Black Death Tarpon Muddler Fly

A tarpon fly recipe that’s as simple as it is effective. Plus,¬†who doesn’t like a top-water strike! Mix up the strip on this. Sometimes tarpon act like bass and will hit a fly just sitting. Other times you gotta keep it moving. I like short, sharp strips with any top-water fly to kick up a nice wake and make plenty of noise. Especially in the tannin-stained backwaters tarpon¬†feel rather than see flies at a distance, so commotion can be your friend. Splat that fly down, give a twitch and hold on. Oh, and tie lots; the mangroves are always hungry.

Hook : #2-1/0 Mustad Signature Tarpon
Thread : Black
Head : Deer Hair, Black, Spun
Tail : Marabou, Red
Flash : Gold & Crystal Flashabou
Weed-Guard : 20-lb Mono Loop
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