Blog: A Check in from a Tarpon Fly Guy


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.

Tight lines,
Clifton Hanger

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