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Old 01-18-2012, 10:09 AM
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Default Re: Go to winter fly?

Dennis: Ironic that you bring that fly up. I fish Campeche 2-3 times a year, and do so with the "originator" of that fly, Raul Castaneda. The baby poons down there love it, especially the ones on the clear mangrove edges or a bit off shore. The brighter yellows and reds seem to work best up the creeks or in wind-stained water. I'm headed back down in 5 weeks!

From what I can tell, the splayed hackle version has been around a long time. Joe Brooks, Sea Ducer, Etc. Here is what was supposedly Raul's original "campeche" version. He loves flash, flashabou, etc. It has rabbit, but is harder to cast.
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Sea Ducer:
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Brooks Tarpon Fly:
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All pretty much the same fly. The tarpon don't care what we call it!

Last edited by lightline; 01-18-2012 at 10:20 AM. Reason: Adding photos
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