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Tag: tarpon

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...

Giant Jungle Tarpon of Costa Rica

The anchor digs into the soft muddy bottom causing the boat to swing into a seam about 50 feet from where the last tarpon rolled. A myriad of rainforest creatures express themselves in the lush habitat around us as we scan the gladiator ring and revise coiled fly line. Nothing is more awe inspiring then the howler monkey troops roaring at one another in...

El Pescador: Traveling Into A Fishing Dream

My mom barged into my bedroom telling me to get my stuff ready. Groggy and still awakening from a dream, I didn’t know why she was making a fuss. It was barely daylight. And then reality hit me, as if on Christmas morning knowing that Santa had arrived with gifts. My first panicked priority was double checking to make sure I had my fishing gear and...

Fly Fishing Jazz: Play Through the Glitches

THE MUSICIAN OFTEN finds himself (or herself) fending off demons on two fronts. On the one hand, there’s the solitary challenge. Truth be told, this is (as it should be) the ultimate test. No musician, and no angler, can really aspire to true greatness until they find themselves in a place where they become their own greatest critic. When you can...

Jonathan Marquardt

"I started BadAxe Design at my wife’s suggestion.  As I sought a focus in my artwork, she suggested that I combine my two passions: fly fishing and art.  For a long time I worked primarily in oil on canvas but often wasn’t happy with the results.  Since starting BadAxe Design, I have been working primarily as a linocut block printer.  Block printing...

Two-Handed Strips for Tarpon, with Andy Mill

Marshall Cutchin:  We are talking to today with Andy Mill, who is widely considered one of the most successful tarpon fishermen of all time. He’s won most of the major tournaments and really changed the sport by applying techniques for tarpon fishing that people were not using or they hadn’t fully explored in the past. We’re going to talk about some...

"The Tarpon and the Shark"

“Shipped for the voyage Cap’n and I’ll stand by ye, but we’re liable to land in Mexico!” Big drops stood on the boatman’s forehead as he struggled desperately with his paddle against the fleeing tarpon that was dragging us swiftly out to sea. In the smoothest water the gunwales of our cranky little canoe stood but five inches above the surface...