Southern Scampi: Irresistible to Bonefish
Recreate these flies at home! Materials used in making this fly have been included below. Always keep in mind your local fly-fishing store will most likely have the materials referenced, and typically for less. Materials can also be found at Amazon or any other major on-line resource.
- Mustad Hook 34007SS (#2)
- UTC Thread 210, Tan
- Brass Eyes, Medium, Gold
- Krystal Flash, Black/ Pearl
- Badger, Small
- Ice Dub, UV Shrimp Pink (always appears orange)
- Sili Legs, Orange, Barred, Orange/ Black Flake
- Rooster Saddle, Long, Natural Olive
- Sally Hansen Hard As Nails, Hardener, Clear (#2103)
Design Inspiration & Detail
A Bonefish fly is really one of the easiest flies to tie. I pulled together a few natural colors and began experimenting with scampi and shrimp patterns until this fly materialized. More often than not, my greatest creations come from haphazard placement of materials. Take this pattern and change up the colors – make it work for the next place you plan to chase Bonefish or Permit.
This particular fly was designed to attract Bonefish and Permit – many other species will also take the fly on a retrieve.