If you zoom in you can definitely see the tarpon and fly rod. More pics will be coming from the video on Tommy’s camera.
This is some of the action from yesterday on the west side with Tommy Kee, Morten and myself. First tarpon for Morten and as soon as he hooked up the fish did basically nothing. Morten looked at me and shrugged his shoulders and then all hell broke loose. This thing commenced to do at least six jumps. We figured it weigh at least 70 lbs. A short time later I hooked up briefly with a smaller tarpon. Then the action picked up even more as we spotted three really big permit. Morten had a good shot and placed the fly almost perfectly. The permit charged the fly and either missed or it was pulled away or what ever. This was our best chance to get the grand slam as we already had the bonefish.
We found another bigger tarpon and had several shots at him but he wasn’t interested in what we were offering.
This is in an area to go if you are not concerned at numbers of bonefish but rather the opportunity of tarpon and big permit. It’s a long drive and a long run but to me it’s worth it. Tommy knows this area as well as any local guide. If your interested in a trip like this he can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
My time here is getting short and actually I’m looking forward to getting back and getting my new (old) fly shop open. I will be at my old location next to the Blue Moon in beautiful downtown Divide. Plans are to be open first week of April.