We have relied on many of the Scientific Anglers lines for years - especially
their floating fly lines, which we have found to be some of the most comfortable lines
to cast and fish with, and very durable as well. The "Supra" lines that we are stocking
now are evolved from the earlier "Ultra 3" floating lines that were popular for so many years, and this new line is even better. Same great taper design & "Buckskin" tan color, but streamlined loops have been added to these lines to help you get these rigged quickly and painlessly to the backing
& leader system. These Sci Anglers Supra lines are high quality lines at an affordable price,
and we really love that. Great choice for bonefish, as well as any general purpose saltwater
fly fishing where a floating or surface fishing line is needed.
Scientific Anglers Supra Floating Flyline (95 Ft / 29 Meters):
Scientific Anglers Supra Floating Flyline: $49.95
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Cortland Micronite and Masterbraid Backing / Running Line
Cortland's Micronite and Masterbraid running lines have become our favorite backing lines for saltwater fly fishing. These Micro Diameter "Super Braids" are stronger than more traditional backings, while the thinner diameter allows for greater yardage on the spool. The Micronite is white in color, while the "Masterbraid" is a high-visibility yellow. Super-braids like these do not deteriorate over time or with exposure to the elements, and are more abrasion resistant than dacron lines - when it comes to the fastest, most powerful gamefish, don't take chances on anything less. These are the Spectra fiber "gel-spun" styles of backing popular among many top saltwater fly anglers. Micronite is available in 20 or 30 pound test, 300 yard spools. Please note: the 20# is very thin. Masterbraid is available in 30 or 50 pound test, 300 yard spools.
Cortland Micronite Backing 20# White 300 yards $32.95 Add to Cart
Cortland Micronite Backing 30# White 300 yards $37.95 Add to Cart
Cortland Masterbraid Backing 30# Hi-Vis Yellow 300 yards $37.95 Add to Cart
Cortland Masterbraid Backing 50# Hi-Vis Yellow 300 yards $39.95 Temporarily out of stock
Cortland Greenspot Dacron Backing / Running Line
Cortland's "Greenspot" Dacron line is a traditional braided dacron line that
we have used successfully as backing/running line for years. Affordable and durable,
this running line is an excellent choice if you fish mostly inshore, or don't expect to
be fishing often in areas where your backing will take an excess of abuse or abrasion.
We spool this line as backing on all of our freshwater reels as well. We love
the attractive appearance of this line on the reel as it has a natural look to it, in contrast
to some of the really garishly colored lines that are used as backing. Photo shown below;
click here if you want to see a closeup.
Cortland Greenspot Dacron 20# (300 yds) $17.95 Add to Cart
Cortland Greenspot Dacron 30# (300 yds) $18.95 Add to Cart
Varivas Super Tippet Fluorocarbon
Varivas Super Tippet Fluorocarbon material is in our opinion
the finest fluorocarbon material available for making fluorocarbon leaders and tippets for
saltwater fly fishing. Astonishingly
flexible, and extremely strong with a smaller diameter compared to other leading fluorocarbon
brands. Saltwaterflies.com's team of anglers has used the Varivas Super Tippet Leader materials
for nearly 12 years now, and we have enjoyed excellent success rates in fooling, hooking,
and landing tough fish. Varivas Super Leader material is easy to tie with, and
has excellent knot strength - try it - we think you'll agree that Varivas Super Leader is
simply the best.
The new "Master Spec" Super Tippet fluorocarbon material features a unique "non-stress coating" for unrivalled abrasion resistance, which helps it to stand up to line-tearing fish teeth, rocks and coral, and other hazards found in so many saltwater fishing locations. With a special emphasis on
balancing overall strength and diameter, ease of knot tying, and wet knot strength, Varivas
Super Leader Fluorocarbon is the best choice for so many saltwater fishing situations.
Varivas Master Spec Super Tippet Fluorocarbon material (25 Meters/spool) $12.95 ea:
9.2# Add to Cart
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16# Add to Cart
Varivas Tapered Leaders $3.99 ea: (Not fluorocarbon) The Varivas "Salmon/Light Saltwater" leaders are tough, clear leaders with a "Heavy Duty Power Butt".
We really like this style for our flats fishing, especially as this style offers a longer
15' version which is necessary for some bonefish and permit fishing.
