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Old 01-07-2008, 09:35 PM
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i think my favorite would be tarpon in the 60 to 120# range. The brute force is mind boggling , the jumps spectacular and for, me ,they can be frustrating at times. I cant stop going even as expensive as it is.

My casting goes to hell when a large pod approaches or casting to the edge of a daisy chain, I CAN cast better than that! Every edge on my shoes attracts the loose line on the deck.

A close second would be false albacore, although the presentation isnt anywhere as critical here, to strip a clouser or a crease fly through the mayhem of flying bait and birds and have a 12# albie slam it going 35mph gets the heart goin---

i havent caught a permit or sail on fly but they are on my list

Shorthaul,

I am with you on the pods of tarpon, I think anybodies cast will look like an unfolding lawn chair when those silver kings are daisey chained up and cruisin. why is that? when you cast to a pod of tarpon your line finds every thing on the deck to wrap itself around including you. I guess its just the sight of those monsters, you heart starts pumping and you cant see straight.

Permit on the fly, what a rush!!! especially when there is deep water near by.
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these are fun, then again---bugger bit me while i was tryin to release him, now he sits on my wall...caught in delaware in 1980
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guess you showed him who was boss, what pattern did you catch him on?
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For those of us that chase Grey ghosts, Silver Kings, Linesiders or Pomps,Permits and Reds what is your favorite quary?

For me its anything on the flats, each species presents its own challange and keeps you on your toes. I would have to say, my most persued fish would be redfish, followed closely by tarpon.
I'd have to say bonefish. There's just something about shallow, clear water and bonefish.

I've never really fished the flats exclusively for permit (I've had a few shots), but I think that would be pretty neat.

Tarpon would be another favorite. I've taken them up to 165 on fly.
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New member here so be kind please!!!

I'm a bonefish mon, myself. Just love the challenge of the hunt and cast and that first blistering run back to deep water!

I chase permit when available but wish they would eat the fly more often! I like tarpon as well, but the babies while having a great grab and aerial show seldom get into the backing,,, bigger tarpon now they are something else!!!

Other fish worthy of honorable mention for me? Snook are a cool fish to catch. Jacks are great fun and often save the day when you need something to get your backing wet! Cudas are a challenge on fly tackle as well.

Haven't done enough red or striper fishing to consider them as favorites (yet)!

All that said second place in my books has to be sharks (Blacktips and lemons) once they get over 4 feet long! A 4-5 foot black tip gives nothing to a tarpon of the same size and a large lemon is real test of wills!

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Stripers and Blues
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Stripers and weakies are my favorites, but I never turn down a fight with a bluefish.
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I'm with the Aroostook man..... I'm guesiing another Mainer.

Stripers!

Although Trout are just as fun for me.

If I feel like a heavy fight, and excitement I'll be out looking for blues and stripers, but when I feel like challenging my presentation and more delicate casting skillls, I'll be hunting for Trout or Salmon.
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You know it man...............Aroostook county Maine.....God's last stronghold of freewill and creation, my eden.
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