Palolo Worm: Moal Leech Style

The Palolo Worm “hatch” has become the holy grail for Florida Keys Tarpon anglers. Caddis Fly employee and Tarpon guru Barrett Christiensen has been fishing the keys for the past 13 years. Over the years he has developed numerous patterns for bonefish, permit and tarpon. His last pattern is a spin off of one of our favorite Northwest Steelhead patterns the MOAL Leech. The MOAPW or Mother of all Palolo Worms crushed Tarpon this May/June, give it a shot on your next Tarpon trip.–Cd

Barrett's Tarpon Palolo Worm

MOAPW (Mother of all Palolo Worms) Tarpon Worms

Hook: Gamakatsu SC 17 1/0
Thread: Chartreuse U140
Tail/Post: 100 lbs Mono
Tail: Fl. Fuscia Cross Cut Rabbit Strips
Body/Head: Dyed Pearl Diamond Braid
Glue: Tear Mender to Bind Rabbit

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