Top 10 Flies for Bonefish
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These flies make for the best bonefish fly patterns.
No matter where we are chasing bonefish - and we do it all over the planet - these are the bonefish flies we have with us on the flats.
When we go on trips to saltwater destinations like Mexico, Belize, Honduras or the Bahamas, the one fly we make sure EVERYONE has is the Gotcha. This is a must-have.
- Bonefish Scampi Beadchain
This is an excellent bonefish fly for Mexico, the Bahamas or the shallow flats of the Yucatan Peninsula.
- Longstrip Bonefish Fly
The Long Strip Bonefish fly is designed to imitate the shrimp bonefish feed on for trips to Andros Island in the Bahamas. You’ll have big success nabbing saltwater bonefish with this one.
- Clouser Foxxee Red Bonefish Minnow
The Clouser Foxxee red minnow is a versatile fly for bonefish, permit, carp and even smallmouth bass.
- Sili Legs
Here’s your meat and potatoes. Designed by Barry and Cathy Beck and tied by Umpqua Feather Merchants, this bonefish fly will work anywhere you try it.
- Ververka Mantis Shrimp
The Ververka Mantis Shrimp is an excellent bonefish fly but also works well for other saltwater species like permit.
- Borski Bonefish Slider
You’ll want the Borski Bonefish Slider in your fly box when you’re fly fishing the flats. You can also give them a try in freshwater – throw them at carp or smallmouth bass as a crayfish imitation and you’ll get bites.
- Hot Butt Pseudo Shrimp
Pat Ehlers developed this fly to dominate the saltwater flats of Andros Island in the Bahamas. This will work anywhere there are bonefish.
- Puff Pastry
The Puff Pastry is a fantastic small shrimp imitation fly designed by Ken Morrish and Umpqua. This works as a great saltwater fly fishing pattern for bonefish and even carp fly fishing.
- Bonefish Junk
We always carry Charlie Craven’s Bonefish Junk when we go on saltwater fly fishing trips where we know there will be bonefish.