Hiaasen, Klein Win Islamorada Fall Fly Tournament

September 23, 2007 By: Marshall Cutchin

Carl Hiaasen and guide Tim Klein won the Islamorada Fall Fly Bonefish tournament with three weight fish and ten releases, including the largest bonefish, an eleven-pound, twelve-ounce fish caught on day three. Mitch Howell and Dave Denkert were runners-up in the tournament, which ended Friday, with two weight fish and a release. Rick Orcutt with Duane Baker took Best New Angler with two weight fish and two releases.
As David Dalu, this year’s Hawley tarpon tournament winner and a participant in the Fall Fly, commented, “It is clear that TK and Carl are THE team in bonefishing. I suspect that they are doing something different than the others, as even the good guides and anglers up there cannot hang with them.” (Thanks to David for reporting the results.)
Want to see what Hiaasen and Klein might have been using for flies during the tournament? Check out Carl’s fly box on MidCurrent.