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In the middle of a boiling striped bass and bluefish blitz off the coast of New England...Casting to bonito ripping up bait in an inlet...Searching for seatrout and reds amidst the windswept beaches of the Outer Banks... Hunting huge snook and tarpon in the tangled mangroves...Stalking wary bonefish over the pristine flats...Searching the bluewater eddies of the Gulf Stream for tuna, marlin, and sails. In these magical places, and many others, the saltwater fly rodder plys his trade. In his hand, the coiled line, stripping, stripping, ready for the strike. At the end of the line, a fly; a feathered hook to tempt the most awesome denizens of the brine.Saltwater fly fishermen experience the most profound enjoyment of their sport, and Saltwaterflies.com is dedicated to helping you with the best saltwater flies for your next trip, and high quality tying materials to help you enjoy your time at the vise, creating beautiful saltwater flies.
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It's False Albacore season again here in New England and other other parts of the USA East Coast. We've got plenty of great Albie flies on hand now, but they are selling fast - click the photo to go to our fly selection and look for the Bonito / False Albacore heading to get yours now!
Meiho "Rungun" Two-sided Fly Case
Meiho's two-sided box lined with slit foam makes the most of the space inside - Meiho calls this their "Rungun" case, but we'd probably call it the "Grab-n-go"! On a recent bonefishing trip, we took just this one box while wading away from the boat... this box will easily hold 72 standard size bonefish flies, possibly even more if you maximize use of the space. Outside dimensions of the box are approximately 7 1/8" x 4 1/8" x 1 1/2" (18.5 cm x 10.5 cm x 4 cm). This box is ideally suited for most bonefish flies, but will also hold small streamers - this is a hell of a good box for the river too. Stainless steel hinge pins and well designed latches round out this excellent box. More photos are shown on the "Fly Fishing Accessories" page - see link at the top of this page for all of those products.
Meiho "RUNGUN" Two-Sided Fly Case $19.95 Add to Cart
The slim-profile "Bonefish Box" by Anglers Image shown in the photo below is one of the finest boxes we have ever found for carrying standard bonefish patterns - modern "slit foam" design holds flies securely and is easy to insert the flies in. This box will hold approximately 24 standard sized bonefish flies, but still fits easily in a shirt pocket - something that many boxes are advertised to do, but few achieve. The lid of this box is clear, which allows the angler to view the contents of the box before opening it - a real advantage as it minimizes fumbling while wading the flats or preparing to tie on a new fly from the deck of a bouncing boat. Dimensions are 5 3/4" x 3 5/8" x 7/8" (14.5 cm x 9 cm x 2.2 cm). Click photo shown below to view the box empty.
Also available is the "Big Bonefish Box" (second photo) - this box dimensions are 7 3/8" x 3 7/8" x 1 1/8" - this larger box will hold up to 3 dozen standard bonefish flies when neatly arranged, and also has a bit more headroom for larger flies like crabs & sliders, etc. Both of these boxes are priced the same, and both are in stock now.
We can assemble fly selections similar to those shown these boxes. If you wish to order a selection of flies for your fishing, please call or e-mail us with details about where you plan to fish, and we can tailor a selection to suit your needs.
"Bonefish Box" $12.95 (pictured above - flies not included) Add to Cart
"Big Bonefish Box" $12.95 (pictured below - flies not included) Temporarily out of stock
Big Bonefish Box
These days I'm often using one of the ZAP "super glues" to increase the durability of my saltwater flies - a quick hit on the thread wraps here and there makes the flies really tough! The green label stuff that we sell is basically all-purpose, and can even be used as a "head cement" to finish the fly. Anyway, the "trick" offered here is that ZAP offers what they call their "Extender Tips" or "Flexi Tips" - a very fine plastic nozzle tip that can be put on the super glue bottles, and left like this on the bench during tying - there's no need to keep putting the cap back on, as the nozzles can be left on for days without clogging. The "Zap A Gap" that we sell now comes packaged with these tips. I do keep a small rag handy to quickly clean up any spills and to keep the extender tips clean.
We've got a new feature going here at Saltwaterflies.com with more of these little suggestions; "Windy's Tips n Tricks" - click the link to check it out. - Chris Windram
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