Video: Flats Tarpon Battle on the Fly

Finger Burning Tarpon from Ted Margo on Vimeo.

A short but sweet video revealing one reason why tarpon are such a beloved flats fish: the epic battle!

From the video maker:

“This Tarpon was not happy to meet me. Took off so fast and violently that it burned fingers on both my hands. Took a bunch of line in a matter of seconds. 100 pounds (estimated) and very pissed. Eventually broke off by chewing through the line.”

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One thought

  1. This was also my experience with my first 100+ tarpon. So exciting but so sad to have them wear through the leader after a long fight.

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