Putting on the Heat

Tarpon FishingKyle Giampaoli and friend put some serious heat on a deep-bodied tarpon in the backcountry.


  1. I like that when he couldn’t easily land him he immediately said, “I’m gonna pop ‘im.” And did. That’s how that’s done.

  2. Marshall Cutchin says:

    Agreed, especially on a big fish like that. I always try to get the fly out, because I don’t like the idea of a tarpon dragging a leader around, but if the fight lasts longer than 15 minutes, the water is hot, or the fish seems extra-tired, a pop-off is the right answer–for me anyway.

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