Published Sep 13. 2005 - 11 years ago

Life is good

Now, this is something! Norwegian Christian Figenschou and his friends Dariusz and Julem's fabulous pictures of bonefishing and their attitude towards fishing fit perfectly into the GFF bonefishing theme.

Happy camper

Christian Figenschou

During the research phase for this bonefish theme I spent quite a lot of time surfing the web—a thing that I usually don't do much as a matter of fact. I produce web content rather than consume it.

Never the less I was surfing, and the theme was the elusive ghost.
Links linking to pages linking on-and-on finally linked to something with substance: Christian Figenschou's homepage. Now, that was something! Plenty of pictures and even a couple of really great original stories on bonefishing. And first of all an attitude towards fishing, which fit perfectly into this theme. Just look at the picture to the right here.

I immediately contacted Christian, and we agreed that I could use some of his numerous pictures for a gallery-type story for the theme. This is it. The text is mine, the captions are a mix and the pictures are Christian's and his friends'.

The flats

The flats create an amazing and fascinating world. These areas of seemingly endless shallow water, which are still so abundant with food for the bonefish.

Space

Boca Paila flat

Christian Figenschou

Scouting

Christian Figenschou

The space

Soooo much headroom...

Dariusz

Dariusz and Potro

Christian Figenschou

The hunt

Once you get the grip, scouting for bonefish turns from frustration to a thrilling game. Tailers, cruisers, schoolers—they all get your heart working.

Do you see the tail?

Huge school

In the mangroves

Lurking

Dariusz Bogacki - Christian Figenschou

The rush

The take and the first run is amongst the things, which make bonefishing a great rush.

Life is good

RPM's

Dariusz Bogacki - Christian Figenschou

The first

Bone ready

Dariusz Bogacki

The catch

These fish are just beautiful. Yet they do look a bit dumbstruck when you lift them from the water. Of course they have all the reason in the world to do so, but still: large eyes and rounded, pursed lips enhances the impression.

All smiles

Julern with a nice one

Even Gaspar was excited

Life is still good

Huge

Ok size bonefish

Christian Figenschou - Dariusz Bogacki

Outsmarted

Christian Figenschou

The release

It's always great letting a fish go—even though your hands are quite slimed afterwards.

Release

Kalik

Christian Figenschou
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