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#61

What part of Florida?


#62

Lakeland.


#63

Nice part of the state :slightly_smiling_face:


#64

Still in 'Merca :unamused:


#65

I worked in Lakeland in the early 70’s nice little place there were Orange trees in the high street.


#66

Best things about Florida are Bonefish, Tarpon and Snook. :+1:


#67

You forgot the giant bugs. It’s best for the rest of us that they’re in Florida.

VB


#68

Agreed, but they fell away badly after the world tour fiasco.


#69

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Indeed.


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#71

Yes! She looks ok too, I suppose… Have you ever caught one? A bonefish, I mean.


#72

Nope, sore point as I hooked one in Florida keys, Islamorada - two unstoppable, screaming runs then it threw the hook - very exciting but totally exhausting keeping the rod held high to stop the line fraying. My mate in the same boat caught one, about 6lbs and I caught several large Tarpon, which compensated. That was a few years ago now, I keep meaning to go back and might do next year.


#73

Quite a drive from Lakeland to do any ocean fishing. Largemouth bass is the game around there.


#74

At least you are on the same continent! You must try it at some point, bonefishing is amazing, I will definitely go back to it once the kids are out of the way. :+1::+1:


#75

This is the marina I fished at quite a bit:

http://www.budnmarysblog.com/bonefish-fishing

Richard must be a bit ancient by now but after a few days of us being there he volunteered to take us out on his boat as a guide, in his words “because he was fed up with american assholes who just demanded to catch big fish” I think he realised we still saw it as a joyous thing.

Note; he was the guide that caught the world record bonefish…and he was guiding us when I hooked and lost mine. He radioed the other skippers to say the one that I lost must have been very big, hence it’s a sore point, I could have been rich :wink:


#76

Sorry maybe a fishing thread is required now but I just found this article about Richard Stanczyk, which rather eerily echoes everything I experienced when fishing with him


#77

Have never used Bud ‘n’ Mary’s, I know it well though. I used to go to Florida a lot with my ex, her cousin lives in Miami and I became quite familiar with The Keys. We used to stay at a place on Islamorada called Sea Isle (ocean side), which is right next door to Chica Lodge, where we also stayed. I only got a guided trip once there and I did manage one bonefish about 9 lbs and lost a couple of others. Another trip I booked him again but the weather turned bad overnight and he cancelled when I pitched up in the morning. Grumpy bastard! I am not the greatest with a fly rod and on the day we did get out he wasn’t suffering fools. :grin:

I have caught bonefish elsewhere though: Ascention Bay in Mexico and Bonaire in the Netherlands Antilles. Mexico was amazing, 3 days bonefishing- I had quite a few… and one day chasing permit, which didn’t result in a hook up but did stop my heart a few times during the day!

I’m hoping that one day some of my income will be expendable again and I can do a bit more. The Seychelles would be nice…


#78

Honda Civic, I am startled by how wrong then design looks, like a mid 90’s Max Power mistake. Suppose that’s the point perhaps…


#79

Never heard of a Ford F-650 before.

I want one. Now.


#80

Yep he was grumpy most of the time - might have been on the sauce when you met him of course. Florida not that good for bonefish - I’d love to do Mexico though, sounds excellent.