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Pat Ehlers' Bonefish Reaper

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Using the same tail as the Pat Ehlers' Grim Reaper fly, the Bonefish Reaper has produced lots of big bonefish for us. Pat Ehlers came up with this saltwater fly on the flats of Andros Island. It has proven to be an effective Andros Island bonefish fly and anywhere else big bonefish are found.

Ehlers' Bonefish Reaper fly tying video and fly pattern recipe

Buy the Ehlers' Bonefish Reaper online or buy the materials to start tying it yourself. It's an easy fly to tie, and is deadly on the flats where bonefish lurk. Watch the master, Pat Ehlers, walk you through the fly tying process.

Video: How to tie the Ehlers' Bonefish Reaper pattern: step-by-step

Ehlers' Bonefish Reaper Fly Pattern Recipe

Hook Daiichi X452 Saltwater Hook The Daiichi X452 Saltwater Hook is perfect for the Bonefish Reaper, and a great hook for bonefish. We recommend size 4.
Thread 6/0 Uni Thread 6/0 Uni Thread in pink is all you'll need.
Eyes Painted Lead Eyes Use painted white lead eyes. These will help weigh the fly down, too. Pat recommends the medium size.
Flash Krystal Flash Use the Bonefish Pink color when tying the Bonefish Reaper.
Tail 1) White Medium Reaper Tail
2) Marking Pen
Another one of Pat's picks, Hyper Flex Reaper Tails were made specifically for The Fly Fishers. Use a sand colored marking pen to get the colors just right.
Body 1) Hareline Rabbit Strips
2) Dubbing Wax
Use light brown rabbit strips for the body. Pat uses a dubbing loop for this fly, and recommends dubbing wax to help with the process.
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