Saltwater Flies

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Saltwater flies at Orvis target bonefish, permit, striped bass, false albacore, bluefish, redfish, tarpon, snook, bass, panfish, trout, barracuda, pike, and musky. We also offer general saltwater flies that work on several species.

Simple guidelines help you choose the right size saltwater fly for the conditions and the fish you’re targeting. For smaller fish like jacks, snapper, sea trout, or redfish, select between #8 and 2/0. For larger fish like snook, bonefish, jack crevalle, or barracuda, you’ll need saltwater flies between #6 and 3/0. Once you’re on the water for huge targets like bill fish, big sharks, or dorado, you’ll need 1/0–8/0.

Yes, Orvis saltwater fishing flies are hand-tied.

How long saltwater flies last depends on how often they’re used, if they take a beating during the fight, and whether the angler is interested in repairing the fly when it gets roughed up. Losing flies on the cast also affects their longevity. So while our saltwater flies are constructed to be durable, you may have a fly for only an afternoon or you may be able to hold onto it for years.

Our most popular saltwater flies are the Clouser Minnow, Lefty’s Deceiver, Crazy Charlie (a must for bonefish), and the Merkin Crab. Chocklett’s Finesse Game Changer is also popular among saltwater anglers as is Enrico’s Peanut Butter Fly.

The Most Effective Saltwater Fly Patterns

Tarpon, permit, and bonefish can't resist the saltwater flies in our collection, from top-performing shrimp and baitfish patterns to outside-the-box recipes. When you’re casting for those big fish that offer an impressive fight, you’ll want plenty of our effective saltwater flies on hand. Our selection includes proven producers like the Clouser Minnow and Chocklett’s Finesse Game Changer. You’ll be hooking up and hauling in more monster fish than ever before. Take these patterns to the flats and watch the strikes roll in—earn them with our lifelike flies and a fantastic cast. Entice your target saltwater game with versatile fly patterns from Orvis that mimic dinner in the feeding zone.