Episode 57: Capt. Tim Klein – Treasures, Tournaments, and Tarpon
Timmy Klein is a great husband, father, friend and one hell of a fisherman. I’ve been on his boat shooting tv shows and fun fishing, often we hooked so many tarpon we lost count. But it was the bonefish game that elevated his reputation to being second to none. He’s not only won the biggest tournaments, but his domination was such that, most likely, no one will ever match it. He’s won eight fall fly tournaments, three spring fly’s, four all tackles and world record bonefish caught on 6,8,12,16 and 20 pound test. He’s won tarpon tournaments too, but it was his bonefish genius that will forever have his name among the greats of this sport.
His father was a commercial diver and his best friend. Growing up, Tim would dive and look for Spanish Galleon treasures with his father offshore of Islamorada. He eventually started to take his boat to school and on slick calm days, he would find himself in the middle of Florida Bay instead of Math class. His desire to explore, and go over the horizon consumed his mind and lead to him making a successful living on the water.
On today’s podcast, Timmy covers the spectrum of fish, family, drugs, and flying through the air with a kill gaff in his hands….