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    Default Man! How to catch Tarpon!

    Geez--- never caught one! But would sure like to give them a try on a fly rod! But out of maybe a 20 foot skiff or something! They must not have any teeth or sharp spines, eh?

    What do you think Sharps--- a little 7 foot Leonard flea rod and a 6X tip?

    Whew! I'm tired just watching the vid! Best---- JoeW

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    No teeth but their gills can slice your hand to the bone
    Most of my lures catch more fishermen than fish !!!

    Fishing is God's way of saying he loves us!

    Wishing I was Fishing

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    I used to fish for them with a heavy Garcia Conolon fly rod with a Pflueger Medalist 1498 reel and GAAF floating line, 200 yards of 20 pound test backing, and a big (4") white streamer fly.
    "Channels are cool, but Flatheads rule!"
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    It's one of those fish that is no good to eat but is great to catch.
    The gill plates are the problem on these, wire leaders are the answer to the gill plates.
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    There is a reason it's called fishing and not catching.
    I have to admit that I am a FISHAHOLIC.
    I,m a man and I can do anything I want, I want to go fishing!! (is that ok with you dear?)

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    I used to use pin fish with a circle hook or big white 4 or 6 inch swim baits never used a fly rod although its defently on the ole bucket list as Iv'e seen them caught on the TV and looks like a hoot!,one of the best fighting fish I've ever sunk a hook into!!!
    Most of my lures catch more fishermen than fish !!!

    Fishing is God's way of saying he loves us!

    Wishing I was Fishing

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    Any of our southern members been fishing for the "silver king" of late? That's is definitely on my bucket list...




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    Quote Originally Posted by barresi View Post
    Any of our southern members been fishing for the "silver king" of late? That's is definitely on my bucket list...
    Yeah that's definitely a bucket list fishing achievement V.
    "Channels are cool, but Flatheads rule!"
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    Should do a search on the internet. I did tarpon flies and so far looks like the toad fly. Also my guess would be a clouser minnow chartreuse or purple. good luck and let us know how it goes.
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    Weather it's just like Fishing.........
    You never step in the same creek twice......

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