Megalops Atlanticus Art Print
$9.99 – $79.99
Megalops Atlanticus art print with “Species” themed graphics.
*** Frame and Mat Not Included!!! ***
Custom Sizes & Framing Availible Upon Request
Megalops Atlanticus art print with modern, movie poster style "Species" graphics from Flats Hunter. This unique, limited edition tarpon art is an authentic reproduction of an original digital artwork created by the artist Anthony Lauro. Every Flats Hunter limited edition print comes signed and numbered with a Certificate of Authenticity.
All Flats Hunter limited edition are prints are done in house on 100% archival fine art paper that is acid, lignin, and chlorine free with the best, museum quality archival inks. Flats Hunter DOES NOT outsource or subcontract any of its' artwork. Flats Hunter DOES NOT use third party printers and or lesser "drop shipping" services. Every single print is made locally in Florida with American pride and craftsmanship. When properly cared for this tarpon print is sure to last a lifetime making it the perfect fishing gift for anglers of all ages.
Edition: Limited to 200 prints in each size. Every copy signed and numbered by the artist, Anthony Lauro
Printer: Canon imagePROGRAF PRO-2100
Paper: Hahnemühle FineArt Baryta, 325 gsm, 100% α-cellulose, acid and lignin free
Packaging: Rolled over a tube with glassine paper, poly bagged and then boxed
Origin: Printed personally by the artist in Florida, USA
The majestic Tarpon is one of the Earth’s oldest fish. Its’ ancestors can be dated back to over 125 million years ago. This gallant warrior still possesses some characteristics of its’ primitive past even today. The tarpon’s most unique trait is its primitive lung, or air sac, which allows it to live in oxygen depleted waters by breathing oxygen from the air through “rolling”.
The tarpon is also known as the “silver king” due to its brilliant silver sides. The upper body ranges from dark blue to olive green depending on the area in which the fish resides. The tarpon also has a unique whip like extension of his dorsal fin.
Tarpon are quite literally built like armored tanks. Their scales are gigantic and can be almost the size of your palm on fish over 100 lbs. Their hinged lower cargo plane jaws are extremely hardened and raspy, making it very difficult to achieve a proper hookset, not to mention absolute hell on leaders and fly fishing tippets.
Male tarpon rarely exceed 100 pounds but the females are much larger and some have been known to grow over 350pounds during their 55 year potential life span. The current world record stands at 286 pounds and 9 ounces caught by Max Domecq in Rubane, Guinea-Bissau, Africa on March 20, 2003.
Although tarpon are generally considered lazy fish due to their preference of being pushed by moving water as they migrate, once hooked they put on an acrobatic display that will send chills up your spine followed by an all out exhausting slug fest. Catching a tarpon on fly is one of the most exhilarating and unforgettable experiences an angler can pursue.
Once you have had the privilege of catching a tarpon you will undoubtedly agree that they are indeed the “Silver King”.
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