We’ve been big fans of Enrico Puglisi materials, flies, and brushes for quite awhile now, and they didn’t disappoint with their newest round of brushes! EP has the most extensive selection of dubbing, hair, and synthetic brushes by far, and they have something for nearly every tier. Everything from Predator flies to saltwater shrimp to trout streamers, they have you covered! You can make your own dubbing brushes as well, but with the vast selection that EP has available, there’s not a whole lot of reason to. Here’s a few of their new brushes that we really dig.
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The Gotcha is a must-have Bonefish fly, from the Yucatan to the Bahamas. Tie in various shades of tan, pink, and white. You can vary the weight of the eyes to match the depth of the water and how spooky the fish are. If you’re going Bonefishing, the Gotcha is a must have!
The Clouser Minnow is arguably one of the most successful streamer patterns ever invented, particularly for smallmouth bass. This fly works in rivers, lakes, saltwater – nearly everywhere. Don’t be caught without a few Clousers on your next trip!
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...