Bonefish & Permit Flies

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

Bunky Shrimp

Bunky Shrimp

This wonderful Bunky Shrimp Saltwater Fly is enough to drive bonefish nuts in a variety of locations around the world. This well-dressed Bunky Shrimp pattern rides with the hook up for a natural retrieve and maximum hook ups!

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.

Shrimp, Marabou, Yellow

Shrimp, Marabou, Yellow

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.

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, 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.

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.

Shrimp, Marabou, Tan

Shrimp, Marabou, Tan

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

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.

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.

Avalon Permit Fly

Avalon Permit Fly

Enjoy landing a grand slam with the most combative and acrobatic species tarpon,bonefish, permit, snapper, snook, jack crevalle. This fly catches them all!

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.

Gotcha Deep Water Shrimp

Gotcha Deep Water Shrimp

An absolute must for anyone fishing light colored flats, like in the Bahamas. A Gotcha is basically a white Crazy Charlie with a pink nose. But that pink nose must mean something to Bonefish. Pro tied on premium Japanese chemically sharpened saltwater hooks. Lead eyes instead of bead chain.

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.

Mantis Shrimp Tan

Mantis Shrimp Tan

A simple and very effective rendering of a favorite bonefish forage, the Mantis Fly Flies uses rubber legs and rabbit fur to mimic lifelike movements and is the go to fly for most bone fisherman

Shrimp, Salt, Gold

Shrimp, Salt, Gold

The Salt Shrimp fly 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.

Bone Shrimp

Bone Shrimp

This wonderful Bone Shrimp Saltwater Fly is enough to drive bonefish nuts in a variety of locations around the world. This well-dressed Bone Shrimp pattern rides with the hook up for a natural retrieve and maximum hook ups!

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.

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.

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.

Shrimp, Polar

Shrimp, Polar

The Polar Shrimp Fly is one of the most effective Northwest patterns. It may remind fish of one of their primary food sources in salt water. Whatever the case, it triggers aggressive strikes from several salmon species and steelhead.

Ultra Shrimp

Ultra Shrimp

Artificial shrimp can be fished in a variety of manners. Fished properly, they can be more effective than live shrimp. This fly will catch any fish that eats shrimp, It gets as many bites as live shrimp, and this fly with its epoxy coating is far more durable.

Crab, Raghead, Olive

Crab, Raghead, Olive

The Olive Raghead Crab is one of the most popular and effective of salt water flats patterns. This fly is a proven pattern for Permit, as well as Bonefish, Redfish, and Snapper. The Olive Raghead Crab is a great fly on those windy days working the Mangrove edges, and deeper flat water areas. A well tested fly for your salt water collection.

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.

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

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

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.

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.

Mini Puff, Orange

Mini Puff, Orange

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

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

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.