A go-to for bonefish
The Sad Flea gets its name from its creator, Biscayne Bay guide Capt. Dave Saddler. There is nothing sad about the way bonefish eat this fly. The Sad Flea hits the water softly and sits on the bottom with the tail end looking up at the fish, much like a crab or shrimp in a defensive position. The weed guard will then keep the fly snag-free as it (unsuccessfully) attempts to flee. The heavier eyes on the 1/0 size get down quick making it an excellent permit fly in a little deeper, fast moving water. Tied by Jesse LeBrecht of W8ight Flies.