Keys Toad (Weed Guard) - Purple/Black - Large
This is the original, bunny strip Toad designed by Gary Merriman (Fish Hawk, Atlanta). After several years, the only difference is minor: today's Toad is generally tied and fished slightly smaller than originally designed. And yes the rabbit strip is correct, tied skin-side up. Tarpon see the strip from below the fly. The Toad Too has the marabou tail. Not much needs to be said about this original fly. One of the two versions (bunny or marabou) is the very fly shown in the mouths of all tarpon in every magazine ad, and has been the winning fly (especially when fished by Andy Mill) in more tournaments. It is well known by every guide in tarpon-land. It is the hottest pattern of all time for tarpon in the Keys and beyond.