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BigVernBigVern Posts: 217 Deckhand
Hi. Apologies in advance if this has appeared before!

I was talking to a ghillie who said we get caught up with fly patterns and would do better fishing one pattern, in a variety of styles, all year.

It got me thinking, before I hit the vice, do I really need to tie lots of different patterns? Bear with me!

I am intrigued to know if you were limited to just onefly(which can be tweaked!)to have with you, in the salt, regardless of species, what would you use and why?

Tight lines



  • NoreastSalt3295NoreastSalt3295 Posts: 617 Officer
    EP Everglades special in different sizes. Every predatory fish I know of eats it. Have caught everything from bass to tarpon to reds to trout on it.
  • HookIHookI Posts: 107 Deckhand
    EP Everglades special in different sizes. Every predatory fish I know of eats it. Have caught everything from bass to tarpon to reds to trout on it.

    BV I'm a big fan of the Clouser Minnow Pink over Chartreuse or both over white

    I really like EP fibers but not that experienced on the bench w/ Everglades Special : NoreastSalt3295 I know what it is but the color you choose is it the traditional even for beach or would you select a different color ? thanks
  • NoreastSalt3295NoreastSalt3295 Posts: 617 Officer
    I prefer white on the beaches but I've had good luck with the smaller versions of the Everglades special on the beaches. It's also basically the only fly I throw at micro poons, they'll eat that tiny thing even when they won't touch anything else. Have had many days where I show up and there's 3 guys throwing the kitchen sink not getting a hit and within 3 casts I'm hooked up.
  • HookIHookI Posts: 107 Deckhand
    Thanks for the speedy reply
    When you say smaller : What size hook ? I'll order a few
    Going to give it a try in a few weeks =St Pete beaches to Pass a Grille that stretch there .
  • BigVernBigVern Posts: 217 Deckhand
    Thanks for the responses so far! The ep Everglades special does look good! Do you make it all white or a subtle pale shade over the top of the white?

    Thanks again.

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