BahamaCon14 Wrap: Kaliks, Bones and Toothy Friends
BahamaCon 14 at Andros South proves a total success with all attendees sticking many bones over endless stunning flats, and FFJ subscriber Laning Andrews blowing doors with a 50 lb tarpon on his first attempt.
image: FFJ Editor Steve Duda, guide Freddie and their new toothy friend. Photo: JG
Shark Whisperer Gets Top Billing
Got this dispatch from FFJ friend Conway Bowman AKA The Shark Whisperer, with himself front and center announcing a new market for The Sportsman Channel and his show "Fly Fishing the World". Note a certain former Alaskan Governor and Paul Revere historian deep in the background.
Surfing the Great Pink Wave
Lazy, late summer afternoons spent waiting for the tide to turn and the fish to turn on; like surfers with semi-guns waiting for the bowl section to form. And when they do turn on, basic patterns, wet wading and total simplicity rule the day. It is perfection, every other year.
Answer the phone; hammer the nail...
For anyone who thinks they have it dialed and don't need any instruction or feedback, you're wrong. No matter your ability level: master to flailer, casting is a lifework and taking the time to occassionally break down fundamentals and fine tune with only a BBQ, some beers, friends and an open field of grass to distract, will reap solid rewards.
Letter to the Dept of Interior
FFJ friend and contributor Dylan Tomine penned and posted this thoughtful query to recent Secretary of Interior appointee and former REI exec Sally Jewell on his own blog. Given the urgency of the issues discussed, we feel compelled to share this with our own readers.
"Growth for the sake of growth is the ideology of the cancer cell." -- Ed Abbey