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Practicing Fly Fishing With Tarpon

kayakerinkeywestkayakerinkeywest Posts: 678 Officer
edited September 2020 in Fly Fishing #1
My fly fishing skills are rudimentary but fortunately my Super Power is that I can find and see fish.  I am fortunate where a great practice fish to hone my skills on are juvenile Tarpon.  I am fishing new waters so doing a lot of prospecting (more checking out the waters versus actual fishing), but it has found me quite a few great Juvenile Tarpon spots.  With a big push of Pilchards in most of the island waters at the moment, if I can find current, shelter/structure, and Pilchards, there tends to be some of the Juvenile Tarpon around somewhere.  They are young and dumb and quick to bite at all hours so I have forgone the way too easy method of cast netting some pilchards and live baiting them where I am sure I could bore with them in an hours time.  However, with my 8wt Bonefish rig and a top water Schminnow, it makes for some great practice fishing.  I edited down my last two normal videos I posted for this forum to just show some of the bites and catches of the last two trips just in case somebody needed a quick motivational push to come to the Keys to do some fishing.
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