By Keith G. Cooper
Director of Operations West End Eco-Fishing Camp Association
West End, Bahamas – Israel “Bonefish Folley” Rolle, one of The Bahamas most well known fishing legends of the 20th Century was laid to rest on Saturday, August 18, 2012 at St. Mary’s Anglican Church in West End, Grand Bahama Island.
But before Bonefish Folley was laid to rest that morning, his sons, Simon, Thomas and Carl Rolle came up with the idea to have a flotilla follow behind the boat carrying the casket of the legendary fisherman. When the sons approached several boat owners with the idea of the flotilla it was immediately well received from the local fisherman in the quaint fishing village of West End.
The stage for the event began at 9:30am that morning when the hearse carrying the legendary fisherman arrived at his home and was immediately transferred to the fishing boat used by Folley to take his clients on many memorable bonefishing excursions.