Well the angling gods smiled on me today. I hooked and landed a tarpon from the Adios. Man it was a treat. One of those special angling moments you just don’t forget. At one point I fought it standing up; while the tarpon towed the kayak along. What a wild feeling. My heart was in my mouth. After taking me for a few rides, the Silver King dove under the Adios several times, spinning me like a top.
If I guess the weight I’ll be wrong. So all I’ll venture is that was 36-40″ in length. Fabulous fight on an 8-weight fly rod. What fly? The tarpon took a sparse, chartreuse,size 1#, half-half. He trashed it and twisted the hook. Brother, I deserve a whiskey tonight.