Posts Tagged ‘Florida’

Hatches 2010: In Pursuit of Perfection by Capt. John Meskauskas

Hatches 2010: In Pursuit of Perfection by Capt. John Meskauskas

As fly fishermen we are always in search of perfection — the perfect drift, the perfect presentation or the perfect fly. That search for something better helped inspire my new pattern. When most of us picture a tarpon fly, we imagine Stu Apte-style or Keys-style patterns. But here Florida’s east coast, our migrating tarpon feed […]

The Ragin’ Craven by Charlie Craven

The Ragin’ Craven by Charlie Craven

The Ragin’ Craven was originally developed as a permit fly that could be fished both on the drop and the retrieve. See, most permit flies are to be dropped in front of the fish, and act like a crab as they drop, but lack the movement and profile to entice a grab after the fly hits the bottom. I have never had a permit eat a fly once it touched the bottom, although they generally will eyeball the hell out if it and it gets a bit frustrating. Therefore, I went to work to come up with a fly that would drop like a crab pattern, but then have the movement and profile to morph into a shrimp or other flats critter once on the bottom, allowing the angler a chance to move the fly without blowing his cover. The Ragin’ is my answer.

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