We just finished a set of SeaDek pads for the new tarpon fishing competition show, Sliver Kings, which is shot in Islamorada, FL. SeaDek has been working with Silver Kings during the filming of their upcoming season, and a variety of SeaDek products will be featured on the show including: pads for casting and poling platforms, hatch covers, Yeti cooler tops and helm stations. Check out a few of the products and the Silver Kings trailer below:
Fly-fishing for tarpon is an addiction. Those that do it know what it’s like to stand on the bow of a boat all day in hopes of getting shots at swimming fish. Anticipation can turn to anxiety…excitement turns to frustration. It is a sport that requires determination, focus and patience. Some of the best guides and anglers at the pinnacle of the tarpon community participate in four annual tournaments in Islamorada, FL. These invitation only tournaments bring the best men and women together in a quest to crown the most efficient guide/angler team. The tournaments are the Outback Golden Fly, The Don Hawley, The Women’s Fly Tarpon Classic, and the prestigious Gold Cup.
The first known tarpon to be caught on rod and reel was in 1885 by William Wood. Since then, tarpon have been passionately pursued by respected outdoorsmen like Ernest Hemmingway, Zane Grey, Theodore Roosevelt, hall of famer Ted Williams, and President George H. W. Bush. In the old days of tarpon fishing, anglers would catch and kill tarpon only to “hang ‘em high” for pictures and then dump the rotting carcasses. In the late 80’s, fly-fishing guides in the Keys realized changes needed to be made to protect this precious resource and a conservation effort was born. At that point in time, the catch-and-release mindset was implemented in these tarpon specific tournaments and throughout the fishing community in the Florida Keys.
*Reposted from the Silver Kings TV website: www.silverkingstv.com/about-the-show/show-overview For more information on Silver Kings, please visit: www.silverkingstv.com
Silver Kings airs this coming October on Destination America, so be sure to tune in!