A very good thing happened today in Cuba

Today was the day of the 80-85 pound tarpon. Wow. That was pretty much one of the most amazing tings I’ve encountered.

A fish like this makes you realize the game-stepping up that a big tarpon requires.  Things like you backing knot all of a sudden become really important.  You start to think about exactly how hard you can crank that drag. You start to really, really regret having 20 pound backing because you couldn’t get to the fly shop before you left and you thought the fish would be… smaller.

Photo by Jim Klug, Tarpon by Cuba

This was the only tarpon landed by me today. I fed 4, jumped 2, landed 1. It was pretty frigging amazing.

For some reason I can’t connect to the internet anymore on my computer, so I’m using another guest’s computer, so I’ll give more photos and more details when I can.

Also caught a couple of bones today, but this tarpon is clearly the highlight of the day (trip?).

Pretty frigging happy right now.

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