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Florida Keys Flats Fishing Guide: Fly fishing for tarpon, permit, bonefish, redfish, barracuda and shark.
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Tying Info And Patterns For Florida Keys Flies.

Tarpon Flies

Toad Fly

It is no secret...Tarpon love the Toad Fly. Use maribu or rabbit for the tail.
Hook......Owner AKI 1, 1/0 Gamagakatsu SC-15 2/0
Tail........Maribu or rabbit stip
Body......EP Fibers tied merkin style
Eyes......Mono Eyes

White Lightning

This tarpon fly has been around about 20 years and has caught a ton of tarpon. Even though it is an old pattern it is still a great producer. It was created by one of the greatest Keys guides ever, Steve Huff, so you know it works!

Hook......Gamagakatsu SC-15 1/0 2/0
Tail......6 Saddle Hackles ..white, chartuse and grizzly
Collar....maribou

Tarpon Bunny

This is a very simple and effective tarpon fly. With the rabbit fur you can get a lot of "movement" from the fly with out a lot of forward travel.. Dance this in front of a tarpon and you will get the tarpons attention.

Hook.....Owner Aki 1, 1/0 Gamagakatsu SC-15 2/0
Tail.......Zonker Bunny Strip
Collar....Cross Cut Bunny Strip
Eye.......Stick on decal eyes

Crunchy: Tarpon Version

This fly was designed by Capt. Bill Fitzimmons.

It can be tied a varify of ways on a variety of hooks, change the hook, add some weight and it is a permit fly, tye inverted with lead eyes and it is a bonefish fly.. Looks good enough to add cocktail sauce..

It is deadly on tarpon, bonefish and permit.

Tail......Super Hair
Legs......Hackle
Body......Super Hair
Eyes......Mono Eyes
Antenna...Hackle

Gurgler

Tying and Fishing The Gurgler

The gurgler is a killer baby tarpon fly, especialy during a shrimp hatch. This tarpon fly imitates a shrimp and travels just under the surface, long slow strips will result in some explosive hits on top.

Hook............Gamagakatsu SPH11-3L3H
Tail............Barred Craft Fur with a couple strands of Krystal Flash
Underbody.......Foam strip
Body............EP Streamer Brush
Thorax..........Foam strip from the under body
Eyes............Mono Eyes

The Rat

This is a shrimp pattern that has a spun deer hair head, making it neutrally buoyant. It was created for tarpon but works for ALL saltwater species, including permit. Add lead eyes and you have a bonefish fly.

This fly among others can be ordered from Capt. Kevin Guerin

Hook......Gamagakatsu SS-15
Tail......Barred Craft Fur/ Several Strands Of Krystal Flash
Head......Spun Deer Hair
Eyes......Mono Eyes

Worm Fly

Every one has their favorite worm pattern. This one works for me.

Hook......Gamagakatsu SC-15 1/0 2/0

Body.......Krystal Hackle

Tail..........Pine Squirrel

Permit, Bonefish And Redfish Flies.

Rag Head

This permit fly was developed by Capt. Jan Isley. It works...

Hook..... Gamagakatsu SC 15 Or Tiemco 811S 1/0 1,2
Tail......Maribu And Splayed Ginger Hackles
Legs......White Round Legs
Body......Tan Yarn Coated With Cement And Sprinkled With Yarn Fibers.
Eyes......Lead Eyes

Merkin

A merkin (according to the Oxford Dictionary, 1617) is a pubic wig, originally worn by prostitutes after shaving their genitalia to eliminate lice or to disguise the marks of syphilis.

The Merkin was one of Del Browns favorite permit flies. The permit like this fly too..

Hook..... Gamagakatsu SC 15 Or Tiemco 811S 1/0, 1,2
Tail......Splayed Ginger Hackles
Legs......White Round Legs
Body......Tan And Brown Yarn Trimmed To A Crab Shape
Eyes......Lead Eyes

Cracked Crab

Moret's Cracked Crab Fly is a very effective permit fly and bonefish fly here in the lower Florida Keys. It is a good choice for both permit and bonefish when fly fishing on the lighter bottomed flats.

Hook..... Gamagakatsu SC 15 Or Tiemco 811S 1/0 1,2
Tail......Splayed Ginger Hackles
Body......EP Fibers Tied Merkin Style
Eyes......Lead Or Mono Eyes

Borski Slider

This is a great fly for redfish and bonefish.

Hook.....Gamagakatsu SL12.

Eyes.....Lead eye or bead chain.

Head.......Spun deer hair.

Tail......Barred Craft Fur/several stands of Krystal flash.

Avalon Fly

Hook... Tiemco 811s

Keel...... 20-pound mono with stainless steel beads.

Tail.......Arctic fox tail dyed orange....Krystal Flash.....Two strands of medium orange barred rubber legs

Body....Tan marabou.

Wing....Two straight-cut light tan Zonker strips tied delta wing style.

Eye.. Stainless steel dumb bell.

Shark Flies

Creamsicle

This shark fly has a white head, which makes it easier to track in the water. Hint: Sharks see better to the side then straight ahead. Sharks have an exceptional sense of smell and they can detect real from fake better then some of the other fish we target... How ever they can be teased into eating a fly. Hooking a big shark on fly in shallow water is a riot!

Hook........Gamagakatsu SS-15 or any stout hook
Tail..........Bunny strip
Body.........Maribou
Head........Body Fur
Eyes.........Mono Eyes

Phone: 305-304-6132
Email: catchtarpon@gmail.com

VIDEO:Tying And FishingThe Gurgler

 

The gurgler is a killer baby tarpon fly, especialy during a shrimp hatch. This tarpon fly imitates a shrimp and travels just under the surface, long slow strips will result in some explosive hits on top.

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53 Treasure Chest Drive
Cudjoe Key, Fl. 33042
305-304-6132
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