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March 21, 2008
By Tim Romano & Kirk Deeter
All things being equal (expense not a factor), which would you rather catch ...
Trout for one reason, try catching a steel-head on a five-weight rod
With as many of us that have caught a few nice trout, and few that have caught one of the "SILVER KINGS" I still set my preferences on trout during the May-October time period and heading for more tropical venues as the cold hits the lower 48 so for me it is a matter of time and place but they both have earned my respect as a sportsman and fly angler.
Blue Ox,Your not the only one. I agree with you 100%MPN
The trout - easy question. The surroundings, the solitude, the tranquility. Big fish are fun - trout are the real deal.
It is a brilliant question. One of those beach vs. mountains arguements that can probably point to who you really are as a person. I think I'd prefer a nice couple of trout on a cool day in the mountains.
The comparison is a bit like comparing shooting a rabbit, or big buck. Both are challenging and exciting, but the chance to take the big buck outweighs the bunny every time. This is a similar situation with the rainbow and the tarpon.
Variety is the spice of life. I can't say I'd take one over the other. Although I'd sure like to catch silver one day, I like my trout just the same.
There is nothing like a "Poon in the air"! Whether it's the 90lb. ocean migrant or the 150lb toad in the backcountry it's total adrenaline. My life as an angler changed when I launched my first Tarpon 6 feet in the air and a back flip! I will never forget it and can't wait to do it again. The Poon is explosive!
Well considering the abundance of trout within such a short distance of where I live, of course a tarpon would be the easy choice. Anything that takes you into the backing will do. When do we leave?
Pretty smart call Evan V ... that tarpon weighed 50 pounds (little), the brown is a 20-incher. But you're all right ... it's all good!
'poons every time!if i lived in FLA. but hey, if i'm fishin' it's all good. Carp, bluegill, bass, trout whatever!still there in no fish like the Tarpon!man, i can understand why guys give up everything ( chicks, jobs, house,cars the whole thing just to chase these unreal fish!!conway
The trout. I'd rather catch 50 that size than 1 tarpon that size. I prefer quanity over quality. And even if, thats a nice trout, and 50 that size would be awesome!
I think that as long as you're out there with your line in the water, and you're doing what you love doing, then it really shouldn't matter. Catching either fish would simply be a bonus.But that's just me.
More opportunities to catch the former, but would much rather be catching the latter.
As awalys the tarpon i went down to florida a few weeks agao and cought a 30 pound one of those and man that was fun.
Tarpon. Hands down.
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