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How To Tie: Offshore Mahi Baitfish | A Pelagic Treat

Difficulty: easy | Time: 5-10 minutes

Imitates: pilchard/whitebait/medium baitfish

Target species: false albacore, blackfin tuna, dolphin (mahi), mackerel, barracuda

Where to fish: bluewater/offshore

OFFS team favorites

How To Tie: Gummy Minnow | Everything Eats A Baitfish

Difficulty: intermediate | Time: 10-15 minutes

Favorite for: Docklights and beach glass minnow run

How To Tie: Pass's Peacock Whistle | A Peacock Bass Fly

Difficulty: difficult | Time: 10-15 minutes

Favorite for: Peacock Bass

How To Tie: Pass's Guide Shrimp | The PERFECT Bonefish Fly

Difficulty: easy | Time: 5-10 minutes

Favorite for: Bonefish

How To Tie: Mikes Snook Slider

Difficulty: difficult | Time: 15-20 minutes

Favorite for: Snook in super shallow water where you need to keep the fly off the ground

How To Tie: SF Bendback Baitfish

Difficulty: easy | Time: 5-10 minutes

Favorite for: Weedless! Our favorite beach snook fly when there's sargassum in the water

How to tie the Sheep Mullet

How to Tie: The Sheep Mullet

Difficulty: super easy | Time: 5-10 minutes

Favorite for: Being the easiest and quickest large baitfish/mullet fly to tie

Tie Finesse Changer

How to Tie: The Finesse Changer

Difficulty: intermediate | Time: 15-20 minutes

Favorite for: The eats. Love it when a large fish eats a large/hearty fly

How to Tie the Kwan Fly

How to Tie: The Kwan

Difficulty: easy | Time: 5-10 minutes

Favorite for: Our confidence bonefish fly. We feel like we could put this in front of any bonefish anywhere in the world and have a good chance of getting the eat

Capt. Mark Giacobba's Blue Claw

How to Tie: Giacobba's Blue Claw

Difficulty: easy | Time: 5-10 minutes

Favorite for: Our redfish confidence fly. Crazy how recklessly we've seen backcountry redfish and snook attack this fly

How to Tie: Bunny Tarpon Toad

How to Tie: Bunny Tarpon Toad

Difficulty: intermediate | Time: 10-15 minutes

Favorite for: Our tarpon confidence fly. If we could only fish one fly for any size tarpon anywhere in the world, it'd be a toad

Tying the Eat Me Fly (Ole Florida Style)

How To Tie: The Eat Me Fly

Difficulty: intermediate | Time: 15-20 minutes

Favorite for: Our beach snook, false albacore and dolphin (mahi) confidence fly. Imitates pilchards really nicely

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How to Tie: Bonefish Gotcha
How to Tie: Bunny Tarpon Toad
How to Tie EP Baitfish Fly
How to Tie Flexo Crab
Giacobbas Backcountry Gurgler Tutorial
Capt. Mark Giacobba's Blue Claw
How to Tie: Giacobba's Doofus
How to Tie: Giacobba's Skrimp
Tying Kendrick's Bama Crab Fly
Tying Kendrick's Wooly Mantis Shrimp Fly
How to Tie Pass Frog snakehead fly
How To Tie: The Brushy Baitfish
Tying the Eat Me Fly (Ole Florida Style)
Tie Finesse Changer
Tying The Foam Palolo
How To Tie: The Go-To Joe
How to Tie: The Golden Gotcha
How To Tie the Keel Crab Permit Fly
How to Tie the Kwan Fly
Tying the Polar Fiber Minnow baitfish fly
How To Tie The Polar Toad Tarpon Fly
How To Tie The Red Jig Slider
Tying the Sad Flea for Bonefish
How To Tie Shark Bait Fly
How to tie the Sheep Mullet
How to Tie: The Twisted Fly's Tikka
Tying the What's Up Dock
Tying the Wiredipity trout nymph
How to Tie the Wooly Bugger
How to Tie: Veverka's Mantis Shrimp

