Potential World Record Cuda on the Fly Caught in Jamaica
I’m sorry… Shameful…. I know… but I couldn’t help myself…. Yes it is the potential world record for the SMALLEST Cuda ever caught on the fly!
I was going through my photo’s and found this from my honeymoon in Jamaica. I spent weeks telling my wife about the glory of salt water fly fishing. I showed her all of my specialized (code for “did you really need to buy that?”) salt water gear. She could hardly control her giggles when after a day of chucking lead the only thing I could scare up was this cuda that was smaller than most blue gills from the pond back home.
Now don’t get me wrong. I had a blast. I saw some amazing things that day. I have fond memories of the island foliage in full bloom.
I distinctly remember the visual distraction of Mrs. Brownliner in her bikini throwing off the timing of my casting. Yes dear… the tailing loop was all your fault!
But mostly I remember the amazing zen like feeling of being on the water with the tropical sun beating down on us as I scoured the shallows for fish with a huge grin on my face. These days, Mrs Brownliner is preparing the nest for two new arrivals at home so it might be a while before the flats will see my reflection again, but it never hurts to take a stroll down amnesia lane…. soon enough…. soon enough….
Good Luck and Tight Lines,