The Atlantic tarpon is surely a bucket list fish for many fly fishermen and other sport fishermen in general.
Big powerful fish that takes flies and breaches the water in spectacular fashion – who doesn’t like that?
A fish that is a challenge to hook and difficult to keep on the hook – fly fishermen are suckers for a challenge.
Hey, wait a minute. Are we talking about fly fishing for sailfish? There sure appears to be similarities, but a different kettle of fish altogether.
Another appeal for me about fly fishing for big tarpons is catching these giants in relatively shallow waters!
Watch the stunning video below and how the pursuit of the silver King is almost spiritual to some fly fishers. And it’ll make you want to go catch one.