Weather Cancels Fishing Day in Dubai

by | Dec 26, 2016 | Uncategorized

December 12, 2016


The torrent wind continued to rip at 6 AM this morning.  Nick and I had our coffee and decided there was no need to torture ourselves trying to catch a fish.  Instead, Nick worked and Sammy and I chilled out and toured Dubai.





I led Sammy through his first mosque.  Then we nailed burgers and beers at Serafina, my personal favorite hang out at Souk Al Bahar overlooking the fountains and under the Burj Khalifa.  Then we did my other favorite thing in Dubai.  We entered the Dubai Mall (world’s largest) and visited the Dubai Aquarium and Underwater Zoo.


Although our flights home aren’t until late tomorrow night, tonight was our last real night of the trip.  I don’t need to tell you we went big.  Nicks tour began like our first night at the Al Qasr Hotel.


From there we went to Nicks second favorite bar in Dubai, the Bahri Bar overlooking the waterways and the Burj Al ArabNick and I had a few tall beers while Sammy went the Mojito route.


We weren’t done.  Sammy requested a top-notch restaurant and he took Nick and I to the Times of Arabia for Lebanese food.  It was un-flipping believable.  I recon next time I pass through the Middle East with Granny we’ll drop in to Beirut, Lebanon for a few day’s indulging this great food.


A perfect night partying in Dubai must end in style.  Sammy led us out on the deck at the Times of Arabia for the Shisha.  They have a full menu of tobacco choices.  I enjoyed a mix of apple and mint.


Life isn’t a dress rehearsal.  We’re living large here in Dubai and the wind has stopped.  Tomorrow morning we’ll make it to the water one last time.


Dubai is a common place for a layover.  I highly recommend extending the layover at least a day.  Get rid of the jetlag and wet a line with my friend Nick Bowles and Ocean Active for some queenfish and more!


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I started fly fishing at age 7 in the lakes and ponds of New England cutting my teeth on various sunfish, bass, crappie and stocked trout. I went to Northland College in Ashland, Wisconsin, where I graduated with a Naturalist Degree while I discovered new fishing opportunities for pike, muskellunge, walleyes and various salmonids found in Lake Superior and its tributaries.

From there I headed west to work a few years in the Yellowstone region to simply work as much as most people fish and fish as much as most people work. I did just that, only it lasted over 20 years working at the Jack Dennis Fly Shop in Jackson, WY where I departed in 2009. Now it’s time to work for "The Man", working for myself that is.

I pursue my love to paint fish, lecture on every aspect of fly fishing you can imagine and host a few trips to some of the most exotic places you can think of. My ultimate goal is to catch as many species of fish on fly possible from freshwater to saltwater, throughout the world. I presently have taken over 440 species from over 60 countries!