May 4, 2005 By: Marshall Cutchin

Anglers have been mesmerized by Megalops atlanticus for a long time, and when the royal poinciana tree goes into bloom in Florida in the spring it marks another annual pandemic of tarpon fever. “‘Catching a tarpon on fly was on my list of things to do before I died,’ Martin says in a temporarily tranquil mood. ‘And then I started wondering whether I would die first.'” Captain Dave Lear in MotorBoating magazine.