This fly is probably the most popular bonefish fly ever created, and for good reason. The pattern is simple to tie and easily adaptable for many fishing situations.
The Merkin Crab
This crab pattern, created by Del Brown, has probably accounted for more fly caught permit than any other pattern.
The Tube Emerger
Lauren Lehigh is a high school student from Colorado and has been tying for about 7 years. Lauren was a featured tier at The Fly Fishing Show in Denver this year.
The Clouser Minnow
Fish this fly for pretty much any species of fish in the fresh and salt and you're bound to find one that will eat it.
We call this one The Fluke, for two reasons. First, we were trying to tie a fly that fished similar to the soft plastic bait with the same name. Second, no one believes it works until it's hanging out of a fish's mouth.
This summer we have been chasing Pike around the Midwest. The savage takes and massive head shakes make pike one of our favorite fish to target all summer long.