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

Gettin' Jiggy Shrimp

Gettin' Jiggy Shrimp

Another sweet Popovic's pattern that is tied inverted so it is weedless & works well in many saltwater situations.. These are critical pattern on all flats. They are weighted nicely and can be jigged along the bottom with no worries. They tend to be quite strong and durable. Perfect for flats fishing. Epoxy Coated over our super or Unique Hair and come with our durable silicone Leggs.

Banded Shrimp Tan

Banded Shrimp Tan

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, Tan

Bone Wiggler, Tan

There are a number of different proven Bonefish patterns, but the Tan 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 pattern you want to be sure to have for Bonefish and other saltwater fish feeding on shrimp or small crustations.

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.

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

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, 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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!

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 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.

Bone Crusher

Bone Crusher

If you chasing bonefish on the flats you'll no doubt need some crab patterns in your box. The Bone Crusher Fly is a saltwater crab imitation that needs to be one of those flies included in your selection. There are many times when simplicity in a fly pattern is the key to success. Such is the case with the Bone Crusher, simplistic yet suggestive, and tied in a manner in which it will move and entice the silver ghosts.

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.

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.

Milky Crab White Legs

Milky Crab White Legs

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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!

Crab, Permit, Del Brown

Crab, Permit, Del Brown

The Del Brown Permit Crab was created by one of the most famous permit fly anglers, Del Brown. The shape of this fly along with lead eyes makes it sink like a fleeing crab. The Del Brown Permit Crab also known as a Merkin is one of the most productive permit flies available. It is also effective on bonefish, Redfish and other flats species which makes it a pattern you should always have in your box. This is a pattern that will produce fish anywhere in the world and recently has become popular with Steelhead anglers using nymphing techniques. The Merkin does not hang up when bouncing along the bottom, this makes it a great choice for a heavy nymph.

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, 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.

Kung Fu Crab Brown-Olive

Kung Fu Crab Brown-Olive

The Kung Fu Crab is a killer crab pattern for Permit, Bonefish and Redfish. The Kung Fu Crab is a more life like version of the Del Merkin and EP Crab. The Kung Fu Crab has claws, which imitate the crab standing its ground against a predator.

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.

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

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.

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