Southern Boys Flies
Pete Colding of Southern Boys Flies was advertising “flies made to order” just the other day. Not only did his line of flies show some creativity, but his pricing was the most competitive I’ve seen. In an effort to show some of this creativity with our readers, I requested he send us a few flies to share. Some examples include:
• Nail Biter
• Black Puff
• Olive Drab Crab
• Southern Toad
• Bugger Buddy in Olive
Pete will tie just about any saltwater pattern possible. Popular sellers are crabs, Clousers, toads, Tarpon patterns, Shad, Crappie jigs, Teasers, etc.
All Clousers are $1.50
Deceivers, Whistlers, Sea Ducers, Bunnies, and toads are $2.00
All crabs and Half’n Halfs are $2.50
EP fiber flies are $3.00
Pete ties all of his saltwater flies with Mustad Stainless Steel hooks. He will ship any assortment needed. All orders over $20.00 are shipped in a foam box. All orders over $50.00 will be shipped Flat-Rate Priority mail FREE (typically 2-day delivery). Orders typically ship inside of one week. For specific questions, feel free to connect with Pete via Facebook or e-mail.
Pete’s love for fly-fishing started in the early 1980s. For some time, Rhode Island ponds, back bays, and beaches were his stomping grounds for trout and Striped Bass. In fact, he fly-fished Rhode Island coastal waters for over 20 years. His quest for new species on fly yielded Bonito and False Albacore for a few years running. Pete later moved to North Carolina and fished the Roanoke for Shad and Striped Bass. Travels to Alaska have included fishing Montana Creek all the way to Homer, landing abundant Sockeye and Silver Salmon, Halibut, and Ling Cod. Pete spent some time fishing New River in Virginia for enormous volumes of Small Mouth Bass. His passion for fly-fishing and years of experience is evident in his fly-tying creativity.
I ordered some flies from Pete. He sent them quickly and even emailed me a sheet labeling each one, told me how to fish it, and what to target again. I will definitely order more.
So great to hear Daniel! Pete is great like that – always wants to share his insight and get you on the fish. Appreciate the feedback for sure.