Lefty Kreh credited Stu Apte with being one of the first to develop these Keys-style tarpon flies and said in his Saltwater Fly Patterns that this fly, should be in every serious tarpon angler’s box. It’s a great fly, light and full of movement, yet striking enough to catch their attention. It’s also a pretty easy tie so you can easily tie a trip’s worth in a sitting. Lefty’s Book is available here –
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Hook: SC15 size 1-4/0
Thread: Fluorescent orange 210 denier
Tail: 2-3 yellow neck or saddle hackles with one orange hackle flanking on each side:
Collar: Yellow and orange hackles wound together
Body: Thread tapered to the eye.