Re: Feeding Tarpon - one other thing

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Posted by Dan Blanton on 2013-04-16 20:29:03 in reply to Re: Feeding Tarpon - one other thing posted by Ted Cassar on 2013-04-16 19:26:21

Hey Ted,

Not speaking for Lee; but you've made some valid points. Yes, there are times when you'd better not take your eye off the fish or risk losing sight of it; and you do need to keep an eye on your fly - after you've put it where you want it; and you can't do that if your line loop is large enough to fly a 747 through it. Most of the advice given is for those with less experience; and casting is still in my view, the most important aspect of the game. If you can't deliver it they aren't going to eat it no matter what you do.

I think with tarpon, once you see it (or them) you're likely not going to lose sight of it before the cast is completed. I think both Lee and I are intimating "observe" your line loop which will tell you a lot about how you are handling your rod. OK - keep one eye on the line loop and the other on the fish - or fly - or both if you can. And, keep both ears on the guide and do exactly what he or she tells you to - like NOW! ;-)

Permit and to some degree, bonefish, are much tougher to see than tarpon, noted exceptions of course.


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