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First 100-pound Tarpon On Fly

July 12, 2012 By: Gus Delaporte

Sixty years ago, the thought of catching a 100-pound tarpon on fly tackle was considered a supreme challenge for even the most experienced anglers. Today, fly fishermen who regularly chase the silver king aim for fish closer to 200 pounds than 100. As part of a memorial to late editor Vic Dunaway, Florida Sportsman has reprinted a 1993 article that chronicles the pursuit for the first 100-pound tarpon caught on a fly rod.