Every year a slew of flats fishing addicts descends on the homes of Dr. Robert Brown, aka Buttonwood Bob, and Jim “JJ” Johnson near Big Pine Key, Florida, to celebrate the fishing life and to raise money for good causes. This year’s Poontangle, on June 8 and 9, will likely be the biggest ever, and one of the highlights of the two-day event is a big raffle and silent auction that features cool stuff from lots of important contributors, from Scientific Anglers to Tim Borski to Temple Fork Outfitters. (By the way, if you are looking for great exposure for your products, it’s not too late to send something off to the Poontanglers.) Folks always look forward to Jean Johnson’s Road Kill Stew (Friday)…and the big BBQ at Bob’s place where pork ribs, Texas sausage, and the cooking of Kathy (Brown) and Martha (O’Hare) takes center stage. For those who don’t plan to fish, Kathy and Martha lead an eco-kayaking trip. For more information, check out the Poontangle 2007 Web site. All proceeds go to a great cause: Casting for Recovery. See: http://www.castingforrecovery.org/.