I spent a couple weeks last April in the Keys, and it made a permanent mark in my life. I think I could chase these fish for years without getting bored. In the end I only jumped one fish, but she was pretty big and the eat was very exciting! She ran about 100 yards in about half a second, and then jumped and shredded the bite tippet. I was using a small, chartreuse tarpon toad.
In this video you can see my friend cast to a group of about 5 big tarpon. The tarpon turn into a daisy chain and look at the fly, then they circle around and leave. It’s sort of hard to see as the video was taken on my phone without a polarizer.
I hope you enjoy, and I hope you also get to chase tarpon someday. They are a blast!!