Tarpon Diaries, Day 4 – Silver Ghost

18 June 2015
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18 June 2015, Comments: 0

Tarpon Diaries, Day 4 – Silver Ghost


Tarpon have been called silver kings.  Kings of the flats some say.

They may be kings to some, but to me they are ghosts.  Slipping in and out again like a wisp of wind.  By the time I see them and have a shot, it is too late.

It is rainy and visibility is garbage.  The Don Hawley tarpon tournament is currently underway all around us.  We see no one tight to a fish all morning.

In the rain, every sign of nervous water causes tremors within my heart.  Who knew something so alive could haunt me more than any phantom or spirit.


Andrew McKinley
Duranglers Flies and Supplies

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Andy McKinley
Andy manages Duranglers Flies and Supplies online store and web content. When he is not plugging away in the basement of Duranglers, he can be found in the shop talking weird flies, throwing spey casts for few fish, eating pizza, drinking coffee, painting, and raising a family in Southwest Colorado.

His fly fishing writings have been published on blogs such as the Daily Drake and Simms Wading Room.

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