THE MISSION's editor at large and Feathers & Fluoro stalwart Conrad Botes on juvenile tarpon in Gabon. For more on this trip, read his account in Issue 3. It often occurs to me that it’s the unexpected parts of a fly-fishing trip that stay with me. Case in point is the trip we had to [...]

Getting Silly with It: Fly fishing for Juvenile Tarpon

Think its silly even thinking of approaching a tarpon wiht a 3 weight? Andre van Wyk explains why it's just the thing when fly fishing for juvenile tarpon. To a flyfisherman, the word "tarpon" conjours up great visions of leviathan-size creatures, armour plated beaten silver heavyweights, exploding into the air over a gin clear flat, [...]


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