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Fly fishing off Homosassa
By TERRY TOMALIN, Times Outdoors Writer
© St. Petersburg Times, published May 5, 2000
The shallow grass and sand flats off Homosassa always have been known for big tarpon and the fly-rodders who follow these silver kings with near religious devotion.
Hidden clusters of rocks help keep pleasure boaters away, which allows the 'poon hunters to pursue their passion in peace. Each May, the grass flats draw some of the world's best anglers to test their skills with a fly-rod against the granddaddy of sportfish.
Year after year, the same anglers return, booking their personal guides for weeks at a time. They seek one thing: a 200-pound fish that would bury Billy Pate's 18-year-old, 188-pound world record once and for all.
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