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Fly Tying: The Inhaler, a killer tarpon fly for juveniles and jumbo females alike

By Capt. Paul Fisicaro

Tying the Inhaler
The Inhaler - baby tarpon to 'biggins.

The Inhaler – baby tarpon to the big girls.

This fly is my favorite fly to throw at baby tarpon on dark or blotchy bottoms. I’ve also caught many large tarpon on the Inhaler in the Islamorada backcountry as well. A quick tap retrieve is best. For baby tarpon tie this fly on 34007 1/0 stainless hook and for large tarpon tie on a Mustad 3407SS 2/0 or 3/0.


Tail: Chartreuse Rabbit Zonker Strip – Inverted
Head: Chartreuse Medium Estaz
Eyes: Black Mono Eyes
Thread Protection: 25-pound mono – snelled
Thread: Chartreuse
Hook: Mustad 34007. 3407SS
Hook Sizes: 1, 1/0 2/0, 3/0


Marathon, Florida Keys

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