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194-pounder on the fly

Veteran fly-fisherman Tom Evans brings in potential 12-pound tippet world record

Updated: May 20, 2010, 4:54 PM ET
By David A. Brown | ESPNOutdoors.com

PINE ISLAND, Fla. — Veteran fly-fisherman Tom Evans of Wilson, Wyo., caught a potential 12-pound tippet world record tarpon of 194.1 pounds on May 10.

Guided by Capt. Al Dopirak, Evans hooked the fish in about eight feet of water over the famed "Oklahoma Flat" off Pine Island, south of Homosassa. The current world record is 177 pounds.

Evans caught the fish on a brown tarpon bunny fly. He was using a 12-weight Kennedy Fisher fly rod and a Tibor Gulfstream reel carrying Cortland ...

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