The cockroach pattern is one of the true classic saltwater flies that imitates many different types of food sources for tarpon. The sleek profile and darting action mimic many of the smaller bait-fish found on the flats. But at the same time, the barred grizzly hackle tail and bucktail collar represent shrimp, small lobster and other crustaceans. Tarpon patterns range anywhere from one inch to over a foot in length.
The cockroach fly can be used in both clear or dark waters, and when sight or blind casting. This is a true must-have for any tarpon trip.