Bruce Chard’s Key Lime Pie Tarpon Fly

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Photo by Louis Cahill

Photo by Louis Cahill

Spooky tarpon? No problem.

Feeding tarpon a fly on bluebird days when the sun is high and the water is clear can be quite a challenge. It’s always a little mind blowing to see a six foot long monster run from a three inch fly bit it happens more times than not when conditions are tough.

When it comes to fooling tarpon, I don’t know anyone with a better track record than Bruce Chard. Today Bruce is going to share with us a simple fly that turns those tough days into hero shots. He calls it the Key Lime Pie, because it’s just that hard to resist.

Watch the video and learn to tie Chard’s Key Lime Pie.

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Louis Cahill
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5 thoughts on “Bruce Chard’s Key Lime Pie Tarpon Fly

    • That’s a great question. Eric. At this point it’s really just tradition. In the early days of fly fishing for tarpon anglers used to use a snell knot that required wrapping the line around the hook shank. I don’t know anyone who still snells their tarpon flies, but that’s what the space is for.

  1. Nice looking, easy tie. Is the Key Lime Fly an “open flats” fly or will it work in the back country and off the mangroves for baby tarpon and their big brothers and sisters?

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