Years ago photos started appearing in social media of a couple of our popular tarpon flies in the mouth of monster trout. Apparently the big browns and lake trout in the Grey Reef Section of the North Platte River had an identity problem, tarpon flies seemed like something good to eat!
Eventually one of the instigators of the “Tarpon Flies for Trout Movement” Trent Tatum from Grey Reef Lodge, contacted us asking if we could put the Fox Fur Tarpon Fly on actual trout hooks. We did. Then we added a cone head and increased its wiggle with an articulated stinger hook. Part of the magic of the Fox Fur Tarpon Fly is that we hollow-tie a fox fur achieving bulk with very little material. This technique also results in a lot of pulsing movement when the fly is stripped.
The Fox Wiggle comes in three popular freshwater color combinations. It is weighted with a cone head, tied on a #4 Gamakatsu stinger hook with a #6 hook trailing.