TAILHUNTER OUTDOOR ADVENTURES
This page is dedicated to the custom flies tied by Captain John Tarr and utilized in many of his fly fishing charters. Each fly is tied with a specific need in mind and utilizes the materials to help create that design. These flies have been tried on numerous occasions and each one has been successful multiple times. Captain John Tarr has been tying flies for almost 30 years and has an intimate knowledge of materials, hooks, and tying methods required to tie a multitude of flies. This page will be updated frequently, as flies are added to the arsenal or new species of fish are targeted. If you are curious about getting flies, or need a custom fly tied, please email or call Captain John Tarr.
This fly was originally tied for large seatrout. However, it has proven to be very effective on redfish, snook, and laid up tarpon.
Redfish cannot resist the movement provided by the marabou tail. The deer hair pushes water well too and enables a soft landing.
All synthetic baitfish pattern for redfish, snook, seatrout and tarpon. A staple in any fly box.
Craft Fur Shrimp
A simple, but very effective shrimp fly. Redfish, black drum and seatrout love it. Light, all synthetic, with lots of movement.
The Toad was known for tarpon, but we added lead eyes and made it for redfish. Sinks fast and provides lots of tail movement.
This may be the best popper for snook and seatrout I've found. Easy to cast and makes the perfect amount of noise, while still looking like a baitfish.
Micro Feather Changer
The fly designed by Blane Chocklett. This fly is articulated for the ultimate in movement. The feathers provide a lifelike breathing and drive fish crazy.
A fly specifically desgined for redfish cruising along shorelines and oyster bars. Buggy, easy to see and lands softly.
My first published fly. Redfish, cobia, largemouth bass, brown trout and more have been taken with this fly.
Another great baitfish pattern. Tied with all synthetic materials. A little smaller than the Backwater Baitfish.
A more weedless designed shrimp. This fly lands so light, it can be dropped on their head. Redfish, seatrout, snook and more eat this.
Tim Borski made this fly famous. A great "crab" fly for suspended redfish, or those cruising through heavy grass. A must have for all saltwater fly boxes.
Polar Fiber Minnow
Every fish loves this fly: redfish, snook, tarpon, bass and more. Lots of movement and action in the water. If they eat baitfish, they'll eat this.
A smaller version of Blane Chocklett's original fly. This articulated fly is tied with synthetic materials and a natural tail, providing a consistent sink rate and great durability.