Redfish Toad: Purple
Recreate this fly 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.
- Mustad C68S SS Hook (#2)
- Danville Flat Waxed Thread, 210, Black
- Lead Dumbbell Eyes, Medium (capped w Sally Hansen Hard As Nails, Xtreme Wear, Black Out (#370)
- EP Fiber, Purple
- Marabou, Purple
- Krystal Flash Chenille, Medium, Black/ Pearl
- Flashabou, Purple
- Rabbit Strips, Black
- Loon Outdoors UV Clear Finish
Design Inspiration & Detail
This fly was designed and tied by Jesus Mora of Salty River Fly Company in Naples, FL. His Tarpon Toad in Purple is lethal at night, or when the water is murky. The Krystal Flash Chenille listed above cannot be seen in the image above – a small portion is palmered around the base of the hook shank for added effect.
Over the last several years, Jesus spent most of his time fly-fishing the Gulf side of Florida, including a good portion of the Everglades and 10,000 Islands. A majority of his fly-fishing is done on foot, wading with alligators and the occasional python. These are testing grounds for some of his original and creative fly designs. To learn more about Jesus and his line of fly patterns, see our post on Salty River Fly Company.
This particular fly was designed to attract Redfish – many other species will also take the fly.