This is exactly why you need to go flyfishing for tarpon and get it off of your bucket list.
Here is some aerial footage of some incredible tarpon fishing, and in more ways than one. First, from a drone's point of view, the take of the fisherman's offering can be seen from the air above the boat. But once the silver king has it and realizes its mistake, the footage becomes the stuff of legend.
It's absolutely insane how fast the lead fish takes the fly, turns, and is gone 30-yards, coming out of the water multiple times. But that's not enough: the fish is right at the boat when it strikes!
This is the kind of footage that we love to share. Check out the strike, the run, and the incredible leap, and then we'll discuss tactics.
Here's the video:
Here's one to get your heart racing - a drone-view of a close-proximity tarpon take.Footage by Flywater Expeditions.#FlyFishing #Tarpon #MegalopsAtlanticus
Posted by In the Loop Magazine on Tuesday, April 30, 2019
Generally, a 10-weight "buggy whip" rod is a go-to for many stalkers of the silver king. It's easy to cast and can be used for the duration of the day without as much fatigue.
For a reel, many of the pros use the Nautilus system as they are powerful, smooth as heck, and even looks amazing. A good fluorocarbon leader at a minimum 40-50-pound test works well and is the choice of many veteran fishing guides.
Good luck, and good fishing!