"I created this fly out of necessity of needing something bigger and heavier while fishing down in Louisiana for bull Redfish. Essentially, I had shown up with more traditional sized flies more geared towards the gulf coast of Florida and the fish were not reacting to the flies like the guide wanted.
The Po’ boy can lend itself as a baitfish or shrimp, the poor water visibility allows you to get away with a less realistic look and focus more on the profile and depth at which your fly is fished. By using a jig hook, this helps ensure less hook ups on weeds or oyster beds, keeping you in the game when it counts the most."
- Signature Tyer Alec Gerbec