Technical flats with hungry permit south of the border or muddy river bottoms packed with cruising striped bass in the mid Atlantic, the EP Ascension Bay Mantis Fly is a pattern that can handle it all. The EP Ascension Bay Mantis Fly was originally designed as a realistic shrimp pattern for targeting species in the Ascension Bay region, but it was quickly found that this fly is a great choice anywhere shrimp are found. Combining realism, movement, and look that’s just buggy enough, this fly does a fine job at matching a variety of different shrimp species, and its integrated weed guard ensures that you can cast into those tight spots with confidence.
The EP Ascension Bay Mantis Fly can be fished directly on the bottom of the water column or on an intermediate line whenever you need a more “suspended” approach. A great choice anywhere you find shrimp, this fly can be fished all year long in warm and tropical environments and from spring through fall in more seasonal climates. Available in a variety of color options to suit what’s in your local waters, the EP Ascension Bay Mantis is a key component to any saltwater fly box.