Upper Keys Tarpon Anglers Having Banner Year

June 21, 2005 By: Marshall Cutchin

According to veteran Florida guide Frank Catino, fishing for laid up tarpon has been as good this year as he ever seen it. “For these docile shallow water tarpon, Catino uses a shrimp imitation fly pattern called the Ruoff Laid Up Tarpon Fly tied on a 2-O hook. The fly was developed by another veteran Keys fly fisherman, Rick Ruoff, a friend of Catino’s.” (MidCurrent Note: actually, the first fly of this type was probably developed and popularized by angler Fitz Coker.) Bill Sargeant in Florida Today.