Monday, January 10, 2011

Smallmouth Toad (a tarpon toad variation)

Hook: Gamakatsu SC 15 size 2
Thread: 6/0 white Uni Thread
Tail: White Marabou
Hackle: White Schlappan
Body: White EP streamer brush
Eyes: 3D Molded Eyes glued on the top and bottom of the fly.

This fly is a tarpon toad tied on a smaller hook.  I substituted the mono eyes of the original toad for 3D tied on the top and bottom, which imitates a wounded bait fish that can't swim upright.  I'm looking forward to trying this on smallies keyed to minnows and looking for a subtle presentation such as after a cold front or in a pressured body of water.

Tight Lines.