Redfish Fly Patterns

We've compiled a list of the best flies for Redfish. Every post comes with step-by-step tying instructions, photos, videos, and much more. Whether you're looking for Redfish patterns for your next trip south or you're bored at the vise looking for the next great pattern, start here for the top patterns for Redfish.

  1. How to Tie the Rump Shaker Fly

    How to Tie the Rump Shaker Fly
    The Rump Shaker is a Redfish fly that's really designed to imitate a fleeing shrimp (although fish eat it as a crab or a baitfish, too). This fly has a great profile in the water and moves a lot of water to attract large Redfish when the water is 1-3 feet deep. Jared has thrown a weed guard on this version to make it a perfect fly for the Louisiana marsh, the coast of Texas, or anywhere else you're likely to find Redfish in shallow water conditions. Learn how to tie this modern Redfish fly including step-by-step instructions, a materials list, and more.
  2. How to Tie The Batman Redfish Fly Pattern

    How to Tie The Batman Redfish Fly Pattern
    The Batman Fly is an easy pattern to tie and works well when targeting tailing Redfish in a variety of scenarios. This fly has great movement in the water and works well for cruising fish or tailing fish. Plus, if you see a Black Drum or a Sheepshead while searching for Redfish, this is a great pattern to throw at them, too. Tune in as Jared shows you the necessary steps to tie this simple saltwater crab pattern.
  3. How to Choose the Best Fly Line for Redfish

    How to Choose the Best Fly Line for Redfish
    We traveled to NOLA this winter and tried our hand at these notorious Bulls. Fishing can certainly be difficult during the winter months. We dealt with weather, cold water temps, difficult water conditions, and other adversity. Fish were caught, definitely, but they didn’t come without a bit of work. We found that having the right gear certainly helped. Read on to find out how to choose the right fly line and how a fly line can help you catch more fish.
  4. How to Tie Tim Borski's Butterfly

    How to Tie Tim Borski's Butterfly
    Borski's Butterfly is a pattern that's similar to the Borski Slider, a Redfish fly we've already tied on our channel. The Butterfly is another phenomenal Redfish pattern and fools large fish in muddy marsh-like environments. This is a great fly for Redfish along the eastern coast of the US and even as far south as Louisiana. Learn the steps necessary for crafting the perfect Butterfly Streamer including a materials list, recommendations, and more.
  5. How to Tie Chicone's Midnight Special Fly

    How to Tie Chicone's Midnight Special Fly
    Chicone's Midnight Special Fly is a stellar pattern for imitating small baitfish in a saltwater setting. This fly is great for Snook under dock lights and a host of other species. If you're chasing Stripers, Redfish, Tarpon, and more, this fly is a great floating pattern to entice picky fish. Tune in as Jared provides step-by-step instructions to tie this simple pattern that should be in every saltwater angler's fly box.
  6. How to Tie the Grass Monkey Streamer Fly

    How to Tie the Grass Monkey Streamer Fly
    This versatile pattern moves water to attract Bull Redfish from a mile away... Well, almost. If you're looking for a pattern that creates a commotion and pushes water, you've found it. The Grass Monkey is designed to sink and hover which makes it a great fly for fish feeding in shallow water or near the surface. The large head of the fly creates a big push of water to attract the big-mouthed predators on the block. Redfish will eat this fly as a baitfish, shrimp, and sometimes even a fleeing crab. Tune in as Jared teaches us how to tie the Grass Monkey with step-by-step instructions with photos, a video, and much more.
  7. Fly Fishing for Winter Redfish in New Orleans: A Trip Report (Full Length)

    Fly Fishing for Winter Redfish in New Orleans: A Trip Report (Full Length)
    Monster Redfish don't come easy. We learned that the hard way during our 2020 New Years trip to New Orleans to fish for Redfish on the fly. Weather, water conditions, storms, and more required plan changes, city exploration, and tough fishing. That being said, we found some trophy fish that made the whole trip worthwhile. Read on to get the full report including advice, recommendations, tons of photos, and much more.
  8. How to Tie Gartside's Gurgler

    How to Tie Gartside's Gurgler
    The Gurgler is a great pattern for aggressive fish in both freshwater and saltwater. This fly can imitate a frog, mouse, and more for Bass laid up on weed beds or Redfish in the marsh. This fly can either be stripped aggressively to fool ambush feeders or defensive fish like Pike or stripped slowly to imitate a baitfish. However you fish it, this is one of the most popular fly patterns for aggressive fish. It can be tied in a variety of styles and colors... here's our take including videos, photos, step-by-step instructions, and much more.
  9. How to Tie a Rhody Flatwing Streamer Fly

    How to Tie a Rhody Flatwing Streamer Fly
    The Rhody Flatwing is a stellar saltwater pattern that can be tweaked to imitate a variety of saltwater baitfish. This pattern is perfect for Stripers, flats fish, and can even be used in freshwater for Bass. Simple streamer patterns are a staple in saltwater fishing and this fly should be in every avid angler's fly box. Tune in as Jared shows the necessary steps to tie this famous pattern.
  10. How to Tie the Midnight Mullet Streamer Fly

    How to Tie the Midnight Mullet Streamer Fly
    Fish will see this fly from a mile away... I promise. The Midnight Mullet combines bright flash and catchy colors to draw in the big-mouthed predators. Seriously, this fly is made to be fished aggressively and to trigger some hardcore strikes. Snook and Tarpon charge at the Midnight Mullet Streamer because of its visible lateral line, striking profile, and eye-catching aesthetics. If you're a serious warmwater saltwater angler this pattern gets the job done when nothing else can. Learn how to tie it right now as Jared gives step-by-step instructions.

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