The tarpon below was caught by my brother off of Charleston, SC again with salt water gear and not on a fly. They can also be caught by the methods described above and are horrific fighters as well.
So if you want these monsters on a fly, it is very possible. However, because this is mostly an Idaho fly fishing blog, I will hold these fly fishing secrets for another time. Stay tuned.
In the meantime, keep those light weight lines & rods, small tippets and midge flies handy for some relatively large Idaho trout. It is much more fun and exciting, in my opinion, than the Canadian pike and Charleston tarpon on much larger equipment.
A very good example of what is in store for you in the rivers and streams of Idaho is this 15" rainbow (shown below) caught on the Moyie River this past Tuesday, September 23rd. It just happened to go airborne on three occasions prior to being netted and then it was gently released to be caught another day.
|15" Moyie River Rainbow - 9/23/2014|
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