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Old 04-14-2006, 11:07 PM
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tarpon flies.. some suggestions

Although I have been tarpon fishng for about 5 years, I don't consider myself an expert, but there are a few things you might consider.

Don't limit yourself to one kind or size of hook. Occasionally you want a fly to sink faster, and you should have some heavier hooks. I tie about about half on Mustads, and half on Owner Aki's that are about twice as heavy (but rust). You can also vary the size of the hook.

One of the biggest problems with tarpon flies is that they tent to foul; one or more feathers get on the wrong side of the hook. Tarpon will not take them. You can reduce fouling by tying in a loop of heavy monofilamet on the rear of the hook, and tying all feathers above the mono loop.

The flies look good, very good, but a few may indicate that the feathers are not perfectly aligned.

Just my2 cents.
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