Bones and stripers in the shallows
What’s your favorite bonefish rig?
I typically throw a 9’, 8 weight rod with a floating line. I start with a 9’ leader, and add on a longer tippet if the bonefish are spooky. For tailing bonefish, I typically start with unweighted crab patterns. For cruising bonefish I use flies weighted with beadchain, and then add the lead eyes for deeper running fish. You can see my standard selection of bonefish flies here: http://www.fishermanscoast.com/flies...selection.html
Steve Stracqualursi or "Straqu" is our Patagonia Rep who lives in Maine and wields the long rod with the best of them. His Coyote Crab fly has a "that'll work" look to it. I plan to sight fish the RI surf this summer and a light, small version would be just the ticket.
Mouse over the image for tying tips. http://www.flickr.com/photos/airtaxi/4582075558/
As Tim Romano at Field and Stream points out the live every where, get big, pull hard and are difficult to hook. Works for me!
I'll have to put my thinking cap on to find a local spot. There was a goodie near my old house in MA.
Any carp tales from the Ocean State? http://www.fieldandstream.com/blogs/...ord-broken-fly
fishingjones.com interveiwed Aaron Adams from the Bonefish and Tarpon Trust. http://fishingjones.com/2010/04/17/t...sh-and-tarpon/
One of my favorites gets a makeover. http://bonefishonthebrain.com/