That guy's a tool.
wow thats terrible how could you do that to a tarpon
Being safely tucked in Idaho, I don't even know....are tarpon any good to eat? I'm a bit surprised a fly fisherman would do that.....is there some sort of club out there in the fly fishing world that I'm unaware of that's into smacking big fish?
No. Tarpon aren't good table fare. The guy wants to get in the IGFA for a world record with a 12 lb tippet. The guide wants to say he has x amount of world records for more business. Per the FWC, a $50.00 tarpon tag is required to harvest. No more than 2 per day. I just haven't seen anyone kill one since the old sepia photo days.