Bonefishing theme
Theme intro
The ghost and I
Flies for bonefish
10 ways to improve
Biology of bones
Life is good
Books and DVD's

Bonefish - the Grey Ghost of the Flats

A Global FlyFisher theme on bonefishing – articles, trip reports, books, videos, web resources.

By Martin Joergensen

This is a first in the Global Flyfisher's history: a theme! This theme is about bonefishing, the hunt for one of the most sought after fish in the world: Albula Vulpes, the white fox or the ghost of the flats.

Lefty and I like it
My good friend Richard Ross recently asked me what type of fishing was my favourite fishing. For a short while I was tempted to crown my home water pursuit for sea trout as my favourite, and if I had to think hard about it, my final answer would probably be just that.
But in the moment I said "bonefishing" with very little hesitation.
"That's what Lefty says too", was Richard's laconic answer.
Read more about my relation to this entertaining and highly thrilling kind of fishing in the article The Ghost and I.

Books, lies and video
Well ok, no lies probably, but then again... the books and videos that I recommend in connection with bonefishing might very well contain a few exagerations, but that doesn't make them less worth reading or watching.
I have tried to put together a list of the best material I have found on the subject: titles which will keep you well entertained—and educate you. See the annotated and linked list of books and DVD's here.

     The flies
Bonefish flies are not art pieces. Most of the best bonefish flies are simple, efficient, easy-to-tie patterns in modest sizes and with very common and easily accessible materials.
The flies listed and described are some very common and widespread bonefish flies plus a couple, which are not as well known, but just as efficient. Check out the pattern descriptions and pictiures in the Boney Flies article.

Become a better bonefish angler
These ten pieces of advice cover the usual wise recommendations such as selecting the right gear and learning to cast. But the article also give less traditional advice about footwear, glasses and sunscreen—not to mention the last point: Don't listen to the guide! Read all ten points in the article here.

Bonefish Biology
This little treatise will give you a few details about the natural history of bonefish seen with the angler's perspective. It's not complicated and it does not contain many latin words. Learn a little biology in this article.


Life is good
Take a fantastic photo-journey through the world of bonefishing with Norwegian Christian Feigenschou and his friends Dariusz and Julem.

Bonefishing theme
Theme intro
The ghost and I
Flies for bonefish
10 ways to improve
Biology of bones
Life is good
Books and DVD's
More bonefishing on GFF
Hawaii: O'io Boy'o!
Mexico: Bumpy Mexico
Bahamas: Trust me Mon!
Articles with Bonefish as a keyword

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User comments
GFF staff comment
From: Martin Joergensen · martin·at·  Link
Submitted November 8th 2009


You as well as any other fish(y) artists who want their art online here, can contact me.


From: Roger Fowler · RogeF·at·  Link
Submitted November 7th 2009

Is there any way to share my sculpture on your site to those who might be interested. I am a sculptor who creates both saltwater and freshwater gamefish out of stainless steel. My website is

Please check out my bonefish.

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