Here's our collection of the top Bonefish flies for your next saltwater excursion. Whether you're stalking Bonefish on the flats or fishing from a boat, these flies will increase your chances of success on the water. Each post includes step-by-step instructions, videos, photos, and much more.
Bonefish are one of the most popular gamefish in tropical saltwater environments. These fish offer a challenging target to anglers who prefer sight fishing and careful wading. Bonefish have a mixed diet of crabs, shrimp, small baitfish, and more and are often found tailing on sandy flats. Because they’re found in tropical saltwater conditions, choose a tropical saltwater fly line. Seems intuitive, right? Want to learn more? Read on.
Pack your tropical gear we're going on a Permit trip! Kidding... kind of. If you do find yourself preparing for a trip to the tropics this winter, however, the Chernobyl Crab is one of the best patterns to bring with you. Why? Because it's simple to tie, highly effective, and is tied on one of the sharpest saltwater hooks that exists. Whether you're headed south this winter or you're bored tying lame trout flies, take the time to tie this one. You'll be glad you did.
The Gotcha Shrimp may be one of the most popular Bonefish flies on the planet. Not only is it one of the most effective saltwater fly patterns that exists but it's also pretty simple to tie. This pattern is popular for Permit and Bonefish feeding on the flats and this rubber leg variation creates an irresistible profile in the water. If you're traveling south this winter to fish the flats, you're going to want to tune in as Jared ties this popular pattern.
We're gearing up for Bonefish and Permit season here at Trident. Maybe you're planning a trip to your favorite Bonefish flat in Belize or chasing Permit in Mexico this winter, too. If that's the case, you're probably preparing now at the vise. The EP Permit Crab is an essential pattern for the saltwater flats angler because of its size and movement in the water. A lively profile gives this fly a ton of action in the water and it's definitely a solid option this season. Tune in as Jared gives us step-by-step instructions to tie this must-have pattern.
The Clouser Half & Half is a pattern that imitates baitfish with added flare. We've tied the Clouser Minnow in the past, but this pattern is tied with a twist. Great for freshwater Bass, Striped Bass, and just about any fish that'll eat a baitfish. The Clouser is most well-known as a saltwater pattern but works well in all situations. Watch Jared tie the Clouser Half & Half with step-by-step instructions and techniques explained.
The Crazy Charlie is a classic Bonefish pattern that was developed on Andros Island in 1977 by Charlie Smith, a local Bahamian Bonefish guide. Since its inception, the Crazy Charlie has become one of the most popular Bonefish flies in the world. Jared takes us through the steps needed to tie this classic fly in our latest YouTube Fly Tying Tutorial. Read on for step-by-step instructions.
So you're new to fly tying. How do you wade through the thousands of available fly tying devices/tools/materials to find the basic necessities? How do you learn to tie flies? Fly tying for beginners can be overwhelming. We’re here to help. Here’s a list of the most relevant tools of the trade for first-time tyers and some pertinent learn-to-tie info.