Fly Fishing Forum - View Single Post - Hackles for Tarpon flies
View Single Post
Old 11-13-2003, 05:08 PM
Capt. Mel Simpson Capt. Mel Simpson is offline
Registered User
Join Date: Dec 2001
Location: Tampa Bay, FL, USA
Posts: 86

I would look for a feather that is wide and long, round tipped, densely webbed, with a sturdy straight stem that is splayed. My preference is the Whiting American Rooster Cape for all my tarpon wings. I also use a soft wide saddle in front of the collar.

Because our tarpon are the giants, my flies are big, about 4" long.

Reply With Quote