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,...

3 Tips for Tarpon Fishing at Dusk

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Tarpon fishing at dusk, is probably one of the toughest times of the day for a saltwater fly fisherman to get a hook up. With the sun low in the horizon, it puts 80% or more of the water in complete glare. The only good viewing...

Feel the Tarpon Burn

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The first step in landing a big tarpon is getting a really good hook set. If your hook fails to penetrate the hard boney mouth of the tarpon, it almost always will be spit out after the first or second jump. My previous trip to the...