Bonefish Flies

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.

  1. Chernobyl Crab Fly Tying Tutorial

    Chernobyl Crab Fly Tying Tutorial
    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.
  2. Rubber Leg Gotcha Shrimp Fly Tying Tutorial

    Rubber Leg Gotcha Shrimp Fly Tying Tutorial
    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.
  3. EP Permit Bonefish Crab Fly Tying Tutorial

    EP Permit Bonefish Crab Fly Tying Tutorial
    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.
  4. How to Tie the Clouser Half & Half Fly

    How to Tie the Clouser Half & Half Fly
    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.
  5. How to Tie a Crazy Charlie Fly

    How to Tie a Crazy Charlie Fly
    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.
  6. Fly Tying Essentials: The Basics for First-Time Tyers

    Fly Tying Essentials: The Basics for First-Time Tyers
    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.

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