Two Feather CDC
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FLY FISHING DICTIONARY
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bonefish   English fish
  The scientific name is Albula vulpes, and it inhabits the shallow waters of tropical and subtropical seas all over the world. The various aliases are, banana fish, phantom, ikondo, kpole (Africa), macabi (West Indies), raton (South America). A primitive fish in the evolutionary process, it is a bony fish as the name suggests. The general shape of the fish is cylindrical, the back is blue and the other parts are silver. As for size, 2-3kg may be common, and it may exceed 8 kg. It is a good target for salt water fly fishing, because when hooked, it dashes up to 100 yards in a few seconds.
  According to Joe Brooks, bone fishing with a fly started in the USA apparently around 1947. Bonefish is one of the tailing fishes, it moves slowly in shallow water taking the food at the bottom with its tail protruding above the water surface. An angler should approach quietly, and should cast a fly gently to fish. If the leader or fly line flap the water surface, it will escape quickly. After the fly reaches the bottom and the fly line is retrieved rhythmically, the fly the fish scuttles and scampers after biting the fly.
  Although Florida and the Bahamas are famous fishing spots for bone fish, Belize and Christmas Island are also popular where the fish can be caught all year round. If fished from a boat in somewhat deep (2-3 m) seas, it is rather easy to catch fish and it is not very exciting, because you do not need a technique and the dash of the fish is weak. Just as many anglers do, true bone fishing can be enjoyed by wading the shallow. This method is much more enjoyable than a boat fishing, and it is cooler than on a boat!
  Referring to a tackle system, No. 6 line and rod would be enjoyable, however considering wind, No. 7 line systems may be better. The author prefers to use a large-sized trout or salmon reel with a ratchet, because the inversion sound serves as the loveliest music.
  Bonefish have the reputation to be a delicious table fish, although they have many small bones. Primarily the eggs inside of the fish are considered a rare delicacy for gourmets. Refer to color and XX page.
ReferenceTrout fishing, 1972. McClane's new standard fishing encyclopedia, 1998 (1965). Saltwater flies, 1995. Salt water fly fishing, 2000 (1950).
salt water fly fishing, tailing fish, Florida Keys, Bahamas, Christmas Island, Belize
 
 
 
 
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Amago, a native trout representing Japan. Note the red spots which Yamame does not have.
Amago, a native trout representing Japan. Note the red spots which Yamame does not have.
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