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Key West Tarpon Smoker

Creator: Stu Apte (variation of the original seaducer fly)

This is our one of our favorite flies for spring tarpon fishing in the Florida Keys. This is a Stu Apte, Key West style tarpon fly which is very productive and fairly easy to tie. Don’t be fooled by it’s simplicity, this is a killer. There’s a similar fly in the library called the Coker Smoker, they are essentially the same flies so don’t go nuts tying a dozen of each.

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RECIPE

Hook:

Gamakatsu SC15-2H Wide Gap 2x

Thread:

Tan Flymaster plus (210 denier)

Tail:

2 ginger hackle, 2 yellow hackle

Collar:

cream or pale yellow marabou, tan palmered hackle

Flash:

optional – krystal flash (in tail section)

SIMILAR FLIES
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