Sunday Classic / Dicky’s Tarpon Silencer

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WHO'S AFRAID OF THE BIG BAD FLY? On dead calm days in the Florida Keys the silver king can be afraid of his on shadow. I've seen plenty of big tarpon vanish at the sound of the fly landing on the water. As a flats guide,...

Sunday Classic / Dickey’s Tarpon Muddler

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IS THERE ANYTHING MORE SATISFYING THAN CATCHING A FISH ON A FLY THAT YOU TIED YOURSELF? WHAT ABOUT WHEN THAT FISH IS A BIG, LAID UP TARPON? Where going to spend a little time helping you do just that. A couple of my good friends are...

Sunday Classic / Respect Thy Tarpon Guide

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I respect tarpon guides a great deal. As a trout guide, I run into many of the same struggles they do on the water, but tarpon guides have to deal with managing them at the extreme level. They spend their days on the water guiding in...

Sunday Classic / Tarpon on the Fly: 10 Rookie Mistakes

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I'll never forget heading down to the Florida Keys for my first fishing trip for tarpon on the fly. Cruise control set and adrenaline pumping through my veins, that fifteen hour drive south only felt like it took four hours. My rookie confidence was overflowing,...

Presenting Your Fly to Migrating Tarpon

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There’s definitely some strategy involved in tarpon fishing. Migrating tarpon offer the fly angler a great opportunity for a close in counter with the silver king, but you have to play your cards right. Many anglers have watched big schools of tarpon vanish right before...