The year 2017 was a perfect and enjoyable adventure and a rollercoaster. Unforgettable travels, fun parties, great fishing, exciting hunting, rewarding work, good times with family and friends - I couldn't ask more.
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I feel so blessed to have such amazing knowledgeable support on this journey! Thank you all for everything. I walk with the wise! *
Huge shout out to @casey.gamble.50 to taking me under his wing. I wouldn’t be anywhere without the knowledge you have given me. *
All the amazing people at @c_n_toutdoors! Honored to be part of your pro staff. If you guys haven’t checked them out you need too, they have so much knowledge! *
All the amazing ladies at @shehuntress! *
And last but certainly not least @bowhunterboxclub, I’m a new timer with this group but man Jason is so knowledgeable and helpful. Very personable which makes for great customer services! Keep up the good work man!
Before the sinister clouds chased us off the Flats, @puerto_the_man sighted this O’io and fooled him with a @cyflyes “Clay Mantis”. @dougie.lum giving Antonio the “vision” and coaching to stalk these stealthy Ghosts of the Flats. #bonefishonthefly , #stoked , #hawaiiflyfishing . @nervouswaterhawaii , @patagoniahonolulu , @patagonia_flyfish.
Spent about 30 hrs in the past 4 days trying to smack a bonefish with the fly rod at the mouth of Pearl Harbor, and to no avail. A local hands me one of his poles with shrimp from Walmart as the bait and I smack this sucker in under 10 mins. Best part was he was as excited as I was. I can't say the same for the fish but when in doubt do as the locals do!
Fishing for bonefish with a fly rod is more like hunting. You stalk around in the shallows trying to spot one of these gray ghosts and if your lucky enough to see one you don't get to blast the suckfish in the head with a gun. Instead you have to present a fuzzy shrimp looking fly perfectly to him and make him want to eat it. All while hoping the wind doesn't shoot your fly directly to him, hitting him on the head and chasing him off. Or that your shadow from the sun doesn't scare him off. Requires ALOT of patience. I like the locals way. Let the smelly Walmart shrimp do the work for you! Thanks Clyde the Hawaiian!
B O N E F I S H • Thankful for this moment..... boat full of friends, in the Bahamas, no one else for miles, cold beers, grilled chicken sandwiches, Reese's cups, @abacolodge , @howlerbros ..... wow. One lucky dude. Huge thanks to @christiaanpretorius @jdnphotography @slambo_ @howlerbros @chase_heard @wrinkleneckmules @wittrick @abacolodge @oliverwhitefishing @flats_phantom .... This whole trip made possible by you epic folks. Let's go back! #conchfritters
Dave and I had a pretty long layover in Miami, so @eric_victoriano and @mitchell_condom picked us up and took us out to chase some bonefish! We even had some success. I Can't thank you guys enough. Heading to the airport now to catch the flight to Brazil! #flyfishing#boners#bonefish#bonefishonthefly