Fly Fishing for BonefishIt’s been a year now since I went Fly Fishing for Bonefish on Andros South, which means I can officially swing into a nostalgic frame of mind.

When I started down memory lane, I started going through my photos from the trip.

Then I started watching the videos I took during the trip.

Then I started thinking about my year in fly fishing after I left the Bahama region.

And I realized something.

A trip bonefishing like the one I took via Deneki Lodge can seriously screw up any fly fishing trips you take after you are forced to return home.

Before I left for the Bahamas, I did my research, what to expect when bonefishing and all that jazz, but no where on the Deneki website did I read about the potential side effects and issues such a trip could have on my home water fly fishing.

So I wrote Deneki: A complaint letter

Go read it and then I’ll feel like I’ve done my duty, stood by the code of fly fishing and warned everyone of the hazards you may unwittingly return home with after such a trip.

A video to feed my nostalgia:

May you all suffer the tortures I’ve had to endure over the last year…



I made it through my first day of Fly Fishing for Bonefish here at the Deneki FIBFest.
(without shark attacks–didn’t get lost in the mangroves)

First Bonefish ~ Ever

I caught a Bonefish on my very first cast…ROCKSTAR status…
(or so I thought for a Milli-Second until the humility smack down began)

But then…the Trout Fisherman in me reared it’s ugly habits and the rest of the day put my fisherman patience to the test.

I’ll give myself a C-

I had an absolute blast earning that C- and can’t wait  to try for a B tomorrow….



Ok, ready now. Deneki FIBFest, Here I Come!

This week I had an impromptu, pretend I was fly fishing on saltwater class, from a legit—knows what he’s doing and how to teach it, casting instructor— Michael Bantam of DreamcastIdaho.

Basically, I tried to pretend the weather was 80 degrees, the water was blazing blue and there wasn’t goose crap all over my casting platform at the local murk pond. This is how it went…

~ Getting the mechanics down ~

I’m not going to admit how many times it was said, “Hey, thats great for Trout fishin….” so I feel like I’m good in the trout bum department. Saltwater? The jury is still out..

I will remember...I will railroad tracks! I promise Michael

Nor will I recant the amount of times I whip-cracked Michael upside the back of his head with my fly line to which he would say, “Owww, Ya Got me mon!” rubbing his ear with a big old grin on his face. (Visions of piercing my guides ear danced through my mind)

I kept repeating in my mind...Bonefish on the Brain (ode to Bjorn)

And in the end….I promised Michael I would keep practicing and hopefully it all comes together on Andros South Island—minus the “Owww, Ya Got Me Mon!”

Lets do this....Saltwater Fly Fishing

Thank you Michael for your instruction, advice and patience. First thing I’m packing to the Bahamas is all your wisdom and words of encouragement.

I promise (to try) not to trout set…

P.S. If you live in Idaho and need any type of Fly Fishing Casting Class,
Michael Bantam of DreamCastIdaho is your Ya MON!