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Greg’s Flats Fly

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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

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Bonefish Bitters Fly

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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...

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Crazy Legged Gotcha

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Fly Tying with Hans Crazy Legged Gotcha

Hans from Dakota Angler & Outfitter ties a Rubber Legged Gotcha, a staple in many bonefish fly boxes, and also a great carp fly that I have used with great success in our streams and rivers for carp.

Crazy Legged Gotcha Bonefish Fly Pattern

The Gotcha is one of the most effective bonefish fly patterns in the...

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