Purple Grizzly feathers with Black Arctic Fox Collar
I tie a limited number of feathered tarpon flies each year due to the limitations of quality, tarpon sized feather I have in stock. This Tarpon fly is tied with a purple grizzly feather splayed tail and a black arctic fox collar using a black thread. All of my Tarpon flies are epoxy coated and tied rearward to allow of snelling the hook. The hook is a heavy Mustad C70SD in #2/0 size. This fly is slightly smaller than you might have seen. Guides in my area believe that the trend is toward smaller sized flies being used for Tarpon for the greatest success.