Varivas Salt/Salmon Tapered Leaders (Clear):
10' 16# Add to Cart
15' 12# Add to Cart
15' 8# Add to Cart
Maxima Clear and Ultragreen Leader materials: Old standbys for many
saltwater fly rodders are the premium quality Maxima Leader materials.
The "Clear" is the perfect choice as an all-around leader material, very strong with excellent knot strength and abrasion resistance, and a medium flexibility/suppleness - all the things many top anglers look for in saltwater fly leader material. The "Ultragreen" has a bit more stiffness, and is preferred by many anglers needing a truly tough material for tough fighting fish or rough fishing conditions, as well as for good camoflage when fishing in stained or off-color water. Note: All Maxima Ultragreen Leader materials on sale now - prices slashed by 50% and even more - click add to cart to view special pricing!
10# (27 yds) $4.95 Add to Cart
12# (27 yds) $4.95 Add to Cart
15# (27 yds) $4.95 Add to Cart
20# (27 yds) $4.95 Add to Cart
25# (27 yds) $6.50 Add to Cart
30# (17 yds) $6.50 Add to Cart
40# (17 yds) $6.50 Add to Cart
25# (27 yds) $5.95 Add to Cart
30# (17 yds) $6.50 Add to Cart
Umpqua "Big Game" Fluorocarbon Leaders The are very nice full tapered fluorocarbon leaders by Umpqua Feather Merchants. Butt end loop. Perfect for any saltwater situation requiring
a strong, abrasion-resistant, low-vis leader. From bonefish to bonito! These are all
9 foot leaders - breaking strengths are shown below. $9.99/ea.
Umpqua Big Game Fluorcarbon Leaders:
10# Add to Cart
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Hi-Seas Fluorocarbon Leader Material. We really love the Hi-Seas fluorocarbon tippet material; Hi-Seas Fluorocarbon is strong, supple, and durable, with excellent knot strength. Nicely sized spools are approximately 4 inches in diameter - larger than many small tippet spools whick allows the material to come off the spool in larger coils making it easier to make nice straight shock tippets.
Hi-Seas Fluorocarbon Leader Spools (25 Yards - Clear)
40# $17.95 Add to Cart
50# $20.95 Add to Cart
60# $23.95 Add to Cart
80# $34.95 Add to Cart
Hi-Seas "Grand Slam" Premium Leader Material (50 Yards - Clear).
The Hi-Seas Grand Slam Premium Leader Material is an excellent
value and perfect for situations where fluorocarbon is not necessary. Clear color, strong, with excellent knot strength and durability. 50 Yard "leader bracelets" are approximately 5" in diameter - large enough to make rigging comfortable, but still easily stowed in a pack for fishing on boat or shore.
20# $5.95 Add to Cart
30# $5.95 Add to Cart
40# $5.95 Add to Cart
50# $6.95 Add to Cart
60# $6.95 Add to Cart
Climax Knotless Tapered Saltwater Leaders
Knotless tapered saltwater leaders save you the hassle of tying complicated
bimini twists, and other involved knots which you probably don't need anyway. These
saltwater leaders by Climax are just the thing.
Climax Standard Saltwater / Striped Bass Leaders (all Climax leaders $4.25/ea):
9ft / 12# Add to Cart
9ft / 15# Add to Cart
9ft / 20# Temporarily out of stock
Climax Bonefish / Permit Saltwater Leaders
9ft / 12# Temporarily out of stock
12ft / 10# Add to Cart
12ft / 12# Add to Cart
Climax Fluorocarbon Shock / Bite Tippet
For those anglers who don't need a huge, expensive spool of fluorocarbon leader material for making shock tippets, we offer the Climax Fluorocarbon Bite Tippet material, in 10 yard coils at an affordable price. This is "hard type" fluorocarbon, an excellent choice for tarpon, snook, and other fish species with extremely abrasive mouths that can quickly chafe through softer materials. Diameter is also shown below as fractions of an inch for each breaking strength.
Climax Fluorocarbon Bite Tippet (10 yd coils):
50# (.029") $8.95 Add to Cart
60# (.032") $9.95 Add to Cart
TyGer Leader Braided Wire
TyGer Leader is a fine, flexible nylon coated micro braided stainless steel wire that can be
knotted or tied like monofilament -
you can tie just about any knot that you use for mono in this material. This has become one of
our favorite materials for making wire leaders, especially when longer leaders are required.
