Something in Common with Hemmingway
Something on Hemmingway's bucket list was catching a tarpon. We often take them for granted. Do you?
This is an article from the Cleburne Times Review, in Cleburne Texas. Tarpon are no stranger to Texans, like they're no stranger to us here on Florida's West Central Coast. They are likely more common here and there are more ways you can get onto them. That said, this article really touches upon a feeling that people get once they see somebody else catch one on video, or they read about them, and they think it's time to wrestle one. Once you've caught a dozen (or hooked a few hundred in your lifetime and landed a lot of them) they're more hassle then amazing, but putting a newcomer on a tarpon will be something worth my time until I leave the deck I've been fishing.
The story is about the author's bucket list. We can see why tarpon are on one's list.