How To Tie: Backcountry Shrimp

Difficulty: easy | Time: 5-10 minutes

Imitates: shrimp

Target species: tarpon, snook

Where to fish: flats, backcountry

How to Tie: Bonefish Gotcha

How to Tie: Bonefish Gotcha

Difficulty: intermediate | Time: 5-10 minutes

Imitates: shrimp, ambiguous/something tasty

Target species: bonefish

Where to fish: flats

How To Tie: Bruce Chard Permit Choker Crab

Difficulty: difficult | Time: 15-20 minutes

Imitates: shrimp, crab, ambiguous/something tasty

Target species: bonefish, permit

Where to fish: flats

How to Tie: Bunny Tarpon Toad

How to Tie: Bunny Tarpon Toad

Difficulty: intermediate | Time: 10-15 minutes

Imitates: ambiguous/something tasty

Target species: tarpon

Where to fish: flats, backcountry

How to Tie EP Baitfish Fly

How To Tie: EP Baitfish

Difficulty: difficult | Time: 15-20 minutes

Imitates: glass minnow/fry/small baitfish, pilchard/whitebait/medium baitfish...

Target species: tarpon, snook, redfish, largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, peacock bass...

Where to fish: flats, backcountry, intracoastal/inland bays and waterways...

How To Tie: Faux Bucktail Clouser

Difficulty: easy | Time: 5-10 minutes

Imitates: shrimp, glass minnow/fry/small baitfish, pilchard/whitebait/medium baitfish...

Target species: bonefish, permit, tarpon, snook, redfish, largemouth bass, smallmouth bass...

Where to fish: flats, backcountry, intracoastal/inland bays and waterways...

How to Tie Flexo Crab

How To Tie: Flexo Crab

Difficulty: difficult | Time: 15-20 minutes

Imitates: crab

Target species: bonefish, permit

Where to fish: flats

Giacobbas Backcountry Gurgler Tutorial

How to Tie: Giacobba's Backcountry Gurgler

Difficulty: easy | Time: 5-10 minutes

Imitates: shrimp, ambiguous/something tasty

Target species: tarpon, snook, redfish, largemouth bass, smallmouth bass...

Where to fish: backcountry, intracoastal/inland bays and waterways...

Capt. Mark Giacobba's Blue Claw

How to Tie: Giacobba's Blue Claw

Difficulty: easy | Time: 5-10 minutes

Imitates: shrimp, crab

Target species: bonefish, redfish

Where to fish: flats, backcountry

How to Tie: Giacobba's Doofus

How to Tie: Giacobba's Doofus

Difficulty: easy | Time: 5-10 minutes

Imitates: shrimp, ambiguous/something tasty

Target species: tarpon, snook, seatrout

Where to fish: backcountry

How to Tie: Giacobba's Skrimp

How to Tie: Giacobba's Skrimp

Difficulty: easy | Time: 5-10 minutes

Imitates: shrimp

Target species: tarpon, snook, seatrout

Where to fish: flats, backcountry

How To Tie: Gummy Minnow | Everything Eats A Baitfish

Difficulty: intermediate | Time: 10-15 minutes

Imitates: glass minnow/fry/small baitfish, pilchard/whitebait/medium baitfish

Target species: tarpon, snook, largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, peacock bass, rainbow trout...

Where to fish: backcountry, intracoastal/inland bays and waterways...

How To Tie: Hamilton’s Cuda Tube

Difficulty: intermediate | Time: 5-10 minutes

Imitates: ambiguous/something tasty

Target species: mackerel, barracuda

Where to fish: flats, intracoastal/inland bays and waterways

Tying Kendrick's Bama Crab Fly

How To Tie: Kendrick's Bama Crab

Difficulty: intermediate | Time: 10-15 minutes

Imitates: shrimp, crab, ambiguous/something tasty

Target species: bonefish, permit, redfish, seatrout

Where to fish: flats, backcountry

Tying Kendrick's Wooly Mantis Shrimp Fly

How To Tie: Kendrick's Wooly Mantis

Difficulty: intermediate | Time: 10-15 minutes

Imitates: shrimp

Target species: bonefish, permit, redfish, seatrout

Where to fish: flats, backcountry

How To Tie: Mikes Snook Slider

Difficulty: difficult | Time: 15-20 minutes

Imitates: shrimp, ambiguous/something tasty

Target species: tarpon, snook, redfish, largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, peacock bass, seatrout...

