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Tarpon | Oceanside & Backcountry | Florida Keys & Everglades
Soft Head Mouse #1 Purple
Soft Head Mouse #1 Purple 3pk
Soft Head Mouse #1 Ginger
Soft Head Mouse #1 Ginger 3pk
Soft Head Mouse #1 Chartreuse
Soft Head Mouse #1 Chartreuse 3pk
Soft Head Mouse #2/0 Purple
Purple Soft Head Mouse 3pk
Mouse #1 in Ginger
Mouse #1 Ginger 3pk
Mouse in Purple
Mouse 3pk in Purple
The Tarpon Mouse, sometimes called the Tarpon Slider, is a classic Florida tarpon fly. The Mouse is our version of the classic reimagined for the educated fish found oceanside and in the backcountry of the Keys today. We tie the standard Mouse with a trimmed deer hair head and a dubbed soft head version that we prefer for late season. Choose Chartreuse or Ginger #1 for clear water on the ocean, Purple or Ginger #2/0 for dirty water and the backcountry.

Gamakatsu SL12s Short #1
Gamakatsu SL12s Short #2/0

3pk $30

How to Fish the Mouse

The Mouse is designed to land soft and fish near the surface with a lot of movement no matter how slow you fish it. This is our go-to pattern for laid-up fish in the backcountry basins. The Chartreuse and Ginger #1 versions ride higher in the water column with mono eyes and a marabou tail while the Purple and Ginger #2/0 versions suspend near the surface with medium beadchain eyes and a bunny tail. The Soft Head versions are designed to land even softer and sit just below the surface for ultra-picky late season fish.

The Mouse in Purple is one of our favorite patterns for early season Tarpon in the Glades!


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