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Old 03-07-2009, 02:05 PM
Swalt Swalt is offline
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My 2 cents and I am far from being an expert on hooking tarpon. I have fished for them 3 times and the last time we did use circle hooks and smaller flies. I had read something very similar to what striblue quoted and used the same methods described. This is only a small sampling but between the 2 of us we hooked 8 and landed 5. The circle hook was always in the or near the corner of the mouth and under the bone there. You don't strike. You just let the fish take the fly, turn and let the line come tight. These were tarpon ranging from 20 to 60lbs.
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