Re: Tarpon

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Posted by Dan Blanton on 2006-05-09 17:32:41 in reply to Re: Tarpon posted by Captain Joe LeClair on 2006-05-09 15:26:13

Hey Capt'n Joe,

One of my favorite tarpon Whistlers is my Sliver Badger Tarpon Whistler. I've got a ton of big tarpon on it and it's not used that much so they haven't seen it a lot.

1. Hook - any of the good tarpon J hooks - whatever you like best.

2. Tail - small bunch of white bucktail about 2-1/2 inches long or slightly longer, flanked by 3 silver badger hackles, curved side inward, length of tail.

3. chenille collar - 2 turns of medium hot orange Ultra chenille.

4. Hackle collar 1 to 2 silver badger hackles tied Whistler style.

5. Eyes - silver chain bead 1/8 inch.

6. Head - white or hot orange - the fish like it both ways.

I don't weight these with lead wire like I do most Whistlers.

This also works great with a natural rabbit strip tail.



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