It’s difficult enough to present a fly accurately and quietly, but when the target is the most skittish fish on the flats, the cast must be pretty near perfect. That’s the challenge for the ladies competing in the Women’s World Invitational Fly Championship – Bonefish Series, set for Tuesday through Friday, Oct. 3-6, in Islamorada.
The all-release, fly-only tournament is to feature three days of fishing for Keys bonefish, regarded as the biggest and strongest of the worldwide species.
Kick-off is set for Tuesday, Oct. 3, with a rules meeting and cocktail party at a location still to be determined.
All boats are to depart from and return to the Islamorada Fishing Club, mile marker 82 bayside in Islamorada.
An awards party is set for Friday, Oct. 6, after fishing at the club.
Anglers are allowed to combine release points (for fish weighing under 8 pounds) with up to five weight fish weighing 8 or more pounds. Bonus points are added for each ounce over 8 pounds. Additional weight points are added for each fish released alive from the weigh-in dock.
For more information and an application to compete, call (305) 393-1180 or e-mail [email protected].
To find out about area accommodations, call the Islamorada Chamber of Commerce at (305) 664-4503 or (800) 322-5397, or visit the Florida Keys Key West Web site at www.fla-keys.com.