Note - we consider the "Non-Slip Mono Loop (Lefty's Loop)" as one of the ideal
knots to use when attaching the fly to this (and other brands of micro-braided wire) - a 2 turn
clinch knot is also excellent if you do not wish to use a loop knot. We are now carrying a wide range of sizes, including light and heavy tests for various applications. See below for wire diameter. All sizes 10 feet of wire per pack.
TyGer Leader 10# Test (.010) $10.95 Add to Cart
TyGer Leader 15# Test (.014) $10.95 Add to Cart
TyGer Leader 30# Test (.019) $10.95 Add to Cart
TyGer Leader 50# Test (.024) $10.95 Add to Cart
TyGer Leader 70# Test (.030) $13.95 Add to Cart
TyGer Leader 90# Test (.034) $16.95 Temporarily out of stock
Dr. Slick Stainless Steel Nipper
Dr. Slick's simple Stainless Steel Nipper is a perfect tool for the saltwater fly angler - we always have one of these in our pocket for rigging on the fly. Nice offset design,
and it even has a tiny file on one side that can be used to sharpen a hook in an emergency when
the hook hone can't be found. Stainless steel to resist the corrosion of saltwater. Click the product heading to view photo. It doesn't hurt to get a couple of these!
Stainless Steel Nipper $8.95 Add to Cart
Tiemco Ceramic Hook Hones
We have been using the Tiemco Ceramic Hook Hones successfully for years now.
This hook hone is a very useful tool, with one flat side and one serrated side.
Easy to slip into a shirt or pants pocket, or
hang on a lanyard with a clipper for wearing on the boat or shore. Ceramic lasts practically forever, and is non-rusting. Don't spend hours planning that special trip, and then risk losing fish by neglecting to sharpen your hooks! Get two - one for
your tying or rigging bench at home, and one for your surf or boat bag. The standard Tiemco Hook Hone is 2 1/2 inches (6.5 cm) long. Photo:
Tiemco Ceramic Hook Hone $18.95 Add to Cart
Tiemco Ceramic Hook Hone
Dr. Slick Diamond Hook File
If you want to put a point on your hooks very quickly, the Dr. Slick Diamond Hook File is
the way to go. Compact enough for wading anglers to carry in a pack while flats fishing. Click the photo to view enlargement.
Dr. Slick 4" Diamond Hook File $9.95 Add to Cart
Tie-Fast Knot Tyer
The Tie-Fast Knot Tyer is a simple, effective tool for tying nail knots and performing
many of the other general rigging jobs required for saltwater fishing. With no moving parts,
and clear, simple instructions, the Tie-Fast Knot Tyer is one tool that no angler should be without. The "Saltwater" Tie-Fast (sometimes referred to as the "Magnum" Tie-Fast) is a larger version of this tool for heavy-duty rigging with lines testing 80-100# or more.
Tie-fast Knot Tyer $8.95 Temporarily out of stock
Saltwater Tie-fast $11.95 Temporarily out of stock
Loon Line Speed "Line Up" line care kit
Caring for your fly lines properly is one of the keys to making your casting
smooth and effortless. Every angler can benefit by keeping his or her fly lines
in good shape, and Loon's line care products are one of the very best ways to keep
your lines clean and lubricated for long, tangle free casts. Line Speed is our favorite
line cleaning/lubricating product - it cleans your line and contains special additives
which protect your line from harmful UV rays. The "Line Up" kit is one of the very best ways to
care for all of your fly lines...it includes a bottle of the Line Speed, and a cleaning tool
which features two soft cleaning pads sandwiched between hinged wooden blocks.
Simply squeeze a little of the Line Speed onto the cleaning pads, draw your line through the
tool, and you're in business!
Line Up Kit $14.95 Add to Cart
Cortland Pro Fly Line Cleaner
The Cortland Pro Fly Line Cleaner offers all fly anglers a quick and easy way to clean any flyline. This simple, compact cleaning kit is just two felt pads in a small container, already treated with a line cleaning dressing. Just draw your line between the pads to clean, then go back to fishing! We keep a couple of these handy whenever we travel to home waters or abroad - very compact so they can be easily stowed in a fishing vest or pack, and easy to take with you on important fishing trips. We are always amazed at how much grime this simple line cleaner takes off of our lines - such an excellent value at only $2.95/ea.
