Time: 5-10 minutes
Imitates: mullet/large baitfish, ambiguous/something tasty
Target species: tarpon
Where to fish: backcountry
Notes: Substitute beadchain eyes for medium flat-end tungsten eyes for a heavier fly for high-current creeks and rivers in the backcountry
Materials from this video:
About the fly:
When it comes to big tarpon in the Everglades, there is not another fly out there that has found a place in their mouth more than the snake. A larger profile fly provides an oversized silhouette that the tarpon key in on. With a ton of movement and some flash built-in, this pattern is sure going to get the “sip”. The bead chain eyes and larger hook help the fly get down in the water column where the fish are feeding. The 600SP stays in place while fighting these big fish.