I made my way over to Trout’s Fly Fishing to visit Andros cohort Michael Gracie this past weekend. We rigged up my reels and spent a lot of time chatting about the upcoming trip to Andros South and FIBfest. While I was still a little concerned about my casting abilities, MG graciously took me across the street with a demo 8wt just to show me a few things. Yeah, this guy can cast without any effort. As for me, it appears again that I’m way too used to a 15ft wide creek and trout you can land without a net. My double haul was non existent, but I did feel I could cast quickly and accurately within 30 feet (and yes, there was a good breeze on that Colorado day).
While I don’t want to directly quote MG, it was something like, “Fucking trout guys”. Ha! Yes, I’m going to get a good lesson down in Andros next week, which will hopefully even further my skills when I get back to Colorado (though I have a feeling after that first bonefish, I’ll already be itching to get back). So, I’m taking a casting break every day this week with a loner 10wt and a target for the park. I also downloaded a great read from Deneki Outdoors, Bonefish 101. While I can read all I want, I really hope I don’t piss off too many of the guides down there.
I’m really looking forward to getting a good lesson on fishing the flats on South Andros, but hey, even it doesn’t go so well, I can always look forward to everyone making fun of me each night at the bar.