Ascension Bay is a top nursery for tarpon between five to fifty pounds, with the odd fish over one-hundred pounds. Your guides have spent decades exploring the deepest and farthest reaches of the mangrove back country and have discovered countless, “Green Rooms,” teeming with tarpon ready to give heart stopping acrobatics when hooked. It is all about casting accuracy, not distance. The hotter the weather, the hotter the fishing.
Rods – A 9 weight ultra-fast action rod like the Thomas and Thomas, TNT 910S-4.
Reels – Smooth drag, large arbor models capable of holding 200 yards of 30 lb. backing like the Nautilus NV 8/9.
Fly Line – Floating, weight forward saltwater taper. Over line one to a 10wt to help rod loading at shorter distances.
Flies – Traditional Keys patterns in black and red, black and purple. EP baitfish in natural colors. Toads in all colors. Hook sizes 2 to 2/0.
Leaders – Short seven or eight foot leaders with 60lb shock tippets. It is all about casting accuracy not distance.