By John Byron
Huh? Bonefish toe? Yup, it’s a thing.
Fishing last month at Beyond The Blue, South Caicos. Four companions/new friends from Connecticut, all experienced on bonefish. One-hundred percent wading all day long.
Fifth day one of us, Mark, came up lame mid-day, his big toe bothering him a lot. Swollen. Puffy. A color somewhere between beet red and puce. Toenail gray and iffy. Day six he stayed in port, barely able to hobble around.
If you wade fish and wear most any wading boot, the danger is the toenail on your big toe catching the top inside of the boot and pushing it backwards into your toe. Five of us fishing — three of us had had this happen ourselves on earlier trips.
Lesson: trim your toenails before you got on a trip. Three of us always do and Mark will in the future.
John Byron lives in Cocoa Beach FL. He’s been fly fishing since he was ten.Gink & Gasoline www.ginkandgasoline.com email@example.com Sign Up For Our Weekly Newsletter!