EL POONADOR TARPON FLY: Backwater Vlog Episode Four/Five

“EL POONADOR is a tarpon fly that just looks and screams POON. Wether you are in the backcountry or the flats, these lil dudes will get some fish on the line!” – Jesse Males

I originally whipped up this fly as a fly for peacock bass down in the amazon. However, after tying a few I decided it was certainly going to be a killer on tarpon of all sizes.

Here is my hd fly tying video featured in Episode Four of the Backwater Vlog series.


As you can see, like most every fly I tie, there are countless color options that would work very well for this pattern.


EL POONADOR was the last fly tying video I did in 2018. In Episode Five of the vlog I wanted to chat with you guys and say thank you all for the support over the past year. I am late getting these blog posts out due to being busy with guided trips; however, here they are!

I hope you guys enjoyed the videos. Be sure to follow me on Facebook and Instagram to stay up to date on everything coming off my fly tying desk!

Tight lines!

Jesse Males 

Published by Backwater Fly Fishing

I’m Capt. Jesse Males, an avid fly fishing, snook snatching, kayak paddling, tarpon slaying, mountain hiking, manatee swimming fool from Central Florida. Over the years fly fishing has had a huge impact on my life and particularly on how I view the world we spend our time in. I am currently the owner and operator of backwaterflyfishing.com as well as our online fly shop, backwaterflies.com. The lifestyle that is called fly fishing has taken me to some amazing destinations and has provided me with some amazing experiences in the wild. From chasing big salty critters in the Florida Keys, to roosters in Coast Rica, to small wild trout in the Carolinas, and all the way up to the high mountain cutthroat of Wyoming; I have been blessed to experience fly fishing at its finest.

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