We’ve mentioned before that most of the time our bonefish on South Andros aren’t overly picky. However, we’d be lying if we said we don’t encounter our share of spooky bonefish from time to time. After all, they’re still bonefish!
For the most part, we like flies that are big and light. However, we’re also able to target bonefish in some pretty shallow water at times, sometimes less than six inches deep. Such conditions can make bonefish really spooky, and while the particular pattern is not overly important, if it lands like a frying pan its probably not going to end well.
Therefore, we always like to have a few smaller flies in our box ready for spooky fish in skinny water. One of the best patterns we’ve found for such conditions is the Mini Puff. It’s light, sparsely dressed, and the chenille ‘puff’ helps the bead chain eyes of the fly to enter the water softly. It’s a great fly to have in your bonefish box and today we’re going to show you how to tie it.
- Hook: Tiemco 811-S, Sz. 4-6.
- Thread: UTC 140, Fire Orange.
- Eyes: Medium Bead Chain Eyes, Silver.
- Wing: Calf Tail, Tan.
- Over Wing: Grizzly Hackle Tips.
- Flash: Krystal Flash, Copper.
- Head: Ultra Chenille, Hot Orange.
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