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Tarpon on Fly #13149607 05/09/19 09:38 PM
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Fished three days in the Keys for Tarpon, lots of fish moving on the Ocean side when the tides were right. Saw some singles, pairs, Strings and a few Meatballs. At the end of Day 2, I had a fish break off from its group, following my bug, watched the eat, strip, rod tip in the water, couple of the standard big (magical to me) Tarpon jumps, followed by the fastest my flyline and backing has ever gone off a reel. It was singing. A memory I will never forget with two of my very good friends, Chip and Will smile
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Re: Tarpon on Fly [Re: Dfitz] #13149716 05/09/19 11:08 PM
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awesome!
Congrats sir.....am headed to FL this summer to have a try at tarpon....on my bucket list and looking forward to it


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Re: Tarpon on Fly [Re: Dfitz] #13149944 05/10/19 02:54 AM
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Memories that last for a lifetime, so awesome man cheers


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Re: Tarpon on Fly [Re: Dfitz] #13149985 05/10/19 04:01 AM
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bow_down Totally AWESOME! bow_down




Great job Andrew! cheers




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Re: Tarpon on Fly [Re: Dfitz] #13150040 05/10/19 11:22 AM
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Trip of a Lifetime! woot

Re: Tarpon on Fly [Re: Dfitz] #13150150 05/10/19 01:24 PM
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Re: Tarpon on Fly [Re: Dfitz] #13150238 05/10/19 02:27 PM
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Bravo !!

A feat many dream of but few live it. Thanks for sharing yours !

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Re: Tarpon on Fly [Re: Dfitz] #13150243 05/10/19 02:29 PM
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Have caught Tarpon before...but never on a fly rod. That's got to be some kind of crazy experience... thumb

Re: Tarpon on Fly [Re: Dfitz] #13150345 05/10/19 03:45 PM
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Thats awesome!! cheers

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Too cool! Did you take it home and put it in your aquarium? roflmao


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Re: Tarpon on Fly [Re: Dfitz] #13151616 05/12/19 03:38 AM
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Awesome fish, Fitz. Love the hat!

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Wow!! Beautiful pescado! thumb


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cheers


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Re: Tarpon on Fly [Re: Dfitz] #13152863 05/13/19 06:29 PM
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Great catch . Is that the bridge at Bahia Honda State Park ?

I have fished there several times , Not fly fishing smile

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very nice

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