A note from John Agles @flyfishinrad:
“Overall, I’m about 75% stand up paddle board and 25% Skiff. When it comes to beach tarpon on fly, it’s pretty much all on the paddle board. Being able to launch anywhere and quickly is the obvious advantage. I also like the serenity and simplicity; I’m definitely not going to put a motor or a bunch of junk on my board. A not so obvious advantage is often the fish will tolerate being chased by SUP to some degree, which is very unlikely to happen by boat. Of course you’re still left with the over the shoulder shot. This string of fish was headed north. At least a couple fish saw the fly and passed on it before a big one said ok.”
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