Sunday, May 24, 2009
Here are a few of the flies that i like to tie and use to ply the saltwater flats of Florida.
Top left - Double Bunny Mullet - i like to use this pattern when mullet are present. It has 2 zonker strips, bead chain eyes and a peach marabou collar. Size 1/0
Top right - All White Deceiver - Nothing better when the snook are running on the beach. Size 1/0.
2nd left - DT Special - i found this pattern in an issue of Florida Sport Fishing Magazine. i tie it a bit more sparse than the original. All white is good for snook around dock lights at night. It's sort of similar to a Seaducer. Size 1/0
2nd right - Bigeye Majora - A white bait similar to a herring. Size 1/0
3rd left - Big Eye Deceiver - i tied this for Barracuda in the Keys. It's pretty hefty and has a lot of material. i tied it in Chartreuse and White with a lot of Krystal Flash and thought the big eye might give it that little extra appeal. Size 3/0.
3rd right - Red Cockroach - This is a tarpon pattern mostly....but i made them 1/0 for snook and redfish on the flats. i like to tie these in brown with grizzly marabou, white and chartreuse too. Size 1/0
4th left - Red Seaducer - An all around versatile for the salt. Trout seem to like the way it hovers in the water column. Size 2/0
4th right - Mini Bunny - Smaller version of the Double Bunny Mullet. Size 4.
5th left - Clouser Light - i tied some Clousers with bead chain eyes for skinny water in the Keys....plus, with my horrid casting style, i don't have to worry about nailing myself or the rod so much. Size 1
5th right - Red/White Deceiver - A good backcountry pattern for the big 3. Size 1/0
Let me know what you think......
Posted by Rob at 5/24/2009 05:41:00 PM