Baby Tarpon Flies – 6 Proven Patterns For Catching Juvenile Tarpon
Baby tarpon are nothing more than a miniature version of the majestic goliaths found daisy chaining off of the beaches and laid up in the back bays however for some reason . . . they are treated like an entirely different species. I can't think of another fish that is specifically targeted in its juvenile stages.
Much like the mosquitoes here in Florida, baby tarpon can thrive in just about any body of water from drainage ditches to golf ponds, and they are effectively pursued on foot or by personal watercraft. The smaller fish feed primarily on zooplankton, insects, and minuscule fish found in their fresh or brackish estuaries. As they get a little bigger they will consume larger fish, crabs, and shrimp. Even though they forage on a wide array of prey, they can still be a little picky when it comes to taking a fly. Honing in on what they are eating and the location in the water column where they are eating it is all part of choosing the right fly. They might be smaller, but the five to ten pounders are equally as aggressive and acrobatic as the adults and just as hard to keep hooked. For me and so many other fly fisherman, this is what makes catching them so appealing.
The classic and contemporary baby tarpon patterns included in this book have proven effective in a number of different conditions and fishing scenarios. Baby Tarpon Flies contains detailed step-by-step instructions for tying Lefty Kreh's Deceiver, Flip Pallot's Prince of Tides, and Chicone's: Coyote Disco Shrimp, Peppermint Punisher, M.I.A. Anchovy, and Micro Mangrove Cannibal, 6 proven patterns for catching baby tarpon.
This is a 189-page paperback, illustrated with ultra-high resolution images.
All of the books I have purchased from Drew are fantastic. I bought this and the Permit flies books for trips to Mexico this spring. The step by step photos and descriptions are better than most videos and much easier to follow.