The "Bone Density" Test

On Field & Stream this month, John Merwin reports on his three days at the Bahamas’ Andros Island Bonefish Club last May. “When the guide says long strip, he usually means that he’s read the bonefish’s body language, knows the fish has taken your fly, and wants you to make a long strip to set the hook. While you don’t know any of this, at least not at first, you do know that by following his instructions you’ve hooked something that’s peeling line from your reel like a foul-hooked Ferrari, and you are grinning like a happy idiot.”

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