Belize Fly Patterns

Here are some of the popular fly patterns that our guides count on and you should bring. We usually stock these in our shop.

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 deep. 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. Should be a 50/50 mix of Shrimp and Crab patterns.

  • Christmas Island Special, Lead Eye - pink with tan wing, orange with tan wing - size 4,6,8  
  • Squimp - size 6, 8 - tan
  • Crazy Charlie - Tan, White or Pink - size 6,8
  • Avalon - size 4
  • Grand Slam Crab - size 6
  • Gotcha - size 6
  • McCrab - size 6
  • Spawning Shrimp - size 6
  • Mantis Shrimp - size 6, 8
  • Merkin - size 4,6
  • Bauer Flats Crab - size 4 - tan

Tarpon Fly Patterns

Tarpon flies are generally not weighted at all.

  • Tarpon Toad - size 1/0 to 3/0 - White, Chartreuse, Black, Black/Red, Tan
  • Black Death - size 1/0 to 3/0
  • Tarpon Bunnies - size 1/0 to 3/0- White, Chartreuse, Black, Black/Red, Olive, Tan
  • Cockroach - size 1/0 to 3/0
  • Deceiver - size 1/0-3/0 - White, Chartreuse/White, Blue/White
  • Puglisi Diver - size 1/0, 2/0 - White, Black/Purple, Black/Red

Jack Crevalle Fly Patterns

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