Tarpon Fly Fishing Report (May 27-28)
May 27: Happy Memorial Day from the fabulous middle Florida Keys, home of “Tarpon World”. May 27, Friday evening, old friend Forrest Young, from Marathon, fly fished with me aboard “Fly Reel” between 8:00 PM and 10:00 PM, out in Tarpon World. He caught an 80 pound male Tarpon before dark, then jumped another big fish which came unhooked. As the current slowed, during our last drift, Forrest cast to, hooked, jumped, fought, and caught a big female Tarpon which I estimated between 150 and 180 pounds. Took him 24 minutes to land on my TFO TiCr-x fly rod, Mako 9600 Fly Reel, Rio Tarpon Taper fly line, with 20 pound Mason Hard Mono class tippet. Lots of fun, my biggest Silver King of the year, so far. I love my Job, wish you were here!
May 28: Saturday evening, Rex Mauer, from Seattle and KW, joined me aboard “Fly Reel” for a short three hour trip to Silver King Bank, which is located in the NW corner of “Tarpon World” where we cast flies to big Tarpon. There were lots of Poons in the area, they ate my flies real good considering the wind and seas were dead calm, with 85 degree water temperature. We jumped 6 nice big tarpon, while Rex managed to fight two females, both over 100 pounds, to the boat, on 16 pound class tippet. Only 7 more nights left during my Tarpon season, then home to North Carolina for a few days. Have a happy Memorial Day, I love my Job!!! Two weeks from today I will be relaxing while drinking some 25 year old Rum, while in my pool, at my condo, in Los Suenos resort, Costa Rica. Marlin season is almost here, Can’t wait!
Contact me if you are interested in catching a Blue Marlin on fly this summer, at one of my “Costa Rica, Blue Marlin Fly Fishing Schools” one spot still available. Also I still have several openings for the Eighth Annual “Jake Jordan Invitational Sailfish Fly Challenge” on January 5 through 8, 2017, at the world class “Casa Vieja Lodge”. Come on, you know that you want to give it a try. Thanks to all who helped me celebrate another awesome year of fly fishing here in Tarpon world.