Capt. Travis Holeman and I went out today to have a guides day off. I took Travis to a place I have been finding some big fish so we tied on 4 lb IGFA standard tippet and waited till we saw the right fish to throw at. Travis was armed with a 6 weight, felt like we were going to a gun fight with a knife but that is what we had to do. Our fish finally showed himself, Travis laid a perfect 50-60 ft. cast in and the red fish pounced on the fly. With 4 lb tippet you really can’t set the hook so Travis just cleared the line without breaking the tippet and that is when we figured we had a shot. After a 15-20 minute fight the fish came to the boat and I laid the gorilla grip on his tail to make sure he didn’t get away. When the fish came in the boat we knew he had a shot to break the current 29 lb record. The red fish weighed in on the boga grip between 29.5-30 lbs. We measured his length and girth and they measure out at 25″ girth, 42.5″ length with calculates out to over 29.5 pounds which would be a new world record for 4 lb tippet on fly rod. We are submitting everything to the IGFA so cross your finger for us, We also caught a 43 pound Black drum on 8 lb tippet today but that didn’t come close to the current 8 lb tippet black drum record which is nearly 60 lbs. Tight lines!