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Tag: tarpon

New Study Reveals Need for Tarpon Protections

Tarpon are one of the most popular game fish in the world - not just in fly fishing circles. Their popularity is understandable, since they're renowned as fighters, jump out of the gym, and grow to enormous sizes. Now, the results of a study that lasted 18 years show us that the prized game fish is in need of protections. This study looked at migration...

"Epic Bonefish Permit Tarpon Fly Fishing | Belize"

"Tom Rosenbauer and Mark Melnyk travel to southern Belize to fly fish for bonefish, permit and tarpon at Tarpon Caye Lodge. Tarpon Caye is regarded as one of the top saltwater destinations in the world for these species. This is our first full-length episode for the 2020 season which contains exciting fishing, techniques and much more!"

Movie Monday - Tarpon and Permit in Belize

Starting this week, I'm going to share new fly fishing and tying videos every Monday. Because what's a better cure for the drudgery of going back to the office on a Monday morning than that? Today, we have a new video from Gilbert Rowley - one of the finest fly fishing filmmakers alive. I've had the pleasure of getting to know Gil over the past few years...

Belize Buffet: Tarpon and Permit Fly Fishing

Belize reveals its amazing tarpon and permit fishery to us! Phil and I had one of the most outstanding saltwater fly fishing adventures with El Pescador Lodge based in Belize. Each day we targeted tarpon, and each day we jumped and landed multiples. We were presented with many shots at feeding permit each day, and a handful of other flats species. This...

"The Ghosts of Casa Mar"

Dave Sherwood writes eloquently about the emergence and decline of Casa Mar lodge in Costa Rica, a place where a legion of fly fishing personalities cut their teeth on tarpon.  Casa Mar is more than just a memory, writes Sherwood: "these early visitors took lessons gleaned in Costa Rica back to the United States, part of a virtuous cycle that led to the...

Fly Fishing for Early Spring Tarpon in Florida's Backcountry

36 Hrs - A Tarpon Story "Tarpon...camping...I'm in!" The begining of spring in South Florida when the conditions get just right, large Tarpon move into the back country. When Captain Jarad “Dingo” Boshammer made the call to Taylor Barlow, the wheels were set in motion. Ross Downard was extended an invitation to join them fishing and film the trip. With...

Video Hatch: "How To Fly Fish For Tarpon"

In this episode of RIO's "How To" series, RIO sales manager Zack Dalton fishes the salt flats of Cuba, offering “numerous great tips for the tarpon angler, including how to prepare yourself and your line on the boat and be ready for that shot, what to look for when out tarpon fishing, and the best way to play a tarpon.”

Tippets: Big Game Hunter Hooks, Chasing Educated Trout

The new Big Game Hunter hook from Kona is ideal for tying Game Changers, tarpon flies, and other large flies. View specifics about the hook as well as a tying tutorial for the El Poonador tarpon fly, via Kona Fishing Products. While it is always fun to fish to naïve trout, pressured and educated fish can teach an angler many skills and strategies. In this...

Saltwater Tip: Dealing With Wind

"I'm out here fishing some baby tarpon and I want to share with you a really important tip that applies to any time you're in a flats boat. You can probably hear on the mic we are constantly battling wind and that's going to be one of the one of the problems that you're always going to deal with.  So what I want to teach you is a back cast: learning a...