March Roundup

Wow, we're almost at the end of March which means we're into spring break and I'm moving into my late 30s. Yikes! Time flies when you're having fun, but it seems I've neglected to tell you what we've been up to lately.

I've spent more time chasing trevally than bonefish lately. The huge numbers of baby fish have tapered off, but a few slightly larger ones are still hanging around and willing to chase streamers and poppers.

I did get to target some bonefish earlier this week with John Sherman of Simms and Hatch reels. I've fished with him three times now in the past few years, and each day he hooked a fish this big or bigger. Some people make it look so easy.

Dean-o got to fish with master bamboo fly rod builder James M Reid recently and got a new cane rod as well. Read about their adventures on the classic fly rod forum.

My friend Alex sent me this shot of a nice fish he caught last week. He likes to send me these during the middle of the workday while I'm in the shop to show me what I'm missing out on. I really appreciate that.

Louie the Fish sent us his regards and a pic of a big ol' brown he caught recently on Lake Otamangakau on New Zealand's north island. If you ever want to go on a DIY style trip to NZ, give Louie a call.

Finally our old buddy Clay checked in to tell us he's still alive, chasing after Washington's sea run cutthroat trout, and tying flies for us in his spare time. Check out his new blog and see what goes into tying the Sand Shrimp, one of our all-time best Hawaii bonefish flies.

That's it for this week's report, but tune in next time when I'm sure I'll have plenty more stories of wild crazy fishing action. Aloha

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