Interestingly, my flyshop guy suggested that I do a little Merkin like head (using poly yarn) for these flies, so that they won't sink too fast. However, it would seem to me that once casted, the stripping should keep the fly from going below the tarpon. Although, having a little "neutral-like" bouyancy may make for a somewhat better controlled presentation. What do you think?
I think the "toad" does exactly that to tell you the truth I couldn't for the life of me figure out why they put that polly head on it. But I think your flyshop guy nailed it. I use alot of bunny flie for salmon and they do sink like rocks.
A few more ties the first one is a cart. bunny with yellow marabou collar and then a cart. wool head. By the way I used that mono loop technique to try to minimize fouling. Seemed to work well when I was practicing in the yard