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Hey guys,

 

Heading to Naples area for 12 days in Mid April. I know what basic fly patterns to bring but I wanted to hear what some of you guys thought. I am going to be fishing every day. I talked to a few guys who suggested I being my vice? Is this necessary? What materials should I bring? If not what patterns work well for snook, tarpon, red etc down there. How many flies should I tie up?

 

Any help would be great..

 

Thanks in advance.

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Only input I can give you is a green over pink clouser size 2-1/0. It worked wonders when I was down there. Otherwise, just chat with the local, tarpon bunnys are always good, and brown/orange clousers will get the reds

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Any shrimpy/crabby imitation will work but, above all, bring a handful of root beer and bright orange Clousers on a #1 or 2 with medium lead eyes.  I have a good buddy that fishes Sarasota a lot and that's the killer...but I didn't tell you that!  


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I am heading down to Naples myself in the next few weeks. I fish thier every year. I love walking the beach and sight casting to snook. My most productive fly is Norm's Crystal Schminnow. I use 3D eyes on them. 1560074

 

Good luck.

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golden ghost are around. local 66 on here gave me some good advice on flys for the back of Cocoa Beach for reds and trout-any soft hackle streamer. Never got to meet him but I assume that they would work on the west coast too. I crushed sea trout on that trip with a small half and half. good luck pal. I always like going south in April. It always seems like the weather is better here when you get back.

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