Re: What reels can handle tarpon?
Through our booking agency we have outfitted quite a few Tarpon anglers to Costa Rica. we reccommend two brands. For those who can afford them, Islanders, in size 4.0 or larger. For a more budget minded customer we reccommend the TFO LA425. Both have served us well, and never failed on Tarpon. My father-in-law lives 6 months of the year in Costa Rica, and fishes exclusively for the Silver Giants. He swears by Islander.
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