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Bonefish & Permit Fly Patterns

A saltwater fly box loaded with flies Bonefish can be found on a variety of flats from 6" deep to 6 feet dep. 60% of the flies should have bead chain eyes, 30% should have lead eyes, and 10% should have plastic eyes or no eyes at all. Permit flies should be 80% lead eyes and 20% bead chain eyes.

  • Avalon - size 2,4
  • Horror - size 6,8
  • Rootbeer Shrimp - size 4
  • Chico’s Bonefish Special - size 6,8
  • Bonefish Slider – Tan - size 4
  • Christmas Charlies – Tan or Pink - size 6,8
  • Christmas Island Special - Pink with tan wing - size 4,6,8
  • Matthew's Turneffe Crab - size 6
  • Gotcha - size 6
  • Mangrove Critter - size 4
  • Crazy Charlie – Tan or Pink - size 6,8
  • McCrab - size 2,4
  • Snapping Shrimp – Tan or Pink - size 4,6
  • Merkin - size 4,6

Tarpon Fly Patterns

Tarpon flies are generally not weighted at all.

tarpon fly
  • Cockroach - size 1/0 – 3/0
  • Marquesa Sunrise - size 1/0 – 3/0
  • Red/White Tarpon - size 1/0 – 3/0
  • Streaker - size 1/0 – 3/0
  • Grizzly Orange Tarpon - size 1/0 – 3/0
  • Whistlers - size 1/0 – 3/0
  • Stu Apte Original - size 1/0 – 3/0
  • White Lightning – Red - size 1/0 – 3/0
  • Tarpon Glo - size 1/0 – 3/0
  • Black Death - size 1/0 – 3/0

Jack Crevalle Fly Patterns

  • Grizzly Deceiver – Green - size 2/0, 3/0
  • Big Popper – Blue - size 3/0
  • Grizzly Deceiver – Blue - size 2/0, 3/0
  • Pencil Popper - size 2/0
  • Clouser – Tan or White - size 4, 1, 2/0
  • Seducer- size 2/0, 3/0

Barracuda Fly Patterns

  • Cuda Fly – Green (double hooked tandem wire) - size 3/0
  • Needle Fish – Fluorescent Green/Yellow & White- size 3/0
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