Cortland Pro Fly Line Cleaner Add to Cart
The Stripee line guard protects your fingers while retrieving line, and cleans and preserves your flyline in the process. Anglers fishing backcountry areas where there is suspended sediment in the
water frequently end up with abrasions & sore fingers, and the Stripee will prevent this. Also, line burns from stripping a dry flyline across the fingers (or from a fish taking line) of your rod hand are eliminated. Great for bonefishing, tarpon fishing, backcountry and largemouth bass fishing, etc.
We have used these extensively over the past three seasons, and now we won't leave
the dock without them. Size large fits most folks, X-large for those with big paws.
Machine washable stretch neoprene with finger pads. Click on the photo shown above
for an alternate view, and here's a closeup photo
of the Stripee. $8.95.
Size Large Add to Cart
Size X-Large Add to Cart
Saltwater Fly Boxes
Our Saltwater Fly Boxes are durable plastic boxes made to carry all of your treasured flies.
The slim-profile "Bonefish Box" by Anglers Image shown in the first photo below is one of the best boxes we have ever seen 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.
New for 2014 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!
"Bonefish Box" $12.95 (pictured above) Add to Cart
"Big Bonefish Box" $12.95 (pictured below) Add to Cart
Meiho "Slit Foam Case" Fly Boxes
Some really great new slim-profile boxes are these "Slit Foam Case" fly boxes by Meiho. Here at Saltwaterflies.com we are now using these style boxes almost exclusively to store our own streamer flies, tarpon flies, and larger flats flies. The recent "slit foam" designs are showing themselves to be a real improvement over more traditional foam-lined boxes where the flies are just stuck into the foam - these newer styles hold the flies more securely, and the foam doesn't wear out over time, because the angler is not constantly piercing it with the hook points. The slit-foam design also makes it much easier to arrange the flies as needed. These four very nice boxes come in a variety of sizes to cover lots of differing fly styles. The foam lining these boxes is about 3/8" or 1 cm thick, which will hold even larger flies securely. Non-rusting plastic hinges, with secure latches that are easy to operate. The approximate dimensions as given by the box maker are shown below. Please note that the two larger sizes are slightly thinner in dimension than the two Small size boxes. Our picks for these boxes: We are using the Large Shallow box to as a boat box, and as a fly locker to hold our stored flies at home. The Medium Shallow is also a great boat box, but will still fit into plenty of medium size fishing packs to carry along a day's worth of flies. The two smaller size boxes are great for bonefish flies, clousers, small and medium sized streamers, etc, and will fit easily into most packs as well as some fishing vest pockets like the long pockets often found at the waist on many traditional fishing vests. Pictured above is the "Medium Shallow" box easily holding a set of about three-and-a-half dozen clouser style flies. See the links below for more photos.
All four Meiho Fly Case boxes stacked largest to smallest
"Large Shallow" box holding a set of nearly 4 dozen epoxy fly styles
"Large Shallow" box empty
"Medium Shallow" box with a set of Clouser fly styles
Medium Shallow" box empty"
"Medium Shallow" box closed (with flies)
"Small" box with a set of 6" long flashy streamers
"Small" box empty
"Large Shallow" and "Medium Shallow" boxes together
"Small" and "X-Small" boxes together
"Large Shallow" Fly Case: $20.95 Add to Cart
10" x 7 1/2" x 1 1/8" (25.5 cm x 19 cm x 2.8 cm) 18 Lengthwise slits
"Medium Shallow" Fly Case: $18.95 Add to Cart
8" x 5 3/4" x 1" (20.5 cm x 14.5 cm x 2.5 cm). 15 Lengthwise slits
"Small" Fly Case: $11.95 Add to Cart
7 1/4" x 4" x 1 1/4" (18.5 cm x 10 cm x 3.4 cm). 9 Lengthwise slits
"X-Small" Fly Case: $9.95 Add to Cart
6 1/4" x 3 1/2" x 1 3/16" (16 cm x .9 cm x 3.1 cm). 8 Lengthwise slits
Tuff Tainer Four Compartment Box
This small "Tuff Tainer" 4 compartment box is quite useful for oddly shaped flies like crab flies,
and ones with weedguards that can be difficult to stick into foam lined boxes. Dimensions are 4 1/2" x 3" x 1 1/8" (11.5 cm x 7 cm x 3 cm). Dimensions of the individual compartments are approximately
2 1/8" x 1 1/4". Great for all sorts of flies - this box is appropriate for most bonefish sized crabs & flies - large crabs for redfish & permit may not fit in this box. Inexpensive, durable all-plastic design. Click photo shown below to view the box empty.
