The Cockroach Tarpon Fly is a classic and has caught many tarpon over time. This new pattern takes the original fly, and changes it with a simple marabou collar. This simple materials change makes this Tarpon Cockroach very fishy and quite easy to tie.
Watch how to tie this fly:
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I use a Gamakatsu SL12S size 1/0 for all of my tarpon flies. This hook is strong and sticky.
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This pattern calls for grizzly hackle. Though any feathers will do, I chose to use a bulk pack of strung hackles.
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~Click on any image to enlarge~Step By Step: How to tie a Marabou Cockroach Tarpon Fly
Start a hook
Add a grizzly hackle tail
Tie in a brown clump of marabou for the collar, whip finish and complete the fly
Marabou Cockroach Tarpon Fly