Tarpon Toad

Tarpon Toad

Tarpon Toad (left). Download tying instructions.
Below: Barrett's Tarpon Toad
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Originally developed by Gary Merriman , the Tarpon Toad (left) has rapidly become one of THE flies for Tarpon. This version, as tied by Chris Beech, is the Australian Flyfishing Outfitters‘ go-to fly for many of the species on the flats, including Barra in and around the snags – hence the weed guard, and should be good fun on bream and flathead.

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Foam Minnow

The Foam Minnow is a realistic looking fly that appeals to both fly fisher and fish.

Recipe

  • Hook: Mustad R74-9672, #6-#10
  • Thread: GSP, White
  • Tail: UV2 Grizzly Soft Hackle, Olive or Brown
  • Underbody: 2mm Sheet Foam, White
  • Overbody: Mylar Piping, Pearlescent or Pearlescent Dyed Olive
  • Eyes: Stick-on eyes

Tying Note: Use permanent markers to colour and mark body to match your local baitfish or fry.

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Gogley’s Lagoon and Lake Cathie

Gogley’s Lagoon and Lake Cathie

Target Fish:  Whiting, Bream, Flathead, Blackfish, Taylor and Mullet.
Central Coast Fly Rodders' bread fly
Central Coast Fly Rodders' bread fly

Bread Fly

Always have a few bread flies prepared and make sure you bring at least half a loaf of stale bread for burley – you can catch all sorts plus the burley will get things going.

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