Saltwater Fly Box - "Tuff Tainer 4 Compartment" $3.95 Add to Cart
Traditional Foam Lined & Compartment Boxes
We carry several classic boxes made by Millstream - one foam lined box, and one clear
box with 3 compartments.
The Medium sized foam lined box measures 5 5/8" x 3 3/4" x 1 3/8", and is suitable for bonefish flies, clousers, and small to medium sized streamer flies up to 5" long. These foam lined boxes are lined with one ripple side and one flat side durable closed cell foam. Color of the foam lined boxes is green. For photos, please click the blue dots next to the product names.
Saltwater Fly Box Medium Foam Lined $9.95 Add to Cart
The Medium Clear box is a transparent box featuring three long open compartments and which
measures approximately 5 5/8" x 3 3/4" x 1 3/8". Great for crab flies, and small flies
with weedguards which can't be put easily into foam lined boxes.
Saltwater Fly Box Medium Clear (3 long compartments) $9.95 Add to Cart
A great new boat box from Umpqua Feather Merchants is their "Baby Boat Box.
This box is a great choice to take along a set of flies for extended trips or
boat trips. Slit foam design, which makes it easy to add and remove flies without damaging the foam - we have found this style of foam liner to be an excellent choice, and this Umpqua box now features an additional slit foam patch on the outside of the box which is a fantastic idea. Any flies that you've already fished with can be kept separate on the outside of the box, and rinsed at day's end to keep all of your flies fresh and in excellent condition - you'll never mix up the used with the unused patterns again. Sliding latches keep the box closed when not in use, and are smooth when closed to prevent the latches from snagging on things.
The "Baby Boat Box" measures approximately 10 inches long, by 8 inches tall, by 3 inches deep.
Umpqua Baby Boat Box $39.95 Add to Cart
Big Ripple Foam Boat Patch
Large ripple foam patch features adhesive backing to easily attach to boat or other surface
for fly storage - we have used these in our own tying room for flies that are in the process of drying. Can be cut to size to replace worn-out foam in fly boxes, etc. Extra-large patch measures
12" by 15" (30cm X 39cm).
Big Ripple Foam Boat Patch $10.95 Add to Cart
Finsport Fly / Accessory Wallets
Many anglers prefer to carry their streamer flies packed in mylar bags in a
"wallet" style pack - these new Finsport Fly & Accessory wallets are perfect for
carrying flies, leaders, spare lines and shooting heads, and any other kind of
terminal tackle (hooks, swivels, soft plastics, etc.) for fishing in general.
These are the most attractive accessory wallets we have seen to date. The
model (click for photo) features a dozen 8"x4" (20cm x 10cm) ziplock mylar sleeves to carry most streamer flies - this
wallet is also perfect for spare leaders. The ziplock mylar sleeves are attached to inside of the wallet
with velcro and are removable and replaceable, and there is a velcro strap to
close the wallet. If you are constantly digging
through big piles of tangled flies trying to find the right one, these wallets will
help you get organized. Please note that we have them in stock in either Red or Green right now - if you wish you can specify a preference in the "Special Instructions" box that you'll find when you complete our Checkout screen - if you don't specify a preference, then we will choose. We also sell small loose mylar fly sleeves to pack your loose streamer flies
in - five sizes available (1.5"x4", 2"x4", 2"x5", and 2"x8"; 100 sleeves per pack - see below).
Finsport Fly & Accessory Wallet 8"X4" (model #6008L): $23.95 Add to Cart
Finsport Fly & Accessory Wallet 8"X4" Refills (model #6008R): $10.95 Add to Cart
- These are the velcro-edged ziplock mylar sleeves which can be added to or used as replacement
for the sleeves in the 8"x4" size Finsport Fly Wallet.
Mylar Fly Sleeves:
1.5X4 (100/pack) $4.95 Add to Cart
2X4 (100/pack) $4.95 Add to Cart
2X5 (100/pack) $6.95 Add to Cart
2X8 (100/pack) $7.95 Add to Cart
Nylon Tape Measure
Check the size of your catch with this non-rusting nylon tape measure. This simple, retractable
tape measures up to 60 inches. The reverse side of the tape is metric (centimeters), and
measures up to 150 centimeters.
Nylon Tape Measure $3.95 Add to Cart
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