Long tine tarpon devote, Tony Wendtland, is preparing to take his younger son, Taylor, to Tarpon Cay on the Yucatan this weekend. Tony is my neighbor and we both have sons that love to fish so I really could appreciate it when Tony told me,
"Taylor is pretty excited to catch his first tarpon on a fly rod. He has been practicing his double-haul at the Flying H polo fields."
Taylor was 15 in March so this trip is a belated birthday present!
Tony took his other son Kit to Isla Holbox in 2008 where he caught a big jack crevalle. When Kit asked the guide before his hookup what jacks were like, the guide told him,
"They are like really big crappies on crack".
Hard to argue with that!