Where to fish: backcountry, intracoastal/inland bays and waterways...

How To Tie: Offshore Mahi Baitfish | A Pelagic Treat

Difficulty: easy | Time: 5-10 minutes

Imitates: pilchard/whitebait/medium baitfish

Target species: false albacore, blackfin tuna, dolphin (mahi), mackerel, barracuda

Where to fish: bluewater/offshore

How to Tie Pass Frog snakehead fly

How to Tie: Pass Frog

Difficulty: intermediate | Time: 5-10 minutes

Imitates: frog

Target species: largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, snakeheads

Where to fish: warmwater lakes/ponds/rivers/canals

How To Tie: Pass's Guide Shrimp | The PERFECT Bonefish Fly

Difficulty: easy | Time: 5-10 minutes

Imitates: shrimp, ambiguous/something tasty

Target species: bonefish, permit, snook, redfish

Where to fish: flats, backcountry

How To Tie: Pass's Peacock Whistle | A Peacock Bass Fly

Difficulty: difficult | Time: 10-15 minutes

Imitates: leach, ambiguous/something tasty

Target species: largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, peacock bass, rainbow trout, brown trout

Where to fish: warmwater lakes/ponds/rivers/canals, coldwater lakes/ponds/rivers

How To Tie: Richie's Frumpy Toad

Difficulty: easy | Time: 5-10 minutes

Imitates: frog

Target species: largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, peacock bass

Where to fish: warmwater lakes/ponds/rivers/canals

How To Tie: Richies Poppin Prawn

Difficulty: intermediate | Time: 10-15 minutes

Imitates: shrimp

Target species: tarpon, snook, redfish, largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, snakeheads

Where to fish: backcountry, warmwater lakes/ponds/rivers/canals

How To Tie: Rudys Schmavalon | A Practical Beach Snook Pattern

Difficulty: intermediate | Time: 10-15 minutes

Imitates: glass minnow/fry/small baitfish, pilchard/whitebait/medium baitfish...

Target species: tarpon, snook, largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, peacock bass, seatrout...

Where to fish: flats, backcountry, intracoastal/inland bays and waterways...

How To Tie: SF Bendback Baitfish

Difficulty: easy | Time: 5-10 minutes

Imitates: pilchard/whitebait/medium baitfish

Target species: tarpon, snook, false albacore, blackfin tuna, dolphin (mahi), mackerel, barracuda, seatrout, jack crevalle, bluefish, striped bass

Where to fish: bluewater/offshore, surf

How To Tie: Tarpon Snake

Difficulty: easy | Time: 5-10 minutes

Imitates: mullet/large baitfish, ambiguous/something tasty

Target species: tarpon

Where to fish: backcountry

How To Tie: The Brushy Baitfish

How To Tie: The Brushy Baitfish

Difficulty: super easy | Time: 5-10 minutes

Imitates: glass minnow/fry/small baitfish, pilchard/whitebait/medium baitfish

Target species: tarpon, snook, redfish, largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, peacock bass, seatrout...

Where to fish: backcountry, intracoastal/inland bays and waterways...

Tying the Eat Me Fly (Ole Florida Style)

How To Tie: The Eat Me Fly

Difficulty: intermediate | Time: 15-20 minutes

Imitates: glass minnow/fry/small baitfish, pilchard/whitebait/medium baitfish...

Target species: tarpon, snook, redfish, largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, peacock bass...

Where to fish: flats, backcountry, intracoastal/inland bays and waterways...

Tie Finesse Changer

How to Tie: The Finesse Changer

Difficulty: intermediate | Time: 15-20 minutes

Imitates: glass minnow/fry/small baitfish, pilchard/whitebait/medium baitfish...

Target species: tarpon, snook, redfish, largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, peacock bass...

Where to fish: backcountry, intracoastal/inland bays and waterways...

