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Florida Keys Outfitters

Islamorada, FL, United States

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REPOST @umpquafeathermerchants • In the early 1980's permit were targeted with crab flies using round foam or epoxy bodies. By the mid 1980's the late Del Brown and Captain Steve Huff designed the revolutionary Merkin crab which called for Aunt Lydia's Sparkle Yarn tied perpendicular on the shank, #1 or 1/0 hooks and large lead barbell eyes. The yarn was trimmed to a trapezoid which reduced casting flutter and greatly improved the sink rate. Sandy Moret soon found that the jumbo bonefish of the Keys were fools for the same pattern by scaling down to #4, and switching the rubber legs from solid white with red tips to creamed colored rubber barred legs. Scores of bonefish over 12 pounds fell for this revision as did well over 100 permit on the larger versions. -
As Aunt Lydia's Sparkle Yarn became difficult to obtain, Sculpting Fiber has proved to be an excellent replacement. The Improved Merkin is a much welcomed addition to our growing inventory of innovative patterns. And who better to be in charge of the quality of these flies than our fly specialist himself?
Sunday snookin’ with Captain Mike Makowski. 🙌🏼 #FKOguides #flyfish #islamorada #floridakeysoutfitters #fko
#TBT to Sandy’s 12 lb. bonefish caught on 8 lb. tippet with Capt. Craig Brewer on a #4 Merkin from the shop. Remember to keep those fingers gill-free! #fko #floridakeysoutfitters #islamorada #bonefishonfly #throwback #flyfishing
If you’re near, we hope you can join us to learn more about Florida Bay and the Keys’ dependence on clean fresh water flowing to us through the Everglades!
Happy Valentine’s Day from the FKO crew! ❤️ #floridakeysoutfitters #tiborreels #nautilusreels
30th Anniversary Florida Keys Fly Fishing School Reception.🍻Diana Rudolph, Paul Tejera, Sandy Moret, Joan Wulff, Rob Fordyce, Jerry Siem & Nash, and Craig Brewer. #floridakeysoutfitters #islamorada #flyschoolfriday #flyfishingschool
#tbt What a day out of Key West with the remarkable Captain Robert (RT) Trossett. Rode down that morning from Islamorada with Captain Tim Klein who brought the fried chicken. Norman Levin from “Paradise to Reality & Back” limo service at the wheel. Beautiful waters, good friends and wonderful fly fishing day I’ll never forget! 
#floridakeysoutfitters #islamorada #floridakeys #tbt
New! Sandy’s Go-To BIG Tarpon Fly Selection comes in a Cliff’s Crab Shack. 
#tarpononfly #floridakeysfishing


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