I’m an avid fly fisherman who spends each spring tarpon fishing in the Florida Keys. When I fish, I always bring a spinning rod and some 10 and 14 inch Hogy® soft baits. This allows me to fish for tarpon on windy or cloudy days, which is most of the time in the Keys.
I landed my largest tarpon this year on a Hogy®. It was about 110 pounds. It was a windy day, so I was blind casting on a favorite flat when I hooked the fish. The 3 other boats on the same flat each had a fly fisherman on their bow. They were sight fishing and could not see into the water due to the chop. If I did not have my spinning rod rigged with a Hogy®, I too would not have made a cast. Blind casting a Hogy® allows fisherman to catch fish on the flats in less than perfect conditions. With the cost of a guide at $650 a day, I want to be able to hook tarpon on a daily basis. Hogy® lures keep me in the game.
I think the best proof of the effectiveness of a Hogy® are the videos of Capt. Aaron Snell. They are on the Hogy® website. If they don’t make you a believer, not much will.