Bonefish & Permit Flies

Shrimp, Salt, Olive

Shrimp, Salt, Olive

This Shrimp, Salt, Olive is a realistic shrimp pattern that is especially useful when fish have seen and refused several flashier patterns. It is effective on a variety of flats and mangrove species.

Angora Shrimp

Angora Shrimp

If you want a shrimp pattern that really moves in the water and appears to have lots of life, this is the one. An almost Zonker style shrimp pattern, the ubiquitous rabbit fur on the pattern pulsates in the current and literally breathes with life. Any fish that likes a shrimp is likely to eat this fly.

Crab, Turneffe, Olive

Crab, Turneffe, Olive

The Turneffe Crab Fly is an attractive and effective crab pattern, this fly is great for permit and useful for bonefish in certain situations.

Bonefish Bitters, Orange

Bonefish Bitters, Orange

Bitters were originally developed for Bonefish on the flats around Belize. They have now been proven to work all over the world. This fly will catch a variety of saltwater fish and freshwater anglers are finding the Orange Bitter to be effective for Carp, Bass, Panfish and many others. This pattern will imitate small crabs, shrimp, urchins, crayfish and other items fish feed on. The glue covered eyes and synthetic materials create a translucent silhouette that fish find irresistible.

Shrimp, Marabou, Pink

Shrimp, Marabou, Pink

A marabou body and tail gives this pink marabou shrimp pattern enough movement to entice strikes from even the pickiest of fish. It is most useful on bonefish and other flats species.

Bonefish Bitters, Olive

Bonefish Bitters, Olive

Bitters were originally developed for Bonefish on the flats around Belize. They have now been proven to work all over the world. This fly will catch a variety of saltwater fish and freshwater anglers are finding the Olive Bitter to be effective for Carp, Bass, Panfish and many others. This pattern will imitate small crabs, shrimp, urchins, crayfish and other items fish feed on. The glue covered eyes and synthetic materials create a translucent silhouette that fish find irresistible.

Money Crab Olive

Money Crab Olive

Money Crabs are very adaptable with felt markers, and can be any color you want them. Fished straight out of the box or custom tayolored with a sharpie, these flies simply catch fish

TJ's Better Crab

TJ's Better Crab

The river may be frigid, but if you can get to (or live in) one of the warmer coastal areas from South Carolina to Florida to Texas, winter offers some of the year's best shots at skinny-water redfish that are quick to eat a crab. When temps dip, these crustaceans can be more abundant than shrimp

Shallow Water Shrimp

Shallow Water Shrimp

You can't fish for bonefish or permit without thinking about crabs and shrimp. Both of these fish work the flats eating crustaceans as they move along. Successful anglers start with the right size and color fly. The fly also has to hit the water with a minimum of commotion but still sink quickly. This fly is a must have for any serious salt fisherman.

Bone Wiggler, Pink

Bone Wiggler, Pink

There are a number of different proven Bonefish patterns, but the Pink Bone Wiggler combines the best features of many different patterns to create one deadly fly. To a flashy body like that on a Gotcha this pattern adds lifelike speckled silicone legs. Like a Mini Puff the bead chain eyes are wrapped with crystal chenille to create a finished head. The long tapered synthetic tail with highlights of krystal flash make the Bone Wiggler swim and move naturally in the water. These features along with a light mono weed guard make this a fly pattern you want to be sure to have for Bonefish and other saltwater fish feeding on shrimp or small crustations.

Shrimp, Salt, Grey

Shrimp, Salt, Grey

This is a realistic shrimp pattern that is especially useful when fish have seen and refused several flashier patterns. It is effective on a variety of flats and mangrove species.

TJ's Improved Spawning Shrimp Beadchain Eye

TJ's Improved Spawning Shrimp Beadchain Eye

A very lifelike spawning shrimp pattern for the flats. With the long extended legs, this bonefish fly has exceptional realism. Heavy dumbbell eyes get the pattern down, but don't create a big disturbance when it hits the water. This fly is excellent for shallow flats where fish are spooky.

Spawning Shrimp-Natural

Spawning Shrimp-Natural

The Spawning Shrimp is a great shrimp imitation by Enrico Puglisi. At spawning time, some shrimp species exhibit an orange egg mass, imitated by the orange yarn on this fly. A must have in any fly box

Shrimp, Epoxy, Tan

Shrimp, Epoxy, Tan

This epoxy shrimp pattern utilizes a translucent epoxy back to effectively mimic a favorite fish food. This is a durable and effective pattern for many salt water species.

Hamilton's Shrimp

Hamilton's Shrimp

You can't fish for bonefish or permit without thinking about crabs and shrimp. Both of these fish work the flats eating crustaceans as they move along. Successful anglers start with the right size and color fly (Some very serious anglers carry permanent markers with them to color the fly to match a particular flat.). The fly also has to hit the water with a minimum of commotion but still sink quickly.

Bonefish Bitters, Chartreuse

Bonefish Bitters, Chartreuse

The Bonefish Bitters is a productive and durable epoxy pattern for bonefish and other flats species. It can imitate small crabs or urchins, and drives bonefish crazy. This fly will catch fish in a variety of locales including Mexico and Belize.

Angora Shrimp

Angora Shrimp

If you want a shrimp pattern that really moves in the water and appears to have lots of life, this is the one. An almost Zonker style shrimp pattern, the ubiquitous rabbit fur on the pattern pulsates in the current and literally breathes with life. Any fish that likes a shrimp is likely to eat this fly.

