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El Zorro Loco

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A couple of weeks and we’ll be fishing the Yucatán flats again. We hope to encounter a lot of bonefish, tarpon and perhaps one or two permit. In preparation for this trip we’re tying a lot of tropic flies. This week I tie the “El Zorro Loco” or, the crazy fox. A crazy charlie with a fox wing.
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EP streamer, seabass and tarpon variety

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Fishing EP flies need no introduction, it’s lifelike appearance in the water, it’s water shedding ability and near weightlessness in the water makes it an irresistible fly for predators all of sorts. It’s great on exotic predators like tarpon, jacks and cuda’s but here in the Lowlands they are superb on our beloved pike, seabass, asp and many others. The tying however seems to be more of a problem for many anglers and thus it’s value is underestimated by many. Read more >>

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Green tarpon toad a.k.a. Green cookie

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Anyone who has ever fish for tarpon with a flyrod, or just anyone who has some interest in tarpon fly fishing, has probably seen or at least heard of the dvd “Chasing Silver – A tarpon journey”. One of the main characters in this dvd and the writer of the tarpon fly fishing bible “A passion for tarpon” is Andy Mill. It’s fair to say he is a tarpon legend. Read more >>

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Floating flame

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A quick tie this time. This pattern is very effective where fish are slamming very small baitfish/fry. Very often predatory fish swim trough schools of fry to numb them. The result is some of the fly floating to the surface. After that the fish can take the fry from the surface without worrying about them swimming away.

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Barbus barbus

Posted on 15-03-2014<- 3 Comments

First barbs of 2014 have tasted our flies!

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First 2014 barbel!

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Ricardo spotting the barbels

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Sometimes there’s the odd by-catch… This one is a Gibel Carp or sometimes called Prussian Carp. Funny fish…

First spring days

Posted on 09-03-2014<- Leave a comment

Finally, some nice spring days here in the Netherlands. For us it meant looking for bows on Lake Oostvoorne. Very difficult day. The wind even made it a bit chilly. Luckily we found some fish after all.

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