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At my recommendation, many of the readers of this blog have purchased flies from Peter Smith at S.S. Flies


S. S.  Flies ties many of my top bonefish patterns. These flies have proven to be very well-tied and durable, as well as really effective. If you are not familiar with S. S. Flies, give them a try for your next bonefish, tarpon or permit trip. Phone number, contact info and Angling Destinations' discount code are listed below. (Peter is a good guy so don't hesitate to ask his opinion!):


They have some great new flies as well as their well-tested standards. If you need help putting together a selection for your next trip, let me know.

If Interested, call:
Peter Smith
S.S. Flies Inc.
207 452 2343
Ask for Peter Smith, mention me (Scott Heywood) and Angling Destinations and use the code below for a discount.
aa98204-15

Here is just a small sample of some of their new flies:

BONEFISH
Goat Belly Shrimp:

Shrimp have a hard carapace on top with the gills sticking down from the belly. The gills are always moving. The combination of stiff translucent badger tail on top and cashmere dubbing below imitate various mantis and grass shrimp. Bonefish anywhere eat the Goat Belly. The Goat Belly comes in size #6 and #4 and is weighted for moderate to shallow flats.



Lunch Lady:

This is designed as a bonefish crab pattern. The Lunch Lady has lots of wiggle, some hot orange legs and a realistic light-colored bottom carapace. The Lunch Lady is a crab designed to drive cruising bones crazy. Throw it at their heads and it lands softly. Let the Lunch Lady drop. If they don't eat right away or if you miss, start stripping short strips which usually makes them charge the Lunch Line. The Lunch Lady comes on the short shank Gamakatsu SC15 #1 hook. It’s appropriately weighted to fish in moderate to shallow flats.



TARPON
The M.F. Dinner Shrimp:


This fly was first introduced at the Bonefish Tarpon Trust 5th International Symposium. They thought it would be fun if they R&D-ed (Rip-off and Duplicated) a couple patterns from the notable attendees. The original Andy’s Dinner Shrimp is similar, but S. S. uses a different fur in place of the rabbit collar and instead of wrapping then trimming marabou for the body, they used their marabou Trash Can Special Dub.



Evelyn's Modification

The Evelyn has a rabbit tail and E.P. Fiber head similar to Capt. John O’Hern’s Wheel Fly, but the head it a different shape with the epoxy eyes placed back a bit. The head is constructed like a Willy the Pimp but trimmed like the Woolly Mullet. They use the same marabou veil around the tail as used in the Backcountry Sweeper. This provides a flowing transition from the head to the tail. The Evelyn is designed to fish near the surface. When stripped it dives a little (more so when tied to fluorocarbon tippet) then slowly rises back to the surface with the tail undulating and marabou pulsing. It begs to be eaten.




Again, if Interested, call:
Peter Smith
S.S. Flies Inc.
207 452 2343
Ask for Peter Smith, mention me (Scott Heywood) and Angling Destinations and use the code below for a discount.
aa98204-15