Lee Haskin Was at it Again
My old friend and tarpon maniac Lee Haskin was in Belize, and has sent this report. Seems he had a rather good time and got to prove his tying efforts yet again:
Back from Belize. What a great trip. Bad weather most of the week, but plenty of tarpon and permit! The bait was VERY small, and glad I had my fly tying kit along. I needed a short, 2”, VERY sparse, subtle fly to catch the tarpon. The big 100 lb. tarpon was caught on a “factory” black/red Neutralizer!!!
The Targus rods performed incredibly well, even in the high wind. The 10 wt. was a bit light for my largest tarpon (around 100 lbs.), and took a bit longer than it should to bring the fish to hand.
The Crusty Crab was a huge hit with the permit (both tan and green). I had one permit suck the crab down in to crushers and bent the hook flat against the body of the crab! Amazing stuff.
Biggest surprise was that I had a big permit eat my Shrimp Neutralizer the last day. I was busy fishing/testing the crab all week, and only used the Neutralizer the last day. The guides went crazy.
What an amazing, beautiful place to fish!