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10wt Advice
If you can find one - a used direct drive Billy Pate Tarpon model will be a lifetime purchase that will never let you down... If you can find one, make sure it's in the configuration you want (left or
Need some info on this Sage rod
Funny how, depending on where you fish, what exactly you're going to be needing in the fly department.  That 7wt is actually the lightest  fly rod I own.  To say it's been to the wars i
Hillbilly Bonefish
Carp fishing is said to be similar to bonefish fishing, just without the pristine water and beautiful tropical flats.  They spook easy, require light line, delicate presentations, and smaller fli
Medalist repair
I actually have a brand new in the box version of that reel (in the largest size)... One of these days I'll have to let it go...  As already noted - at one time they were pretty much the only gam
Aruba Flyfishing
I'm in Aruba for vacation and decided to wade in the shallows for bonefish saw them coming right to the shore line early in morning before tourists wake up.
is tenkara catching on?
Yes but I don't think it will grow as much as fly fishing simply because it is pretty much limited to small trout and other fish like that. You simply can't catch just about any saltwater species li
Sand fleas...
Cool man, I use craft fur underfur for some wicked bonefish bugs. Nice work on those flies, I am sure pompano are going to crush those things left and right
What is your favorite fly pattern?
I love parachutes. I tie them for a variety of hatches, from tiny midges to big drakes. If I'm fishing a parachute it means mayflies are hatching and trout are rising, and there's not much better than
Tenkara Bonefish in the Keys
Bonefish in the Keys are tough enough as it is without going fancy about it....  Getting a fly to one of those very educated fish is an achievement - doing it without spooking one - that's an acc
Giant Carp on 5wt!
I have never caught a Carp on a fly rod before, so I wanted to give it a try. Last time I went on the San Juan River I saw quite a few carp feeding on the bottom in a shallow section of the river. 
Salty Boxes?
Generally, I stick with compartment types such as those made by Plano or Flambeau. I refuse to pay the prices for the larger "fly" boxes such as the Cliff, and most of those fly boxes don't hold big f
Carp on a fly is a blast. You fish them like bonefish.   There are several guide services here in Indiana that specialize in carp. Yes you read that right, guides for carp. The flies they have de
Fishing for Perch
I used to catch both White & Yellow Perch in the MD tidal rivers when I lived there. There were also some of each in the reservoirs & other freshwater, but I didn't venture to to waters much &
Pink Silileg Gotcha
Nice video and the colors is likely a good combination for Hawaii from what I've read about the flies popular there. I was there one time, but didn't get to fish, and only after I had returned home di
5wt saltwater tropical fly line
ended up getting a SA bonefish mastery
Is it just me?
Kudu! Not sure what i want? But cheap & good & not a long flight! Still have to look at that blog you mentioned about Africa! Also have to dig up the magazine where i read a few years ago abou
Crazy Charlie with Underwater Footage
This fly is supposed to mimic a shrimp, however its a bit abstract.  Its more about forcing a strike based on the movement and instinct rather than just visual cues.  However this fly is one
Fly Knots
I use the improved Homer Rhode knot for most purposes (it works for everything from light tippet all the way up to an 80 or 100lb bite tippet... I use it with lures, and flies almost always -but never
Florida Keys Recommendations
The Atlantic side of Lower Matacumbe Key has a nice sandy beach with easy wading hard bottom flats. It heads west to a jetty by a marina and should have some bonefish around. Google up satellite image
I go through a bunch of bucktail year in and year out - and try to use every list bit of every tail... That said, like most I have a limited use for the natural brown center portion... I do find that
Lighten Color of Calf Tail
Or you could just save all the trouble, frustration, and time just to save a dollar or two and just get a new one?   Btw, those Charlies work wonders on Bonefish, its my go to fly for them!
I used to do a bonefish pattern I called the Two Feather fly -using two matched saddle hackles (for both the tail and the body of the bug). I'll have to see if I can find a sample or two. It was a g
Last Santa thread of the year...