Tying The Foam Palolo

How To Tie: The Foam Palolo

Difficulty: super easy | Time: 1-5 minutes

Imitates: palolo worm

Target species: tarpon

Where to fish: flats

How To Tie: The Go-To Joe

How To Tie: The Go-To Joe

Difficulty: intermediate | Time: 5-10 minutes

Imitates: shrimp, crab, ambiguous/something tasty

Target species: bonefish, redfish

Where to fish: flats, backcountry

How to Tie: The Golden Gotcha

How to Tie: The Golden Gotcha

Difficulty: intermediate | Time: 5-10 minutes

Imitates: shrimp, ambiguous/something tasty

Target species: bonefish

Where to fish: flats

How To Tie the Keel Crab Permit Fly

How To Tie: The Keel Crab

Difficulty: difficult | Time: 15-20 minutes

Imitates: crab

Target species: permit

Where to fish: flats

How to Tie the Kwan Fly

How to Tie: The Kwan

Difficulty: easy | Time: 5-10 minutes

Imitates: shrimp, crab, ambiguous/something tasty

Target species: bonefish, permit, redfish

Where to fish: flats, backcountry

Tying the Polar Fiber Minnow baitfish fly

How To Tie: The Polar Fiber Minnow

Difficulty: difficult | Time: 15-20 minutes

Imitates: glass minnow/fry/small baitfish, pilchard/whitebait/medium baitfish...

Target species: tarpon, snook, redfish, largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, peacock bass...

Where to fish: flats, backcountry, intracoastal/inland bays and waterways...

How To Tie The Polar Toad Tarpon Fly

How To Tie: The Polar Toad

Difficulty: easy | Time: 5-10 minutes

Imitates: ambiguous/something tasty

Target species: tarpon

Where to fish: flats, backcountry

How To Tie The Red Jig Slider

How To Tie: The Red Jig Slider

Difficulty: difficult | Time: 15-20 minutes

Imitates: shrimp, crawfish

Target species: redfish, largemouth bass

Where to fish: backcountry, warmwater lakes/ponds/rivers/canals

Tying the Sad Flea for Bonefish

How To Tie: The Sad Flea

Difficulty: intermediate | Time: 5-10 minutes

Imitates: shrimp, ambiguous/something tasty

Target species: bonefish

Where to fish: flats

How To Tie Shark Bait Fly

How To Tie: The Shark Bait Fly

Difficulty: intermediate | Time: 15-20 minutes

Imitates: ambiguous/something tasty

Target species: sharks

Where to fish: flats, intracoastal/inland bays and waterways, bluewater/offshore, surf

How to tie the Sheep Mullet

How to Tie: The Sheep Mullet

Difficulty: super easy | Time: 5-10 minutes

Imitates: mullet/large baitfish

Target species: tarpon, snook, redfish, largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, peacock bass...

Where to fish: backcountry, intracoastal/inland bays and waterways...

How to Tie: The Twisted Fly's Tikka

How to Tie: The Twisted Fly's Tikka

Difficulty: easy | Time: 5-10 minutes

Imitates: pilchard/whitebait/medium baitfish

Target species: tarpon, snook, redfish, largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, peacock bass, seatrout...

Where to fish: backcountry, intracoastal/inland bays and waterways...

Tying the What's Up Dock

How To Tie: The What's Up Dock

Difficulty: easy | Time: 5-10 minutes

Imitates: shrimp, glass minnow/fry/small baitfish

Target species: tarpon, snook

Where to fish: intracoastal/inland bays and waterways

Tying the Wiredipity trout nymph

How to tie: the Wiredipity

Difficulty: easy | Time: 5-10 minutes

Imitates: nymph

Target species: rainbow trout, brown trout

Where to fish: coldwater lakes/ponds/rivers

How to Tie the Wooly Bugger

How to Tie: The Woolly Bugger

Difficulty: easy | Time: 5-10 minutes

Imitates: glass minnow/fry/small baitfish, crawfish, leach, nymph, ambiguous/something tasty

Target species: largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, peacock bass, panfish, rainbow trout, brown trout

Where to fish: warmwater lakes/ponds/rivers/canals, coldwater lakes/ponds/rivers

How to Tie: Veverka's Mantis Shrimp

How to Tie: Veverka's Mantis Shrimp

Difficulty: intermediate | Time: 10-15 minutes

Imitates: shrimp

Target species: bonefish

Where to fish: flats

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