Bruce Chard’s Key Lime Pie Tarpon Fly

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SPOOKY TARPON? NO PROBLEM. Feeding tarpon a fly on bluebird days when the sun is high and the water is clear can be quite a challenge. It's always a little mind blowing to see a six foot long monster run from a three inch fly bit...

Bruce Chard’s A.M. Express, A Great Fly For Baby Tarpon

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CATCHING BABY TARPON IS ABOUT AS FUN AS THE LAW ALLOWS. Even a baby tarpon is a hell of a fish. These little guys are all fight and haven't learned all the tricks of the grown ups. A thirty pound tarpon offers all the excitement of...

Tarpon On The Clock

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A Photo Essay By Joel Dickey It's 5:30 a.m. and my alarm pierces that beautiful thing, called sleep, which all guides miss so much this time of year. I jump out of bed and I'm quickly reminded I'm not 25 anymore. My joints pop and crack and...

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 / Bruce Chard’s Palolo Worm

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THE PALOLO WORM HATCH IN THE FLORIDA KEYS TRULY MUST BE SEEN TO BE BELIEVED. Tarpon go completely crazy when these bright red worms pour out of the sand by the millions. The fish gorge themselves on worms and quite a few of those worms are...