Pipe Man

Master carver Henry Wallace with Pipe Man

First photo is  Jim and Sandy and Sandy with another big cuda.  Next couple obviously is me and Henry with Pipe Man. I had ordered this carving a few weeks ago. I had no idea  it  was  going to be that big. And it’s heavy as it’s carved from a tree called horse  flesh which is about the  hardest wood  in the  Bahamas. This carving along with a couple others will be on display at my fly shop in a couple weeks.

Time is getting short here and the fishing is getting better  and  better. Oh  well, gotta leave  sometime. We found more tarpon yesterday and as usual was not ready as we didn’t expect to see them in that spot.

A little cloudy and windy today but we are still going up north a ways to an ocean flat  that has been fishing really good. Best time to be there is low tide and as the tide turns just stand at a certain spot picking off all the bones coming back onto the flat.


  1. Great pics Al! Can’t wait to see those carvings in person.

  2. We think you should stick around to Saturday!!
    Nice to see Jims and Sandys faces.
    Hope to see you all, including the Pipe Man, next weekend.

  3. tone the bone

    greetings from the big hole. 19 last night and snowed hard in the afternoon. tried to fish but the weather just didnt allow it. river got a wee bit dark yesterday with visibility at about 2 ft. lots………..of snow up top so with the nights staying very cool we should have an awsome season. no worries about flows. i’ll look forward to seeing you al in the coming week or two. may have to go on a few r and d floats eh? glad jim sandy and art got there safely. oh; im real happuy that sandy got ANOTHER…..over sized cuda which i’m sure she released for son sean and i to catch when we get there. if not; please ask here to take it easy on the cudas. the women is a cuda killer if there ever was one. cant beleive her ability to be on the right rod at the right time. say hello to all and share with hank that we will see him and eva on the 30th. gettin way to excited. later and have a safe trip home. ttb

  4. So I thought all should know…… I’m going to be a proud papa of a baby girl!!! Found out today at the ultra sound!!!! Baby and mom are very healthy!!!!

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