Tying Bonefish Flies Estaz Flats Crab
The Bone Fish Estaz Flats Crab was a really productive pattern on Long Island last year bonefishing.
- Hook:Saltwater Style Size 6
- Eyes:Small Lead Dumbbell Eyes
- Legs: Round Rubber Leg Material
- Body: Gold Estaz
- Wing: Deer Hair
Crazy Charlie Fly Tying Video
The Crazy Charlie Fly Tying Video teaches you how to tie one of the most effective saltwater patterns we’ve use on bonefish. This pattern can be tied in sizes 4 or 6 and in pink or tan!
- Hook: Diachii 2546 size 4 or 6
- Eyes: Bead Chain Eyes Pink
- Tail: Krystal Flash
- Body: Medium D Rib Clear
- Body: Under Coat: Mylar Pearl Tinsel
- Wing: Calf Tail and Krystal Flash
Tying Greg’s Flats Fly for Bonefish
I found this fly referenced in Dick Brown’s book Bonefish Fly Patterns and on several blog’s online- specifically the excellent DIY Bonefishing Blog. Greg’s Flats Fly was created by Greg Miheve. The calf tail claws make this pattern stand out. Don’t go on your next trip without several in your fly box.
Materials to tie Greg’s Flats Fly can be found here: Greg’s Flats Fly Materials
Tying the Bonefish Bitters
The Bonefish Bitters has become a standard in and a must have pattern for just about any bonefishing destination. Originated by Craig Mathews of Blue Ribbon flies, the Bonefish Bitters, can be tied in sizes 10-6. The color of the head (the epoxyed bead chain eyes) is typically tinted. Use a tan or brown tinted fly over sand, rubble, or mud bottom. Olive is a good color for fishing over grass. Orange or Pink are great colors for attracting strikes. In this version I use clear UV Resin...