Tarpon Toad Fly

This popular tarpon fly is inspired by several others.

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Click through all the images to see the 6 steps it takes to tie the Tarpon Toad fly.
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1. Using figure-eight wraps, secure the plastic eyes on the top of the shank and work your thread back to the bend of the hook.
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2. Tie in a fluffy clump of chartreuse marabou at the bend of the hook.
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3. Tie in a short piece of yellow crosscut rabbit strip on top of the marabou wraps.
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4. Palmer the rabbit strip forward, tie it off, and trim excess.
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5. Figure-eight-wrap short pieces of chartreuse yarn on top of the shank and fill in the space between the rabbit strip and the eye of the hook.
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6. Using the sharpest scissors possible, trim the yarn to the desired shape.