Flyfishing For Tarpon

Flyfishing For Tarpon

Hey Tom I was gonna post on your blog but just thought I would ask on this. We are having a hell of a time the last four years actually catching tarpon on the fly rods. That what we started going down there for. Both my buddies I go down with we guided in Montana so we know how to fly fish just needed some pointers on getting them to eat a fly. When should I use a natural color fly or when would I use a bright color fly. Or does it matter that much.

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How To Tie The Slim Beauty Knot

How To Tie The Slim Beauty Knot

The Slim Beauty Knot was created by Simon Becker and myself in a small apartment in Key West in an attempt to eliminate the Bimini Twist from our tarpon leaders and create an easier, faster and more compact tarpon leader.  We had returned from dinner at The 5 Star Cafe in Key West.  It has since closed, but that night will forever be remembered because our waitress had nicknames for all of us.  They all started with Slim.  One was Slim Slick, another was Slim Daddy and she called me Slim Beauty.  Pretty funny.

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