Stu Apte Tarpon Fly
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Stu Apte Tarpon Fly

Hook: Gamakatsu SC-15, size 3/0.
Thread: Bright orange Flat Waxed Nylon
Wing: One pair of wide, bright orange hackle feathers on the inside, with one pair of wide, bright yellow hackle feathers on the outside. Tie the feathers so they splay out.
Collar: One bright orange and one bright yellow hackle wrapped in front of the wing.
Head: Built up with tying thread, then coated with clear head cement or five-minute epoxy.

Tying note: This fly features splayed wings of three or four pairs of hackles tied at the hook bend to reduce fouling. This classic tarpon pattern was featured on a United States postage stamp several years ago. Tie it in a variety of colors.

 

 
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