For whoever got mine I apologize for not sending a better fly box than an altoids can, I guess I am a creature of habit. Did tie extras though, the patterns were various patterns from Drew Chicones bo
Crab patterns
For those who've never fished crab patterns on tropical flats.... it's something a bit different than the way you'd fish a bonefish bug...  First off any crab pattern needs to move like a crab -f
December Flies from the Vise
Joe, do you find those more colorful bonefish flies successful. I find the more muted - match the bottom bugs in tan,cream etc have better results for me ...which of course is now a self fulfilling p
Re-stocking/recycling flies...
My tying desk was just super cleaned - normally it looks like any other tying desk... I was long ago chased out of the house and have my guide skiff, tying desk, rodbuilding bench and lots of storage
Bear Fur ??????
Having hunted black bear I have an excellent selection of blonde, cinnomen, and black.  As fatman mentioned the underfur makes excellent dubbing.  Guard hairs make excellent winging for clou
To weedguard or not?
Buddy bought me Dick Brown's bonefish book last weekend and asked me if I would tie him a selection of flies for his bonefish trip to Belize (Ambergris Caye ) May of 2017.  I haven't been there i
West Coast Salt water
Brodrash I'm from Kentucky but have fished the San Diego bay. I caught calico bass and some other weird fish there. 7wt with a shooting sink tip line. 10 to 17' deep. I used orange and white clouse
Think I've Decided, but ...
Exactly Norm. I do have a gopro hero 3 white, but i rarely use it because of kts terrible quality. The only pictures I've posted from there to here were from my First Bonefish thread(saltwater section
Need To know ???
I use lots and lots of both - but for the salt...  I'd be loath to substitute one for the other, since as noted they have quite different characteristics.  The first attached photo shows thr
Bunny Gill Streamer Fly
I've heard Sunnies and Green Trout in my travels What about "Red Fish" being called the poor mans/rednecks "Bonefish"?
Green Highlander x 7
Nice flies I am assuming those are salmon flies which always puzzled me. For example, "trout flies" usually mimic bugs and insects, "bonefish flies" mimic crabs and shrimp and so on. But "salmon flies
Targets in and around florida?
When fishing the salt down south (usa) what are you targetting? Permit, snook, bonefish, redfish, tarpon (sizes?) Anything else? And... What size / style fly would you prefer for each?
Must admit that I'm still in the school that treats clousers (note the small letters) as more of a style than a pattern.  That very first article on the pattern by Lefty Kreh provided the first h
Learning the salt and the keys
Hey Kudu, so yeah first thing you want to get a bunch of charts and try to learn them. Since you have a bay boat I am betting that you will have some nice HP and modern tech. Sooo look up some reefs a
Sage X vs. Scott Meridian
The Sage X and the Scott Meridian are the class leaders when it comes to 8-10 weight saltwater fly rods. So we decided to compare the two. We put the sticks in our FFF certified casting instructor Gen
How To Tie the Crazy Charlie YouTube Video
Another great video Flats.   It may be a bonefish fly but the bluegill's love them also.   Thanks for posting it.
Head Cement
Here's the routine I've followed for years (when I'm not using Flex-Coat, a two part rodbuilder's finish).  All of my flies get a sparse coat of Krazy Glue to seal and harden the thread (see pic.
New Hook Advice
Hey guys, I need some new hooks other than mustad 3407 that I can use for my self(I use expensive hooks for the bonefish guide). Things it should have are 1. Saltwater rated, not necessarily stainles
Gurgler Tutorial YouTube Video
Thanks for watching! I think next video will be a bonefish fly
Really Need Fly Boxes
Hey guys, really tired of storing my flies in a shoe box under my bed and having a very hard time organizing them and whatnot. My point, does anyone know of a fly box with 2 sides , slim and long,(lik
Catch & Release Mount
How much do you charge? For like a bonefish mount?
