I named this fly after Matlacha, Florida, a very fishy small town located on the Gulf of Mexico in SW Florida, where I have fished many times. After creating this fly at my tying desk in Indiana, Matlacha, FL is where it was first tested on fish. It came through in a big way, especially on Snook, Sea Trout, Pompano, Jacks, even Tarpon. I’ve literally landed over 1,000 fish on this fly from Saltwater to freshwater. Largemouth, Smallmouth and White Bass absolutely crush this fly, Gar love it too! A perfect crossover baitfish fly from fresh to Saltwater! It’s tied on a 1/0 Gamakatsu SC 15 saltwater hook. It weighs nearly nothing with the bead chain eyes, so you can cast it a mile, it’s roughly 3.5 inches long, it’s visible from a good distance to both the angler and the fish, it shows up very well in stained water, due to its’ polar flash tail, and the pink glow in the dark gill. It rides true with the hook point down, even when tied with small dumbbell eyes. The polar flash tail has tons of movement as well, and sways back and forth on the retrieve, and bulks up on the pause. Many times you will actually see the fish eat this fly since the fly is so visible throughout the retrieve, which is way cool.
The bead chain gives the fly a slow to medium sink rate, this fly does sink and does not float. My favorite color is the bright green head see (first photo for this item)
Please note, I can sub the bead chain eyes for light weight small Spirit River real-eyes just send me a note at checkout. All fly orders receive a free Carp Diem decal.