With Tarpon season right around the corner I thought this week we would tie up one of my favorite flies for targeting Megalops. Similar to many other popular patterns, the teardrop shape of this fly is a classic and creates a whole host of attributes that we look for in Tarpon flies. It gives a great bait fish profile that is very easy to pick up and re-cast after missed shots. It also pushes a decent amount of water while swimming evenly. Versatility and a quick tying time is the biggest reason keep at least a dozen of these on hand for any given trip. Don’t hesitate to throw it to snook, redfish and a whole host of inshore bait fish feeders. Make sure to adjust hook size from 2-3/0 depending on the size of the fish you are targeting. Some of my other favorite colorways are Chartreuse, Black/Purple and Yellow.
Hook: Owner 5170 – sz. 1/0
Thread: Danville’s 210 Denier - Orange
Tail: EP Fiber - Tan, Krystal Flash - Root Beer, Sharpie - Brown
Body: EP Senyo Chromatic Brush - Tiger
Eyes: Bead Chain Eyes