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.


  • 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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