Q&A: Gary Merriman Recounts His Giant Pacific Blue Marlin and Tarpon Toad Fly

Ever hear of Gary Merriman? Not only did this Atlanta fly-shop owner develop the much-heralded Tarpon Toad fly in the 1990s, but he also caught the second-largest marlin ever on rod and reel, a 1,649-pound Pacific blue. We caught up with him recently.