Tarpon Bendback
tarpon bendback

 

Tarpon Bendback

Hook: Gamakatsu SC-15, size 3/0
Thread: Black Flat Waxed Nylon.
Wing: Orange and dark brown Sexy Fiber, Neer Hair, Ultra Hair, or Frizz Fiber with strands of copper Fire Fly or Krystal Flash. You may use a black permanent marker to add realistic markings to the sides of the wing.
Eyes: Medium silver dome eyes.

Tying note: This pattern is one solution to creating a fly that does not foul. To fashion a bend-back hook, make a very slight upward bend in the shank about on-quarter of the way from the eye. Flip the hood over in the vise (or rotate the vise) with the point on top and the bent shank pointing down, and tie the fly. This is another pattern you can tie in almost any color combination. If you need a fly with a faster sing rate, wrap lead wire around the hook shank near the bend before tying the wing.

 

 
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