ISLAMORADA, Florida Keys -- Women are to pit their angling expertise and tenacity against tarpon at the Women's World Invitational Fly Championship, Tarpon Series, set for Tuesday through Friday, June 13-16.
A kickoff party and rules meeting are to be held Tuesday, June 13, at the Lorelei, mile marker 82 bayside in Islamorada. Fly-fishing for tarpon is slated Wednesday through Friday.
The all-release, fly-only tournament requires anglers to use tournament-supplied 16-pound tippet. Scoring is based on the total number of releases, so the anglers must hook, fight and release tarpon as quickly as possible -- making the competition a true test of skill and endurance.
Fish must measure a minimum of 48 inches long to be counted for scoring.
Entry fee is $400 and covers all social functions for each angler and her guide.
For more information, call (305) 664-5423 or e-mail email@example.com.
To find out about area accommodations, call the Islamorada Chamber of Commerce at (305) 664-4503 or (800) 322-5397, or visit the Florida Keys & Key West Web site at www.fla-keys.com.