamefish in salt water, and for good reason. These silver torpedoes will rip you into your backing on a regular basis, at very high rates of speed. On a quiet morning you can hear their tails slashing the water's surface as they blast crabs and shrimp out of their hiding places. The skinny water behavior of a bonefish includes stealth, speed, and tenacity, whether hunting prey or exploding across a flat with your fly line in tow.
Palm fronds are swaying in a tropical breeze, and the first of the incoming tide is pushing warm turquoise water over white sand flats. Wading shin-deep water like a heron, a seven weight in your right hand and a "Gotcha" fly in your left, you suddenly realize this is the moment you've dreamt of for months. A hundred feet in front of you a pack of ravenous bonefish is devouring every flats critter in their path, and they're heading your way. The mental calculations begin. Water depth, wind, swimming speed and direction…and now they are at eighty feet and coming strong. This is flats fishing in its purest form, in one of the most beautiful places on the planet.