One of the big fallacies surrounding big game fishing is the idea that you have to be a big strong guy to catch a marlin on a rod and reel. Nothing could be further from the truth. Big game sportfishing is a we thing, not a me thing!
It takes a team to catch a marlin on sporting class — 130-pound and under — line. No one can wench a 300-pound marlin to the boat on 12-pound line. But with the right captain, crew and angler, you can get close enough to get a tag in the fish. That’s why ladies tend to be so good at our sport; they listen intently and have patience (Unless, of course, you happen to be married to them — but that’s a different subject!). If you want proof of how easy it is for the ladies to subdue billfish on almost any kind of tackle, take a look at these ladies in action! – Dave Ferrell