Fly Patterns

Backwater Tarpon Toad: Chartreuse


Recreate these flies at home! Materials used in making this fly have been included below. Always keep in mind your local fly-fishing store will most likely have the materials referenced, and typically for less. Materials can also be found at Amazon or any other major on-line resource.

Fly-Tying Materials

  • Gamakatsu SL12 Hook (#4/0)
  • Danville 210 Thread, Nylon, Flat Wax, Tan
  • Bead Chain Eyes, Large, Black
  • Marabou, Sand
  • Marabou, Chartreuse
  • EP Fibers, Sand
  • ZAP-A-GAP

Design Inspiration & Detail

Tarpon Toads have to be one of the most popular Southern flies, from freshwater into saltwater. Tarpon have a hard time resisting one of these. Tarpon Toads will come in just about any color. Jesse finds the Sandy body color and the accent of another bright color to be most effective. Unfortunately Jesse doesn’t sell this particular pattern, however a list of materials can be referenced above to recreate them. For further info on Jesse and a look at more of his fly patterns, see Flies by Backwater Fly Fishing.

Target Species

This particular fly was designed to attract Tarpon – I am sure Redfish, Snook, and many other species would take it as well.

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