I began with the idea of tying a generic Key's-style tarpon pattern, but decided to add an anodized aluminum cone head for a little weight. I also realized that by tying the fly farther back on a long-shank hook in traditional Key's style, I could also slide a popper head over the hook eye and instantly make this fly an effective popper. Again, in my eagerness for tying quickly, I used Crystal Mirror Flash, which requires fewer strands than other flash materials because of its twisted and prismatic nature. In addition, I used Cascade Crest Tools Body Fur as a base behind the palmered hackle because it comes in strands and ties on more quickly than traditional craft fur. However, you could easily use Comes Alive or any similar material, including craft fur.