Bahamas Island Questions
Fin Have you fished with Bonefish Simon?
Acklins Island? Anyone Been?
Those were some BIG wahoo, and a whopper bonefish. Didn't know it took 2 days to get there from MIA, I know you have to stop in Nassau but I don't think that should take up a day. We will be staying a
Crack Head Charlie - Varient of the crazy charlie
The crack head charlie is a variant of the crazy charlie that I tie with "the kracken enhanced" dubbing. The fly sinks slowly to the bottom due to the bead chain eyes and sits with the hook point upri
Upcoming shows?
  Yeah My room, everyday at night; )     That is clever, but I think he said fly TYING and not fly TRYING.   HAHA LOL, you got me good that time! I am actually getting pre
Lower Keys DIY Flats Fishing
Hey guys, next weekend going to lower keys ( cudjoe,sugarloaf keys mostly). First time making it this far, so I have little knowledge of the locals flats etc. Has anyone been their and maybe would l
Badger hair uses
The legalities aside, badger hair works well for small jigs or "bonefish" type patterns. When I tied commercially I bought a big bag of tanned scraps & found it to be an excellent substitute for c
Dick Browns Bonefish Fly Patterns 2nd Edition?
Found this on ebay.May be what you're looking for
TFO Mangrove?
I used a Cortland floating wf line. Nothing crazy However I have a Rio Quickshooter bonefish line on my 9wt which I love, and a río avid salt on my 8wt (tfo rod) which I hate. I might have to rep
Dumb Eye Bugger
Nice video showing one of the many options to tie a bugger.   Use yellow marabou for the tail and that fly would do well for carp. Or as we call them, the poor mans bonefish.   Nice job.
FlyFishing in Salt Waters Magazine
Yeah, i second that. They'll approach you and expect top quality work just because you want to share. i second adam's comment about flylife magazine. It is australian based and traditionally focused
Nautilus Fly Reels... Yeah, but which one?
Yes, the Nautilus reels are first rate (I have six of them in hard commercial service and they've never failed or caused the slightest problem....).  Yes, if you buy a high end reel you're making
Favorite Fish?
Mine is now bonefish what's yours?
Finnicky fish
Can't speak to Barramundi ...but for Bonefish longer leader, lighter tippet and smaller flies..... Or retire to the beach with a Kalik beer.
Affordable Saltwater Hooks?
For anyone learning the saltwater tying scene all the different hooks and different price points can be a bit of a study (understatement).   General principles first -the more hooks you buy in a
First Bonefish!!
A bit late to this post but sounds like a ton of fun, bonefish is definitely on my hitlist. good work flats!
MUSTAD hook fails, big tarpon lost.
Hey I'll take those hooks ;) Nextttt time you should invite me and we'll catch 400lb tarpon;) Too bad that hook broke, I know how it feels when something expensive breaks on you Where do you live/fi
Gatcha! Bonefish Fly - Maybe the most effective bonefish fly?
The Gotcha! bonefish fly is very popular and effective for fishing bonefish in the flats. It looks a lot like a shrimp swimming in the water when fished properly. Its fairly easy to tie and uses minim
Need Help Tying Deceiver
Going good! My dad caught his first 2 fish on fly today, just small jacks. Going to a new spot (Frank Sound) early tomorrow for bonefish, hopefully they are cooperative. I will pictures when I can tra
SW fly line and backing
All we do is work the salt down here in south Florida (and my anglers may range from novice all the way up to folks that I learn from...).  Here's how I set up my gear - that ranges from a 7wt al
9ft 8wt 4pc 2 tip rod
Wow you have quite the collection! How many fly rods and reels do you have? I have a 9wt the Cabelas Wind River combo with the Bonefish Quickshooter line(I don't like this rod but my dad does so that'
Salt water skills
Yes that's very possible. I'm going to be gone for 10 days starting Friday in Grand Cayman so don't expect much from me. Maybe a picture of a bonefish or 2 ... hopefully
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