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Episode 24: Tarpon fishing ('Lords of the Fly')

December 01, 2020 Chadd Scott Season 1 Episode 24
Welcome to Florida
Episode 24: Tarpon fishing ('Lords of the Fly')
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Welcome to Florida
Episode 24: Tarpon fishing ('Lords of the Fly')
Dec 01, 2020 Season 1 Episode 24
Chadd Scott

Craig Pittman shares good environmental news  with Chadd Scott to begin this episode and the two discuss a quirky feature of Fernandina Beach's local government.

This week's guest is best-selling author Monte Burke whose latest book, "Lords of the Fly: Madness, Obsession, and the Hunt for the World Record Tarpon," dives into the tarpon fly fishing craze around Homosassa in the early 1980s. From Flip Pallot, to Ted Williams, Jimmy Buffett to a hardened gangster, everyone wanted to take a crack at landing a world record tarpon on fly tackle. 

Show Notes

Craig Pittman shares good environmental news  with Chadd Scott to begin this episode and the two discuss a quirky feature of Fernandina Beach's local government.

This week's guest is best-selling author Monte Burke whose latest book, "Lords of the Fly: Madness, Obsession, and the Hunt for the World Record Tarpon," dives into the tarpon fly fishing craze around Homosassa in the early 1980s. From Flip Pallot, to Ted Williams, Jimmy Buffett to a hardened gangster, everyone wanted to take a crack at landing a world record tarpon on fly tackle.