When we go on fishing vacations we often think of any danger that might occur. Even if we do it might be sharks, jellyfish, or even dangerous currents. Last week a 53-year-old doctor from Virginia was brutally shot while out fly fishing in Belize. This is a case of being at the wrong place at the wrong time. For the full article on the story click here.
This kind of thing should not stop you from going out and exploring new places. Fly Fishing takes us all over the world to amazing places but sometimes bad things happen.
Our thoughts go out to the friends and family of Dr. Gary Swank.
The month of May in Colorado usually means the start of high water and caddis hatches. However, on the other side of the country, May means the start of the migratory tarpon. Every May in Florida anglers gets the unique opportunity to have a chance to catch a large migratory tarpon. These fish cruise up the beaches of Florida on their annual migration to spawn. Fish upwards of 200lbs are not uncommon. Anglers will find the tarpon is large groups in May then will start breaking apart into smaller groups come June and July. By the time August rolls around the tarpon seem to dissipate. If you have not had the opportunity to go see this phenomenon I highly recommend it. So when the water gets high in Colorado think about booking a flight to Florida and giving it a shot.