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Tarpon Flies

Capt. Vaughn Cochran

Capt. Vaughn Says....Tarpon Flies: Tarpon flies are special to us because fly fishing for tarpon was so much a part of our lives here at The Blackfly Outfitter Fly Shop. Season after season, up early, driving down to Key west to pick up clients, tying flies and guiding 50 to 90 Black & Purple Tarpon Toad days in a row. We love fly fishing for tarpon and we still love tying and designing tarpon flies. Tarpon flies come in many shapes, colors and sizes but tarpon flies have not changed all that much over the years. The exception would be the now famous "toad fly" but tarpon still seem to like the Black Death, several Cockroach patterns and bunny streamers. Let us build you a tarpon kit for any destination with hand tied tarpon leaders built to your specifications. We'll put them in a stretcher box and ship them out to you ready to cast. If you're fishing for tarpon in the Keys, Belize, Mexico, Costa Rica or anywhere, we'll let you use our years of experience to catch fish.







Big Eye Sand Devil SM

Big Eye Sand Devil SM

The go to pattern over sand bottom. We have this one on a 1/0 hook.

$8.75

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Big Eye Tarpon (Orange/Grizzly) SM

Big Eye Tarpon (Orange/Grizzly) SM

A classic tarpon streamer tied on a 1/0 hook.

$6.75

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Black Death Lg.

Black Death Lg.

Killer early morning tarpon fly. On a 3/0 hook.

$6.00

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Borski Green Zima SM

Borski Green Zima SM

This is a Tim Borski pattern, a proven Key's fly. Chartreuse and brown on a 1/0 hook

$6.00

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Bunny Death (Black/Red)

Bunny Death (Black/Red)

The classic Black Death tarpon fly with black splayed feathers in the tail with red bunny collar. The hook shank is bare forward for those that like...

$6.00

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Colby's Sol Tarpon (Blk/Purple)

Colby's Sol Tarpon (Blk/Purple)

A good early morning tarpon fly on a 2/0 hook.

$6.00

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Colby's Sol Tarpon (Chartreuse)

Colby's Sol Tarpon (Chartreuse)

A good choice for midday, clear sky tarpon on a 2/0 hook.

$6.00

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Colby's Sol Tarpon (Tan)

Colby's Sol Tarpon (Tan)

Like the sand devil, a good fly to fish over white bottom, tied on a 2/0 hook.

$6.00

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EP Baby Tarpon Mini Diver (Blk/Purple)

EP Baby Tarpon Mini Diver (Blk/Purple)

This fly should drive close baby tarpon wild. The purple bunny tail is barred in black. Tied on a 1/0 hook with weed guard.

$5.50

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EP Baby Tarpon Mini Diver (White)

EP Baby Tarpon Mini Diver (White)

another good choice for baby tarpon. This fly in white with barred tail is tied on a 1/0 hook and has a weed guard.

$5.50

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EP Campeche Baby Tarpon (Black)

EP Campeche Baby Tarpon (Black)

A new tarpon fly from Enrico Puglisi that I can best describe as a crab toad that is tarpon candy. Tarpon will eat this! Tied on a SC15 wide gape 1/0...

$6.50

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EP Campeche Baby Tarpon (Day Glow)

EP Campeche Baby Tarpon (Day Glow)

A new tarpon fly from Enrico Puglisi that I can best describe as a crab toad that is tarpon candy. Tarpon will eat this! Tied on a SC15 wide gape 1/0...

$6.50

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EP Campeche Baby Tarpon (Yellow/Orange)

EP Campeche Baby Tarpon (Yellow/Orange)

A new tarpon fly from Enrico Puglisi that I can best describe as a crab toad that is tarpon candy. Tarpon will eat this! Tied on a SC15 wide gape 1/0...

$6.50

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EP Everglades Special #1

EP Everglades Special #1

I've caught several large tarpon on this fly and I know redfish and snook will eat it as well. One of my all time favorites. Tied on a SC15-WIDE GAPE...

$6.00

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EP Floating Everglades Special #1

EP Floating Everglades Special #1

A great floating baitfish pattern, especially good with baby tarpon in the Keys. Tied on a #1 hook.

$6.50

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EP Mullet 5" (Black/Purple) 3/0

EP Mullet 5" (Black/Purple) 3/0

This fly is designed to be used near offshore and offshore primarily for stripers, bluefish, jacks, dolphin, tuna, and a must have if you're after...

$7.00

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EP Mutton Snapper 2/0

EP Mutton Snapper 2/0

A perfect little baitfish pattern tied on a SC15-WIDE GAPE #2/0

$6.50

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EP Peanut Butter (Purple/Black)

EP Peanut Butter (Purple/Black)

This bait fish pattern is a good choice for a variety of inshore species. Tied on a SC15 Wide Gape 3/0 hook this fly is 3" long.

$6.50

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EP Pinfish 2/0

EP Pinfish 2/0

A Pinfish fly on a SC15-Wide gape #2/0

$6.50

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EP Rattle Everglades Special

EP Rattle Everglades Special

The question is very simple - does that rattle noise help us catch fish? To be honest I don’t know for sure. Many of you have found they work in a...

$6.75

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EP Tarpon SP Bunny (Blk/Purple) 2/0

EP Tarpon SP Bunny (Blk/Purple) 2/0

This 4" tarpon fly is tied on a SL12S-Big Game Wide Gap hook. It features a black bunny strip for a tail.

$7.00

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EP Tarpon SP Suspended Shrimp (Tan)

EP Tarpon SP Suspended Shrimp (Tan)

This fly should work well in the Keys, a shrimp pattern with the right colors. Tied on a 10 hook

$7.00

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EP Tarpon Streamer (Black/Purple) 3/0

EP Tarpon Streamer (Black/Purple) 3/0

A very popular pattern and color. Use the black/purple for early morning fish.

$7.00

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EP Tarpon Streamer (Orange/Yellow)

EP Tarpon Streamer (Orange/Yellow)

This mullet style fly was designed specifically for tarpon and it works! Try the Yellow/Orange over sand bottom and the black/red in dirty water or...

$7.00

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