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The photo pictured is of Greg Esslinger. He was fly fishing for Tarpon in the East Bay of Apalachicola. He came across a large school of black drum. In the middle of the school were two large reds, including this 42″ fish. Tackle was a 12 wt fly rod with heavy leader and an orange tarpon toad fly – the fish chased the fly and sucked it in just a few feet from the boat. He could see right down his throat as he ate it. Even with the heavy fly rod it took more than 20 minutes to land it. Crazy!