Fun With A Fly

Another dolphin

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Big Dolphin (dorado) on a fly

Current temp: 79, wind NE7, cloudy

First thing this morning I looked out my window and it was like pea soup. The fog was about as thick as I have ever seen it. Mid to late morning it burned off and turned out to be a great day. The ocean outside the reef was really calm and I decided I wanted to go and play out there. I couldn’t get anybody to go with me so I finally said the hell  with it and went by myself.

I went out past the reef near the wall where the ocean drops from 30 feet to 6000 feet. I wasn’t quite sure what I was going to do exactly and it was probably dump luck but  I stumbled into a school of dorado. I hooked three and didn’t boat a one but did get some pics close to the boat. First one was a dandy as you can see in the photo (look at the size of his tail) He made several jumps and I thought for sure he was hooked good. Obviously not, as I was getting him close to the boat, one more jump and gone but not before I clicked several shots. Fighting a dolphin on a fly rod and trying to take pics at the same time is not easy I can tell you. I must have  clicked a dozen times and at least got a few in the frame.

Good I had the pics cuz when I got back and told story nobody believed me until I showed them with the time and date on them.

What Fun


  1. The other Eric

    Nice fish Al! 12″ of snow overnight, so those pics keep me going! Thanks.

  2. Al we appreciate the dedication of keeping us schlepps in the action with u…….but boat one for dinner first THEN start clickin. A pix of blackened mahi mahi with a side of hanks mac and cheese would do wonders about now!!!!!!

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