Video: Incredible Footage of the First Marlin Ever Landed on a Fly Rod


Written by: Phil Monahan

Webster “Doc” Robinson was the creator of the bait-and-switch method of fly-fishing for billfish. In this archival film, we actually get to witness the very first marlin ever caught on a fly. Doc’s wife, Helen, is a real pro at working the teaser, and Doc has no trouble sticking the big fish. Landing it is another story, as you’ll see.

The second video is from Doc and Helen’s induction into the IGFA Hall of Fame for their exploits, and here’s the description of their careers from the IGFA Hall.

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