How I lost my first tarpon

by anomous
(Lafayette, LA, USA)

It looked something like this.

It looked something like this.

OK i was 20 years old and it was my first time fly-fishing in saltwater ever. I felt a jolt as a fish (most likely a tarpon - my guide said it had to been)took my fly and ran with it. I was struggling. After 9 minutes it finally started to give up. Then a shark jumps out of the water with the my line in its mouth. My heart dropped and I was sickened and flabbergasted at the same time.

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