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Location: Lake District
|Posted: Thu Oct 30, 2008 2:49 pm Post subject: Marquessa Sunrise
|One of the most popular Florida Keys (particularly Key West) Tarpon Flies.
Thread: Fire Orange 8/0
Hook: Varivas 2600 V or ST V Sizes 1/0 to 3/0
Tail: 2 or 3 Dyed Hot Orange Grizzle hackles each side of hook tied Splayed, with several strands of gold or copper Crystal Flash
Collar: Marabou Blood dyed either Light Olive or Summer Duck, behind a long Grizzle hackle dyed Hot Orange, which is wound as a full collar.
Head: Tapered Fire Orange tying thread, with a pair of Silver or Chartreuse Stick on Eyes.
Finish: All of Tapered head, including eyes, Tuffleyed or Epoxied for strength.