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04-12-2007, 01:09 PM
I am headed to Naples for Snook, Redfish and Tarpon. Any specific colors / patterns I should have?

04-12-2007, 03:54 PM
Several years ago I had good luck along those beaches using small white Deceivers that were shaped and sized to resemble pinfish. Maybe about 3"-4" long and wide (tall).

I also had good luck with a small popper for snook. My favorite technique was to walk the beach at sunrise roll-casting as I walked so the popper was just in the surf line for a several pops. Keep walking slowly and casting ahead of you; very enjoyable and effective for snook that are cruising the water's edge in April. Watch out for joggers and tourists behind you if you do this.

04-13-2007, 10:09 AM
Went to a wedding in Naples a few years back...

Fished from a little dock in one of the estuary systems right at sunrise....used nothing but a gurgler, and caught countless snook...from little up to about 8 lbs or so. Also hit the beach as the sun got higher...mix of spanish macks, jacks and the teeniest permit....used mostly tan or olive over white clousers.

Took only an 8 wt, which seemed about right.

Good luck.


04-13-2007, 12:04 PM
My favourite fly for these fish, is probably a red and white seaducer. It is great for snook, redfish and baby tarpon.


04-20-2007, 01:06 PM
Thanks for your advice!