Trouts Journal

WATCH: Five Flies for Tarpon with Alec Gerbec

Ivan Orsic / Oct 4, 2020

We're back! Obviously, it's been a couple of months since we've updated our 2020 Special Saltwater Editions of our Five Flies series. With travel of all sorts grinding to a halt earlier this year, we put this series on pause. As things slowly start to open up, especially stateside, we wanted to finish up this series for posterity's sake.

In this episode, we're talking about TARPON. The Silver King. Tarpon are a powerful, yet technical flats fish whose fight could be described as a full-contact sport. Jumping, leaping, bulldogging, and destroying gear are all signs of a proper tarpon fight. Once you've experienced tarpon on the fly, it's hard to look at the sport the same.

For this special edition, we welcome back an encyclopedia of saltwater fly fishing expertise - the one and only Alec Gerbec of Umpqua Feather Merchants. Not only did Alec spend five years with the Alphonse Fishing Company as the Head Guide, but he has also dedicated the large majority of his free time to chasing saltwater fish on the fly. Enjoy and feel free to drop us a line if you've got an upcoming saltwater trip that you need to get geared up for!

CALL: 303-733-1434.

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