Tag Archives: tarpon

Photos: A Travelin’ Man’s Belize Grand Slam


Written by: Phil Monahan

Getting the permit to the boat first was a great kickoff to a memorable day.
All photos courtesy Tom Gordon

Australian reader Tom Gordon sent in the three pictures that capture his recent Belize saltwater Grand Slam, along with a note: “Wind has been blowing a gale all week, but we decided to roll the dice and go out today in 20 knots and plenty of. . .

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Photos of the Day: Bonus-Day Tarpon in Belize

Written by: Dan Davala, Orvis Arlington


Just when he thought he’d failed in his quest for a tarpon, a stroke of good fortune came Jim Lampros’s way.
Photo by Dan Davala

Last week, my good friend Jim Lampros (Fishing Manager at Orvis Cleveland) and I had the opportunity to escape the present Ice Age we’re in and fly south to El Pescador in Belize. We decided to spend the majority of our time hunting tarpon, which are. . .

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Photos of the Day: A Keys Super Slam from the SUP


Written by: Phil Monahan

This sweet bonefish ate a heavy permit fly the second it hit the water.
Photo courtesy Chris Lewis

Chris Lewis of the Skinny Water Culture blog sent in these great photos from a spur-of-the-moment trip to the Florida Keys with this friend, Alex. They were after bonefish, but they found a whole. . .

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Video: Killer Fly-Fishing Mixtape from Cuba


Written by: Phil Monahan

Apparently, these are the outtake scenes from a video of a trip to Cuba by the folks at The Fly Fishing Nation. These are some pretty damned good scenes to end up on the cutting room floor. I’m glad that they decided to scoop them up and edit them together.

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Video: Stu Apte, Big Tarpon, and the Citrus Queen


Written by: Phil Monahan

Here’s a wonderful piece of archival footage featuring famous Florida Keys angler Stu Apte casting for big tarpon with a fiberglass rod. But he’s not in it just for the sport; no, he’s also trying to win the admiration of the Florida Citrus Queen, who is sporting a swell swimsuit. Check out the “rod stiffener” Apte threads into the butt section of his rod for more power. He lands two beauties here, but the editor has spliced in some shots of a real monster fish, as well.

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