Chard: When it comes to making presentations to laid-up tarpon, anglers need to be mindful of the light conditions and the water depth the fish are in. Tarpon can't see very good into the glare of the sun. Therefore, if a fish is lying facing the sun, I prefer using a dark-colored fly and presenting it a good distance away from the fish. This decreases the odds of the fish spooking, especially when winds are down, but it also gives the fish a chance to see the silhouette of the fly even in a glare. If it's windy and the fish is still looking into the glare, then that calls for a quicker, more difficult cast. For this situation, it's better to use a light-colored fly that you can cast really close to the fish's head. Since the fly is lighter in color, the fish will have a harder time seeing it, which is why it should be presented closer to the fish. If you were to present that same light-colored fly on a calm day from a distance with a fish looking into a glare, the fish would never see it.