Struggling to keep my line untangled and far from my feet I make a good 25 meter throw, tangent to the floating platform. I let the fly sink for a few seconds
to then start stripping at speed of light. When the fly is about 10 meter from us I see them. Two Mahi Mahi (local name for the Coryphaena hippurus) are following.
One will be a meter long, the other one a bit smaller. The level of adrenalin goes from zero to a hundred in a wink. I know that I cannot slow down the
retrieving speed and keep stripping at full power. At five meter from the boat the largest fish engulfs the fly with a bolt jerk. I lift the rod that bends at the limit in the
attempt of the strike. A fraction of a second and the 5/0 steel hook is darting back an inch from my ear and the fish is gone.