Bonefish Special

Bonefish Special

This unique Bonefish Special saltwater fly is especially effective on bonefish and other flats fish in shallow water. The Bonefish Special is used by knowledgeable fly fishers and fly fishing guides for shallow wading situations and all over the world.

Milky Crab White Legs

Milky Crab White Legs

Sea run cutthroat, bonefish and permit will feast on this crab fly pattern!

Mysis Shrimp, Epoxy

Mysis Shrimp, Epoxy

Mysis Shrimp are a high fat, and very high energy food source for trout. A dime size crustacean that is known to fatten fish up in tailwaters below Western reservoirs Mysis Shrimp can be a critical pattern for your box. The Epoxy Mysis Shrimp with its realistic impressionism is a proven fly for such needed occasions. Waters where these crustaceans abound yield large football size trout and the Epoxy Mysis Shrimp is just the pattern to present to these huge fish.

Shrimp, Marabou, White

Shrimp, Marabou, White

A marabou body and tail gives this shrimp pattern enough movement to entice strikes from even the pickiest of fish. It is most useful on bonefish and other flats species.

Crab, Turneffe, Tan

Crab, Turneffe, Tan

An attractive and effective crab pattern, this fly is great for permit and useful for bonefish in certain situations.

Merkin Crab

Merkin Crab

A great Merkin style crab imitation that makes wonderful use of synthetic tying materials for the body. The heavy barbell lead eyes make this a claws-up pattern when the fly is at rest imitating the natural. This pattern imitates a number of species in the Families; Portunidae (Swimming Crabs) and Majidae (Spider Crabs). Designed to be fished in typical crab style for Permit and strip and pause style for bonefish.

Spawning Shrimp Beadchain Eye

Spawning Shrimp Beadchain Eye

A very lifelike spawning shrimp pattern for the flats. With the long extended legs, this bonefish fly has exceptional realism. Heavy dumbbell eyes get the pattern down, but don't create a big disturbance when it hits the water. This fly is excellent for shallow flats where fish are spooky.

Mini Puff, Pink

Mini Puff, Pink

This effective pattern works well when bonefish and other species are looking for a bit of color in their meal. Available in smallish sizes, this fly also fills the need for a smaller offering for spooky fish.

Bonefish Scampi Leadeye

Bonefish Scampi Leadeye

With it's pearly body for subtle flash, and a rabbit fur wing for action, the Bonefish Scampi is simplicity itself - this fly has all of the things we look for in a productive bonefish pattern. Having bonefish flies in a variety of weights helps anglers cover all water conditions, and this fly is tied in two versions - one with lead eyes (heavier weight) or bead chain eyes (lighter weight) to help anglers keep the fly right in the strike zone. This fly in the Lead Eye is also a nice imitation of a Mole Crab for surf perch, croakers, flounders, etc.

Crab, Raghead, Tan

Crab, Raghead, Tan

When you talk about all the various Salt Water fly patterns available the Tan Raghead Crab is always a critical part of the discussion. The Tan Raghead Crab is a very effective and proven pattern, created initially to fish Belize and the Yucatan and now successfully fished in many Salt Water venues. An excellent choice for flats with light sandy bottoms where those selective permit are found.

Ghost Shrimp

Ghost Shrimp

Enrico's Ghost Shrimp is an excellent modern design, and a perfect addition to any bonefish box. The sparkly fibers create a nice amount of reflection without being too "flashy" - an excellent trait for fishing in areas where fish have seen a lot of brighter flies. The Ghost Shrimp features a great-looking set of crustacean eyes which also form a weedguard - great for fishing areas with snags. The larger size (#2) of this fly can also serve quite well for redfish, seatrout, and other estuary dwellers.

Spawning Shrimp-Pink

Spawning Shrimp-Pink

The Spawning Shrimp is a great shrimp imitation by Enrico Puglisi. At spawning time, some shrimp species exhibit an orange egg mass, imitated by the orange yarn on this fly. A must have in any fly box

Bonefish Scampi Beadchain

Bonefish Scampi Beadchain

With it's pearly body for subtle flash, and a rabbit fur wing for action, the Bonefish Scampi is simplicity itself - this fly has all of the things we look for in a productive bonefish pattern. Having bonefish flies in a variety of weights helps anglers cover all water conditions, and this fly is tied in two versions - one with lead eyes (heavier weight) or bead chain eyes (lighter weight) to help anglers keep the fly right in the strike zone. This fly in the Lead Eye is also a nice imitation of a Mole Crab for surf perch, croakers, flounders, etc.

Spawning Shrimp-Pearl

Spawning Shrimp-Pearl

The Spawning Shrimp is a great shrimp imitation by Enrico Puglisi. At spawning time, some shrimp species exhibit an orange egg mass, imitated by the orange yarn on this fly. A must have in any fly box

Bonefish Bitters, Brown

Bonefish Bitters, Brown

Bitters were originally developed for Bonefish on the flats around Belize. They have now been proven to work all over the world. This fly will catch a variety of saltwater fish and freshwater anglers are finding the Amber or Brown Bitter to be effective for Carp, Bass, Panfish and many others. This pattern will imitate small crabs, shrimp, urchins, crayfish and other items fish feed on. The glue covered eyes and synthetic materials create a translucent silhouette that fish find irresistible.