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Coker Smoker Tarpon Fly
The coker smoker is a classic tarpon fly for the Florida Keys. This is one of the “go to” flies in the spring for migrating tarpon in the southern Florida Keys. The smoker is a keys style fly tied to be sturdy and land light. It has withstood the test of time and continues to be a staple in every tarpon hunter’s fly box.
Get this out in front of a line of tarpon coming down the channel and what it disappear.
Mustad 34007, size 1/0-3/0 TMC811S, Gamakatsu SC17 #1-0 – 3-0
Tan Flymaster plus (210 denier)
you can also use yellow thread but the classic pattern uses a dark tan or light-ish brown
(Are optional) use small black mono eyes
Yellow & Light tan marabou
Alternate choice (grizzly or ginger hackle)
Yellow Grizzly & Tan Hackles