Wednesday, August 17, 2011

The Magic Tarpon Fly For Pine Island


This 2/0 streamer pattern has been the money maker for the juvenile tarpon in Matlacha Pass and Pine Island Sound for the past two weeks. It's a creation of local fly tyer Jeff Ruppert. My buddy Mike Bartlett brought it up from Key West where he's been using it with great success down there, too. I've always been a fan of dark flies in dark water for tarpon but this pattern is changing my mind.